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

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Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Yes, so we brewed a double IPA. For starters its 9.5% abv, approximately 8.5 lbs/bbl of hops and I must apologize that we only have a theoretical bitterness to give you: just under 100. Our beers always test higher than theoretical but that’s all I have to go by. The hops and characteristics were CITRA (earthy, tropical fruit), CHINOOK (pine, grapefruit), EL DORADO (stone fruit, watermelon) & COMET (pungent, grapefruit) and the malt base is American 2-row, Maris Otter and a couple of German specialty malts. We performed a low temp ale fermentation for a clean profile. Juan came up with a fabulous grist for this beer and we filled in so many nooks and crannies with these hops. The beer itself is golden, neither sweet nor dry and positively loaded with lovely floral hops. Massachusetts distribution only.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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There's No Place Like There from Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 64 ratings