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 Double / 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:
#9,560
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
35
pDev:
5.69%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
6
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of ColForbinBC
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobinLee
3.87/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregf51
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Photo of Kurzman
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grover37
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of festizio
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Suds
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a tall can, this brew is a cloudy, hazy, orange color with lots of floaties and a tall white head. Great lace. The aroma is very fruity...mango, orange, and more. The taste is balanced...sweet in the front, but it dries out in the finish. Lots of fruit flavor. Boozy, fruity, interesting.

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Photo of GregSemenza
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trygelski1
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrDarcy
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Murph106157
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cascade24
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Hazy & cloudy light orange/dirty hay with a whole lot of visible sediment. Small head, lots and lots of nice lacing.

S: Citrus peel and grassy hop notes. Not really fruity or juicy otherwise.

T: Better on the citrus fruit here, danky & piney hops are pretty dominant as well.

F: Medium, alcohol well hidden, pretty smooth & creamy, nice carbonation, tiny bit of bitterness.

O: Was a bit worried after pouring and taking a whiff, but this ended up being a solid, easy-drinking hazy. I'm a Simcoe honk, but this is a very unique and different take on it with this combo.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a very simple and easy to consume DIPA, that offers a nice balance but not too much in terms of complexity, hence making it a nice choice to combine with food. Mild bitterness and a light sweet malt flavor profile that works well flavor wise.

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Photo of Vetbidder
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice hazy golden orange look with a slight white head. Piney and citric nose to this brew. I like this flavor (resinous and citrus) but it could use a tad more sweetness, otherwise a hop lovers delight here with medium or less bitterness. Snappy carbonation and medium in thickness. Alcohol hidden. I like this.

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Photo of grapeshops
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Franziskaner
3.74/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a light haziness. There's an inch of creamy off white on top. I'm smelling some citrus and grassy hops. I'm tasting grassy and piney hops along with some light crackery malt. As it warms I'm tasting some tropical fruit at the back of the palate. The mouthfeel seems a bit resinous for the style.

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Photo of lemmy187
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
3.11/5  rDev -23%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Vito, The Beer Whale Cat from Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 35 ratings