Simcoe Nugget

I got to try two of my favorite seasonal beers tonight, Weyerbacher’s Double Simcoe IPA and Troeg’s Nugget Nectar.

Simcoe Nugget

Both of these beers are huge hoppy beers, both very similar overall, yet completely different mainly in their hop profile. Weyerbacher labels their’s as a Double IPA while Troegs labels their’s an Imperial Amber. The Double Simcoe was way catty, even litter-boxy, with a definitive urine aftertaste and bite to it. The Nugget Nectar was similar in aroma at first, but the flavor was much more “traditional” citrus in its profile. The Simcoe grew to be way less catty and came across more piney. The Nugget developed quickly into an easy drinker. I bought a 4-pack of the Simcoe and a 6-pack of the Nugget, and I am already looking forward to my next 6-pack of Nugget Nectar. The next thing for me to find is a 6-pack (or case) of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2008!

5 Responses to “Simcoe Nugget”

  1. EMitch Says:

    “two of my favorite seasonal beers tonight” = “catty, even litter-boxy, with a definitive urine aftertaste…”

    just sayin’.

  2. Bri-Bri Says:

    OK, you figured me out, I’m REALLY into golden showers from cats, and DFH.

  3. Garrett Says:

    I don’t remember the Double Simcoe having a cat pee flavor / aroma – very interesting. I remember it being intense, but for some reason I also remembering the sweetness almost immediately offsetting the intense hopbomb characteristics – maybe they have changed their formulation due to the shortage, or the latest batches have shifted somehow…

    Very interesting. Think I’ll have to pick up a 22ozer next time I hit State Line.

  4. Brian Says:

    Agreed, I don’t remember the catty flavor either, not something I typically associate with Simcoe either. Maybe my bottle wasn’t as fresh as I thought it was. – B

  5. PETA Says:

    I think your intimate love for cats and their urine is despicable.

    breeowww! breeowww!


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