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Pretty Things Meadowlark IPA

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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Meadowlark IPA is a new juicy and floral hoppy ale we brewed to celebrate the flavor and spirit of American craft brewing. This 7% alcohol beer has a sunny orange-gold colour, 60 International Bittering Units, a smooth mouthfeel and layers of soft flowery hops. We wove fragrant Citra and Bravo hops from the Pacific Northwest with intensely fruity Galaxy hops from Australia. The malts are English pale & crystal, flaked barley with malty highlights from Munich malt and Roast Barley. The resulting patchwork is as “American” tasting as short ribs and slaw, and provides an excellent accompaniment to that kind of food too!


iowaherkeye's rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
Just got this in at Olive Tree Market in OB--$8.99 a bomber. Looks like it was bottled in July 2012--what the hell? why is this just getting into California. Stupid distributors. Yep, upon first popping the cap, I get some dying hops. Lame. Slightly hazy yellow gold with a 1 1/2 finger off-white head, good retention. Despite being a couple months old, there is still some good resiny pineapple and Citra hops, some lightly toasty malts behind. Flavor adds a bit of herbal hops and still has the aforementioned good hop flavor, but also the old hops. Just a little bit of malt sweetness is tempered by bitterness that peaked at a 7 in the semi-dry finish, earthy. Medium body with light smooth carbonation. I bet this would’ve been quite tasty if I had a fresher bottle--no complaints other than the age.


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Christian (12619) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016
On tap at Christian Firtal Pale Ale Festival. Cloudy orange with a small white head. Sweet stale caramel flavour with hints of fruit. Dry yeasty flavour with fruit and grass

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrOrla (2112) - Odense C, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016
Tap paf. Pours hazy orange with a white head. Aroma of fruits, light tropical, caramel, light bread, dusty, sugary. Taste is rather sweet, quite bitter, with a touch of citrus, quite grassy.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4828) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2016
bottle. amber with one finger head. east coast style ipa. medium malt body with caramel, floral and earthy hops. not much to get excited about here. i find this average at best.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9912) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours a near clear light orange with a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has earthy grass and earthy citrus with a touch of flora as well as a touch of sweet grains backing. Flavor has earthy citrus up front with a bit of resin and some sweet grains in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2764) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 21, 2015
Bomber bottled Aug 2015 - nose is spruce and citrus. Sip adds floral elements as well as a little hay. interesting flavor but watery. surprised by the lack of pronounced bitterness. Easy to drink and dangerous because of the 7.0% ABV. latent fruitcake

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6247) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle. Medium gold, with a firm build. Pretty malty first impression, but then the woody aspects start to come forward. This is an outdoorsy adventure. (#6074, 12/12/2015)

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
milewide (2009) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2015
Cloudy golden color. Excellent blend of fruity and herbal hops. Modest bitterness. Solid malt support.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
migwell (274) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2015
Adieu Pretty Things, you made some memorable brews! Meadowlark IPA is a good example, a very much straight down the middle American IPA, well balanced, good malt flavor, hoppy but not bitter. Big bottle poured (several times) into a tall thin tulip, which induces a pronounced and occasionally uncontrollable head in almost everything poured into it. Light amber colored, robust citrus flavor, good balance and complexity from start to finish. I’m sure I’ll be one of many buying up the remaining stock.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quick3Beers (839) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Pours a golden amber from a bottle with a thick pillowy white head, slowly dissipating leaving lots of lacing. Nose is intensely floral with a touch of hay. Flavor is also floral, but starting to throw in a bit of fruits, like peaches in syrup kind of a thing. Sweet but not cloying, ending on a bitter note. Full mouthfeel, slightly oily but not in a bad way. Very good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4838) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Rated on 10-03-2015 at 800 Degrees Three Fires, Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer has a small off-white head with a short retention, transparent golden body, no visible carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is malt, citrus hops, floral, and fruity. The flavor of this beer is moderately bitter, citrus hops, fruity, floral, and malt. The mouthfeel is smooth and this is a medium bodied beer. This is a quaffable IPA that is not overly bitter or hoppy tasting.


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