A few times I have made an (almost) single-hop IPA with a hop I haven't had before, to get a good idea of what it's like.
Mosaic IPA was wonderful. Nelson Sauvin IPA was very good. Now, Sorachi Ace IPA...
The basic idea is (20 liters):
OG of about 1.054 IBUs of about 43 BU:GU of about .8 Bittering hops (Magnum) at :60 The "single hop": .5 oz at :20 .5 oz at :10 .5 oz at :05 .5 oz at flame-out 2 oz dry hop << not added yet
I just racked the Sorachi Ace one, and the "preview" taste was a little scary. I'm not sure I'm going to find this beer very enjoyable. I am considering sacrificing the "single hop" concept and dry-hopping with something else, to get something I'll like better.
I've got some spare Citra and Cascade I could use. How does that seem?
Or has anyone tried a single-hop Sorachi Ace IPA and found it to be really good, and think I should just carry on with the original plan?