HopCat The Rapture | HopCat

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HopCat
Michigan, United States
hopcatgr.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Thorpe429 on 08-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
28
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
16.13%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
9
For Trade:
2
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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Shared by Richard on 1-14-12.

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Photo of spycow
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of _morandi_
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of WCW
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of vinny21bal
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of EZEKIEL_F
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of Supergenious
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jordy777
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of illidurit
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of t0rin0
2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

Photo of amishbooze
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of MasterSki
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from klipper. Thanks dude! Served in a random glass at Edward's Labor Day cookout.

A - Tan foam settles to not much; there's maybe a thin collar. Murky purple-brown body looks a lot like plums.

S - Very sour and oaky, with acetic plum vinegar, funky cheese, hints of bourbon, and a slightly rancid note to it. It's not a very subtle beer and the flavors seem to be fighting a bit, but it's improved since the last time I had this.

T - The taste is a fair bit sweeter, with more of the fruit and malt base showing up and less acetic sourness. There's a more lemony lactic vibe, as well as some oak and a slight carbonic seltzer flavor as well. Bourbon is pretty mild, and the vinous plum flavors are more suggestive of wine barrels. Alcohol seems to have mellowed since last summer. More of a 3.75 here, so I'll be tough elsewhere.

M - Medium-bodied, with zesty carbonation, moderate acidity, and a dry tannic finish. Not much alcohol warmth either.

D - This has gotten a fair bit better since when I first had it, but it's still not a particularly great American Wild. It gets very acidic quickly and it's a bit lacking in integration. However, as a 'first' attempt at a sour it's solid, albeit rough around the edges.

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3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to 67couple for sharing this one at a recent tasting! Bottle #149! Served from bottle into a Boulevard tulip. Poured murky brown with a half finger off-white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, sour, tart, acidic, and wood. The flavor was of sweet malt, sour, tart, acidic, vanilla, wood, and plums. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. I was a little off-put on this one as to what to think of it. There was so much going on that it really all seemed to run together and overpower other aspects going on. I don’t know what the brewer’s goal was with this one, but I’m sure this was not it. This definitely hurt the drinkability of it. However, the aroma was quite pleasant and well balanced. This could have been a really nice brew if the flavor followed along with the notes of the aroma. Worth trying to judge for yourself at least once.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of womencantsail
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks for the bottle, Derek.

Pours a murky amber color with an off-white head. Tart fruits are present on the nose, especially plums and raisins. There’s a definite acetic quality as well as perhaps some port or sweet red wine. The flavor is a bit leathery and has a strong balsamic note. Some more heavy red wine character and similar dark fruit notes. Definitely acetic, but not bracingly sour. Medium body with low to medium carbonation.

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Photo of klipper
4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of buddyvelt
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of marine1975
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Dael5859
5/5  rDev +34.4%

Photo of sweatervest27
5/5  rDev +34.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +21%

Photo of Sean9689
3.11/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle shared by me at WLV Pig Roast. Poured into Narke tulip.

A - Pours a rusty copper/brown color, cream-colored head, thin ring, no lace.

S - Booze, oak, some light sweetness, malts. A lot of different things going on here that don't really meld all that well together for me.

T - Booze, oak, bourbon, burnt sugars. Again, kind of a mess here and not sure exactly what they were shooting for on this one. Lots of oak and alcohol, even at 9.5%.

M - Medium, good carbonation, oak finish.

O - Not all that good of an example of a Wild Ale to me. Lots of stuff going on here in all different directions, which makes for quite a mess. I might try again, but there's way too many other sours out there I prefer. Can't recommend.

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2.85/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Copper-red-brown pour, smallish white head

Smell: I get some toffee, malt and booze, perhaps a hint of bourbon

Taste: A bit messy and I found it somewhat off, similar to the aroma with toffee, coffee, booze and some oak/bourbon

Mouthfeel: medium body

Overall: I wasn't particularly impressed with this one, it seems a bit confused as a beer.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.33/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Thorpe429. Thanks Matt.

The beer is brown, with a thin beige head. The aroma offers coffee, malt, booze, and barrels. The flavor is of alcoholic coffee. Bourbon and oak are quite prominent as well. Too much barrel character. Unbalanced. Ok stuff. Perhaps worth another try, should the situation present itself.

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3.72 out of 5 based on 28 ratings.
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