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Hail Mary Belgian-Style IPA - Cathedral Square Brewery

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BA SCORE
80
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cathedral Square Brewery visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This Belgian-style IPA is brewed using four malts, three hop varieties and is fermented with authentic Belgian Trappist yeast. Dry hopping this ale ensures a highly-hopped nirvana.

(Beer added by: bort11 on 10-23-2010)
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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3.2/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a copper color and a mostly clear texture. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Fair lacing.

S: A strong aroma of fruity phenols and some yeast as well. The phenols dominated the aroma.

T: Like the aroma, the phenols were at center stage for the flavor. Bananas and some tropical fruits mix with yeast, light hops, and malt here. The main problem is balance. The fruit component tends to overpower everything else.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is an above average beer with some good attributes, but it doesn't really shine.

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4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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3/5  rDev -12.8%

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4/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.51/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap at Bier Station in Kansas City as part of a "meet the brewer" mini tap takeover for Cathedral Square brewery. Poured into a large (probably 22 oz) Belgian-style tulip glass.

Appearance - A deep brownish-orange body with a look a bit like tarnished copper. Some reddish-orange clay coloring peeks through around the edges. Atop the body sits a nice finger and a half of bubbly head, with the individual bubbles being very easy to pick out, as opposed to situations where the foam is more dense and uniform. Dissipates to a half finger of head around the edge of the glass along with a nice sheet of thin bubbles across the top of the liquid. Lacing appears silky and fluid, but sticks to the sides of the glass moderate webbing, and leaving nice sheets of film down the side as I drink it.

Smell - As is fairly typical of the style, this one is a yin and yang of yeast and hops. Nice fruity phenols from the yeast, resulting in notes of nectarine, guava, and perhaps some mango, but then there is a pleasantly bitter element, like baby greens or dandelions. I also can sense some of the spice, likely from the rye. The only problem is that in spite of all these wonderful smells at the party, they are all standing in their own little cliques, and the hops aren't talking to the yeast and the yeast doesn't like the rye and everything is a collection of aromas, rather than a cohesive and complex single aroma. Unfortunate.

Taste - The taste is actually much more cohesive than the aroma. Now the rye spiciness plays quite well with those tropical fruits, and the pungency from the hops flies above, giving the taste quite a bit of depth. On the finish, I get a notes of caramel sweetness that provides some additional burnt sugar bitterness in addition to the bittering hops.

Mouthfeel - Body on the full side of medium, and carbonation is at a moderate level, allowing for some prickliness amongst the slightly viscous characteristic of the beer. A semisweet finish.

Overall, a rather dull looking beer, with a bit of a cluster___ when it comes to the aroma, but redeems itself on the most important characteristic--the taste. Unfortunately, the flaws are just too much to overcome to make this a great beer. As it is, it's merely decent.

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2.86/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I couldn't get into this beer sadly. I like trappist yeast and this still couldn't sway me.

Deep amber in color with hint of red. A dull caramel colored head. Good belgian hop aroma, mild citrus and banana notes. The taste is mainly hops a slight hint of malt, but mostly hop leafy taste. The flavor was okay, but not my cup of tea and led me to a hop headache. For the big hop heads out there this would probably do more for them than me.

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Hail Mary Belgian-Style IPA from Cathedral Square Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.