Hellcat
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From:
BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
Style:
India Pale Lager (IPL)
Ranked #30
ABV:
6%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,826
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 7.59%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
42
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 16, 2023
Added:
Aug 11, 2021
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  8
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: BrewDog USA partners with Iron Maiden to create a​ feisty India Pale Lager, citrus-forward with ​an epically complex balance of malts and hops.
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Rated: 3.83 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Jan 16, 2023
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Reviewed by Papercut4 from Wisconsin

3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours out of the can a slightly opaque gold. A deliberate roughness to the pour yields about 2 inches of head with moderate lacing. Smells a little herbal, citrus, and even a bit juicy. This beer definitely played tricks on my taste buds. The smell tricks you a little bit and then you taste that it is indeed a lager. It's an interesting experience, that makes you want to go through the process again to make sure you didn't miss something. It tastes slightly floral, with some citrus, but the back end is where you get a bit of bready malts. It's a complex beer, maybe just because it's my first IPL, but I'd try it again for sure.
Jan 13, 2023
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
12 FL OZ. can
Served in a tulip glass

This beer pours yellow and hazy. It is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves spotty lacing.

Light citrus aroma that does not cover up the lager base.

Light citrus, and I can still imagine tasting corn and grass.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel

I tend to like IPLs better than session IPAs. Not this time.
Dec 31, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by Hefsbeercaps from Ohio

Dec 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.68 by Zigzach from Florida

Dec 18, 2022
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Reviewed by SoberlessThoughts from Kentucky

3.12/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I went into this thinking I am going to loose the fight but found out I won the fight.

a good easy drinking ipa. smooth and light fruit and aromatic taste

Listen to Soberless Thoughts the Podcast fellow Drinkers
Dec 18, 2022
 
 
Rated: 3.75 by mpenske from California

Nov 27, 2022
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Reviewed by lordofthewiens from New Mexico

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A clear gold color. Small white head with a bit of lace.
Citrus aroma, some sweet malt, some floral hops.
Taste of grapefruit, orange, caramel. Some late spiciness.
Nice balance of hops and malt.
Nov 25, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass. It smelled of orange, toasted caramel, floral notes and some grasses. Sweet orange taste with caramel and a mild bitterness.
Nov 14, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by mojohawk21 from Missouri

Nov 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.1 by BeerBeast from Florida

Nov 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.77 by Rainintheface from Florida

Nov 03, 2022
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Reviewed by kflorence from Texas

3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Picked up a draft crowler from Whichcraft in Austin.

Pours a golden, copper in color with a half inch of bubbly foam. Carbonation looks average, head retention below average. Eventually there is a thin lacing of bubbles on top with minimal lacing. Looks to be a pretty standard IPL, if a bit lackluster.

A lovely sweet candy malt and citrus hop aroma comes through strong on the nose. Smells chewy. I'm liking the hop bouquet here.

Taste follows the nose well. Pretty balanced throughout with roasty, caramel malts, though certainly citrus forward. Lots of grapefruit, lemon, some earthy/grassy notes. A little bit of spice towards the swallow. Grapefruit and roasted malts linger on the tongue after the swallow.

This one is medium bodied with slightly below average, but zesty, carbonation and ample chewiness. An easy drinker that finishes a little bit dry.

I sampled a number of brews on tap and this one stood out. This is definitely in my wheelhouse in terms of what I look for in a hoppy brew: citrus-forward with some malt balance. It's a pretty simple flavor profile, overall, but it's quite effective. I believe this is my first beer from BrewDog, so I'll have to check out some of their other offerings. Good stuff, glad I picked this one up. Cheers!
Oct 02, 2022
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Reviewed by mfnmbvp from Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz. can, canned on 07/21/2022. My second random beer from BrewDog acquired as part of a mixed six pack from the local Binny's.

Poured to a Duvel tulip.

A - Crisp golden yellow-orange body, big finger of frothy soapy white head. Some carbonation rushing topside. Looks excellent.

S - Excellent aroma; fresh, earthy, herbal, grassy, floral hop presence, some soapiness, elderflower, lemons. Smells extremely inviting.

T - Taste is the same: hugely fresh, earthy, grassy, lemony hop cones, followed with good crusty bready malt backbone. This thing is extremely well-balanced.

M - Feel is exceptionally smooth, crisp, and light-bodied, especially for the 6.0% abv.

Extremely impressed by this beer, to be quite honest. Obviously much better than the other Iron Maiden beer named Trooper which others might have seen. Definitely recommended.

BrewDog / Iron Maiden Hellcat -----4/5
Sep 27, 2022
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. can, born on 5/10/22, so a couple month old but don't feel that it detracted from my enjoyment. Poured a clear straw color into a pint glass with visible carbonation, a 2 finger head, large bubbles and a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is that of citrus, grassy pine and a pronounced malt backbone. Taste is mild with a bit of a bite at the end and is light to medium in body. As this style is something I rarely try it was a nice change and enjoyed it more than expected.
Sep 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.97 by BKotch from Texas

Sep 14, 2022
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Reviewed by xmanden from Michigan

3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Slightly hazy yellow with minimal head. Strong hops with an evergreen tree aroma, and slight lemon. Tastes hoppy and citrus peel. Not bad for a pale lager.
Aug 24, 2022
 
Rated: 4.26 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Aug 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured beautiful yellow amber with white head that insisted on hanging around the whole drink and left lacing along the way.
Aroma mild for me, a touch of piney and grassy bits. Smelled “fresh”
Knocked down the taste score a bit as IPL implies hops and they are largely absent, bitterness wise. The taste, however, does provide flavor: the grassy bits, a hint of pine, some crackers and maybe just a touch of pepper. Tasty, just not what it says it is.
The feel is excellent, no worries there. This beer was meant to be slammed and I almost obliged. Very quaffable.
Aug 10, 2022
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Rated by Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Very fragrant, a bit thin and straw like in appearance, but nice lacy ... Refreshing taste .... I enjoyed
Jul 26, 2022
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

3.07/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
On tap at Bill Gray’s Seabreeze in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells slightly citrusy, with bready malts, some vague sweetness, and graininess.

This is technically supposed to be an India Pale Lager, I guess – but it’s not super hoppy by any means. There’s a touch of citrus, but it’s mostly grassiness and vague sweetness. It feels maybe slightly underattenuated.

This is entirely forgettable. It wasn’t unenjoyable, but it left no mark on me.
Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by Peach63 from New York

3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
pale yellow with a 1" white head, which lasts. Light lacing.

Aroma of citrus, pine, grass.

Taste is lemon, grapefruit, caramel, pine.

Medium body, light carbonation. Dry finish.

A very tasty IPL.
Jun 08, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
nice american lager refreshing to drink
Jun 03, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Brewdog Brewing Co. “Hellcat”
12 fl. oz. can “BORN: 10/12/21 210741 14:52” and sampled on 05/28/22

Look: Hazy yellow gold body beneath a short head of bright white foam. Average head retention and lacing.
Smell: Hoppy with citrus and some resins.
Taste: A basic, sweet malt is threaded through with hoppy notes of orange, sweetened grapefruit, lemon candy, grass, soft “dank” resins, and spiciness. A firm bitterness leaves it sweetish upfront but dry in the finish with some lemon, grass, spiciness, and bitterness lingering.
Feel: Medium bodied on the lighter side and snappy and crisp.
Overall: Decent enough. The sweetish malt and citrus leads me to think of this as a spring or summer beer but it could easily work year-round.
Review #8,017
May 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by cryptichead from Illinois

May 28, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

May 05, 2022
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Reviewed by morimech from Minnesota

3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Even if my 6-pack is 6 months old, still contains a nice load of hoppy goodness. Clean, no sign of fade with plenty of aromatics. Light body, moderately bitter, and fairly dry. I enjoyed this beer more than I thought I would considering its age. Going to ding the score a little because it is BrewDog but otherwise I would of recommended this beer if I had it 6 months ago.
Apr 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.65 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Apr 13, 2022
 
Rated: 3.78 by KT3418 from Colorado

Mar 10, 2022
 
Rated: 3.98 by Spencer96 from Ohio

Feb 16, 2022
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Rated by Kiiz

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
It’s basically the Bud Light of IPAs. Except when I want bud light I want bud light not an ipa. So this beer is utterly useless.
Feb 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.16 by Boone757 from Virginia

Feb 07, 2022
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
I got a can of this beer from a mixed Christmas 2021 holiday 24pck that my wife got for me. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had overprime notes mixed with bitter citrus. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with subtle bitter citrus presence. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with big carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.
Feb 04, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by epterina from Florida

Jan 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.45 by DavyDnIndy from Indiana

Jan 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.81 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Jan 25, 2022
 
Rated: 3.71 by MJ64 from Mississippi

Jan 22, 2022
 
Rated: 3.75 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania

Jan 09, 2022
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