There's No Place Like There - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 8.13%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: aedgett12 on 07-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of alexbutler
4.36/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A hazy, unfiltered amber body with a sea foam head. Light lacing

S - You get bombarded by fruit the moment you crack the bottle - a sweet fruit aroma surround the glass... lots of citrus here. Very powerful.

T - Very crisp and very heavy on the citrus flavors... the carbonation gives it a nice lift. There's a very light aftertaste, so it finishes very clean.

M - This double IPA has a lot going on as far as mouthfeel - the carbonation plays with the hops in a way that makes it very memorable. Not heavy, but a full flavor for sure.

O - I had to give this double IPA a whirl, as I'm a huge Pretty Things guy. And they did not disappoint. I've never had anything from Napar before, but they're now on my radar. Nothing wildly different from other double IPAs but that's not a drawback. The collaboration with Napar was very fruitful.

Photo of HattedClassic
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours some decent white and creamy head that dissipates quickly but leaves a decent lacing along the glass. The beer itself is a very orange orange that is opaque. The smell has a strong sweet orange smell with melon notes and a bit but very concealed grassy note. The smell also has some earth notes to it as well that mitigates some of the hop smell. Also, very slight onion notes. The beer taste is a bit different in strength and notes. The hop notes are primarily grapefruit with a bit of tangerine sweetness but none of the melon notes that used to be present. The beer also has a lingering pine taste. The mouthfeel is super smooth with very little carbonation to boot. Heavy bodied. Overall, a decent Imperial IPA but I believe there better ones out there.

Photo of jlindros
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled June 2014

Pours a nice thicker frothy slight creamy almost 1 finger head that fades fairly slowly nice lacing too, hazy honey orange bright colored, similar color to tree house ipas.

Nose brings a mix of hops, flashes of citrus and very faint tropical notes that disappear instantly, with resin and plenty of earthy hops, little herbal oily almost but not quite vegetal, bit of pine with the resin and sap, almost hop extract, little forest floor earthy and some sweet candy malts with faint phenolic booze, also just a touch of a caramel candy malt.

Taste starts with another blend of hops, big spicy chewy hops out front with mild herbal notes, some big earthy flavors too, kettle forest floor again, with mild pine, sap, and resin. A big pine and spicy hop flavor leads into mild fruity hop note, just a touch of bitter citrus rind and candied orange peel like. Then a sweet candy badly base to balance, or attempt to at least, with fair sweetness, a little caramel and candy like, sweet but not syrupy, with a faint nutty toffee note even way in the background, a fluffy malt too, with a mild warming booze and touch of phenols. Some bitter grapefruit pith as it warms, more rind as well. The finish dries and the attempt at a balance is long gone, huge bitterness cuts through, long bitter spicy chewy hop like chewing on hop pellets, bit astringent, some pine and mild sap and resin almost there, and flash of warming booze.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bod, bit fluffy too with nice carb, mild warming booze.

Overall ok but not really what I expected. It is do heavy with hops, spicy earthy like, and big malts that have a tough time balancing. Really not something I ever expected Dann Paquett to make. It's ok but great, tough to enjoy since it's so big and bitter.

Photo of smcolw
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at Bauer Wine & Spirits on 7/11/2014--limit one per customer

Gold and nearly clear. Modest, but lasting, head. Chunky spots of lace that comes between the blankets of ring lace.

Strong grapefruit and candy sugar aroma; reminds me of Fresca. Mild alcohol nose. Really no malt or grain to the smell outside of sweetness.

Better malt base with a bit of almond nuttiness and lightly tanned toast. The hop comes in with a vengeance, strongly bitter and biting. The alcohol and grapefruit is very powerful in the aftertaste, leaving a long, long hop sucking bitter flavor. Almost extreme. Low carbonation that enhances the average body. In the end, a hop lover's beer.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.34/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Slight chill haze on a bright pale gold. head is bright-white, creamy, and dense. Drops to a small creamy collar in short order with solid retention. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Big juicy fruit aromas right up front. Loaded with peach, tangerine, grapefruit, and orange. A grassy hop element coupled with some grapefruit rind and a solid floral and earthy note. Big and hoppy without being aggressive. Malts run a bit light with a solid bread crust and pale malt sweetness. Some mango and pineapple as well. Just a ton of tropical fruit. Malts are almost lager-like in their approach. A touch of backing phenolic alcohol adds some associated spice. A touch candied.

Taste: Some solid pineapple and tangerine. Leads to a bunch of bitter pine needle and resin. A solid bit of grapefruit juice with some tropical leanings. Malt backbone is slightly sweet, offering some minor balance to the whole thing. Solidly earthy and floral with a lingering bitterness. A touch of hop spiciness complimented by a touch of alcohol spice as well. A touch of candied malt with some bready elements and a very minor caramelized malt sweetness. Juicy fruitiness. Unbalanced with a preference to the hops...obviously. Warming pushes alcohol and bitter resin.

Mouthfeel: Medium leaning to full body with a moderate carbonation. A touch of astringency thanks to the alcohol.

Overall: Dorothy could do worse.

A good, not stellar DIPA. Runs super bitter and the malts are a little lackluster. It's a nice blend of the two traditions, but it's a little less refined than expected.

Photo of Dope
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled June 2014.

A: Pours a clear gold with a very tall and frothy light tan head. Awesome head retention as it refuses to go fade easily. Pretty decent fluffy chunks of lacing everywhere.

S: Really nice spicy, pine hop punch with lots of candied tropical fruits in the background. Oranges and pineapple I'd say? When swirled I get a ton of pungent grapefruit. Nice combination of aromas.

T: Lots of that pungent grapefruit up front, immediately followed by a smack in the face with really spicy, piney hops. There is mild tropical fruit dancing in the background but the spicy pine and grapefruit is at the forefront for sure. Finish is very drying with lots of that pungent, sharp grapefruit. A little earthiness and pine lingers between sips. As it warms up, the spicy, earthy pine is strongest and is present everywhere.

M: Medium-heavy, very pungent and dry.

O: A really nice DIPA. Lots of hop variety and complexity. Very bitter and very dry and super pungent. Spicy, earthy pine with a kick of grapefruit dominates the beer, perhaps just a bit too much. Don't get me wrong, it's still excellent. This one is a kick in the mouth for sure, as drinkability suffers a little bit.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a bit hazy and the color peach. Head is a bubbly, frothy, white collection of rocky suds. He head leaves bubbly laces along with rings.

S-The hoppiness pops right out of the glass. Impressive citrus right away. Grassy, and a little onion. Mango and some melon. Earthy hoppiness as well. The citrus smells potent and tangy.

T-The citrusy flavor is biting and abrasive in the best of ways. Grapefruit flavored bitterness sears the palate. The exotic fruit hops are also present but are found underneath the citrus tang. Pine is very strong, too. There is also a semi-sweet, floral hoppiness that finishes the flavor. The malt is relatively dry and unintrusive. Flavor lingers forever.

M-Impressive, endless bitterness. Resins. Just a light burn of alcohol. Medium bodied, leaning towards full. Buzzing carbonation.

O-A powerful dose of hop-stew. This one comes in strong and never relents.

There's No Place Like There from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.