Dragon Series Periwinkle Double IPA
Alley Kat Brewing Company

Dragon Series Periwinkle Double IPADragon Series Periwinkle Double IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
7.5%
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Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 0.25%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
4
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Alley Kat Brewing Company
 
Alberta, Canada
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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Dragon Series Periwinkle Double IPADragon Series Periwinkle Double IPA
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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle - the latest in their Dragon Series of (mostly) single-hopped DIPAs. This time the dragon is periwinkle, which is apparently a kind of purple colour, derived from the flower of the same name, and the lucky hop is Eureka.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly ecru head, which leaves a few layered arrays of frilly lace around the glass as it very slowly sinks out of sight.

It smells of grainy and crackery cereal malt, kind of estery and mildly dank pine resin, muddled domestic citrus rind, and further leafy, herbal, and musky floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale and caramel malt, some acrid floral/piney notes, a still hard to parse citrus peel fruitiness, and more earthy, herbal, and grassy verdant hops.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-baiting frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and sort of smooth, as all that hop bitterness takes the experience down a notch or so at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, the malt still contending with some heady lingering acridity.

Overall - this comes across as pretty OG, in terms of its hoppy assault on my better senses. Once re-oriented from all these namby-pamby 'non-bitter' IPAs of late, I can once again see what my true love is, and this, my friends, is it. At least as far as beer is concerned, natch.

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Newest colour Double Dragon released earlier this week. Pours a fairly clear golden copper colour with 1 finger white head. Aroma of resinous pine, citrus peel. Taste is bitter pine, generic citrus rind, grainy malt. Bitterness dominates - very much old school American IPA - very resinous, bitter hops that linger on the palate - finishes full and bitey.

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Dragon Series Periwinkle Double IPA from Alley Kat Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 4 ratings