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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: 21   MEAN: 3.15/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.06   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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WARNING: This beer is intended for Hop Heads. 70+ IBU bittered with Warrior. Flavour, aroma and dry hops are Cascade, Cascade, Cascade!


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2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cdbob (12) - Alberta, - OCT 21, 2012
A somewhat average ipa. With the mention of cascade hops I was excited however the orange dragon with summit hops is a much better beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (950) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Dragon night! Pours a slightly hazy amber with a thin long lasting dull white head that leaves little lace up the glass. Aroma is fruity, citrus, and a good malty back bone. Taste is a high harsh bitterness, resin, and a nice malty finish to help balance it out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1171) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2013 Pours a clear yellowish gold with a frothy white head that dissipates quickly but leaves lots of sticky lace. Aroma is malty, citrus and bread notes. Taste is a big mouthful of bitter hops with a nice clean balance of sweet malts on the finish, touch harsh bitterness . Good ipa, average for the series.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 30, 2012
Very average again. Pours a bright yellow, unfiltered and sparkling with a thick two finger yellow head. The nose is metallic and green hops with light citrus and some caramel. The flavour is similar, bland hop flavor with some citrus and caramel. Not too much bitterness on the finish either.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6020) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2012
650mL bottle, pours a hazy vibrant orange with a small off-white head. Nose is quite vegetal, with coppery malts, metallic notes, not a lot of hops, and unpleasant vegetal character dominating. Flavour thankfully doesn’t have this vegetal character, with lots of dry caramel, some crackery malt and unpleasant medicinal hoppy bitterness which lingers for a long time - very high annoying astringency. Not undrinkable but something went wrong here - and the Cascade hops probably don’t help. Not too good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Narnad (1451) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Pours a very clean copper color with a very nice cream colored, tall head. Aroma has a modest amount of hoppy nose for the style. The warrior hops bitterness is really prevalent in the nose with a creamy, vanilla/butterscotch like kick. Later citrus orange and light grapefruit come into play. Flavor has a strong caramel kick with a very creamy, citrus flavor. Very creamy as a whole with a modest amount of carbonation. Overall an okay brew. I wish they would of focused less on the IBUS and more on the overall flavor, which is pretty good. Not too hoppy but hoppy enough to make it a pretty enjoyable brew. Alcohol hits harder than I typically feel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2259) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Thanks to Riemer for this. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small fizzy white top. Aroma is bready, grain hop flavours. Taste is mostly hop bitterness without the sweet malt balance. Bold, upfront cascade hops. But lacking in the aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (673) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2012
Light orange with half inch of foam. Aroma is bright, northwest hops with grapefruit and pine. Taste is hop heavy from start to finish, with a little more complexity than others in the series. Moves to a serious bitterness on the finish. Slightly chalky finish. Again needs more of a malt backbone. Bitterness somewhat overwhelming.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6284) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 5, 2012
Bottle from Kensington Wine Market, Calgary. It pours clear orange-amber, with a thick beige head. The nose is sweaty sock, orange, grapefruit, hint of earth, caramel sweetness and a hint of bubblegum. The taste is zesty citrus, grapefruit, waxy lemon rind, orange peel, pine, toasted malt, metal, earth notes and dirt, with a long, very bitter finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
SSLS (1) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
Pours and smells nice, great golden colour with lemon and grapefruit on the nose. Maybe I need to retry, but this was actually offensive on the palate. Not impressed with the indigo, this one was tough to finish.


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