Brewed by Alley Kat Brewing Company
Style: Imperial IPA
Edmonton, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap


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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.6/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Columbus single hop Double IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1145) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Rating #831 - December 13, 2013 - Alley Kat Tap Takeover at Beer Revolution in #yeg. Pours a hazy copper with a fairly frothy head. sticky lacing. Aroma is mild orange and lemon, lots of piney floral aroma.Taste is mild sweetness (citrusy, piney, floral) and a dominant lingering bitterness - cookie dough, caramel malt character really brought out, really resinous and sticky in the finish. Loved all of the dragon series so far.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
Golden pour, small cap, creamy and tight. Good sticking lace in the glass. Nose has and herbal, pungent woody hop note from the Columbus hops, backed with some caramel malt sweetness. Taste has a caramel malt base, with a smooth piney finish, milder bitterness than expected. Medium body, average carbonation profile. Pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (1369) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
I saved the first 8 Alley Kat Dragon Series to taste them all together. I don't know if the series is done, but I can't wait longer as the first few are getting old. So here goes... Bottle to glass Aroma of orange, grapefruit, and alcohol. Yellowish amber with smallish white head and nice lacing. Taste is overly sweet, a little spicy, and has some hoppiness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (8489) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Again, smells remarkably good for a vintage IIPA. Sweet grapefruit and candy like. Clear light copper with a thin head. Starts of nice and sweet, then leads to a bitterness that overwhelms. No real hops left in the taste. Again, didn’t stand up to time very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeZasada (298) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 3, 2012
Bomber bottle. Pours a hazy reddish amber with a thin white head; light carbonation. Aroma of citrus. Taste: Bitter, notes of citrus, with a slightly sweet malt undertone; full-bodied. Warming mouthfeel. Finishes with a pine / citrus hop bitterness, melts to a slight sweetness. Very, very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (4249) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 7, 2012
Dried apricot, pine and a hearty dose of caramel. A touch of earthiness. Smooth, flowery, earthy, woody. Not overly bitter, but nice malt backbone. Enjoyable an not Over the top. Not tons of bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmdr (8) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
This one smells great—very fresh pine and citrus, but the taste is not quite as distinctive as the red or blue dragon brews. Still a really great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1038) - - FEB 4, 2012
Amber pour with a fairly thick white head. a more subtle aroma - citrus fruits balanced out with some caramel malting. Not getting 100+ IBU but I am getting a citrus fruit salad and a good caramel backbone fighting for my tongues attention. Slick mouthfeel. I liked it, but was expecting a bit more oomph.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
robinvboyer (3620) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2012
650ml bomber. Cleam amber pour, rocky white head, sticky lacing. Aroma is resinous, lots of pine, even some spruce. Sweet orange citrus and a little butter (diacetyl?) Mouth feel and carbonation are spot on. Finish is very bitter, and leaves a peppery resinous pine flavor. Decent ipa, not sure its a dipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2206) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 2, 2012
Poured out a clear light amber brew with a large frothy off white head that sticks pretty well and hangs around. Decent aroma but lacing depth. Candy sweet aroma that is similar to cotton candy without that typical cotton candy aroma if that makes sense - closer to a cherry version, unique light pine I think, tropical stuff, mango, lots of caramel sweetness, floral notes as well - the tropical aroma is the defining character. A hard bitterness hits my ’buds quickly but wavers in strength here and there, rrgf, stiff pine tingles my senses, peaches, all in a non beating strength, the bitterness has reared its tasty head again, caramel, light tang. Seems a bit more than medium bodied... hmm... semi-thick sweet finish with the standard bitterness. Pretty good beer and very drinkable. I’ll get another and put it up against a similar brew for curiosity. Nice beer.

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