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Old 05-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #1
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Can anyone describe "DANK" to me?

I have just tasted the 14 day gravity sample on a Simcoe/Amarillo IPA (OG 1.070 now 1.006!) and want to know if what I'm getting is what I should2 be getting. It's intense -and I just dry hopped it with an ounce of each.

Its BO-ish, yes?

* btw; .75 oz Columbus @60, 1oz each Amarillo/ Simcoe @15, 1oz Simcoe @ flameout.

Taste sample is @ 14th day pre- dryhop w/ 1oz each Amarillo/Simcoe

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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Simcoe isn't usually "dank", its a unique combination of pine with a dull/mellow type of citrus in the background, and sometimes produces a cat-pee like note that I suppose could be interpreted as a sharp body odor (though keep in mind I am not familiar with the original "dank" plant).

It's more likely the CTZ at 60'. That's one of those bittering hops that leaves behind a residual flavor.

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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It's oddly not offensive... It's absolutely NOT a cheese/ oxidized hop note but more like a used gym shirt freshly sprayed with grapefruit air freshener.
( I'm making myself sick just reading that) it really is not as bad as it sounds and I'm not a freak... I swear!

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:33 PM   #4
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Simcoe smells like 10 cats pissing on a pine tree. It's awesome.
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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i have found that beers with late/dry simcoe get really cat pissy as they age and the piney hop character fades

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:02 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bobby_M
Simcoe smells like 10 cats pissing on a pine tree. It's awesome.
You just won the thread. One of the funniest descriptions I've ever read!

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:07 PM   #7
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Simcoe smells like 10 cats pissing on a pine tree. It's awesome.
This is why I love HBT

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:09 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Brewskii
It's oddly not offensive... It's absolutely NOT a cheese/ oxidized hop note but more like a used gym shirt freshly sprayed with grapefruit air freshener.
( I'm making myself sick just reading that) it really is not as bad as it sounds and I'm not a freak... I swear!
I think you just described dank.

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:10 PM   #9
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There are a few commercial beers I call "CATTY" out of politeness, and all are dry hopped Simcoe additions. Some friends say they dont smell it at all, but I cant even put the glass to my lips w/o holding my breath lest I gag...

So I avoid those.

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:21 PM   #10
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I did a pale ale recently with Magnum for bittering and all Simcoe and Amarillo for flavor/aroma and for dry hopping. The beer tasted like grapefruit juice. Fortunately I love grapefruit juice so I really enjoyed it.

 
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