Category 2 IPA - Holy City Brewing
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by avalon07:
4/5 rDev +9%
A: Had this beer on-tap at Gene's Hofbrau, poured into a pint glass. Had a copper color and a hazy consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Great lacing.
S: As you might expect, lots of hops in the aroma, with some citrus as well.
T: Like the smell, the taste was dominated by hops. This beer almost had a DIPA-level amount of hops (not a bad thing). Also had light citrus (grapefruit?) and some malt as well. A focused, surprisingly powerful flavor.
M: A highly carbonated beer with a very bitter finish. Medium-bodied.
O: On the whole, Category 2 is a solid, refreshing, well made IPA. Very much a drinkable beer.
10-28-2012 12:04:54 | More by avalon07
More User Reviews:
3.78/5 rDev +3%
Fresh-filled at the brewery. Not sure how this differs from Category 2 (other then ABV). Different hop profile perhaps?
Pours a cloudy orange-amber with a sudsy white head that settles to a thin sheet of haze, leaving a few spots of lacing clinging to the glass. Nice, fresh aromas of grassy American hops, as well as some tangerine, peach, and grapefruit. Smells juicy. Taste consists of more grassy/tropical hops, flavors of peach, grapefruit, and orange zest. Moderate hop bitterness in the finish, very nicely balanced and quite drinkable. Mouthfeel is crisp and refreshing, with a medium body and good carbonation. Overall a solid IPA offering from HC, wish I could try it next to Category 2 and see what the difference is.
10-21-2012 21:45:56 | More by jsanford
3.83/5 rDev +4.4%
A: This poured a nice copper color with a thick white head that lingered, leaving a nice amount of lacing on the glass.
S: The hops are definitely present in the aroma, as they should be. There is a nice mixture of citrus and grassiness that balance each other quite well.
T: What you smell is what you taste with this beer. The hop flavors are very forward (citrus and grass/pine notes) and then the taste finishes with bitterness.
M: The carb is pretty good, though difficult to be sure of since this sample is a growler pour, but I did have a sample fresh and this holds true. It also has a nice dry finish, which I enjoy in this style.
O: This is a very solid, very tasty IPA. I would definitely have it again as it is so drinkable and delicious.
11-03-2012 00:15:18 | More by VWBuggirl
Category 2 IPA from Holy City Brewing
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.