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Baa Baa F U Harvey Cat 4

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Baa Baa F U Harvey Cat 4

Baa Baa Brewhouse

Brookshire

NEIPA

ABV: 8.4%

IBUs: ?

Packaging: Draft, 12 ounce cans

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If you read the write up on Cat 3, much of the info is the same. Skip down a few paragraphs. I picked up some cans of at the F U Harvey release, where we raised $1,200 in Teku sales alone. Baa Baa managed to raise a bunch too, with over $500 in straight cash donations, $313 from #reliefbeers, $7,ooo from the cans, for a whopping total of $9,013!

The artwork of F U Harvey Cat 3 may never be seen again, but it’s a brite can with a circular sticker on it. Cat 4 is black with black and white ransom-note-looking text surrounding a red hurricane icon and the state/flag of Texas. Red, white and blue brush strokes circle it all.

We know all too well how big Harvey was and just how ominous he looked, but this F U Harvey Cat 4 is a great refuge from all that with the color and opacity of chicken soup broth. There was a big, fat, foamy head that lingered and laced down the glass like spotty storms on the radar. I poured really aggressively, though. Don’t mind the off-color. The dang sunset messed up my shot! The beer isn’t as brown as the pics suggest.

F U Harvey Cat 4 smells of pure citrus like so many hazy IPAs do, but there’s a lemon and tangerine note that seem to rise above the rest.

The taste of F U Harvey Cat 4 surprised me, as I usually prefer the lighter ABV beers of this style. It starts off with a twinge of citrus that surprises the tip of your tongue. That’s followed by a pillowy mouthfeel full of grapefruit and tangerine notes that linger into a smoothly bitter finish with a little hop burn.

As I mentioned, I prefer the smaller ABV NEIPAs to the Doubles, but F U Harvey Cat 4 is special. It reminds me a bit of their very first NEIPA, Cow Jumped Over the Moon, but with less bitterness. It’s been a while, though.

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You’re not gonna find F U Harvey Cat 4 in cans unless you’re trading, but you can find some Ps: I Love Ewe at Growler Spot, Growler USA, Murdoch’s, Home Sweet Market, Moon Tower Inn and Drink of Ages. There might be a little bit of F U Harvey Cat 4 and Cat 3 left on draft at Baa Baa if you get out there next weekend to get your Teku! But don’t hold your breath.

  • My Overall Rating
4.5

F U Harvey Cat 3

I think I like Cat 3 slightly better than 4, but not enough to give it 5 whole stars. The balance and unique finish make it great, and the mouthfeel leaves me wanting a bit more, but overall it’s terrific! What about you? What’d you think of You’re not gonna find F U Harvey Cat 3? Rate it for yourself or share your experience with us in the comments below. Beers to you, Houston.

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Anthony Gorrity
tony.d@beerchronicle.com

Anthony's a Houston native, a Creative Strategist at https://ledgeloungers.com/, an adjunct instructor of Visual Communication at Lone Star College, and a UH Coog that loves good beer almost as much as he does his city. Anthony lives to help others and that's found a home helping some of the coolest breweries on earth with creative and marketing projects that can be seen on our Portfolio page. Fueled by hoppy lagers, sessionable IPAs, and gangster rap, he's ticked his way through H-Town, rocking the most unusual Nikes he can find. When he's not writing for us, he's with his family or very patiently rooting for the Rockets.

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