Main Squeeze - Alley Kat Brewing Company

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85
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Alley Kat Brewing Company visit their website
Alberta, Canada

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our 2013 summer seasonal, Summer Squeeze Grapefruit Ale, was recieved by Alberta beer drinkers with open arms. You loved it so much we decided to make our Summer Squeeze our Main Squeeze.

A base wheat ale with real grapefruit used in the brew. With its perfect balance of flavour Main Squeeze is refreshing, light, and easy-to- drink. It's like drinking a bottle of sunshine!

(Beer added by: biboergosum on 04-01-2013)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

"Fresh Squeeze Grapefruit Ale", label looks different than the one pictured. Part of a mixed 12 pack some friemds brought to me from Red Deer this spring. 341mL bottle.
L - crystal clear and golden with a tall, but shortly lived white head
S - freshly squeezed grapefruit, biscuity grain, faint yeast
T - grapefruit, biscuity grain, yeast, grassy hops
F - thinner than medium body, refreshing with a clean finish
O - not much for complexity here. Very one note, and rather simplistic. It is refreshing though!

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Paleish Gold with a good finger of foam that retains head well

S-Strong Citrus notes as one would expect, sweetness does not overpower.

T-Grapefruit and malts perfectly balanced here, with a good kick of hops as well. Unlike Aprkiat, it would be absurd to assume this is anything other than beer.

M-Good medium carbonation here, nothing to complain about.

O-By far the most successful execution of a fruit beer Alley Kat has come up with.

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A - clear bright golden, half finger of white head settled at a thin cover, not much in the way of lacing
S - BIG punch in the nose of fresh grapefruit, slightly leafy and grainy in the background, no guessing as to what's in this brew
T - pale and bready maltiness balances with the sweet and sour grapefruit much better than the nose, touch of leafy hops, very tasty and refreshing
M - light with pleasant carbonation, crisp and clean with a nice tartness that cuts and balances the maltiness, finishes clean and slightly dry
O - this is great summertime brew, the grapefruit is big and bold but it works well without overshadowing the beer aspects, this is made for the patio

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Appearance - Pours a golden colour with a half finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - Strong presence of grapefruit (flesh and peel), wheat.

Taste - Bitterness and sweetness from the grapefruit, wheat and grains. Very refreshing.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Dry, crisp finish.

Overall - An enjoyable, refreshing grapefruit ale from Alley Kat. I like the range of flavours from the grapefruit (bitter, sweet, sour). Easy summer patio bevvy.

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Purchased from my neighbourhood sobeys just today. I'm a fan of the local brew and a fan of grapefruit, so this was a no-brainer.

It pours a dark yellow with little head. It smells slightly of malts, but the predominant smell is definitely grapefruit. First sip was dominated by the grapefruit with minimal carbonation. After the first sip I started to get more of the "beery" taste. It's pretty nice: you get a really nice grapefruit flavour (and the label suggests that there is indeed real grapefruit used in the brewing process), but you certainly taste the beer as well. It's certainly more of a "beer" than something like Aprikat, and it is also not as sweet as Aprikat is. As for the inevitable comparison to Stiegl Radler, this one is probably what I'll grab. Stiegl is okay, sure, but this is a wee knotch above it.

Yeah, overall it is pretty good. Not super sweet with a solid hit of grapefruit that doesn't overshadow the beeriness. it's not as complex as I thought it'd be, but i think this one is more intended for consumption on the patio to refresh yourself rather than to go with a meal, but i'm sure it'd be good for this purpose too. I'd probably buy it again.

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Main Squeeze from Alley Kat Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.