Main Squeeze | Alley Kat Brewing Company

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32 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Alley Kat Brewing Company
Alberta, Canada
alleykatbeer.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our 2013 summer seasonal, Summer Squeeze Grapefruit Ale, was recieved by Alberta beer drinkers with open arms. You loved it so much we decided to make our Summer Squeeze our Main Squeeze.

A base wheat ale with real grapefruit used in the brew. With its perfect balance of flavour Main Squeeze is refreshing, light, and easy-to- drink. It's like drinking a bottle of sunshine!

Added by biboergosum on 04-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
11
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
9.42%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of kvadiat
2.89/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Andrew_Smith
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Got this beer freshy fresh from the brewery. I was up there last weekend for unity brew and Gord deep fried 8 turkeys! Cheers

Look - No evidence of gelatin or haze. Good head retention and low or no lacing. Yellowy orange bordering on copper. Clear like a glass marble.

Smell - sculpiny. Less gfruit rind and more citrus blood orange. Almost minty but not mentholy. Smells like opening a well grown piece of mild citrus fruit. Very pleasant fresh fruit like aroma.

Tastse - Much thinner than sculpin. Probably no bittering additions. Slight juice quality from hops. Like biting a really good piece of canteloupe.

Feel - nice malt body despite dry finish. Low bu:gu ratio. Low to medium carbonation for the style. Slight hop stickiness that builds up over time. Very fresh sample!

Overall - exceeded expectations. At the time I had enjoyed what few samples of alley kat I tried, have an OD waiting for me. Will try more

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Photo of Corson
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChrisCage
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pours with a very fizzy head that never is more than just a patchy cover over the beer, and the carbonation is super aggressive....very much like a ginger ale in bubbles and color. Lacing is negligible in this super clear brew....looks aren't going to add anything to the score on this one.

S- Crisp, refreshing aromas of grapefruit and/or grapefruit rind is highly noticed. After this, there are mellow smells of malt, bittering hops and slight yeast. Nothing much else is noted....smells like summertime!

T- Super clean on the palate overall, there are muted hints of grapefruit, along with creamy notes of biscuit and yeast. Hop presence is very small on the finish, but very cleansing...nothing much else to say here!

M/O- Light bodied, and very effervescent, this beer is very well suited for a hot summer day, such as the one today that this being sampled with! I love the citrus notes and it isn't cloying at all on the palate....a super summer slammer! I will buy this again, and recommend Main Squeeze for the masses! Good job Alley Kat!

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Photo of Bunman3
3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a fun beer. Crisp, bright and refreshing! I am not a huge fan of fruit beers, but Alley Kat got this one right. The grapefruit is fresh and not overbearing - it is just the right balance. What separates the Squeeze from other flavored beers is that it is clearly a beer. The wheat profile is evident throughout and makes you want another.

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Photo of KentCstrait
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of shanny_koenig
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of speedonthis
2.96/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of Sathanas
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of maclean25
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of LDuke
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ScottWestmaas
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BigBry
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Craft Beer Market.
This beer pours a crystal clear, golden yellow liquid topped with a white head. Foamy bubbles that fade quickly and leaves a few chunks of lace.
Smell of grapefruit of course, and some wheat, maybe a bit of yeast.
The taste starts with malt base, then the tartness from the grapefruit. A touch of leafy hops at the end. The fruitiness sweet grapefruit is still the dominant flavor.
The carbonation is quite crisp, light to medium body and mouth feel.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.15/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

"Fresh Squeeze Grapefruit Ale", label looks different than the one pictured. Part of a mixed 12 pack some friemds brought to me from Red Deer this spring. 341mL bottle.
L - crystal clear and golden with a tall, but shortly lived white head
S - freshly squeezed grapefruit, biscuity grain, faint yeast
T - grapefruit, biscuity grain, yeast, grassy hops
F - thinner than medium body, refreshing with a clean finish
O - not much for complexity here. Very one note, and rather simplistic. It is refreshing though!

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Photo of Idrankthat
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of hahie
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of schnarr84
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Trancesexual
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Paleish Gold with a good finger of foam that retains head well

S-Strong Citrus notes as one would expect, sweetness does not overpower.

T-Grapefruit and malts perfectly balanced here, with a good kick of hops as well. Unlike Aprkiat, it would be absurd to assume this is anything other than beer.

M-Good medium carbonation here, nothing to complain about.

O-By far the most successful execution of a fruit beer Alley Kat has come up with.

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Photo of Redbarchettayyz
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - clear bright golden, half finger of white head settled at a thin cover, not much in the way of lacing
S - BIG punch in the nose of fresh grapefruit, slightly leafy and grainy in the background, no guessing as to what's in this brew
T - pale and bready maltiness balances with the sweet and sour grapefruit much better than the nose, touch of leafy hops, very tasty and refreshing
M - light with pleasant carbonation, crisp and clean with a nice tartness that cuts and balances the maltiness, finishes clean and slightly dry
O - this is great summertime brew, the grapefruit is big and bold but it works well without overshadowing the beer aspects, this is made for the patio

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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Main Squeeze from Alley Kat Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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