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Write Drunk Edit Sober | Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

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4.03/5
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28 Ratings
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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): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
28
pDev:
4.71%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
0
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Well-done Fat Orange! Not over the top citrus, well-balanced NEIPA!

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

Photo of ADTaber
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on February 8, 2019. Brewed with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops. Notes of tangerine, grapefruit, papaya, mango and pine. Medium body with a bit of a bite in the finish.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - murky orange color with a nice white head that leaves a decent lacing
S - orange, tropical fruit, banana
T - orange, tropical fruit, tangerine, peach, banana, passion fruit
M -light to medium mouthfeel, pillowy, alc covered, aftertaste is citrus fruits
O - damn good beer. Another good one from the Fat Orange Cat.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. Can

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy orangy color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, papaya, mango), piney. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, papaya, mango), piney. Medium body, ABV is hidden very nicely, nice little sweetness, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty nice brew. Nice to see it around here.

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Photo of zeff80
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can. Poured out a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of pineapple, mango and orange peel. Very tropical tasting with bitter sharp bite.

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a semi-cloudy orange body with minimal head and lace. There is some tropical fruit, really sweet fruit even, aromas with a touch of "yeast twang" and some leafy, acidic orange notes. Fuller-bodied, smooth mouth feel, almost creamy, with a touch of borderline bubblegum/sugary caramel malt sweetness. Main flavors are mildly acidic hops that leave a mild crispness on the finish thanks to no bitterness and hints of grapefruit and tropical fruits.

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Photo of Dark_Scarecrow
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbutter
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Theogre83
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Suds
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a tall aluminum can this brew is a milky, orange colored liquid. The head is tall and firm. Aroma is fruity...herbal...juicy, and intense. Flavorful, a touch of yeast, and slightly on the sweet side of balanced. Fruit in the flavor. Full in body. Very nice.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pahn
3.89/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz can from Beer Table in GCT.

Appearance: Drank from the can. It’s a nice can.

Smell: When opened, bright and citrusy. Lots of hoppy promise. With time that stays present but muted and is surpassed by a caramel sweetness.

Taste: Right off the bat I realize the aroma and words on the can (“New England IPA”) were misleading. No matter, the hop flavor is citrus/stone fruit, well developed, and the aggressive caramel sweetness reminds me of the hoppy American barley wines of old, like Avery’s Hog Heaven and Lagunitas’s excellent Gnarlywine.

What can I say? Rated “to style” this deserves to be knocked a bit, but the flavor is *good*.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Oily and slick. Touch undercarbed I would say. Even with the malty flavor I want this to be dryer and cleaner.

Overall: As a hot shot “juicy NE IPA” that I overpaid for at Grand Central this is a complete miss, but I enjoyed the trip down memory lane.

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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden orange with a two finger foamy white. Tons of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is tangerine, peach and passionfruit.

T - The taste is tangerine, pineapple, orange peel, passionfruit, white pepper and bitter resinous hops.

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

O - This is a pretty tasty NE IPA. Nice mix of sweet tropical fruits and resinous hops.

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Photo of Allurex
3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of meatyard
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEERchitect
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Autocorrect, spell check and poetic waxing be damned. The clever brewers of Fat Orange Cat know exactly what's going on in the beer review community. With no more secrets left to sell, this cat is clearly out of the bag.

Pouring a heavily hazed golden orange and with a gentle pastel matte sheen, Write Drunk Edit Sober glows with a moderate and familiar New England styled IPA austere. As the usual suspects of citrus, tropical fruit and herbacious grasses swoon the nose, the Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado character is nearly evident to the nose. Sweet with pastry and cereal, the malt complex is rounded with shortcake, light honey and a faint cashew toasted taste.

With the malt sweetness and starchy textures relaxing on the middle palate, the hops really come out and play. With a jot of branch ripe tangerine and mango from Citra, the tangy succulence of passionfruit, gooseberry and golden papaya of Mosaic and the winey grapefruit character of El Dorado prove to be a three headed monster of hops. All three trend spicy with a peppery bitter resin effect on the late palate with strong suggestions of botanical gin, matcha tea and a curious drift of cannabis, chive and geranium.

Medium bodied, the hazy IPA is on a decidedly drying track putting it slightly in the more classic West Coast mantra however its fruit profile and soft malt linger helps with the balance of an ale in the New England vein. A medium long linger of bitterness outlasts any breadiness, graininess or malt sweetness for an ale that echoes with tropical fruit rind, botanicals and pepper.

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Write Drunk Edit Sober from Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 28 ratings