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Meadowlark IPA - Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project

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Meadowlark IPAMeadowlark IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

518 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 518
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 78
Gots: 43 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: silentjay on 06-29-2012)
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magictacosinus

California

4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks, angrybabboon. Poured out a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass. Bottled on August 2013.

Pours an amber orange color, with a clear thickened color complete with 2 fingers of a frothy creamy off-white head. Leaves around some lacing at the sides of the glass, as well a thick half-inch of froth that remains well in its retention. Looks pretty bready and inviting overall, and oily as any great IPA does.

Great aroma up front - notes of stone fruit, herbs, and citrus right away. Notes of peaches (my favorite flavor in an IPA), apricot, nectarines, oranges, melon, and lemon peel right away, with slight notes of pine and cumin. There's an excellent caramel and toffee backbone that immediately follows, and sweetens out the rest of the citrus and stone fruit notes right at the front. A little bit of a lactic (?) sweetness comes around as well, but no matter what the case may be, it's still quite balanced as far as an East Coast IPA goes. Even though it's a few months old, it's held up pretty well at this point.

Bitterness reaches the front of the tongue, with some of the previous fruity esters and hoppy tinged bitterness soon following afterwards. Over ripe peaches, apricots, oranges, grapefruit, pine, and a little bit of anise, believe it or not. (Mangoes as it warms up!) Some sage and fennel seeps through the end, with a little bit of astringency and tea-like tannic flavors that coat it out nicely. Dry, however, with a dried citrus rind flavor that seems to last for a good long while at the finish. Toffee and caramel are at the end, and rounds out the bitterness with a little bit of sweetness and a bready, creamy feel. Well carbonated, with a slightly syrupy yet well atoned texture that I've only found similarly with FFF beers. Quite a straightforward, well made IPA overall.

A great IPA, especially for its widespread availability that's made itself around here as of late. I could definitely pick up more of these in the future with its low cost and widespread availability in my distro. It's quite dry, and would definitely be a food friendly beer due to its astringency. I hope to have this fresh or on-tap sometime eventually!

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2013 04:41:11 | More by magictacosinus
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pieface22

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-23-2013 01:37:20 | More by pieface22
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-22-2013 23:47:13 | More by Resuin
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9%

11-19-2013 12:37:31 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber > Sensory Pils glass

A - Pours out nice clear yellow, with a finger of soapy white head medium lacing.
S - Some slight tropical notes, big herbal hop scents, light pine, lemongrass, caramel malt.
T - Slightly complex up front, lots of variety in hop flavors, pineapple, then some lemon, then it gets herbal, then you get the caramel malt in the end.
M - Not overbearing, but still a little cloying sweetness.
O - Pretty good IPA, lots of different hop profiles that im still discerning while finishing.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 03:17:52 | More by Omnium
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RyanTheLion13

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-16-2013 03:09:27 | More by RyanTheLion13
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Lebzilla

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

11-11-2013 16:14:56 | More by Lebzilla
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DrStiffington

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-10-2013 00:38:39 | More by DrStiffington
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.9%

11-03-2013 01:49:37 | More by Drucifer
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9%

11-03-2013 00:17:49 | More by nmann08
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Jslay013

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

11-02-2013 17:55:08 | More by Jslay013
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

11-02-2013 03:03:11 | More by jwps214
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Enriquehopnog

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I feel like if I could marry a beer that so far this one is on the list. I love this beer. Some of the long time established breweries dont even have an IPA as tasty as this one. This came out of no where for me and I can't stop buying it. I havent been to the brewery and I havent had this one on tap yet but I welcome it and cant wait

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 21:03:49 | More by Enriquehopnog
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willjschmidt

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-30-2013 04:00:43 | More by willjschmidt
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Wukk

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-30-2013 02:11:34 | More by Wukk
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-29-2013 18:40:34 | More by Jason
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JLapadura

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-29-2013 01:24:46 | More by JLapadura
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Herky21

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -15%

10-28-2013 12:54:19 | More by Herky21
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pisano

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

10-28-2013 01:25:46 | More by pisano
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vze33jng

Maine

3.5/5  rDev -15%

10-26-2013 16:28:56 | More by vze33jng
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Chris00710

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -9%

10-26-2013 01:02:54 | More by Chris00710
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MattyIce21

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

10-25-2013 23:24:56 | More by MattyIce21
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huddyball

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-24-2013 21:43:26 | More by huddyball
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dbkdev

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2.9%

10-22-2013 19:33:04 | More by dbkdev
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hreb

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As soon as I pop the top on this 22oz bomber I am overwhelmed with big, fresh, green hop aroma. Citrusy and floral and just beautiful. It pours into my pint glass surprisingly pale -- straw yellow in color, with a moderate white head. Not quite clear. Flavor-wise this is a grapefruit/citrus IPA first, with all sorts of resiny goodness. The malt side of the bill doesn't so much balance out the alpha acid bitterness so much as get the fuck out of the way of the epic hop bill.

Have I mentioned recently how much I love Citra hops? I hope this Citra IPA craze never ends. Pretty Things' label also claims Galaxy. As expected, my glass is now covered with delicious hop resin.

Bottled Sep 2013.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 01:59:38 | More by hreb
Meadowlark IPA from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
92 out of 100 based on 518 ratings.