I realize I'm resurrecting an old thread, but it is pretty much along the lines of what I wanted to open up for discussion.
I had the idea of brewing some small batches down the road that would feature a single style of hops, but this thread
beat me to the punch. Anyways.....
I've recently become introduced to Simcoe hops. I must say, it was love at first taste/smell. My local beer bar has some of the Mikkeller Simcoe (single hop IPA) in kegs and it's fantastic. Normally my beer gets close to ambient temperature when drinking it as I tend to savor it (even ones I've had before), but this stuff I have to slow myself down on. It barely has time to start warming up before I've killed off the pint. At $10 a glass, it could get pricey quick.
I've tried the Citra, Cluster, Warrior, and Nugget all of which weren't bad at all, but not nearly as tasty as the Simcoe. They're $9 a bottle at the bar and I'd like to try them all, but it's kind of cost prohibitive and unfortunately there's a limited supply of it outside of the bar.
Do any of you have recommendations? I'd like make a list and work my way down said (arbitrary) list of "best" to "worst."