Review: Medusa Laser Cat Imperial IPA

Review of Medusa Laser Cat Imperial IPA from Medusa Brewing in Hudson, MA.

Beer Type: Imperial IPA  ABV: 8.2%  Tried on draught.

Their Description: “Plenty of dense citrus tropical fruit and herbal notes to assault your hop-loving senses. Double dry-hopped with absurd amounts of citra and nugget.

The Reality: This beer pours a cloudy unfiltered orange color, with a ton of citrus and hop aromas. I would say it’s actually one of the boldest scented beers I’ve tried in a while. The initial flavor is strong citrus pith, bitter hops and tropical fruit that eventually meld into a lovely citrus finish. The aftertaste is actually dry and only mildly bitter, leaving your mouth-watering for more.

Final Verdict: This beer isn’t like most other Imperial IPAs. It’s smooth, full of flavor that isn’t harsh, hides its high ABV and manages to be dry. It’s a beer where the hop blend dominates the flavor but doesn’t abuse your palate. It’s so unique that I would go as far as to say I found it profound and innovative. Did I mention that I really liked it? Regardless of what I think, if you’re someone who really appreciates IPAs and all the magical things you can do with hops if you know what you’re doing, then try Laser Cat, and if you wear this shirt they’ll give you half-off (that’s an unsubstantiated rumor).

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