I just used Chinook in the Breakwater Pale Ale NB kit. I'll have to pay closer attention to the next SG sample I pull and taste. The recipe uses multiple additions of only Chinook as the boil hops, including 0.5 oz additions at 15 and 2 min.
I've never brewed with Simcoe but has heard it has a "funkiness" that I've seen described as "cat piss". I'm not sure how I feel about that one. Is this only at greater quantities, with longer boils, ..?
Would any of you recommend one of this piney hops for dry-hopping (my previous version of this IPA was dry-hopped with Cascade) or just as late additions to the boil?