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RATINGS: 78   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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The short days and long nights bring this prowling cat out on the town, looking to scatch up some fun with a great beer. This Night Cat is dark in color, bold in hop but not heavy in body. It is full of tropical fruit notes from the Citra hops that combine with a nice dark wheat malt flavor.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
86Moose (62) - - MAY 22, 2014
Not you father’s wheat beer! Dark in color with strong hops. But not a heavy beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9199) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Stinky hops. Tasty stuff with wheat adding to the mix. Good drinker. Tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (1984) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Refigerated 12 oz. aluminum can poured into a glass. Clear medium brown with medium beige head. Aroma is nice tropical fruit hops, medium body, low carbonation, and small small-bubble lacing. Taste is nutty dark malt, grassy hops, some tropical fruit, and bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (2551) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAR 12, 2015
can @ Grassroots Natural Market / Jacksonville FL --- Clear dark brown color, big 2" frothy ivory head, stripes and strips of lace. Nice aroma of hops. Taste is wheat and malt that grows bigger and sweeter through the palate, adding just enough bittering to keep thinks well in check. A surprisingly good brew - misleading color and abundant hops, but still definitely a wheat beer. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
umich03jm (2404) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Can. Clear red pour with a 1 finger rocky head head that fades very slowly and leaves nice lacing. Odd appearance for a wheat beer but I like it. Aroma is a mix of toast, popcorn, tropical fruit, and light wheat. Tastes more tropical than I thought it would. Toasty malt balances nicely. Not much wheat but it’s there. Light sweetness throughout. Pretty cool beer. Definite unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2015
Draft... Pours clear and burnt-orange with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Fantastic retention. The nose is a medley of tropical fruits accompanied by a trace of muskiness. Medium-bodied with busy carbonation. The flavor is crisp and refreshing, but finishes watery and bland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
monkeychugg55 (936) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Deep reddish amber with a small beige head. The aroma has a nice citra hop character, with mango, citrus, and cattiness. There is also some nice caramel and a touch of vanilla-like sweetness, The flavor is a nice mix of hops and sweet malt as well. The body seems thin and this finishes crisp and dry, with a hint of tartness. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bkurtz (920) - PERU - FEB 16, 2015
Can - Pours a clear copper with a creamy head. IPA aromas: mango, orange, cinnamon, and pine. Very nice. Basically a wheat beer with an IPA/APA profile.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4470) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Pours deep amber / bronze with a beige head. The aroma has dankness, tropical fruits, rich wheat and very floral. It has a medium rich velvety bldoy with gentle carbonation. The flavor starts with toasty wheat, some pine, spice, tropical fruit and a fruit juice sort of taste. The finish is a bit drier with pine, spice and lots of fruit juiciness. Nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1316) - Albany, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Is it just me, or are a lot of breweries making beer with wheat just for the hell of it? I have no problem with using wheat in any style, but if you’re using it for arbitrary purposes then what’s the point? That’s kind of how I approach Two Brothers Night Cat – an otherwise standard amber ale with some wheat thrown in. It works well as an alternative to a pale ale, but the wheat doesn’t do much for it. Tasty and enjoyable, but not all that unique.

I poured a 12oz can into a goblet. It had a “Swirl By” date of 4/16/15 and cost $2.95 ($0.25 per ounce).

Appearance: Dark amber/copper/burgundy color. Translucent. Pours to a small, off white, soapy head which mostly dissipates and leaves little lacing.

Smell: Citrusy hops for sure, though noticeable dark malt and wheat.

Taste: This has the classic amber ale base malt character and it’s immediately recognizable. What seems to be missing is a specialty malt character. I do detect very faint bready/toasty/caramel notes, which are nice, but just too reserved for my preference. The Citra hops are prominent and essentially the focal point of the palette. Though not quite an IPA at only 43 IBUs, Night Cat is still quite bitter with some astringency on the finish and in the aftertaste. The wheat creates for a distinct dry, cracker-like flavor and tang. Some more specialty malt characteristics of chocolate and coffee would be ideal. What’s here is still good, though.

Drinkability: This is a perfectly medium-bodied brew in all aspects. The mouthfeel is fairly crisp, but not thin. It has some weight, but it’s not cloying or chewy. At 5.8% ABV there’s quite a lot of flavor to Two Brothers Night Cat, though it drinks and feels like something a bit more overtly sessionable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7477) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Can. Pours a clear amber with a touch of orange with a tan head that dissipates to the edges and laces. Aroma has a decent amount of citrus that is backed by grass and wheat. Flavor has more of a combination of earthy citrus and grass with some wheat in the finish.

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