Hellcat
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Style:
Lager - India Pale Lager (IPL)
Ranked #63
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #30,206
Avg:
3.8 | pDev: 3.95%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
17
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BrewDog
 
Scotland, United Kingdom
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One-off
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SCORE
85
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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.
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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akaizer from Virginia

3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a pale yellow with mild effervescence and a floofy white foam head. Scent is fresh, grassy, and herbal. A touch of tropical fruit also lingers on the nose. Taste is a bit subdued with pleasant notes but nothing jumps out. Feel is on the lighter side with a watery sensation. A very approachable IPA!

Thursday at 10:13 PM
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.69/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bruce Dickinson makes music I love, and beer I like. Couldn't quite figure out the brewing pedigree as Brewdog comes out of Ohio, but I've had another Iron Maiden beer that was brewed in the UK. A multi-national brewer, apparently. This one's a hopped-up lager made "for America." The beer is a straw to gold and slightly hazy pour, with an ample white head. The taste is crisp citrus--at first resinous. Half way through the glass, the depth of flavor disappears somewhat, leaving you with a relatively tasteless citrus rind bite. Good, but not Run To The Hills great.

Nov 22, 2021
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izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours light and clear. Dank aroma. Big foam. Surprisingly delicious for how clear it is. Almost like a glass of water. Big hop resin body. Slight bitterness fades quickly. Great flavor. Way better than expected.

Nov 21, 2021
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Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned 08/27/21 Hellcat pours a light straw color with some decent head. It's light citrus aroma is very pleasant. It's buttery lemon taste is nice and refreshing. Easy enough to drink and it leaves some pine on the tongue. Very pleasant and I will look for it fresh.

Oct 31, 2021
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Act25 from New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Brewdog is fun but hit or miss. Not much competition in IPL league
a) Lager look golden chillhaze, mostly clear body w white wispy head and dots of lace.
s) Grapefruit marmalade, fresh french bread, grass.
t) Follows smell but a bit soapy, along with parsley, lemon, grass, herbs.
f) Frizzy, bright, crisp.
o) Original, perfumey

Oct 28, 2021
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Manta200 from Kentucky

3.77/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Single can from Jungle Jim's
Clear golden color with a finger thick white head, good retention.
Aroma has bread and subtle lemon notes.
Taste is not as hoppy as I expected, has a slight sweetness to it.
Light body with moderate carbonation.
I like it.

Sep 09, 2021
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Korbynlehr from Kentucky

3.63/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very yellow and clear. White head with decent lacing. Nose pineapple maybe. Taste is slightly bitter and slightly citrus, but VERY dry. Ok to good beer. Would not refuse one.

Sep 08, 2021
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damndirtyape from Ohio

3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz can served in a pilsner glass. Date stamp on bottom of can: 2105 43 10:13

Appearance: Perfectly clear pale gold with a white foamy head, with some strands of persistent lacing.

Smell: Definite citrus aroma (grapefruit, lemon), with a little bit of underlying tropical fruit.

Taste: Citrus hops up front, with a bit of a light bready malt, and a lightly bitter, but crisp finish. There is some lager aspect to the malt here.

Mouthfeel: While there is lots of carbonation coming up through the glass when I look at it, it doesn't quite have that lager crisp snap to it in mouthfeel. It's a little bit sticky with some carbonation, and a bit soft overall.

Overall / Drinkability: The can and the website description for this beer describe it as an India Pale Lager, and it fits that description, although some of the aspects of the lager as muted. The hops do go well with the malt combination, making for something that is pretty close to an IPL....just maybe not the mouthfeel. Interesting, and it probably would go well with food, but by itself I think one is enough.

Sep 06, 2021
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Banded together over beer, the iconic brands of Iron Maiden and BrewDog team up for a hoppy and crafted ale that is certain to bring both rock fans and beer fans together.

Hellcat teases with a firm and savory malt foundation along with a bright hop spice that carries a sense of bread crust and citrus across the nose. While layering with a golden-chrome body a foggy haze gives the beer a slightly muddled appearance. With the first sip, its the malts that set the stage with notions of light honey, nuttiness, toast and bread crust for a creamy grain sweetness early on the palate.

The middle palate show a swift transition as the sweetness recedes and the hops begin to build. Grains reduce to a crisp and wafer-like base taste as the hops become emboldened with grapefruit, orange and a hint of lemon. Shifting to an herbal taste, the suggestions of lemongrass, lemon pepper, tea and a parsley-like grassiness take the late taste into a decidedly bitter direction.

Trending grassy, herbal and chocked full with peppery resins, the Hellcat finishes crisp, refreshing and with a decreeable hop bite. A long and bitter linger grips the gullet tightly while remnants of savory toasted grains continue to act in support of the hops. The India Pale Lager has a little something for everyone.

Aug 16, 2021
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Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 17 ratings