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Night Cat - Two Brothers Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.61%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Two Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kevin_Young on 10-17-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

BBD: 4/27/14

Chestnut auburn brown color, fluffy head of light tan foam that remains for awhile, leaving behind masses of clumpy forms before settling to a skim after the first few sips. Plenty of lace all around the glass.

Aroma is muted at first but a little roasty and piney.

Flavors follow suit, earthy piney hops lend a light bitterness, and a nice roasty malt character holds it all together. Not sure how old this is, but nothing really says Citra but the label. Easy to drink one or several the body is light and a touch watery, though it has some texture to it. Overall this is pretty good. They need some better graphics/identity though, the swirl thing just gets lost on the shelf.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.7/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful, clear, chestnut and amber in color with a huge, long lasting head. The lace is thick and clingy. The aroma is full of resin-like hops, with a little toasted bread and amber-malt scents. Appealing smell. There is some distant wheat twang, but that comes out more in the taste than the smell. The flavor is sweet, malty, and notably wheat-derived. There is a little astringency and woody flavors. Slightly smoky. The beer is smooth and quite nice.

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Photo of Billolick
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can. "swirl before 03/29/14" printed on the bottom.

Pour is dark almond amber, darker and loose khaki head, stays nicely initially. The goes to a thicker film, nice low sheeting and respectable high ringed lace and lower strands.

Spicy hop nose. Fragrant, floral and citric are adjectives that come to mind.

Tasty dark n hoppy wheat ale. A style I'd love to see other brewers take a stab at. Notes here of more citric hops, some tropical fruityness and some dark wheaty malts. Moderate bite tot he hops in the finish and a nice smooth smooth finish with malts smoothing things out. Nicely done

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Photo of BKBassist
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.

A - A nice light brown fading to gold. Large bubbled head with nice lacing.

S - A huge tropical and citrus nose that I would put up with the best IPAs around.

T - Not getting much of the wheat, more of a standard IPA profile with hints of grain. There is a bit of a sourness on the rather bitter orange zest finish as well.

M - Solid if a bit watery.

O - An easy drinking brew that reads more like an IPA than a wheat. Solid if not exceptional. Probably would be a nice summer beer.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a FW tulip.

pours a dark red with a nice inch and a half thick head with terrific lacing. the smell is impressively hoppy for the style and holds true to the name. taste remains on point and is quite hoppy but still has that wheat flavor to it too. good fruity flavors and a slightly bitter finish. Medium bodied with mild carbonation.

overall just a very very solid beer. easy drinking, good.

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3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

It is too bad that they do not have Photo Bylines on this site or The CANQuest (TM) could take a bow! I have had this CAN in the on-deck department for some time, awaiting the approval of said pic. One of the basic tenets of The CANQuest (TM) states that no CAN shall be Cracked! open until an approved picture is extant as spent CANs look cheap and tawdry.

From the CAN: "Hoppy Dark Wheat Beer"; "Drink. Crush. Recycle. Repeat."; "The short days and long nights bring this prowling cat out on the town, looking to scratch 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."

Beer should always be accompanied by music, so I open with Ted Nugent's "Cat Scratch Fever", followed by The Cure's "Love Cats" and finish with a medley by Three Dog NIght. Why the last? Their name comes from time that they spent working on the Alaska Pipe Line and a really cold night would require that (at least) three dogs get in the tent with them for added warmth. It snowed last night and the wind is howling and the snow is blowing and it is as cold as a witch's teat in a brass bra, and no amount of Cat in a CAN is going to change that!

The Crack! unleashed another brimful craft CAN and the music was blasting, so I employed an inverted Glug to let the Cat out of the CAN since I am loathe to let the cat out of the bag. Let out, the Cat circled around in the glass before sitting down and wrapping its tail around itself in defense against the cold. Two fingers of light-tan head sat atop, slowly falling away, leaving sticky lacing in its wake. The Cat began licking itself to get rid of the mess and I watched on, bemused. When I leaned in for a sniff, the Cat took a swipe at me with its claws, but it was definitely Citra that the Cat had brought to the party! I love a tropical Cat and here we had mango, tangerine and papaya. Color was a deep, cola-like amber (SRM = > 22, < 27) with NE-quality clarity, allowing me to see all of the snow swirling around outside. Mouthfeel was soft, caressing, probably due to the wheat, and even the hops seemed softer than they have when I have had them utilized in AIPAs. This was a friendly Cat, tropical and dark, but low-key, out for a prowl at Night and finding itself stuck with me in the middle of the day. Finish was fruity, but not cloying or overpowering, call it semi-sweet and definitely worth yet another go-'round.

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3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Foam is just ok. Lacing is just good. The color is amazing. Solid nut brown when you pour, but it vacillates between murky orange and translucent red when held up to light. Incredibly unique. The foam and lacing are the only thing preventing me from giving it the rare perfect 5.

Smell: Resiny pine. Faint citrus in the background. Very festive.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Very subtle cedar flavors and quite a bit of yeast. Fairly malty, but a little too bland for my liking. Faint lemon and orange combined with some pepper in the background. Nice medium-bodied and yeasty mouthfeel.

Overall: Flavor is lacking, but I appreciate this hybrid hoppy-wheat beer.

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Night Cat from Two Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.