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Draft Punk | Pratt Street Ale House

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Pratt Street Ale House
Maryland, United States | website

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An Englishman’s interpretation of an American IPA, maybe not as over-the-top as some of it’s “true” American counterparts but with more hops than we’re used to using!

Added by dlmccabe1 on 05-17-2011

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Reviews by dlmccabe1:
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4.37/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a finger of head on a dark straw body.
The aroma is grain and hay.
The taste is grain, fruits, long grapefruit and apricot finish to a bitter pine end.
The texture is crisp with a moderate carbonation.

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.97/5  rDev +5%
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.

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

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3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty light on the hops for an IPA. This Englishman's interpretation of an IPA doesn't quite cut it.

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