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Hail Mary Belgian-Style IPA - Cathedral Square Brewery

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Hail Mary Belgian-Style IPAHail Mary Belgian-Style IPA

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BA SCORE
79
okay

50 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | 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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Reviews by scarfield:
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scarfield

Nebraska

3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

App- Pours a cloudy amber with a ridiculous head on the top in excess of 1.5 inches. Lacing is excellent through the glass.

Smell- Spicy hops come through in the nose, as well as a bit of the yeast coming through. Hints of bubblegum and banana after the hops subside.

Taste- Overall the malt and yeast comes through before the hops. Spiciness in the beginning, and the hops are evident more in the aftertaste than in the taste itself. The hops are citrusy, predominantly grapefruit, but not quite assertive enough for me.

Mouthfeel- Thick, chewy, as mentioned before the beer has a dryness to it.

Overall- one of the best looking beers I've seen. Has everything I look for in a beer, color, head, lacing. There was no date on the bottle, but it seemed to me that maybe the freshness was gone from it, which probably ended up costing the beer points in taste and perhaps mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2012 00:58:58 | More by scarfield
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c-rum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

07-21-2014 02:31:04 | More by c-rum
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brecklem


3/5  rDev -12%

07-13-2014 03:42:25 | More by brecklem
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Lukass

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +10%

06-22-2014 17:43:57 | More by Lukass
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thefluker

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -19.4%

06-11-2014 01:10:58 | More by thefluker
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12%

06-09-2014 16:39:21 | More by Whiskeydeez
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4/5  rDev +17.3%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Kansas

3.51/5  rDev +2.9%
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 +10%

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

Arkansas

2.86/5  rDev -16.1%
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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slapperloon

Missouri

4/5  rDev +17.3%

05-29-2013 16:29:06 | More by slapperloon
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BRD14

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

05-11-2013 15:27:42 | More by BRD14
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hardrock

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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

Illinois

3/5  rDev -12%

03-30-2013 15:15:55 | More by ahentz
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vidguy17

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

03-30-2013 15:15:28 | More by vidguy17
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EvanWilliams

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

12-30-2012 04:37:49 | More by EvanWilliams
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OregonGrown7

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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

California

3/5  rDev -12%

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

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +10%

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

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +12.9%
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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Hail Mary Belgian-Style IPA from Cathedral Square Brewery
79 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.