Friday, May 21, 2021

Fat Orange Cat This is Not My Beautiful Beer IPA

Beer Name: This is Not My Beautiful Beer
Brewery: Brewed for Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. (East Hampton, CT) by Dorchester Brewing Company (Boston, MA) and distributed by Twelve Percent LLC (Brooklyn, NY)
ABV: 7.5%

How sold: 16 oz tallboy cans; on draft
Where bought: Unknown
Price: Unknown, gift from a friend

Date Drank: December 28, 2020
When brewed? Rotational or limited-time beer.

Commercial Description: "Galaxy and Mosaic hops. Super flavorful and citrusy. We are excited to have this back out there with the image of our brewery (and out animals) for our Fourth Anniversary Weekend."

Hops: Galaxy, Mosaic.

Where distributed: Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. has limited local beer distribution in the United States and apparently works with a third party to obtain a wider distribution radius.

Appearance (5%): Poured hazy light orange-golden into a pint glass. Unfiltered, lots of sediment at the bottom of the can. White head, virtually no lacing. 4.25/5

Smell (25%): Creamy tropical citrus, with complementing malt notes. 4.25/5

Taste (40%): Dank and earthy hop-forward for much of the experience. Increased grapefruit-like citrus and citrus peel towards the aftertaste. It's even more mellow and less hoppy/dank as the beer warms up. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium-full bodied, some carbonation. Very juicy and pulpy with slight dry tongue. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. It's more of a toned-down bitter-dank West Coast IPA to start, but then gives way to the tropical notes more prominent in the New England IPA style. I love the citrus peel on the aftertaste; it left quite the favorable impression. 4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.3/5

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