Cat Boy | The Veil Brewing Co.

Cat BoyCat Boy
BA SCORE
4.27/5
45 Ratings
Cat BoyCat Boy
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Veil Brewing Co.
Virginia, United States
theveilbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Cat Boy was brewed in honor of our friend and brewer Justin's first day at The Veil. Brewed with all English malt, a ton of oats, and 100% Simcoe hops. Very expressive aroma. Apricot, citrus, subtle pine, and a touch of cat pee(in a good way). Extremely smooth on the palate with almost no bitterness or heat. We think this one came out so rad.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 06-01-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
45
pDev:
4.92%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
6
Trade:
0
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Photo of OompaMentor
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, juicy, well balanced. - 4/23/17

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of malfunxion
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.78/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutSnob40
4.12/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mmoriarty
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a teku pint. Bottom of can says 04/04/17.

A- Pours a hazy medium amber color with a full two fingers worth of head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a large side patch of surface foam. Resilient lacing leaves a thick, solid ring behind.

S- Some stone fruit and a bit of malt, but not much else.

T- That super juicy character you expect from Veil: apricot, peach and mango plus some yeasty twang to spice things up. How is this 8.2%? Drinks like an orange dreamsicle with some medium bitterness and a resiny finish.

M- Somewhat sharp from the hops but with the usual soft feel to balance. Medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- They do it again, folks. Another stellar DIPA from what I believe to be the brewery creating the best examples of "NE style" IPAs.

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Photo of mmorris15
4.48/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a murky yellow with a nice lingering white head. Aroma is orange, tangerine, pineapple, and a firm dankness. The flavor follows. Lots of tropical fruit and dankness. Smooth feel and well carbonated. Overall, very nice IPA from The Veil.

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Photo of underoath437
4.6/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A hazy look that smells amazing at the first crack, the simcoe comes on strong, but not too strong. A smooth finish with just enough bitterness to finish strong. Highly recommend.

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Photo of epyon396
4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Maestro0708
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can, no date, poured into a teku glass.

Pours a murky yellow-orange color, reminiscent of apple cider. A nice foamy, white, one and a half finger head develops, eventually receding into a thick ring around the glass and cap of foam. Some sticky lacing coats the glass.

This is one of those beers that is so aromatic that you catch powerful scents upon opening and while pouring, long before you bring your nose to the glass. The aroma offers big juicy notes of tropical mango, tangerine, and pineapple, balanced by some piney and floral smells.

Similar to the aroma, the flavor involves a balance between the tropical juice flavors mentioned above and pine character. There is low bitterness and the alcohol is not noticeable.

The feel is full bodied and smooth, but more crisp than other examples I've had of the style.

Overall, this is a very good juicy IPA. More and more I begin to understand the excitement that is generated around the style.

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Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Big_V
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.46/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Pours orange cloudy color looks almost like grapefruit/orange juice. Foamy white head.

Aroma - Lots of tropical aromas orange, mango, pineapple. Slightly sweet with hints of hops.

Taste - Very similar to the aroma, lots of tropical fruit and hops no sign of the 8.4% ABV

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated slightly dry finish

Overall - Another amazing DIPA, great flavors.

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Photo of Uconnelmo
4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Cat Boy from The Veil Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 45 ratings
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