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

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Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Connecticut, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #2,067
Ranked #9,039
4.06 | pDev: 6.65%
Jun 19, 2021
May 12, 2018
Vito, The Beer Whale CatVito, The Beer Whale Cat
Notes: The hop combination of Azacca and Simcoe creates a unique and intense mix of tropical fruit flavors up front with a creamy mellow finish.
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Rated: 4 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jun 19, 2021
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4.12 by Boone757 from Virginia

Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4.41 by Mrthetank from Virginia

Feb 06, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jan 12, 2021
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy goldenstraw with a two finger whipped egg white head; good retention with squiggles of lace

Smell: Lemon pine and mint with a biscuity undertone

Taste: Lemon pine flavors forward with some biscuit malt underpinning; rather bitter but quite green with a minty element, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation but some burn at the back of the throat

Overall: There are some decent flavors here but it has a lack of balance given the finish
Dec 25, 2020
Rated: 3.81 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 4.32 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 4.2 by redsoxjim from Massachusetts

Dec 21, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Nov 26, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by jcoleMA66 from Massachusetts

Nov 09, 2019
Rated: 4.81 by mpolewan from Ohio

Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 4.17 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Jan 07, 2019
Rated: 4 by TripleShot from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2018
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had an orange-ish color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A sweet and enticing aroma of hops, malt, citrus and tropical fruits.

T: Tasted of a mild bit of malt (mostly in the finish), lots of citrus fruit (orange, grapefruit), a fair amount of hops (just enough), and a ton of tropical fruit (mango, pineapple). This is one of those well-rounded, focused flavors. Yes, it is pretty hoppy, but it's also sweet and fruity. It's never overly bitter, but definitely sweet and smooth.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a creamy finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A incredibly solidly made DIPA. Drinkable.
Nov 22, 2018
Rated: 4.78 by DangerDawg from Ohio

Nov 18, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by DamienArk from Iowa

Nov 10, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by Big_V from Maryland

Oct 16, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by skyfra from Connecticut

Oct 06, 2018
Rated: 4 by BGCoon from Connecticut

Sep 30, 2018
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Aug 31, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by Scottync from North Carolina

Aug 29, 2018
Rated: 3.48 by BrueryDC from California

Aug 28, 2018
Rated: 4 by PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

Aug 19, 2018
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Reviewed by dacrza1 from New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
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!
Aug 10, 2018
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Reviewed by Boto from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
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!
Aug 09, 2018
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Rated by Hopgalaxy from Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
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
Aug 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -3.4%
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.
Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey

Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts

Jul 25, 2018
Rated: 3.43 by Beer4Baltimore from Maryland

Jul 24, 2018
Rated: 3.72 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Jul 22, 2018
Rated: 3.84 by ColForbinBC from New Jersey

Jul 16, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Jul 15, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by Gregf51 from Ohio

Jul 14, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Jul 08, 2018
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
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.
Jul 07, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by Kurzman from Rhode Island

Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 4.12 by Jeromedepot from New York

Jul 06, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by grover37 from District of Columbia

Jul 05, 2018
Vito, The Beer Whale Cat from Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 67 ratings