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


on tap


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
WARNING: this beer is intended for Hop Heads. 100+ IBU single hopped with Simcoe. Enjoy!

dfearnley's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dfearnley (1559) - Edmonton, 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 pils glass Strong tropical flower aroma, lemon, and a mild hoppiness. Yellowish amber with a long lasting white head. Sweet and hoppy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MissAnthropic (8) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2016 does not count
UPDATED: APR 15, 2016 Beautiful copper pour with thin head. Nose of fresh field flowers and honey, backed by the bite of citrus and hops. They appear more on the palate, but are clean and crisp with a background of bitter than clears out quickly. There?s cream and orchard apples. It?s really a great and drinkable glass, one of the better of the series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (11936) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
On tap at Sugarbowl, pours a clear golden copper with a medium white head. Nose brings out lots of herbal hops, cereal malts, and feet. Flavour is quite clean, with herbal hops, feet, and cereal malt. Odd flavours but I’m quite enjoying this. Unique and balanced, with a dry palate. Great stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1253) - CANADA - APR 15, 2015
Pours clear pale amber with two fingers of loose rocky white head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is pithy grapefruit, resin, caramel malt, floral, catty. (6/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (6/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish. (3/5) Somewhat of a one-trick pony: sharp, though not excessively so, and nowhere near as catty as I was expecting for Simcoe single-hopping. A little less rich and complex as the White Dragon (Chinook) but not bad overall. (12/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1296) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Clear golden, aroma is simcoe but it super light. Crystal malt and easy too little simcoe, not sure how you make this so boring but here we are

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1381) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
Aroma is earthy, clove, lemon grass and crystal malts. Honey and caramel on the nose. Taste is a medium deep malt body with a fairly well balanced hop profile. For 75 ibus it is very smooth. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 23, 2015
I look forward to Alley Kat’s Dragon Series because they are always excellent. This one has the typical clear golden pour with a nice foamy head. I haven’t had many IPAs single hopped with simcoe so this was a treat. Has subdued citrus hop flavours and a lovely grassy bitterness. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Dragon night! Pours a clear amber with a small sticky white head that lasts and leaves small traces of lace up the glass. Aroma is fruity, citrus, and a bit perfumey. Taste is grapefruit, perfumey, tropical fruits, mid-high sessionable bitterness and a good malty back bone like most of the Dragon series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
Pours a clear golden /orangish copper with a frothy white head. Aroma of bread malts, citrus, grapefruit and perfumy hops. Taste is shortbread malts, grapefruit, mango and other tropical fruit. Excellent imperial ipa very sessionable for a double.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thb (797) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
Light orange with half centimeter of white bubbles. Aroma is lovely - tropical fruit, flowers. Taste lacks some of the brightness of the aroma - grains are one dimensional and a little cardboard-y. Punchy bitterness. Not too much sweetness. I think I like these hops, but maybe not this beer.

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