Sweet Jane Pineapple Coconut | Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.

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Sweet Jane Pineapple CoconutSweet Jane Pineapple Coconut
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3.93/5
Very Good
Sweet Jane Pineapple CoconutSweet Jane Pineapple Coconut
BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Milkshake style IPA. Sweet and creamy with pineapple, coconut and vanilla. (contains lactose).

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
12
pDev:
4.83%
 
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 12
Photo of superspak
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned in 4/2019. Pours very hazy/cloudy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense/creamy/rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lightly tart/tangy pineapple, coconut, mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn/pine, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of pineapple, coconut, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big lightly tart/tangy pineapple, coconut, mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn/pine, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread dough, light honey, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Mild pine, citrus peel/zest, herbal, floral, grassy, spicy bitterness; and fruit tang/tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of pineapple, coconut, mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, blueberry, gooseberry, citrus peel/zest, light peppercorn/pine, vanilla, cream, wheat, white bread dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of pineapple, coconut, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness, and tart/tangy fruit balance; with no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and tart/tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and lightly sticky/acidic/tangy mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 7.3%. Overall this is an excellent fruited milkshake NEIPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of pineapple, coconut, citrus/fruity/tropical hops, lactose, and bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV, with the mildly bitter/tart/drying finish; fantastically soft feel. Feels like Citra, Mosaic, Galaxy. Great balance of super juicy hops/fruit, with light dankness; and a perfectly balanced lactose, and wheat/oat/malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering dryness. A very enjoyable offering, and impressively spot on style example. Not overwhelming on any aspect.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy amber with a two finger creamy white head. Tons of sticky lacing.

S - Aroma are of light pineapple, coconut and vanilla.

T - The taste is pineapple, coconut, grapefruit, caramel malts and some bitter hops in the finish.

M - Medium/light body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - Pretty solid fruited NEIPA. Flavors are on the sweet side, but the lighter body make this easily crushable.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.54/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on May 6, 2019. A very small-batch version of the SWEET JANE series takes the SWEET to a new level. Think pina colada flavors. Brewed with lactose.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thx Knapp85 for this one.

A - Opaque medium orange color with dense white lacing and no carbonation.

S - Juicy pineapple, coconut aroma, and vanilla aroma.

T - Pinapple, coconut, vanilla, some citrus from start to finish. Ends balanced with a slight edge towards the citrus bitter side.

M - Thick and soft texture with soft pricklies.

O - This is a fine tropical IPA.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Taking the IPA to the hazy, juicy, fruity side of hops, the Fat Orange Cat cats roll their New England styled IPA in a bed of coconut and pineapple for an unmistakable "smoothie" type of taste and texture. Everyone is feeling a little tropical with this beer

A firm and hazy golden amber comes with at rounded, rich ivory cap. A succulent perfume of citrus, tropical fruit and a mild botanical medley is heightened by the coconut and pineapple additions. A medium sweet coating of pastry malts glide across the front of the tongue with hints of honeysuckle, shortcake and nectar

The malt sweetness trails off fairly quickly, leaving the hops in command of the middle palate. Red grapefruit and tangering grows into a tropical taste of pineapple, mango and papaya. But its the coconut that provides a creamy drapery to the session that highlights the more tropical flavors of hops, sending the taste to a strong tropical punch side of savvory. Trending crisply bitter with the succulent tang of fruit juices, the hops shifts the balance toward dryness with its own tropical impressions.

A medium body is given an added drinkability from those same dry resins from hops with a dry and juicy demeanor. A medium long linger of bitterness and gin-like spices extends well beyond the character of fruit or any pastry rebuttals.

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Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is rather hazy yellow in color - too hazy to see if there is any visible carbonation - and has hints of reddish hues. It poured with a half finger high white head that left lots of specks of bubbles on the surface, a collar around the edge, and thick lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of coconut and pineapple are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has a bit stronger flavors of coconut and pineapple with notes of lactose and hints of vanilla.
M: It feels nearly medium-bodied, smooth, and a bit creamy and juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This New England IPA has a nice milkshake feel to the body. I just wish that the pineapples and coconuts could have been a bit stronger.

Serving type: can

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Sweet Jane Pineapple Coconut from Fat Orange Cat Brew Co.
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 12 ratings