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Catamount 8 Lives | Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall

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Brewed by:
Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by UnionMade on 01-18-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 7
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Catamount 8 Lives: Bought from Trader Joes. Light golden color, absolutely clear. Tall white head. I was a bit surprised that this was listed as a Pale Ale, as I thought the flavor profile was much more akin to a pilsner, in other words delicately flavored, fairly malty with only a light touch of hops. Maybe that is because I’ve been drinking hopped up American pale ales, and this is much more familiar to the style than I had realized. One thing is clear, this is very light bodied, yet tasty, and would make it easy to drink over a long relaxing night at the pub.

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3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The brew pours a clear orangey gold, topped with a thin head. Bubbles rise slowly to the top, retaining the head throughout the pint.
Aroma is malty and toasty, with some floral appley esters. Very mild phenols. A hint of white grape, light citric hops, and some doughy yeast. The beer has a vague german feel to it. I can't tell if it's the malt or hops, or both. Clean, defined aromas.
Flavor is malty up front, with a light caramelized toastiness. A touch of yeast, with mild fruitiness coming through in the middle. Hops follow, with an oily citric/pine feel. The hops finish the beer, with a crisp, tangy, mild bitterness. Well balanced, the flavors blending together smoothly. Medium to light bodied, with moderate, small bubbled carbonation. A light alcoholic sweetness as the beer warms up, mostly apparent when you exhale.
A good brew. Nice malt character, well balanced, and enjoyable. Not the most incredible pale ale I've ever had, but I wouldn't turn down a sixer of this.

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4.15/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yellowish light gold color with a nice white head, good carbonation, and lace. Balanced hoppy, fruity, grainy aroma. Nice balanced flavor; light fruitiness and light malt sweetness with a nice hoppy crisp finish. Light-medium bodied and smooth.

Overall: Great balanced session beer!

Bottled: 01/14/03 (per neck)
Tasted: 06/06/03

($5.69 / 6-pack)

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1.6/5  rDev -57.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Maybe it was because I bought it at Trader Joe's. Maybe it was because it wasn't stored right. What ever it was, this was one awefull tasting beer. It had a great yellow color, so I threw it back, inhaling a large gulp. Bad move, it tasted like my cat peed in it. I thought, maybe that's why they call it eight lives.

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4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a crystal clear golden color with a nice creamy white head that literally lasts until the last sip. Great crisp hop aroma with the faintest toasty maltiness in the background. Great smooth malt flavors start this brew off before it goes to a great floral hop quality to carry through until the end. The brew is extremely crisp and fairly light bodied, making it a great warm weather brew. The crispness makes this one amazingly drinkable and I could definitely see myself throwing back several of these in a night to cool off while note sacrificing flavor.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with the proud cat on the label. Stated on the label "We brewed this beer to celebrate fresh beginnings." No Freshness date on the bottle though there was one on the case box, we have been told that their will be freshness dates on all bottles soon.

Appearance: Crystal clear deep golden with a well formed sticky white lace.

Smell: Aromatic sweet pale malt and a pungent hop oil twang in the nose. Vague fruitiness and fresh cut hay also.

Taste: Moderate body with a crisp malty mouth feel of pale malt, slick oily hop flavour gives a sweet floral flavour to the taste buds. Mildly fruity with hints of pear and manderin oranges. Soft bitterness from the hops which melds with the bready malt. Hop flavour and a light pale grainy flavour make up the clean after taste.

Notes: Not an original Catamount brew before the changeover though has the spirit of one. Overly drinkable, quite an addictive brew. I could see sitting down with a few of these without a second thought.

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4.66/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A very nice golden ale. Not too many offerings in this style, I beleive because beer types scoff at something so simple, but in its simplicity lies its beauty.

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Catamount 8 Lives from Harpoon Brewery & Beer Hall
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 9 ratings
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