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Bastard Kat - Kulshan Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

28 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Kulshan Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.66% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bastard Kat IPA is an American IPA, brewed in the style of West Coast IPAs. The light golden ale is topped with a thick white head. Generous doses of hops throughout the brewing process, including the hop back and dry hopping, give Bastard Kat a crisp, citrusy, hop aroma. Hop bitterness and flavor are both pronounced, making Bastard Kat a natural for hop-heads. The finish is dry and crisp, leaving you ready for another sip.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 03-21-2012)
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Served in a shaker - bright orange body shines in the Bellingham sunlight. Aromatic hop profile - lots of bright citrus, tangerine, lemon zest, hop oil. Nice oily body with a clean finish. This one goes down easy and is always worth a shot.

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S: mango.

T: mango and citrus. Mellow hop flavor and bitterness. Basic malt. A little on the sweet side.

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Somewhat disappointing actually. I think its just not my preference, but it seems too bitter without enough flavor to back it up. I enjoy bitter IPAs, but this seems to be bitter for the sake of it.

Their other beers more than make up for it, so not a big deal, I still love Kulshan

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12oz can into a tulip. Pours a clean pale copper color w/ a sudsy bright white head, nice patchy lace.

Aroma is clean bright floral, piney, citrusy hops. Has a sweetness to it.

Taste follows nose. Pale neutral malt and a nice blend of bright, flavorful hops. Juicy orange and grapefruit. Nice lightly bitter finish countered by a subtle sweetness.

Mouthfeel is balanced, clean, with a semi-dry finish.

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Bastard Kat from Kulshan Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.