Devils Backbone Catty Wompus

The next brewery we went to was Bunker. This was one of the smallest breweries that we visited. They only had three beers on tap to try. The brewery itself was very small and there was no seating inside the brewery. They had picnic tables outside as well as a deck. We took a seat at the picnic tables with our samples proceeded to get bitten like crazy by bugs. I thought their beers were decent, but not worth getting bug bites over. After about 20 minutes, we were off to the next destination right as the Brew Bus pulled in.


ABV: 7.5%

Style: Belgian IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Cattywompus returns to the line up as the next release in our Trail Blazer series. The Belgian inspired India Pale Ale combines old and new world techniques, ingredients and flavors. This ale is brewed like an IPA and a Belgian ale and blends pine and citrus hop flavors with hints of apple and pear.”

Random: Val picked this beer up in DC for me.

This beer poured with a thin, one finger white head that dissipated almost instantly and left no lacing on the glass. The body was a clear amber color with high carbonation. The nose was more Belgian-inspired than IPA. I picked up Belgian yeast, cloves and honey sweetness. The taste was more of a balance between the styles. It started with notes of grass and some bitterness. Then, golden raisins came through with yeast and clove. The alcohol was present and drying. It had a medium body with high carbonation. The finish was quick with clove and alcohol. This was $2.17 for the bottle, which broke down to $.18 per ounce. This wasn’t a bad beer, but the prevalence of the alcohol distracted from the other flavors.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

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