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

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Columbus single hop Double IPA


dfearnley's rating

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dfearnley (1033) - Alberta, - 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1003) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Pours a fairly clear golden amber with a medium sized creamy white head that seems to last a while and leaves a lot of good lace on the glass. Aroma is pine, resin, floral and faint malt. Flavour is resin, pine, floral, med-high fantastic bitterness mild sweetness but a medium dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jennawood79 (367) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Large fluffy head dies down to a thick lacing. Sharp grapefruit, citrus on the nose, with a hint of sweet caramel & malt. Dry bitterness on the front and back of the tongue, with a nice malt sweetness helping it along.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
haukur (1309) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - APR 12, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2014
[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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
HogTownHarry (6126) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
exeter (314) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (404) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2014
Aroma of hops, citrus and pine. Tastes wonderfully hoppy, citrus notes like grapefruit and orange, lemoney pine notes too. Really great.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
garth_86 (225) - EDMONTON, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
Pours a hazy golden but no head or lacing. Aroma is a nice floral citrus as is the taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
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.


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