Bastard Kat | Kulshan Brewing Company

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3.97/5
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87 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Kulshan Brewing Company
Washington, United States
kulshanbrewingcompany.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.66%

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.

Added by beertunes on 03-21-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,530
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
87
pDev:
8.82%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
14
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 21
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3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into my Gonzo's shaker pint glass
"KASCADE FRESH!" 580 BEST BY 12/05/17

This pours clear, mid-gold in color with bright white foam that starts large and fades to a thin top. Super splotchy, sticky lacing. Nose is brown sugary sweet. First sip I took was mostly foam. Lots of bitter hop flavor and citrus peel. The first full sip gave way to a sweeter taste. Light bodied and clean finish. This reminded me of a beer I had before that I'm pretty sure is called sticky hands.

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Photo of BellinghamBiker
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dms1767
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jhartley
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can in to a Skit to Sea shaker pint glass.
Best by 11/28/16. 6.66% abv

Appearance: Crystal clear filtered golden orange body with about a full finger's worth of head. This one's leaving a ton of lacing in the glass! It's like a bride's wedding veil.

Aroma: Plenty of hops! Pine, citrus and some tropical fruits: pineapple and papaya. Definitely has a malt presence too.

Taste: Plenty of that hop presence up front, followed by a smooth malt finish. Really balanced. Easy to drink. Love Centennial hops and you can tell this has plenty of them along with Cascade and Apollo. Love it when the can, or bottle, lists the ingredients and all the pertinent information.

Mouthfeel: Light mouthfeel, decent amount of carbonation that helps with that bitterness.

Overall: I loved this beer! Could easily sit back and drink a few of these on a Sunday while watching football!

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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Asics
3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brlelievre
4.23/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of takusan1000
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kdown
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prager62
3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A twelve ounce can with a drink by date of 08/02/16 poured in a 13oz. snifter/tulip glass.

Look- Pours a nearly transparent dark gold with a small finger of white foam.

Smell- Caramel malt, cheese, mild citrus.

Taste- Malt forward followed by some grapefruit and floral notes.

Feel- Chewy malt with a slight kiss of hops.

Overall- A malt forward IPA that lacks the juicy and/or floral notes that I love. It's pretty old school and bland when compared to the upper echelon of the style.

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4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. can - Freshness date of 7/27/16:

Pours hazed golden. A lasting creamy white head leaves lacing.

The smell is of musty citrus, some pine, caramelized spicy bread.

The taste is of citrus, some pine. Sweet bready malt backing. Peppery and leafy spicing and citric bitterness in the finish.

Very smooth.. Refreshing bitterness lingers.

A wonderful hop-forward brew with a strong citric juicy bitterness.

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Braz
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davegray
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.34/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Aerol
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Bastard Kat from Kulshan Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 87 ratings
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