Hurricane Kitty | Keegan Ales

Hurricane KittyHurricane Kitty
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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Ratings: 420 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of kvltmetalhead
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Steiner1
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good beer, really good actually. The bottle is nothing flashy but this is a well hopped IPA that is very smooth and drinkable and you cant tast the alcohol like you can with some IPA's which is a good thing. After pouring into a pint glass this beer appears much more impressive and a nice smell of hops and grapefruit hits your nose as you approach the glass.

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of facundoCNB
2.88/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A - a beautiful amber body with waaaayyyy too much head (4 fingers!). looks very nice regardless

S - sweet, malty, hoppy, earthy, slight citrus, fruity, very floral

T - very earthy, slightly bitter, slight metallic taste, toasted grains

M - very fizzy, a ton of head until the bottom of the glass made this one a little annoying to drink

O - i think i may have gotten a bottle that was sitting on the shelf for too long. i've heard/read good things about this beer to have it end up like this - need to give it another shot with a fresh batch

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Photo of Edgewater
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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2/5  rDev -45.2%

Photo of schlimenhaumer
3.28/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle with a standard pressure cap into a Corsendonk tulip at low altitude.

A: Pours a semi-transparent deep copper color with a two-finger off-white head that leaves spotty lacing. Quite appealing.

S: Tangerine hop character, caramel malts and bready yeast.

T: Caramel and bready malts up front followed by a bit of tangerine and a very bitter hoppy finish. The balance definitely errs on the bitter side.

M: Medium-bodied and wet, but the excessive bitterness makes it a bit difficult to tell what's going on with the mouthfeel.

D: While it has some good IPA characteristics, it's unbalanced and extremely bitter, which detracts greatly in terms of drinkability.

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Photo of J23hc
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into round bowl mug, very clear and bubbly with amber/orange body and offwhite bubbly lingering head. Sweet citrus and floral hop profile on the nose, with a touch of grassiness. Very clean and crisp with perfect bitter balance, acidity, but a bit of a strong aftertaste. Anyone who enjoys bitter with a light crisp body should enjoy this.

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Photo of DrDemento456
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Dark hazy brown with a nice bit of opaque colored head. Sticky lacing is moderate.

S - Earthy strong hops with some standard sweet malts backing. Bit of skunk.

T - A pretty smooth IPA with earthy bitter hops flavors, a touch of leaf hops, and some caramel soaked malts.

M - Body is a bit thin for the style but filtered and drinkable.

Overall not distributed to my area but not a bad IPA. Would consider again if I was in the New York area.

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Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.88/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of standard bottle.

A medium hoppy beer with a smoothe bitter finsish. Reminds me of a well above average red/amber ale.

You can enjoy a few of these but not an all-nighter. First try for me on Keegan's and happy so will give the rest of there line-up a try and review.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MADhombrewer
3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Got this from Cosmicevan. Thanks!
No date on this 12oz bottle that I could find. Poured into a red wine glass.

Appearance- Hazy red color with a dirty white head. Very good lacing. 3/5

Smell- Grassy hop aroma with a sweet malt backbone. Bits of orange as well. 3/5

Taste- Muted but balanced grassy, and earthy hop flavor and malt sweetness. There is earthy bitterness to the very end of it. The bitterness stays with you for a good amount of time. 3/5

Mouthfeel- I would've anticipated a fuller mouthfeel but did not get it, which is just fine by me. The carbonation was a bit high at first but now is just fine. 3/5

Overall- This is a decent beer. Nice easy IPA. I would like a bigger hop aroma and flavor, but I am a crazy, IPA snob. Or so I have been told. 3/5

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of brentk56
3.43/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Quite the gusher, with the quid pro quo being that the head is huge, the retention is fantastic and the lacing impressive; still, marking it down for the gush

Smell: Pine-Sol, almost camphorated, with caramel malt undertones

Taste: Bread and caramel, up front, with a growing piney bitterness that develops at mid-palate; rather balanced into the finish, as the hops aren't able to sustain the momentum

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: At one time this beer was apparently called an Amber IPA, which makes sense in a style-bending way as this beer would score a lot higher as an Amber than it does as an IPA

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of woosterbill
1.81/5  rDev -50.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 1.5

On-tap at Prime 16 into a shaker pint.

A: Clear medium-amber body under a huge 4" head os super creamy off-white head (the keg just kicked, so this was a freebie). Tremendous retention and lacing. Excellent.

S: Umm, no. Sourdough bread, rancid apricot, vegetal hops. Pure grossness.

T: All the grossness of the nose, plus some rotting pumpkin (apropos of early November and rapidly-aging jack-o-lanterns), but with a touch of hops bitterness on the tail end that at least give it a marginally clean finish. Still terrible.

M: Lively, frothy medium body. Pretty solid.

O: Boy I'm glad I didn't pay for this one. I'll gladly give it another shot if someone gives me a bottle, but this particular keg was nothing short of disgusting.


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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Hurricane Kitty from Keegan Ales
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 420 ratings
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