Benelux / Zulogaarden Catapulte - Benelux Brewpub & Café

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88
very good

10 Ratings
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Ratings: 10
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 6.05%
Wants: 5
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Benelux Brewpub & Café visit their website
Quebec, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Originally conceived at Benelux, this collaboration with Zulogaarden (Barcelona) is brewed at the installations of Brasseurs du Monde.

Malts: Barley & Oat

(Beer added by: papat444 on 04-06-2013)
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4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle. Nonic glass. -ripe fruit intense aromas fly at the moment cap is removed. Orangish color, cloudy appearance. Off-white foam shows fairly good retention & lasts as a thin layer on top. Intense caramel, mild toasted, herbs, mango & brown sugar aromas rounded by citric perfume on the back & a very kind –no bothering- blue cheese notes. Sweet toasted & caramelish upfront. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Dense texture & spicy touch. Gentle bitterness & ripe fruit flavors arise in the middle & linger in a long sweet/bitter finish. Slightly dried aftertaste. Delicious & easy drinkable. Comment: Good job since it´s so difficult getting a balanced one where biscuit notes keep their character despite its fruity-hoppy tendency . Nice AIPA one that shows DIPA soul. As it warms, pine nectar & resins memories.

Photo of papat444
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml. bottle, best before 10/13.

Appearance: Liquid honey in a glass, 3-4 fingers worth of fluffy head stays solidly in place. Chunks slathered on the sides.

Smell: Mango hits me first, sweet, bit of spiciness, sweet fruit aroma.

Taste: Instant hop hit, spiciness a bit, good pine, raw fruit, sweet fruit syrup, mangoes, a bit bready.

Mouthfeel: Aggressive yet balanced if that's possible? Very robust body yet not heavy.

Overall: A solid IPA. Quebec is slowly starting to catch up in the IPA race.

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Big head and foam, pours a deep hazy yellow colour. Smell of citrus, tropical fruits, honey. There's some sweetness in the palate. Taste of peaches, caramel, fruits.

Photo of 4ster
4.21/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a large wine glass. Best before date of 10/13, so ideally I would have drank it sooner, but seems to have retained quite a bit of hops still.

A: Cloudy, golden honey coloured, lots of head on aggressive pour, nice, white and frothy. Sits around on the surface for most of the duration, some lacing...

S: Lots of hop aroma on the nose, some citrus and tropical fruits, but I find it more leaning towards pine and grassy notes. Some slight sweet undertones.

T: Really hop forward and all through the beer. More grass/pine, light fruit up front, lightly sweet body underneath, followed by quite bitter, grapefruit rind finish, and quite bitter aftertaste that lingers.

M: Overall, nicely balanced, medium body, but quite carbonated straight upon opening, which does die down to a medium fizz. Slightly oily resinous, but not overly dry for the apparently amount of hops.

O: A really solid IPA offering from Benelux here, nicely balanced, very hoppy with just enough sweetness and carbonation to counteract it... though at first I found it a bit too carbonated which would be my only real complaint. I think one of the best hoppy-bitter IPA's found in Quebec, though unfortunately only as a limited release. If you got to try this one, I hope you enjoyed it, and if you didn't, I guess you can hope they revisit this one, it's worth the try.

Benelux / Zulogaarden Catapulte from Benelux Brewpub & Café
88 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.