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Beer Right Meow | HopCat

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Brewed by:
HopCat
Michigan, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beergorrilla on 07-28-2014

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20
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
20%
 
 
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Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours hazy/cloudy orange/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, papaya, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, honey, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, mango, lemon/orange rind, pine, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance initially; leading to some light lingering hop astringency near the end of the glass. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness; increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and fairly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Minimal warming alcohol as expected of 6.3%. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and easy to drink. My only real complaint was the hop astringency that shows up at the end of the glass, but it isn’t overwhelming. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.55/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I picked up a bottle of HopCat's Beer Right Meow at Boyne Country Provisions. I've been to Hop Cat before, but I don't think I've tried any of there house brewed beers and I'm interested to see how it turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle int a IPA glass.

A- The label looks nice, it's got a nice design to it and it's a little eye catching. IT poured a golden orange color that took on more of a golden color when held to the light with a finger and half worth of slightly tan head that was slightly creamy and slightly bubbly and died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left a little bit of spotty lacing behind. This is a pretty nice looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a mixture of citrus and green hop aromas with the citrus rinds sticking out the most by a little bit and there's a generic hop aroma showing up in the background. Up next comes a little bit of fruitiness that's followed by the malts which impart a sweet malt, doughy and lightly toasted malts aromas. This beer has a pretty nice aroma and it's pretty much what I would expect from the style.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma and it starts off with a higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart the same same aspects that they did in the aroma, but this time there's more generic hop aspects and it goes right into a little bit of doughy yeast. Up next comes the malts which impart all the same aspects that they did in the aroma. On the finish there's a higher amount of medium bitterness with some more sweetness and it has a green hop and generic hop aftertaste. This is a nice tasting beer and it's solid for the style, but it isn't too memorable.

M- Fairly smooth, a little crisp, a little clean, on the full side of being medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is pretty nice and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a decent beer and and pretty close to average for the style, but nothing really stuck out about and it just tasted like an IPA I've had many time before from many different breweries. This beer didn't have the best drinkability, one is enough for me, anymore than that and it would start to wear on me. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance, aroma and mouthfeel, they were the highlights of this beer. What I liked the least about this beer is the taste, it was just pretty close to average for the style and not much stuck out about it. I wouldn't buy this beer again, but I might not turn it down and I can't say I highly recommend it either. All in all This beer wasn't bad, but it didn't have what it takes to be a memorable IPA. It didn't make for the best first impression for the brewery and it;'s just a little above average for the style. Better luck next time guys, this one could use a little work.

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Beer Right Meow from HopCat
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