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Living In Our Own Private Idaho | Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Azzaca combination brings out an intense orange/grapefruit flavor with a classic Idaho 7 finish.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
47
pDev:
6.31%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 47 |  Reviews: 10
Reviews by DamienArk:
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4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

More User Reviews:
Photo of virinow
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beersampler6
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Excellent, juicy, delicious IPA from a brewery that’s new to me. Slightly hazy, orange-light amber color with some fluffy head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells really good - fresh citrus fruity hops, a little piney hops and a touch of vanilla. Tastes of loads of fruit - grapefruit, orange, mango, passionfruit, peach, lemon. Also has great notes of piney hop bitterness, vanilla, malt and a little biscuit. Mild bitterness is very well-balanced by the malt backbone. Smooth, slightly creamy mouthfeel, a little sticky with good carbonation. Will have to find more of this brewery’s offerings at my local store.

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Photo of Roguer
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, opaque orange brew - not as murky as some other NE style IPAs, but quite dense nonetheless. Strong fluffy head production with excellent retention.

Aroma is equally juicy and dank from the pour itself. Up close, I get equally bright and dank herbal notes, along with grass, grapefruit, lemon, and mandarin orange, all floating atop a pale honeyed cracker base.

Surprisingly bitter on the palate (for a NE IPA), and in a nice way. Juicy tones are far more prevalent over the sweet dank notes, and the malt backbone of crackers and honey is reasonably well represented. Very flavorful, although it shouldn't take 7.5% ABV to reach this point in the modern era of juicy IPAs.

Lively and smooth on the palate.

A really solid beer from a brewery brand new to me. Definitely making a good first impression!

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

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-bronzed orange to golden color. Delicate yellow hues along the sides of the glass nicely. Small cap of a little white foamy head softly fell off to allow a nice clingy lace.
The aroma had a mellow sweet orange pulpy juice rolling into some grapefruit/white pepper/grassy hoppiness.
The flavor yields towards the sweet side of the hops initially and rolls into a nice balanced bittersweet blend of orange/grapefruity hops to piney and subtle white peppery hoppiness. Mild semi-sticky aftertaste of vanilla, orange pulp, mango and white pepper.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Good smoothness with a nice and low carbonation. ABV felt spot on. Good semi-creamy finish.
Overall, very nice New England styled DIPA well worthy of coming back to.

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Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rick_S
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Allurex
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eljabak
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harrison8
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange with a heavy fog/haze to it until the final ounces are poured into the glass, then it turns to murky/opaque. It has two fingers of white foam that retains well. Aroma is papaya, mango, and orange with bread and biscuit malts behind. It trails off towards slightly dank at the finish. Flavor profile is big tropical fruits right up front, landing hits on papaya, mango, and tangerine before flowing into a slightly dank, piney finish. Biscuit, caramel, and bread malts help firm it up. It's not overly juicy, lending a big dose of flavor without killing the palate. Mouth feel is soft and velvety, bordering on chalky. It has a medium-thick consistency. Overall, big flavor, but also well refined. A flavorful option for those seeking about a 75/25 ratio of hops to malts.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 16oz can.

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Photo of Chackman151
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbrauneis
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising quickly along the edges of the glass and moderate bright orange + burnt orange + medium golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall sudsy foamy off-white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy tropical/mango, tropical/papaya, citrus/orange, citrus/grapefruit, and citrus/tangerine hops over the top of just shy of moderate aromas of biscuit + caramel + honey + toasted malts with a light amount of honey + caramel sweetness.

T: Upfront there are just shy of moderate flavors of biscuit + caramel + honey + toasted malts with a light amount of honey + caramel sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy tropical/mango, tropical/papaya, citrus/orange, citrus/grapefruit, and citrus/tangerine hops with a light to moderate flavor of dank resinous hops. The hops contribute a light amount of bitterness which fades away quickly leaving lingering tropical + citrus + dank resinous hop flavors.

M: Slightly lighter than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront with a slightly creamy/fluffy mid-body and a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a really pleasantly soft/creamy mouthfeel. Enjoyable with an interesting hop profile. I could easily have a couple more of these.

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Photo of Mplech614
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy orange with a one finger creamy white head. Good amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is mango, grapefruit and tangerine.

T - The taste is tangerine, mango, orange peel, grapefruit, biscuity malts and piney hops.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with a soft finish.

O - Very nice NE IPA. The flavor is full of bright citrus with a nice touch of piney hops.

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Photo of nmann08
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
3.23/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Well-crafted but doesn’t come together-something off in smell and taste. like a rancid orange. Shame, like this particular style of IPA a lot.

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Photo of egrandfield
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of eddiefl
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a bright yellow color and a super cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Fantastic lacing.

S: A sweet and enticing aroma of hops, citrus and tropical fruit, malt, and a light dank quality.

T: Tasted of a mild amount of malt (barely there), a surprising shot of bitter hops, lots of citrus (lemon, in particular), a bit of the dank quality (not overdone), and some tropical fruit (mango, grapefruit). A very lively flavor that gets better as you go along. It's more bitter than the typical NE IPA, but it still works. Tasty stuff.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a highly enjoyable beer. Well worth a try.

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Photo of superspak
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 9/25/2018. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden amber/light orange color with a 1 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, tangerine, orange juice, ruby grapefruit, lemon, lime, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, 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 huge peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, tangerine, orange juice, ruby grapefruit, lemon, lime, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very mild pine, zesty, herbal, floral, grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, red apple, tangerine, orange juice, ruby grapefruit, lemon, lime, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, guava, berries, citrus zest, light pepper/pine, wheat, biscuit dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; with a solid malt/bitterness balance, and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready, and slightly sticky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is an incredible NEIPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and bready malt flavors; insanely smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the minimally bitter/drying finish. Amazingly soft feel. Amazing Azacca/Idaho 7 profile. Extremely juicy and slightly dank hop complexity; perfectly balanced wheat/oat/malt backbone, not overly sweet from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example.

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Living In Our Own Private Idaho from Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 47 ratings