Vito, The Beer Whale Cat | Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Connecticut, United States
fatorangecatbrewco.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
The hop combination of Azacca and Simcoe creates a unique and intense mix of tropical fruit flavors up front with a creamy mellow finish.

Added by smcolw on 05-12-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
51
pDev:
6.23%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
11
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 51 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of DamienArk
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_V
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skyfra
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BGCoon
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Scottync
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrueryDC
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dacrza1
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

DATE: AUGUST 9, 2018... OCCASION: Browns/Giants preseason means Barkley and Mayfield get their first chances to impress... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip... pours a dark peach color, opaque as a Northeastern ocean tide, with the head being its bright, white ocean wave... its peaks create coral ridges an inch high... heavy mango and grapefruit early, with a load of candied sugars and hard fruits, light pine and orange citrus... suggests a reasonable amount of IBUs... despite its 8% ABV, this presents itself as creamy, sharp and bitter, shaking the teeth with a paw or two, and a lasting resonant feel at the throat... orange cream indeed, while herbal accents, pine, grapefruit, mango, hard vegetable, lactic acids that water the mouth... and no hair balls... confession: I know the owner of Vito, and he talked me into buying this... awesome how beer brings people together, even if it is via sons on a travel baseball team and a cat with a twitter account... this beer humorously could have been a bit heavier, but as is, a swirling flex of murky, musty goodness, primed with orange and mango, ringing with a toasted maltiness that balances what could have been a top-heavy hop bomb... Scott, thanks for the recommendation!

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Photo of Boto
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz. can: This one pours a hazy orangish golden color. Small white head and a bit of lacing. Good nose. Tropical fruits dominate. Maybe passion fruit, papaya, mango, faint pineapple and a few others. The taste is very good. Juicy, but not overly so. A faint bitterness in the background. Lots if tropical hop flavors. Very nice!

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Photo of Hopgalaxy
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Excellent Hazy NE IPA. Pours a nice thick
Mango / orange color. Taste is a fruity yet not sweet, full feel and lots of sticky froth

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

Pours hazy orange, fine white head is firm and dissipates to suds.

Smells of fresh grapefruit, passionfruit, cereal malts, hemp and earthy hops.

Flavor is of orange, grapefruit, pear, and lemondrop over cereal malts with an earthy and grapefruit hop finish.

Medium body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Pretty decent NEIPA-ish brew with decent flavor. Pours gorgeously, goes down smooth. Worth trying and great can artwork.

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Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dizzy242
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ColForbinBC
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobinLee
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent local release. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with awesome retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very minimal pine, zesty, herbal, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness, with no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 8%. Overall this is an outstanding NEIPA! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink for the ABV, with the minimal bitter/drying finish. Amazing soft feel. Awesome Simcoe/Azacca hop showcase. Super juicy and lightly dank hop complexity; balanced bready malt backbone, not overly sweet/heavy. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example. Liked this more than Launch; which felt like a regular DIPA, but claimed to be an NEIPA. This nails it on appearance/mouthfeel.

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4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Vito, The Beer Whale Cat from Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 51 ratings