Laser Cat | Medusa Brewing Company

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4.24/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Medusa Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
medusabrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Plenty of dense citrus, tropical fruit, and herbal notes to assault your hop-loving senses. Double dry-hopped with absurd amounts of Citra and Nugget.

Added by krantul on 05-05-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,378
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
73
pDev:
8.96%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
21
Trade:
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Photo of Ronl12
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into IPA glass. Dated 10/1/18.
Look is semi-clear gold orange. Nose is sweet tropical fruit. Taste follows and has sweet citrus with little bite at end. Feel is fairly light. Overall a very nice version of the style. Would drink again.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jsr1961
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of palealeale
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluesfolk19
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kongman551
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of turbasco
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JimmyAddo
4.18/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rub_This_BBQ
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear and deep copper /golden nice to see old school ipa, smell continues malt crystal punch with grapefruit hop .. taste balance upfront some nice bitterness with sweetness from the malt and bite from the hops, some nice dank notes on the finish

Well done ipa, and great to find a craft ipa that in NE not and NEIPA

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Photo of BeerBudha
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ivyman
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kramd_inn
4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WTurner
4.93/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite IPA hands down. A must try.

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Photo of BigMFDaddy
3.96/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sweemzander
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickStalzer
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of papposilenus
3.78/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can, dated 01/18/18. 'What's the deal with Stonehenge.' I don't know what that means. Anyway, served in a spiegelau-style IPA glass.

Pours a very slightly hazed copper-gold with two fingers of loose-bubbled, cream-beige head. Retention is so-so but leaves a thick, handsome cap and collar with a light tracery of lacing.

Nose is relatively faint but nice, caramel, sweet, ripe citrus and a little soap.

Tastes of toast, grapefruit juice, bitter resinous herbs and green tree leaves, black tea with lemon. Sweetly malty going in, earthy and leafily bitter through into a mostly clean finish.

Feel is a little tacky, medium-plus-a-bit bodied and well carbonated.

One of those beers I had to drink twice to get the hang of. The nugget and citra combination doesn't quite do it for me, sort of like an imperial ESB if there ever were such a thing, god forbid. But I don't know that that's down to me or the brewer.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've only been to Medusa's taproom once, but I found it to be a pretty fun experience. Not all of the beer on offer was great, but some were outstanding and most were at least well-made with a few interesting ideas. Pretty sure they had a dark saison on tap, for example, which is one of my favorite "red-headed stepchild" beer styles. Anyway, the beer in my glass was on the taplist that day, but it had apparently kicked before we arrived. Luckily, its popularity has translated into a full-blown can release, which also happens to be Medusa's very first! I'll drink to that!

Pours a nice, lightly-hazed lightish/medium amber color with a firm and dense head of eggshell white foam which seems to last and last. Due to the solid clarity on display, I can see intense streams of carbonation rising from the bottom of my glass, which seem to be doing a great job of keeping the head afloat. Lace show seems quite great and consistent, and the legs are very solid, to boot. Overall, this sits very nicely in a glass and feels highly-presentable. Great first impression!

The nose is pretty interesting... it's dank and fairly resinous smelling, with a background element of juicy papaya, apricot and light melon. Some herbal notes, grapefruit and candied citrus round out what seems to be an impressive nose with quite a bit more character than I expected from the Nugget/Citra dry-hop combo. The Citra seems to provide a lot of grassy qualities when combined with the floral and mostly-neutral Nugget. There's a smidgen of caramel in here, which seems to do its job keeping this on the more old-school side of things, though it does lend a nice balance to the proceedings.

Flavor is sharp and surprisingly-woodsy with bright floral and herbal notes melding on the mid-palate with resin, tart and rindlike grapefruit, pomelo and fleshy apricot. There's an almost acidic presence to the flavor profile here, which continues into the finish and presents as a lasting bitter punch closing out each sip with relative dryness. Feel is rather full-bodied with a solid, tongue-tingling carbonation and a decent hit of ethanol in the finish. On the whole, this doesn't quite stand out in the crowded New England pale ale market these days, esp. because it represents a rather "traditional" view of the DIPA among many haze-bombs, but it definitely does the job. I am less in the mood for this kind of thing these days, but it's made quite well and is enjoyable for sure!

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Photo of jaxon53
4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redsoxjim
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.79/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Laser Cat from Medusa Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.24 out of 5 with 73 ratings