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Old 02-10-2014, 09:17 AM   #1
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I was just having a browse online for my next brew kit and noticed a new product from Bulldog - Bad Cat Imperial Red. Having been very impressed with the Evil Dog Double IPA, I thought that this was worth a go - especially with a stated 7.5% ABV; the Evil Dog more than made it's claimed 7.1%.

For anybody interested in ordering the same kit, it's on an introductory offer here: http://www.brewstore.co.uk//bulldog-...kit-4528-p.asp

I shall be kicking it off on Saturday, so will upload more details and pictures then.

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Kicked this off today. Brewed to a shade over 20 litres with a corrected SG of 1070. Given that the beer I'd just taken out of the FV was also a Bulldog (Devil Dog IPA) that fermented down to 1002, I have a feeling that the cat may indeed be bad. It's a lovely deep lustrous red and smells delicious - or, in the oft-repeated opinion of the mrs, like ass.
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Before any water was added.
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Gonna be pokey.
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Yeast pitched at 24 degrees into a well-oxygenated wort.
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Wow... that will blow your knackers off brewing short

I saw this and while initially interested by the ABV I thought it was an IPA. .. I'm not fond of ipa's you see. What kind of ale is it?

I thought I would give the strawberry pale ale a go... released the same time...
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Wow... that will blow your knackers off brewing short

I saw this and while initially interested by the ABV I thought it was an IPA. .. I'm not fond of ipa's you see. What kind of ale is it?

I thought I would give the strawberry pale ale a go... released the same time...
It has the potential to hit 9% - which will be amusing to deploy at Christmas. It's a heavy-looking deep red ale - absolutely nothing like a light, clear IPA. I've only had one commercial beer that is remotely comparable which was this - http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/sarah-h...uby-mild/5113/

If it's anyting similar, than I shall be pleased. Good luck with the Strawberry Pale Ale - I'll follow the thread with interest.
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New credit card billing date tomorrow... i sense a purchase or two ??

Is it quite a heavy beer the cat? As in you're full adter 1 because it's so heavy???
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Oh no it doesn't appear that dense - it's not Guinness-weighty. I look forward to being able to give a more accurate answer after tasting! It's going to be 3 long weeks waiting in the primary before the sample tube taster
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