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Bellwoods Catherine Wheel

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.71/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnurda (1177) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
On tap at Bellwoods in Toronto. Golden straw color. Grassy hoppy. Bit of spice. Very enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Crockett (1027) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2015
Nose of sweet citrus, yeast funk, and dry hop with medicinal notes. Cloudy gold with a medium soapy white head. Nice peppery carbonation. Initially comes off being quite bitter. The body of the beer is decently sweet behind all the hop. Notes of bread and bret. yeasts. Grass, bitter melon. Lots of florals in the nose and mouth at every sip. A lot more Belgian (think Orval) than what you’d expect from an IPA. So, I can see how people might think it strange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thorongil2 (1474) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2015
(bottle) cloudy pale yellow orange colour with a small beige head; aroma of grapefruit, then bit of funk; dry flavour with a long light bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 [6076-20131127] Tap. Citrus yeast aroma has a light grassy note. Slightly hazy, light orange yellow body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head and some lacing. Light evergreen and citrus yeast flavour. Medium body has a light tang. Good. (7/3/8/3/16) 3.7
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

[6284C-20140422] Bottle. Mild orange grains aroma. Hazy, pale orange body with a long-lasting foamy white head. Yeasty orange grains flavour has a nice bitter finish. Medium body. Good. (7/4/8/3/16) 3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shaynsawchuk (606) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
500 mL bottle. Hazy straw with a faint, lacy white head. Floral hops on the nose, spicy yeast tones of clove and pepper, orange, citrus peel, general dank and some smoky phenols. Dry and moderately bitter. Average plus body with a long and lingering mouth feel. Strikes a nice balance between hops and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (900) - - NOV 10, 2014
Floral hops, pine, wheat, touch of orange and pepper, yeasty finish. Well done even though not my favorite style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow (2175) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mathieuc (1720) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bendrixian (1233) - Canadiana, Ontario, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (284) - 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.

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