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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: 12   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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WARNING: This beer is intended for Hop Heads. 75+ IBU single hopped with Sorachi Ace. Enjoy!

Current Dragon: Murasaki Dragon

Release date: January 30th

Hop Variety: Sorachi Ace

For our next Dragon DIPA Alley Kat has Chosen Sorachi Ace hops to give this dragon a lemon and herbal kick you wonít soon forget. Brewed in limited quantities so get yours before it flies away.


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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1028) - Edmonton, Alberta, - FEB 12, 2014
Rating #965 - February 10, 2014. Honoured to be the first rater of 2014ís first Dragon. $6.59 CAD for a 650mL Bomber from Coop. Pours a golden yellow, very light for a DIPA. Aroma is lemon, citrus, spicy herbal notes. Medium carbonation, medium alcohol warmth. Balance is superb, lots of cool bitterness but sharpened with the citrus zest and spicy hops. Great job, Dragon.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (230) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
Pours light copper, medium head. Aroma is flowery, tropical fruit and citrus. Taste us the same. It's good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 31, 2014
Pours a clear golden yellow with a bit of orange and a typical white frothy and moussy white head. Aroma of lemon zest, citrus, pepper notes, herbal/medicinal notes and some soft caramel pale malts in the background. Taste is a great combination lemon zest, herbal hops, caramel, sweet pale malts and a nice sharp bitterness but never astringent. Medium carbonation and body with some alcohol warmth round this great dragon out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreenJeremy (63) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
pours golden straw with a thin white head. Aroma is citrusy, with some grassy notes, maybe even a little oaky. Taste is bitter right away, tastes of oranges, with a spicy back end, a little bit of a molasses flavour. Very bitter and dry, leaves a resin coating in your mouth. Quite good, crazy hoppy.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JesseMartineau (53) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours deep golden with minimal white head. Aromas are very subtle, but citrus, grassy, some woodiness, oak. Taste of grass, caramel, citrus then rolls into peppery notes. Quite bitter and quite dry leaving a long bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2388) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 13, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Golden colour with a regular looking white cap. Some floral hop notes with a bit of herb and spice and citrus. Taste has citrus zest and some spice. Finish is dry with some herb and spice and lemon, medium bitterness. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (662) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
Clear golden yellow with not many bubbles. Thin film of white foam. Seems lighter in colour than others in the series (if i remember right). Aroma is lemon, and soap. Ricola-flavoured dish soap? Anyway itís not at all unpleasant, just very different. The base beer seems less aggressive than previous versions - hard to believe changing the hop would have that much difference. Smooth, sweet finish. Alcohol hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (133) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
Alley Kat is local for me so I always love trying their new beers. The Dragon series is particularly great and this one is no exception. Strong hoppy aroma, I am drinking this straight out of the 650ml bottle like a bo$$. Not extremely bitter for 75 IBUs first off, tons of great lemon and floral hop notes in this one. Some great herb and spice flavors going on as well. Crisp and refreshing!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Howlader (422) - - FEB 18, 2014
8oz glass served at Beer Revolution in Edmonton. Nice balance - good ipa. Not overly hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
exeter (196) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
A little more than a finger of head, settles into 1/2 a micro head. I get flower stems, spruce, lemon peels and something in the background that says dill pickle. Overall ok

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (381) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
I love alley Kat and most of there products and I enjoyed ten unowned of this ipa but Iím not to particularly fond of the hop used. I do get mostly herbal flavours and bitterness and a slight lemon who is nice but there is also some other flavours that arenít really desirable that I think take away from the overall impression of this brew.


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