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Bellwoods Catherine Wheel

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Brewed by Bellwoods Brewery
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Toronto, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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An American style IPA fermented with a Belgian yeast. The hops used add a fresh grassy character that gives way to soft floral notes. The natural Belgian yeast creates unique aromatics with a slightly pungent undertone.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2037) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
500ml bottle from the brewery via PJ. Hazy light amber with a slightly foamy off white head. Somewhat floral herbs, dry, light brett, hints of Belgian yeast, dried grapefruit rind, quite dry, moderate body and carbonation, some sweetness but quickly becomes more bitter, nice finish. Everything comes together quite well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1403) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
Pours a hazy golden with a thin creamy white head that leaves some really nice lacing. Nose is dank with some potent fruits and hop flowers. Taste is lightly sweet and offers more fruits, some spices while not being too "belgian". Bitterness level is medium and stands up to the somewhat heavy base. Alcohol content is almost completely hidden but you can still get some peppery alcohol. Body is medium, carbonation too and mouthfeel is slightly grainy/sugary. Overall a really nice IPA, I wish the belgian character would be more upfront but it is still really fine as it is!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1140) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 20, 2014
On tap. Hazy yellow to honey colour. Grassy aroma with pungent hops and some yeasty notes and esters as well. Flavourful brew with pine cones and a sweet malts intermingled with some yeasty funk as well. Very good stuff and glad I tried it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (226) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Citrusy aroma with floral notes. Clear gold colour. Medium bitterness with flavours of grapefruit, orange peel, and spice. Medium in body and carbonation. A decent IPA, but underwhelming in the flavour.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4526) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
Draft - Grassy with Belgian fruity esters and spice. Cloudy gold with a rich white head. Creamy with some pithy grapefruit and yeast notes. A bit muddy in flavours

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (390) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Cloudy light orangey yellow with a small white head that leaves fine lace. Big grassy nose with some citrus and pepper. Medium sweet malty start with an excellent bitter citrus middle and end and the Belgian yeast providing a lightly spicy character that enhances rather than distracting. Medium slick mouth with soft carbonation and a dry finish. Excellent.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6726) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 500mL bottle, sent from wilco (thanks a lot, Mike), pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is hugely enchanting, with both loads of hops and Belgian yeast -- bringing out loads of piney hops, some tangy citrus notes, Belgian yeast, and floral notes. Flavour is along the same lines, with loads of piney and floral hops, some citrus, and a wonderful Belgian yeasty note that creates a nice tang on the finish. Exceedingly well-structured and immensely drinkable. Belgian IPAs are a tricky style to get right, but Bellwoods totally nailed this. Wonderful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6005) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle. Another winner from Bellwoods. Strawish colored pour. Fruity and floral Belgian yeast adds a nice dimension and flavor profile. Nice Belgian ipa

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1903) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2014
Cloudy yellow pour. Nose is citrus hops and Belgian yeastyness. Nice foam sticks around. Flavour is smooth, hops are nice but not overbearing and the Belgian esters add a nice touch ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2421) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2014
Pours a light straw yellow with pillowy white top. Aroma is light citrus and yeast. Taste is so pleasant, citrus hop flavouring with yeast characteristics and a little wheat.


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