The Cat's Meow
Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company

The Cat's MeowThe Cat's Meow
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Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #1,075
Ranked #3,334
4.19 | pDev: 7.4%
Mar 17, 2023
Jun 28, 2016
The Cat's MeowThe Cat's Meow
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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Rated: 3.65 by hophugger from Virginia

Mar 17, 2023
Rated: 4.61 by jlmontague from Connecticut

Feb 11, 2023
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.66/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a light cloudy yellow with 3/5" white head, sparse variation of bubble size, some big thrown in there. Poured into a 30 year old Newcastle pint glass next to Hangman Adam Page on the front porch by the grill, circa, Summer 2022.

The aroma has a hit of Citra orange, El Dorado mild unripe pineapple and green apple, and a little bit of mild weed strain to fulfill the Mosaic prophecy. Quantity in that order.

Taste is pleasant. Its not a mega hopped ipa, but its not "underhopped" either. Just don't go in looking for a heavy hitter amount of any hops. Mostly Citra, but the El Dorado gives it a light bitterness despite hazy ipa body. Also restrained in its proportion of flaked wheat and oats, but not problematic. This is a pretty conventional hazy ipa that straddles the pale ale/ipa kind of designation in terms of the amounts of hoppiness in this day and age lupulin threshold shift. Its got the go to hops that are almost ubiquitous at this point (and a good problem to have).

Its good not great stuff.
Dec 22, 2022
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Small tap pour at the American Craft Beer Experience in Tokyo. Entering review from notes.

Hazy amber-orange in color. A little less than a finger of head. Creamy. Smell is juicy, tropical.

Taste is similar to the aroma, a little bit of an orange Julius vibe with an orange rind bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is somehow both creamy and dry. Overall, it's very nice.
Nov 13, 2022
Rated: 4 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Sep 18, 2022
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Rated by Angeli003

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Creamy in the best way.
Sep 02, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by Roguer from Connecticut

Jul 01, 2022
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice head and lacing
Aroma has citrus and tropical hints
The taste follows the nose with a citrus and tropical flavors
A medium bodied well carbonated beer
A good NEIPA
Jun 19, 2022
Rated: 4 by Rainintheface from Florida

May 13, 2022
Rated: 5 by Rich_Exhibit_A from Massachusetts

May 06, 2022
Rated: 3.67 by ebanigan

Apr 02, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by j37geogaddi from Massachusetts

Mar 23, 2022
Rated: 4.02 by lakewy17 from New Hampshire

Feb 28, 2022
Rated: 4.26 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut

Jan 23, 2022
Rated: 3.53 by plaid75 from New York

Jan 17, 2022
Rated: 3.81 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island

Nov 10, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Oct 30, 2021
Rated: 4.22 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Oct 11, 2021
Rated: 4.06 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts

Oct 06, 2021
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Rated by Dakin from Utah

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Excellent crackery full bodied IPA. Delicious. I'll pick this up again
Sep 28, 2021
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Reviewed by laketang from Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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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Rated by Mcb99d from Massachusetts

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Good, but seems more like a west coast ipa to me.
Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.33 by Wainfu from New Hampshire

Jun 14, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
Rated: 4 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2021
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
Rated: 4.79 by Shan-man from New Jersey

May 17, 2021
Rated: 4.22 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

May 15, 2021
Rated: 4.21 by rorjets from Connecticut

Apr 25, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by shigg85 from Japan

Mar 31, 2021
Rated: 3.89 by Bogdawg from Massachusetts

Mar 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Dbmorsejr from Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
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
Rated: 4.28 by DD420 from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2021
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Rated by FishyBeer3 from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Smooth with great flavor. Piney but not bitter. Really enjoyable. Top 5 NEIPA
Feb 07, 2021
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Reviewed by Nigel29 from Rhode Island

4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
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
Rated: 4.15 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Jan 01, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire

Dec 30, 2020
Rated: 3.97 by jcaleb86 from New Hampshire

Dec 21, 2020
Rated: 4.07 by jdlive from Massachusetts

Nov 21, 2020
The Cat's Meow from Exhibit 'A' Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 402 ratings