Catty Wompus - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 74
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 5.07%
Wants: 3
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Treyliff on 05-26-2014

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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 74
Reviews by Treyliff:
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3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Boned on April 18, 2014, poured into Devils Backbone Snifter

A- pours a bright and clear golden color with a one-finger creamy white head that retains long after the pour with bubbles continuously shooting to the top. Head eventually settles leaving behind some nice lacing, very nice

S- fruity hop aroma up front gives notes mango, papaya and pineapple. Peppery spicy notes with aromas of earth and must

T- fruity hop flavors follow the nose with flavors of pineapple and papaya, peppery spice kicks in mid-palate with some earthy notes and a kick of bready malt, leading to a dry finish with more fruity hops

M- medium body and medium carbonation lead to a foamy and creamy mouthfeel, with a creamy and smooth finish

O- nice fruity IPA, although it didn't have that classic phenolic taste that I like in Belgian IPA's, it was still quite enjoyable (854 characters)

More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of chinchill
3.46/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle in D.C.
Deep amber body with a somewhat small and weak head.
Nice aroma with hints of honey, spices and soft fruits.
Both the aroma and the flavor are less hoppy than expected for style. This seems to have only some Belgian yeast; at least the signs evident in the flavor and aroma are more subtle than strong.

O: not bold but distinct and moderately appealing Belgian Pale. (393 characters)

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of SpectrePLUS
3.81/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great alternative IPA! The "Belgian" aspect really mellows a solid hoppy base; tasty through and through. Reminds me a lot of Matt Hackner's mom, but sweeter and not as dirty (unfortunately)... (193 characters)

Photo of Hockey_Fan
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beejay
3.74/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: A beautiful dark yellow color, with a somewhat small white head.

S: Light and fruity, with notes of pineapple, and citrus. Quite a lovely smelling brew.

T: Fruity, with wine like notes. Some light citrus with berries. There is a little bit of an herbal and honey finish, the herbal is light and doesn't take away much of the sweetness.

F: Medium light in body with assertive carbonation.

O: Overall a nice treat with a little Belgian flare. For me this brew would be great when I wanted a Belgian tripel, but didn't want want a 9+ abv beer. Tasty. (561 characters)

Photo of DavidHume
4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of robebo44
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gambreeno
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of obywan59
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant clear golden orange to orange amber with a 2 1/2 finger whitish head that recedes leaving a ring around the glass and a film over the surface. Little lacing.

Aroma of Belgian yeast with fruity hops. Ripe citrus and mango or maybe cantaloupe. Nice spicy yeast.

Sweet caramel malt with fruity overtones here as well. Hints of ripe cantaloupe and citrus rind. Lemony tart with a pronounced bitterness.

Pretty crisp and medium to medium full in body. Almost a bit fizzy. A considerable drying aspect that makes it seem as if the beer is more sticky than it actually is.

The taste and mouthfeel seemed a bit weak at first, but then showed definite improvement after I'd been at it for awhile. Quite a good beer. I'd definitely try it again. (749 characters)

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3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jimpyle48
3.67/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of nmann08
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Catty Wompus from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.