HOPness Monster
Catawba Brewing Co.

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From:
Catawba Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,352
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,428
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 8.79%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
65
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 03, 2020
Added:
May 03, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  32
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4 by wilfonzo from Florida

Nov 03, 2020
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Rated by Aewachiw from Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This was the Haze IPA variety.
Jul 04, 2020
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hazy gold with medium carbonation and 2 fingers of white head.

Smells of cantaloupe and red grape.

Tastes of pineapple, peach and smoothness.

Light and smooth body with light carbonation.

Got in Canton, drinking it up the mountain June 25, 2020.
Jun 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Drinking this at a local tap house, Tapped in Greenville NC.
This is a review that I changed because the original review was based on a can, and this one on tap, much better on tap!
Poured from tap into a pint glass.
Looks light amber with a head that dropped quickly.
Smells very lightly malt, citric hoppy.
Tastes citrus forward with good balance of malt for the style.
Mouth feel is medium light.
Overall yes I would drink again.
Jan 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.01 by RochefortChris from North Carolina

Oct 19, 2019
 
Rated: 2.65 by Van_boi from New Hampshire

Oct 02, 2019
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Rated by conrod from Florida

3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
On draft at Asheville brewery
Jul 31, 2019
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Rated by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

2.85/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
I just dont like IPAs thst taste like this.
Jul 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.89 by PhillipMuckelvaney from Tennessee

May 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Apr 26, 2019
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Reviewed by drdiesel9483 from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Look - dark copper slightly hazy slight film
Smell - fruity slight citrus
Taste - just like the scent, good malt backbone with a slight caramel
Feel - medium full body fairly light carb slight cream
Overall - really good balanced tasty beer
Apr 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 31, 2019
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Reviewed by CopperMtnPlowboy from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25
Looks a little cloudy - nice full head with staying power.
Smell - I'm liking it. It's got the piney/floral nose that I like. Lacks a little "oomph" of the best IPA's, but still above average.
Taste - well done for an IPA. Got the soft-needle pine and hint of citrus - grapefruit comes though, the good kind though not the bitter yellow grapefruit. Something else in there I can't quite figure...perhaps tangerine?
Feel - a little slimey...odd something I've never had with an IPA. It is fresh, in case you were wondering.
Overall - just outside my "top tier" IPA's. A damn good beer. Well done, Catawba!

P.S. Drinking this in Florida during the winter while I'm slathered in sunblock. And I to NOT taste sunblock. :-)
Mar 07, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jan 22, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by sisterofba from Maryland

Dec 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.6 by Clemson_OB from South Carolina

Dec 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by slhuggy from Virginia

Nov 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.54 by GreatWhiteDuffalo from Tennessee

Oct 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by anthony-s from New Jersey

Oct 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Oct 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.53 by WickedBeer from Alabama

Oct 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by Mdez from Virginia

Oct 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by ImperatorScab from Tennessee

Oct 03, 2018
 
Rated: 3.42 by Rockhead from Virginia

Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 3.59 by nickfl from Florida

Sep 04, 2018
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Reviewed by TheBeerMaster1 from New York

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
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.
Sep 03, 2018
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Rated by Tennisballa07 from Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Nice fruity IPA
Aug 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by markallmon from Tennessee

Aug 19, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Aug 17, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by CoasterGuy from Pennsylvania

Aug 14, 2018
 
Rated: 3.93 by thomasarose from Tennessee

Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by florisj135 from Virginia

Jul 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by ejohnson654 from Florida

Jul 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Coho11 from Ohio

Jun 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jun 19, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by jeffthepony from Georgia

Jun 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by OldSmaug from North Carolina

May 23, 2018
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Reviewed by TomEfiller from Alabama

4.39/5  rDev +10.3%
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.
May 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.07 by fermentedbarley from New Hampshire

Apr 10, 2018
HOPness Monster from Catawba Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 84 ratings