Kwingston's Kitty Cat-ina - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Kwingston's Kitty Cat-inaKwingston's Kitty Cat-ina

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 6.58%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jd2391 on 07-08-2014

Kwingston, the best brew cat in the world, has decided to open his own Catina. The house brew, of course, is a meowgarita inspired pale ale. While waiting to get the appropriate purrrrmits to open the catina, Kwing contract brewed at Pipeworks. The result is a pale ale brewed with agave nectar, oak smoked wheat, lime, orange zest, with a pinch of salt. Kwing suggested using Simcoe and Amarillo hops for a light citrusy, cactus finish. It's light, refreshing, and purrrfect for summer day or night. Purrs well with food.
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Photo of larryarms847
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Pours thick and cloudy, bright sun yellow, but yikes that's a lot of sediment.

The aroma is a combination of lime and orange zest and some smokiness. Not sure what that's about.

Flavor is, well, like a Margarita. Not that great though.

Mouthfeel is thick and resinous. Overly sweet, that's why I don't like margaritas to begin with.

Overall, this smells fantastic and drinks just like a margarita; However, you obviously have to be a margarita fan to enjoy a margarita beer and I am not.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with Batch #445/448 printed on the label. Another new interesting pale ale creation from the geniuses at Pipeworks; this one a "meow-garita inspired pale ale brewed with agave nectar, smoked wheat, lime, orange zest, & salt". The premise sure does sound interesting, to say the least.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - Pours a cloudy hazed golden yellow colored body. Two and a half fingers of foamy white head that leaves some decent lacing. Appears adequately carbonated with some bubbles rising up from the etching at the bottom of the glass. Looks very nice.

S - The nose is comprised of grainy / husky qualities from the smoked wheat, but the smoke itself is fairly light. Acidic and citric from the lime and orange zest used.

T - Taste follows the nose - grainy, wheaty, & citric. The smoked wheat is present, but the smoked part isn't really distinct. The lime and orange zest are more apparent players. I'm not entirely sure what agave nectar tastes like, but I'm sure it is in there. There is a light dryness on the finish that might be the salt, but it could also just be my imagination.

M - The feel is crisp & clean. Smooth & creamy. Lightly sticky, citric, and dry on the finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, another unique and inspired beer from Pipeworks. These guys are constantly creating interesting and delicious beers, and this one is no exception. The high 9.00% abv isn't noticeable at all.

Pipeworks Kwingston's Kitty Cat-ina ---4/5.

Photo of MasterSki
3.95/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Binny's. Served in an 18th Street snifter.

A - White foam settles to some wisps, a collar, and a few dots of lace. Lightly hazed pale golden straw body.

S - Smells like a margarita, with salt, smoke, lime and other nebulous citrus. Pretty refreshing, and delivers exactly as promised.

T - Tate is pretty similar, with a bit more sweet malt character and less punchy adjuncts. Starts with some orange and cereal grains and finishes with lingering lime and salt.

M - Smooth texture, medium body, dry, lightly smoked finish, no obvious alcohol. Surprised this is 9%.

D - It's a beer that is very successful at masquerading as a margarita. Whether you think that's a good idea will determine whether you like this. I enjoyed it, and it paired quite excellently with the tacos I made.

Kwingston's Kitty Cat-ina from Pipeworks Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.