Hurricane Kitty | Keegan Ales

420 Ratings
Hurricane KittyHurricane Kitty

Brewed by:
Keegan Ales
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This brew is a coppery and heavily hopped India Pale Ale. Named after brewmaster Keegan’s grandmother whose driving earned her quite a reputation with local police racing her six children to and from a local Long Island beach ferry during the 1960’s, Hurricane Kitty is the undisputed family favorite. We try to make the hop bill read as aggressively as her driver’s record.

Added by Shiredave on 10-22-2003

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: When backlighted a rose red coloring shows through filled with a lively sense of effervesce. A strong holding 2 finger whipped cream head structure sits steadily atop providing a nice lace coverage on the vessel.

S: Dry toasted grain and pine are noticeable for aroma. Really strong grainy sense, herbal hops, chives, with some dried lemony flower hops. The flavor shows a lemon-pine hopping with a support of dry toasted grain. Good level of hops, though is sloppy in execution, a bit harsh and unfocused. Lemony flower hops appear midway before a dry lemon-pine hop finish.

M: medium malt base, dry toasted and dry hopped sense on the tongue.

O: Overall the hops are fairly strong on this one, unfortunately they are a bit unfocused, and sloppy flavor wise, a bit harsh, with a linear complexity. Hoppy yet only moderately tasty, nothing that would keep me drinking after one. Shallow experience, sloppy execution overall, only fills a need to scratch a hop fix and wont satisfy your taste needs. Drinks more like a red then an ipa, with a similar malt base and different hop combination may fair better.

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.55/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured an almost amber, ruddy brown body with a quarter inch of beige head. Head had decent retention and it laces the glass somewhat. The aroma is very citrus hops , and the taste follows. Its heavily bitter and has a harsh finish to it. It is a somewhat slick and oily aftertaste. Try it if you are into bitter and bitey!

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Copper color with a off white creamy head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.

Caramel, floral, bread, grapefruit, a hint of alcohol.

Citrus, caramel, some toasted malt flavors that pop out. Doughy breadiness and a mixture of a sweet bitterness that comes together at the end.

Light body, crisp carbonation, dry mouth feel.

Overall, I liked this at first but the second glass tasted weird. I thought oh wow this is delicious but the wow factor wore off.

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Hurricane Kitty from Keegan Ales
3.7 out of 5 based on 420 ratings.
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