Brewmaster Jack Hop Essence Simcoe

Brewmaster Jack Hop Essence Simcoe

Tonight I’m trying out a beer from Holyoke, MA brewery, Brewmaster Jack Hop Essence Simcoe. Here on LIBA I rarely, if ever, talk about specific varieties of hops. I keep away from the topic, as it can be intimidating for those who are new to the craft beer world. Tonight I’m making an exception.

Brewers will sometimes brew a beer with only one type of hops; the intent is to showcase the flavors of said hops. These types of beers are a fantastic opportunity to train your palette (pun absolutely intended). I usually reference a hop flavor wheel, such as the one pictured below. Referring to the chart, this beer made with Simcoe hops should taste piny.

For me, I thought it tasted piny and partially floral. This particular brew was heavily on the hoppy side, although some malt sweetness did bleed through. Piny hops aren’t my favorite, but I picked up the beer anyway, as I like single-hop beers for the purity of flavor they provide.

-Lost

HopsWheel

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

1 thought on “Brewmaster Jack Hop Essence Simcoe”

  1. Cross-breeding Simcoe and Nugget hops produces the Mosaic hybrid. Have you tried any Mosaic beers? It’s a very “juicy” hop. I recommend Terrapin’s Mosaic or Southern Tier’s 2xOne.

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