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

Vito, The Beer Whale CatVito, The Beer Whale Cat
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
ABV:
8%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 6.9%
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
61
From:
Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  11
SCORE
90
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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.
Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 61 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by superspak:
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superspak from Michigan

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
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rdoggg from Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 16, 2018
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dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

OK, I'll admit it: how can anyopne resist trying something called "Vito the Beer Whale Cat"??
Undated can into pint glass. Pours a very cloudy dark straw color with a modest off-white head that dissipates quickly. Initial impression is orange, grapefruit, mango, pine, with a nice malt balance. Alcohol is not at all evident. Mouthfeel is juicy and creamy, with perfect carbonation. Finish is smooth, fruity, juicy, sort of sweetish, but with a slight lingering bitterness.
First beer from Fat Orange Cat, and it's a good one!

May 22, 2018
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baklo from North Carolina

3.11/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May 26, 2018
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Big_V from Maryland

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 16, 2018
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dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 17, 2018
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OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 07, 2019
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BGCoon from Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 30, 2018
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Patches826 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 31, 2018
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MrDarcy from Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 12, 2018
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bkwhoppa66 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 30, 2018
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caahare from West Virginia

4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jun 30, 2018
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trygelski1 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 15, 2018
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Gregf51 from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 14, 2018
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West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 08, 2018
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -2%
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.

Jun 04, 2018
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

3.72/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jul 22, 2018
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GregSemenza from Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 16, 2018
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lemmy187 from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

May 28, 2018
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Jeromedepot from New York

4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jul 06, 2018
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PrestigeWorldwide from Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 19, 2018
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DamienArk from Iowa

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nov 10, 2018
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Kurzman from Rhode Island

4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jul 06, 2018
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festizio from California

4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 20, 2018
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Larueminati from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 21, 2018
Vito, The Beer Whale Cat from Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 61 ratings