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Keegan Ales Hurricane Kitty IPA

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Hurricane Kitty is a coppery and heavily hopped India Pale Ale. Named after brewmaster Keegan’s grandmother who’s driving earned her quite a reputation racing her six children to and from a local Long Island beach ferry during the 1960’s, Hurricane Kitty is the undisputed family favorite. We try to make the hop bill read as aggressively as her driving record.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5016) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Draft at Pony Bar HK during the Hudson Valley NY tap takeover event. Not as horrible as the Super kitty imperial version, but still a very malt-focused ipa. Lots of caramel malt character dominating any semblance of hop profile there might have been. Some slick pine resin in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ModeEngage (143) - Lowell, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 23, 2014
Keg. Pours hazy copper with a fluffy off-white head that lasts and laces. Smells of apple cider and piney, citrusy hops. Drinks smoothly with mild lingering hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Good effervescence. Tastes of wood, wet leaves, and piney hops. Solid, but weirdly balanced for an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Keg at the Ginger Man, NYC, 23/11/13. Clear amber/copper with a good sized light beige head. Nose is juicy hops, orange, light spice, grass, toasted malts. Taste comprises orange pith, mandarin, caramel, sweet notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop notes in the finish. Ok easy drinking IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
callmemickey (2252) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Dark copper-amber body, medium off-white head, sparse lacing. Bread, caramel, light earthy and grapefruit hop notes. Medium to full bodied, moderate carbonation, light bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (437) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a light amber. Has a strong malt and light hop aroma like an amber ale. A nice wheat and citrus/floral hops taste with a light bitter after taste that isnt overpowering.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (6339) - Illinois, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Typical east coast ipa, citrus hops, slight herbs, balanced malt, not bad but not exciting.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2343) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark amber body with a large rocky tan head. Sweet toasty and bready flavor with some floral hops. Sweet bready flavor, some floral hops and a nice bitter finish. Medium body with average carbonation. Standard IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dredmond (173) - Long Island, New York, USA - NOV 10, 2013
2 oz sample at Belmont park beer fest, solid IPA, not overly hoppy, very enjoyable brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
b3shine (4402) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle to pint (thanks tgncc). Looks decent; malty though. A somewhat cloudy amberish brown with ample off-white head. Smells malty first and hoppy second. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Okay beer, but an underwhelming example of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1729) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2013
The beer poured great with a nice copper color, an off white mild head and mild lacing on the glass. The beer smells decent with a grapefruit scent up front blended with toffee malts and a mild orange finish. The beer tasted decent with a nice orange, lemony blended and a caramel malt finish. The mouthfeel was average while the beer was well carbonated but the taste was funky, almost skunky. Overall, the beer was decent but just had some weird combinations that I dont think mixed well together.


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