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Catty Wompus - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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Catty Wompus
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BA SCORE
82
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44 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Treyliff on 05-26-2014)
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Reviews by Treyliff:
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Treyliff

West Virginia

3.85/5  rDev +6.6%

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

06-13-2014 22:26:04 | More by Treyliff
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Aroma of Belgian yeast with fruity hops. Ripe citrus and mango or maybe cantaloupe. Nice spicy yeast.

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Tasted On: 06-26-2014
Freshness: Not readable
Packaging: 12 oz. brown bottle, pry-cap
Glassware: Tulip pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

Clear and golden beer with lots of streaming bubbles. The head is tall and white, with very good retention and a fair amount of lace. Hop aromas are more akin to grass and hay than citrus (as their website indicated). Other smells have a lemon and green grape aspect that remind me of a white wine. The Belgian yeast strain also lends some spices to both the smell and taste. Bitterness is moderate, with a highly carbonated mouthfeel. Flavors are split between the spices and hop bitterness. Finishes fairly dry and spicey, with some piney bitterness as well. Not what I'd call my favorite style and not one I review often, but I did I enjoy this sample.

Thanks to Treyliff for the extra!

06-27-2014 01:02:22 | More by sommersb
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Catty Wompus from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.