HOPness Monster | Catawba Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Catawba Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
catawbabrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with an abundance of fresh Citra and Cascade, this IPA boasts a big biting hop profile layered with ripe tropical fruit, juicy citrus, and pine.

Added by gatornation on 05-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,539
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
61
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
27
Trade:
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Ratings: 61 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Rockhead
3.42/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeerMaster1
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Love the label, so cool. Citra are amongst my favorite hops and cascades are a classic. The initial taste is very fruity and flavorful -however I wasn't a fan of the after taste, which reminded me of sun block. Yes - sun block. And quite a bit of it.

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Photo of Tennisballa07
3.64/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice fruity IPA

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Photo of markallmon
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoasterGuy
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thomasarose
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of florisj135
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejohnson654
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coho11
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldSmaug
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TomEfiller
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Looks like an IPA is supposed to look. Hazy light golden with great lacing and nice bits of stuff left over. Smells like walking in the pines while you carry a bag of oranges and tangerines on your back. Other than a little rough feel from a tab bit more carbonation than is needed, this is a great beer you should add to your buy again list.

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Photo of Chloe_Priss
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fermentedbarley
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of russpowell
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed gold with a thumb of eggshell colored head. Fantastic lacing & head retention

S: Breadyness, citrus

T: Follows the nose, much dryness, orange peel up front. More dryness, a little orange & grapefruit once warm, Finishes with grapefruit, dryness, a little lime & tangerine, plus dryness

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, good balance

Pretty tasty IPA, way to go Morganton, NC!

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Photo of Smoky54
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spongebob2
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gopens44
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very attractive beer, hazy gold with a very nice off white creamy head that leaves behind a confident bit of lacing. Bright, bitter and earthy nose is exactly what I think of when I enjoy an "NC" IPA. There's enough malt to give depth to the vibrancy of the bitter. Taste carries the same malt signature that the nose suggests as the nature of the bitterness comes across as earthy green olive and pine notes. Just prior to the end of the tasting experience, I'm getting a bit of honey. Finishes slightly dry and pretty light actually. I'd bet that on draught, this is even more satisfying.

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Photo of MGoeltz
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwclt
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mntlover
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy murky golden orange blend with lots of small sediment particles floating around. Nice two finger off white head that leaves gobs of lace.

Aroma is fruity and hoppy with touches of pine bitterness. Tropical in nature tangerine, pink lemonade, mango and pineapple but all with a underlying pine notes which make it little better then most fruity IPA's I have had lately.

Taste is like the nose nice fruity juicy IPA flavors but with the nice pine needle bitterness that a lot of these fruity IPA's are lacking. Not sure if this is a hybrid east coast meats west coast but for me has the best of both worlds. I will have to be buying more of this.

Mouthfeel is medium with medium level of carbonation pretty much normal and perfect for this beer.

Overall with everyone doing a Fruity IPA I was kind of sad when I found out what this was but pleasantly surprised to find it kind of a best of both worlds.

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HOPness Monster from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 61 ratings