JoeZasada (265) - Beaumont, Alberta, - SEP 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber bottle. Pours a light amber with a thin white head. Very aromatic - notes of pine and citrus. moderate-to-light carbonation. Taste: Moderate hop bitterness, notes of citrus and pine, warms to a heavy malt body, some slight sweetness. Finishes to a grassy hop bitterness. Balance is good, a tad more to the hop end than to the malt end. This is quite good, a fine example of an imperial IPA.
thb (609) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
dfearnley (319) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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
Ferris (491) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - Vintage 2011 - Surprising amount of aroma considering it’s age, citrus orange and spice. Clear orange with a nice thick head. Tropical fruits and alcohol, and did not hold up well. I would expect more from an Imperial IPA.
RumRunner101 (386) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is grapefruit rind, oranges, and a bit boozy. Flavour again is very citrusy, predominantly grapefruit and the alcohol is noticeable. Pretty one dimensional. Finish is long and bitter. Not a lot of balance, but still not too bad.
Sammy (7035) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice DIPA, understated in terms of bitterness impact, very though well malted down. A nice drinkability. Light orange body with generous off white head. Mildly orange hoppy aromas.orange citrus juiciness. Bomber thanks Presario.
Fred82 (1992) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to savvy1982.
Appearance : Clear pale orange with small creamy head. Extensive lacing.
Aroma : Great malts with nice citrusy hops. Really nice fruits, nice resinous notes too.
Taste : Nice mangos with great malt. Fruity and malty. A little bit mineral on the finish.
Overall : Quite good. Too bad the finish is mineral... Really nice malt with great hop proflle. Not that bitter for 100 ibu.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle purchased from Co-op Wine & Spirits on 10/20/2011 in Calgary, AB. Colour: Gold with brown shading. Medium head. Nose: Shortbread, candy apple, grapefruit, perfume. Sweet and fruity! Taste: Medium sweet, medium bitter, medium-light sour. This one could pound out the hops but instead they are instead masked by the sweetness. Again lots of candied this and that in the mouth. Nothing sickly sweet but after reading the label I was expecting a brutal mouth-puckering hop journey....and it just wasn’t there.
cfrancis (1769) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to boney for this. Pours a clear orange golden with a lazy white top. Aroma is mild citrus hop. Taste is mild bitterness of citrus hop. Very nice tasting DIPA, hard to believe it’s 100 IBU. Seems pretty tame.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle at home, shared with Cole. Pours crystal clear orange, thin white head, very fine lacing. Sharp looking brew! Nose is... unusual. Notes of Ponds cold cream, caramel, some light grapefruit, and tea. For a beer made with 100% Simcoe, this barely smells like grapefruit at all. Compare this to Heady Topper and well, there is no.comparison. Flavours are caramel, light spiciness, some grapefruit. This is really sub-par to me. Sorry Alley Kat, I really wanted to love this one, but I just can’t.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours light prince with A thin white head. Smells blindfold cream and medicine. Tastes as good as it smells. Terrible ipa. Alley kat drops the ball on another seasonal. At this point I am starting to think that alley kat sucks more than the oilers if that is possible.