Alley Kat Brewing Co. Mazarine Dragon – American Double / Imperial IPA at 7.5% ABV | 75+ IBU

Alley Kat Brewing Co. Mazarine Dragon American Double / Imperial IPA at 7.5% ABV | 75+ IBU (C$8.39 at Okotoks Co-Op, 650 ml, best before 28-Feb-2020, acquired 5-Oct-2019, reviewed 5-Oct-2019)

Appearance: clear pale amber with two fat fingers of fine pale amber head, excellent retention and moderate chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel & biscuity malt, citrus, floral, stone fruit, vegetal. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (3/5)

I had high hopes for a single-hop treatment of one of my favourite hops, but this was pretty unremarkable. It was actually more malty than I was expecting, and what hops were present were indistinct, muddled, and marred by a light cooked vegetable note. (13/20)

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