dfearnley (963) - Alberta, - FEB 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
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haukur (1305) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle trade via Duffman! thanks so much! Golden color, small head but loads of lacing. Very hoppy nose, definitive Columbus on this one. Bitter finish, a bit resiny but also muddy undertone. Felt very fresh and this one went down fast. Very decent showcase of a single hop dipa.
jercraigs (7812) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-01-31. Dark orange body with a small white head. Aroma is relatively alcoholic, resiny hops are lightly green. Flavour is relatively sweet, caramel notes, fruity sweet hops. Average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Enjoyable, the hops are less complex than I’d like, but the bottle is likely old unfortunately. Bottle via trade with Ferris
blankboy (6045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours a hazy golden-orange with a spare diminishing off-white head. Aroma has lots of hops, catty and hempy, along with an almost harsh smell and some alcohol. Flavour is fruity and alcoholic along with lots of hops, caramel malt and a big bitter finish. Average bodied. Not great, just O.K.
HogTownHarry (6101) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
January 31, 2014 - with blankboy, gregclow, jercraigs & mabel. 650ml bottle c/o jercraigs. Not sure how old the bottle is - it’s debated and unresolved. Clear refractive amber-gold, smallish bubbly beige head. Aroma - sweet, papery, a little boozy, floral and dry. Taste follows - sweet and papery, a little more dry floral bitterness, but more like an ESB than a DIPA. Light body, slick, weakly carbonated with a wan, slightly harsh finish. Must be old - not sure it was all that "big" to start with.
exeter (301) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Copper colour, nice head slight lacing.
Smell: Heavy Pine, citrus and grassy.
Taste: Heavy hop monster. Pine juice mixed with citrus and background malt.
MunBro (352) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of hops, citrus and pine. Tastes wonderfully hoppy, citrus notes like grapefruit and orange, lemoney pine notes too. Really great.
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden but no head or lacing. Aroma is a nice floral citrus as is the taste.
Reimer96 (1213) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orangish copper with a frothy white head and lots of sticky lace. Aroma of piney, floral, slightly woody Columbus hops with a nice sweet caramel and pale malt profile in the background. Taste is the caramel and sweet pale malt profile up front that transitions and balances very well with the orange, grapefruit, piney hops. Excellent smooth balance between malts and hops male it seem like the perceived ibus are lower than the actual. Top 3 in the series along with maroon and jade.
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Masterkush7 (507) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.