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Meadowlark IPA - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Meadowlark IPAMeadowlark IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

653 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 84
Gots: 76 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: silentjay on 06-29-2012

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3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap at State Park in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

A- Hazy golden yellow body. One finger white head, fair retention, thin lacing.

S- Pale malt, citrus, grapefruit, bread. Simple but at the same time, well-constructed and balanced nose.

F- Grapefruit, oranges, a touch of pineapple. Balanced nicely with biscuits and honey. Tasty without any offensive flavours. Not terribly bitter at all.

M- On the thinner side though not watery. Plenty of bubbles, easy enough to drink. Finish is a citrus bitterness that isn't particularly bitter in the grand scheme of things.

O- Very tasty local IPA that hit the spot that particular day. Well-constructed, balanced with just enough citrus punch to satisfy the vast majority of craft beer drinkers out there.

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus forward hop qualities all around.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Incredibly clear, medium gold color body. Thick, off-white head has nice retention and lacing.

Aroma:
Bright pine and sweet pineapple notes hit right away. Light lemon and rye. Random pepper and honey notes.

Taste:
Holy potency, this one is plenty bitter... BUT I think even the most inexperienced of IPA drinkers could find themselves enjoying this. The initial bitter bite fades quite nicely with each new sip. Plenty of pine and citrus. Simple malt and a bit of lemongrass... not much else though. No noticeable alcohol.

Mouthfeel:
Light body for the style. Light carbonation. Very dry, piney finish but is far from the worst offender.

Overall:
A solid IPA, if not a bit generic. My only real criticisms are the fact that it lacks originality and the dry finish. Regardless, this is still a must have for any IPA fan or anyone looking for a tasty IPA to work their way towards the bitter end of the beer spectrum!

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Meadowlark IPA from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
91 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.