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Alley Kat Dragon Series Rainbow Dragon Double IPA

Alley Kat Dragon Series Rainbow Dragon Double IPA
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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: 18   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flavour and aroma hops are a blend of Chinook, Cascade, Centennial, and Simcoe. Bittered with Columbus hops.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6271) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2014
[Bottle (650ml) shared with Ferris, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m] Pours clear gold with a small diminishing frothy white head. Mild aroma of fruity hops and not much else, but that’s O.K. Flavour’s the same, basically just C hops with a finish that’s more bitter then expected. Average bodied. Good, not great.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 4, 2014
2014-08-26. Crisp dark yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma is moderately hoppy, grassy hops, lightly alcoholic. Flavour is similar, modest hops, grassy hop character throughout. Muted citrus and tropical. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Surprisingly mild for a DIPA. Disappointing. Bottle via trade with DuffMan.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (4997) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle - Vegative hops and pale malts. Clear gold with a light white head. Pine and grapefruit with some nice bitterness and a pretty sweet maltiness. One of the better in the series.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (707) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Pale amber colour with tight, lingering head. Hoppy aromas of citrus and pine predominate. Taste adds more malt as per usual for the series. But hops soon rise to the front. Finish is long, bitter. But balanced. This bottle is perhaps a touch metallic tasting. I enjoy the blend of hops more than the single hops in this series. Maybe not what you’re meant to get out of the experiment but oh well

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle, shared with Robbie & Parksy post-RBAG 2014. Medium orange-golden, average white head. Sweet pale malts, candied orange, medicinal bitterness. Not nearly as expressive of hop character as I’d hoped. With this hop lineup, there should be beautiful grapefruit and pine blasting across the palate, but no-- this was subdued and minimally aromatic. Disappointing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RobertDale (3705) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Sample at SRBG 2014. Thanks Canada! Pours golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of fruit, floral, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, lemon, floral, pine, and malt. Pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (328) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours light brown, moderate head. Lovely looking beer. Fruity, floral and malty aromas. Taste is really good, piney, hoppy, not sure if it as strong as alot of double IPA’s, but it is really tasty. This review is lame, but it is hot out and I just want to drink this stuff instead of write about it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RCx240 (84) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
Pours a shimmering gold color. Minimal white head, which dissipates quickly. Strong floral aroma. Taste is a fairly even balance of pine and citrus and malt. Nice touch of bitterness on the palate. Probably the best of the dragon series thus far.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8915) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Bottle shared by Canadians at RBSG St. Louis. Pours sugared white grapefruit, caramel malt, lemon alcohol and light peppercorn. Lighter medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GenDV138 (1789) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Thursday night’s Presidential Suite sharing session during RBSG 2014. Thanks! Resiny golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral notes. Tastes of citrus, caramel, wheat. Medium-light body and dry.


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