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Hail Mary Belgian-Style IPA - Cathedral Square Brewery

Hail Mary Belgian-Style IPAHail Mary Belgian-Style IPA

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BA SCORE
79
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45 Ratings
THE BROS
82
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 13.66%


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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Reviews by GossageBrewery:
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GossageBrewery

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 22 oz bottle and poured into a pint glass. This beer poured a hazy orange color. It produced a nice head however retention was not great. An above average amount of stickage. The aroma was malty and yeasty. Average amount of floral hop aroma. This beer was very balanced, it was my first introduction to a Belgian IPA. There was an average amount of hop bite (average in terms of an IPA). There where very sight notes of fruit at the finish. This beer was not one of my favorite IPA's but it was balanced and very good.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2011 21:10:58 | More by GossageBrewery
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4/5  rDev +16.3%

04-15-2014 04:09:21 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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gigoat

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-10-2014 02:53:27 | More by gigoat
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Benvarine

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

12-01-2013 02:26:15 | More by Benvarine
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

11-12-2013 03:37:20 | More by jaydoc
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-23-2013 23:27:40 | More by ZEB89
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-18-2013 17:18:41 | More by LambicPentameter
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BetterBeerPlz

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-12-2013 14:35:46 | More by BetterBeerPlz
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Entropy501

Arkansas

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2013 23:57:53 | More by Entropy501
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +16.3%

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Illinois

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Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

04-27-2013 19:59:22 | More by hardrock
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Illinois

3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

11-18-2012 23:56:55 | More by OregonGrown7
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

09-19-2012 01:23:42 | More by AdamP
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -12.8%

09-10-2012 01:22:00 | More by t0rin0
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +9%

09-09-2012 13:54:14 | More by PEIhop
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birchstick

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a yellow color with a huge head on it. Nose consists of fruity hops and yeast and a bit of caramel malts. Taste is similar. Opens up with citrus hops flavors that move on to bitter, sticky pine. The pine is overtaken by some nice fruity grapefruit flavors and a little bit of fruity flavors from the Belgian yeast. Ends bitter and fruit. OVerall, this is a nice Belgian IPA. Hops are crisp, juicy, and bitter and deliver a nice, refereshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 00:21:54 | More by birchstick
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peabody

Kentucky

3.6/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light hazy amber color with lots of off-white suds. Nice lacing here.
Smell is light belgian yeast notes then sugar finishing with a sharp hop aroma.
Taste is mild belgian ale with all the spices barely showing up then the bitterness comes to light finishing with a piney bitter than sticks with the palate for a good while.
Mouthfeel is just a tad sticky but the bitterness at the end seems to clean all that up and what you are left with is just the hop stickyness.
Overall not a bad beer at all. I would drink this with a meal if I was at a restuarant that had this on the beer menu. Good price too.

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 13:48:47 | More by peabody
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ggourde

Missouri

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TSJ4000

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What an awesome beer. I totally taste the Belgian yeasty flavors but it has a lot of hops to this beer as well. Very complex and since I found it in Missouri it was cheap. I got a 6er of this for $8.99 and I think that was a great price for this beer. I will look for more of there stuff if available here. I had never really had this style before and i can't think of much like it. It was totally different but cool. PFA. Pretty Freakin' Awesome.

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04-26-2012 19:33:49 | More by TSJ4000
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Hail Mary Belgian-Style IPA from Cathedral Square Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.