Draft Punk - Pratt Street Ale House

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Ratings: 50
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 8.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Pratt Street Ale House visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dlmccabe1 on 05-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 10
Reviews by PhillyStyle:
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.97/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Pizzeria Paradiso, Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. - March 2012:

The beer appeared a bright orange color that produced a nice foamy white (I think, it was kind of dark in the restaurant) that had decent retention. The beer gave off a stronger hop aroma than the taste led on and the taste of the beer was obviously less hoppy than expected, but as another reviewer noted, this is probably more in line with an English IPA, it had a nice malt and hop balance, which was pleasant. The beer was smooth and easy to drink that had a nice amount of carbonation to it. Overall, a nice beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of akorsak
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At the Pratt Street Ale House in a tumbler.

A: Finally, an all-American beer from Mr. Jones! The IPA is an amber color, golden and ferrous. A bit hazy but nothing to get too fired up about. A white head comes along, lacing nicely in my glass.

S: Fresh citrus, the nose doesn't skimp on biting C hops. An equally strong caramel malt base provides more balance than an IPA should have. A minor plaint, I know. Onward...

T: Mmm, the fresh bite of hops. After the sweet porter (SOB), the bitterness is a welcome diversion. Citrus, primarily orange, comes through, strong but balanced against the caramel side. The malts through up a great deal of resistance, never letting the ale get too bold. Bready and hoppy, bready and hoppy. Repeat as needed.

M: A good IPA, long on hops and breadiness. A good beer to pair with a couple of sliders before the game.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the Pratt Street Alehouse. Poured into standard pint.
Clear amber with very foamy - big bubble head. Looks cheap...
Smells of hops and little malt; nothing amazing.
Taste is ok for an IPA. Bland would describe it pretty well...
There is much to be desired here.
The alcohol is barely noticeable at 7%
I only stoped in for this beer and wouldnt buy again. Its their only IPA, so mabe its not their specialty.
Of note, they had beer on cask, but they poured into snifters?! What's up with that!? I was going to get a cask ale, but opted out when I saw that...seems stingy more than "appropriate" in terms of glassware.
PS..I later had a coffee cask...it was good.

Photo of Thorpe429
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Churchkey. Served in a pint glass.

Pours an orange-copper color with a thick, foamy white head and great retention. Lots of lacing as it goes down. The nose consists mostly of orange and citrus hops with a bit of a floral character in the background. Makes sense since this version was dry-hopped with Cascade. Flavor is orange and citrus as well. Light bread in the background. Light body with good cask carbonation and a dry, bitter finish. Recommended.

Photo of Beerenauslese
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Pizzeria Paradiso, Georgetown, Washington, DC.

Body is clear amber/copper with sudsy head and pancake bubbles, leaves some lacing.

Aroma is bready malt and floral and citrus hops with a trace of maple sugar.

Tastes of bready malt with slight bitterness and orange/grapefruit hops. Has a nice fresh hop zing.

Body is light, as is the carbonation. It has a smooth and slightly creamy mouthfeel.

A pretty tasty IPA with a distinctive style. This version was hopped with Zeus.

Photo of mdfb79
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 06/20/12 notes. On cask at FireWorks in Arlington, VA. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pours a clear orange-amber color with no head or carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, pine hops, floral hops, some earthy notes. Nice, but not too hoppy or strong.

t - Tastes of sweet fruity malts, floral hops, pine hops, light citrus hops, earthy notes. Better than the nose as it is stronger and has more hops and fruit to it.

m - Very smooth, medium body and no carbonation. Pretty easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty nice IPA. The nose was a tiny bit light, but the taste was great, and it was very easy to drink. Would like to have it again.

Photo of yourefragile
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at T Bonz.

Pours a clear copper with a foamy off white head, little retention but sticky rings of lacing. Mild resiny hops and breast malt on the nose. Flavor has a strong breast malt body with resiny orange sweetness but mild bitterness. Medium thick, chewy body with strong carbonation. Somewhere between an APA and an IPA, a very nice house Bert for Punks.

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On draft at Punk's Backyard Grill in Annapolis.

The beer is bright orange colored with a half inch of head that leaves ample lacing on the glass. Terrific balance here. Delicious bready malts mingle beautifully with floral hops. This beer tastes super fresh. Hops do stand out more than malt, as I prefer, but I would still say this beer strives for balance rather than being a hop bomb. Lingering floral & hop notes in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a great feel. Recommended.

Photo of dlmccabe1
4.37/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a firkin on the night of the release party at Punk's Backyard Grill. The beer poured a lovely light copper color with great aromatics. You can definitely smell and taste the Cascade dry hops in this cask. The beer has a great citrusy and fruity aroma. Not a lot of pine here. The cask gives it a great, rich mouthfeel and it has a nice long finish. The bitterness sticks with you at the end and it finishes well balanced, but with a bite.

Punk's has this on tap as well, but the firkin was one night only.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap in downtown Baltimore: Definitely a more english style IPA (as expected from an on-site brewery producing english-style beers) as it's way more balanced than I expected. The malts have a big prescence in this beer, but almost too much in that the hop bitterness I was expecting didn't really shine through. Solid beer to start off the night, but I feel American IPA's have jaded my opinion on IPA's as a whole.

Draft Punk from Pratt Street Ale House
84 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.