The Cat's Meow
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company

The Cat's MeowThe Cat's Meow
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From:
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #1,023
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,299
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 7.4%
Ratings:
394
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 13, 2022
Added:
Jun 28, 2016
Wants:
  21
Gots:
  120
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Where are we today? A lush hop farm, the late summer’s warm moist air, and the full aroma of freshly picked hop cones on your hands. Take time to savor moments like this. Smell. Taste. Consider. Enjoy. Repeat.

Our flagship New England Style IPA featuring Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado hops.
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4 by Rainintheface from Massachusetts on May 13, 2022
 
5 by Rich_Exhibit_A from Massachusetts on May 06, 2022
 
 
4.19 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts on Mar 23, 2022
 
4.02 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire on Feb 28, 2022
 
4.26 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut on Jan 23, 2022
 
3.53 by plaid75 from New York on Jan 17, 2022
 
3.81 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Nov 10, 2021
 
4.02 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Oct 30, 2021
 
4.22 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Oct 11, 2021
 
4.06 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Oct 06, 2021
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4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Dakin from Utah

Excellent crackery full bodied IPA. Delicious. I'll pick this up again

Sep 28, 2021
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by laketang from Arizona

Super murky orange color and very nice head and retention.
No shortage of scents of fresh squeezed orange juice here.
Real upfront citrus, orange and grapefruit. Not sweet and good hop notes.
I would gladly drink more.

Jul 24, 2021
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4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

Good, but seems more like a west coast ipa to me.

Jul 04, 2021
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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by ovaltine from Indiana

Gorgeous hazy golden color with a white head, this beer features dank citrus notes including ripe oranges and grapefruit, and some berry notes as well.

The taste is led by the dank citrus flavors with ripe berries on the finish, really well balanced. Mouthfeel is soft per the style. A really delicious NEIPA from anothe Massachusetts brewery that’s new to me.

Jun 17, 2021
 
4.33 by Wainfu from New Hampshire on Jun 14, 2021
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4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by hoptheology from South Dakota

16 oz can, dated 4/13/21, into Pipeworks Willie. Thank you Evan!

Juice here, very blonde and creamy, with a finger of head that recedes to a creamy thin ring leaving a wall of lacing.

Clean pine and fresh water along with mango, peach, red grapefruit, starfruit, and juicy oranges make up this aroma.

Flavor is banana milkshake, peach yogurt, grapefruit, lemon zest, fresh pine water, and doughy malt. It finishes up on fresh wet pine and slight grass. Fantastic.

Feel is juicy and assertive; buzzing in its carbonation; semi-creamy; slight heat; and a final hit of hop resins and palate cling.

Overall, it's beers like these that turned me into an IPA fan. I love how balanced and flavorful this is. I don't care how many brewers are doing haze these days, this is where it started and where it remains. Fantastic brew artistry. Would have again.

Goes good with heavy petting.

May 30, 2021
 
4 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2021
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3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a very hazy grapefruit juice yellow with a large white head that dissipates rather quickly, wit not a lot of lacing on the glass.

S:. Notes of kiwi, pineapple, lemon and grapefruit, notes of earthy hops, and a weedy dank hop.

T:. Sweet and sugary, notes of kiwi, melon, grapefruit rind and notes of lemon. Very little bitterness.

F:. Medium body, smooth mouthfeel.

O:. This is a pretty nice hazy IPA.

May 23, 2021
 
4.79 by Shan-man from New Jersey on May 17, 2021
 
4.22 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on May 15, 2021
 
4.21 by rorjets from Connecticut on Apr 25, 2021
 
3.75 by shigg85 from Japan on Mar 31, 2021
 
3.89 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts on Mar 14, 2021
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4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Dbmorsejr from Massachusetts

I really enjoyed just about every aspect of this beer from look to aroma to mouthfeel and finish, this is easily in my top 10 now. I know I can be prisoner of the moment sometimes but I really think this is one the best New England IPAs I've had in a while.

Feb 28, 2021
 
4.28 by DD420 from Massachusetts on Feb 13, 2021
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4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

Smooth with great flavor. Piney but not bitter. Really enjoyable. Top 5 NEIPA

Feb 07, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
by Nigel29 from Rhode Island

As a beer connoisseur this is just a hit. Love the taste to the palate love the hops the tangerine aroma is mind blowing. The ripe stones fruits, the hint of grapefruit to the back makes this beer really stand out and stands out bold. My wife says she thinks I’m going crazy now . I’m a professional, and personal chef. Also do chef consultant in my spare time runs my own business and now I’m a beer connoisseur. But IPA is just my favorite beer of all time.

Feb 07, 2021
 
4.15 by tpauer from New Hampshire on Jan 01, 2021
 
4.25 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Dec 30, 2020
 
3.97 by jcaleb86 from New Hampshire on Dec 21, 2020
 
4.07 by jdlive from Massachusetts on Nov 21, 2020
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3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by ChipChaight from New York

Can from Vinyl Beer on the UES NYC. Pours a hazy golden orange with a finger of fluffy white head, nice lacing, smell is citrus rind and pine-y cotton candy, hints of stone fruit and marshmallow, taste is grapefruit zest, pine, hints of caramel malts, mild pithy bitterness, feel is medium bodied, creamy, sharp carbonation. Edgy, mysterious, but sweet, just like a cat’s meow.

Nov 17, 2020
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2.61/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25
by UWDAWG from Washington

Poured from a 16 ounce can into a IPA glass.

Look- Straw, very hazy, slightly above average head retention and lacing, frothy white head.

Smell- Grassy, grapefruit, pineapple.

Taste- Grapefruit, super abrasive and unsavory grassy/earthy flavor.

Feel- Between thin and medium body, medium bitterness, very astringent lingering finish that crawls down the throat, average carbonation.

Overall- Very unbalanced aggressive and unpleasant grassy/earthy flavor.

Nov 12, 2020
 
4.43 by lowlyone from Massachusetts on Nov 09, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

Pours a hazy orange/yellow with a fluffy head that diminishes to lacing.

Smells of pine , citrus and pineapple. Tastes of peppery grapefruit citrus and pineapple. Mildly bitter finish.

Medium body and light carbonation. Lush lightly syrupy mouthfeel.

A very enjoyable NE IPA!

Oct 25, 2020
 
4.25 by jbarletto from Massachusetts on Sep 18, 2020
 
4.31 by Fitzy01 from Maine on Sep 04, 2020
 
4.03 by Pablo35 from Pennsylvania on Aug 29, 2020
 
4.25 by BobT250 from North Carolina on Aug 18, 2020
The Cat's Meow from Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 394 ratings