Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Black IPA
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
We never saw the point of sucking up to Santa all year long for a couple of measly presents. If drinking this hoppy, toasted malt CDA puts us on the naughty list, where do we sign up?

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cirrhosis (1283) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
One sip review because me and vbs roll that way. Fuck off haters. Hope sweet. Dark. Bitter. Stuff . More flavor Berry.... 30 second review

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2318) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - NOV 14, 2014
One sip and 12 second review challenge . Sharply citrusy, caramel, pine, lemon, gf. Fucks yea!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
341ml bottle pours almost black in color with a finger of off-white head that leaves spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains with some grapefruit and pine. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a light chocolate malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A nicely done black IPA that needs to be sampled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1328) - Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA - JAN 25, 2013
Fruity citrus aroma, dark malts give some coffee flavours, viscosity is medium, a nice standard black IPA but missing that hop profile where you can pick out special flavours. Quite good, though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14362) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
650mL bottle, pours near-black with a small beige head. Aroma of light roast, caramel malt and some mild hop presence. Flavour brings out dry coffee, light roast, some woody hops and a bit of caramel. Quite dry and well-balanced, but lacking much depth or oomph. Solid stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thb (805) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2012
Inky dark brown, minimal off-white head. Chocolate, burnt toast, citrus, spruce. Dry and bitter start to finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1933) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2012
Darkest brown, no hue. Foamy mocha head settles. Piney hop, sweet malt aroma. Roasted dark malts contrast nicely with an abundance of piney hops. Average carbonation, medium bodied, medium hopped. Sweetens a bit as it warms, thick finish. Nice CDA/BIPA NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3820) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
Black,tan head.Nose of piney hops,light malt.Vague malt profile,light lasting hop finish.Lacks body & balance.Drinkable,but not memorable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sulawang (1029) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 20, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 23, 2015 pours super dark coffee black/brown with a very small creamy head, some sticky lacing, thin ringed retention, a few active clustered streams. Toasted caramel malts on the nose. Drinks with a bright sharp-hoppiness up front, 7/10-sweetness, roasted-toasted caramel medium malts, clinging hoppy bitterness, coffee, dark fig/dates, grapefruit sourness in the mids and finish, ending with a mildly grapefruit sour hoppy light-med bitter finish. Overall medium bodied with a partially watery mouthfeel. Medium complexity, medium depth, good transitions, good carry, good drinkability. [Re-tasted 11/2015]:Visual: Pours dark cola brown, tiny head, murky half thin retention. Nose: sweet brown sugar roasted caramel barley malts (lvl-9)-pungency Attack: fizzy-micro CO2, incoming dark malts Mid-palate: (MAIN) nutty, thick caramel malts, coffee -> (lvl-7)-sweetness Finish: burnt citrus sourness = astringent malty finish. Summary: I’m not digging the finish; the mouth is left with an incoherent hoppy burnt maltiness, not good. Attack, mids and structure are fine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
Black pour with a thick tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, spruce, burnt toast, a little earthy. Smooth and roasted with a nice balance. The hops give a nice grapefruit flavour which lingers on the finish while the dark malts provide nice contrast in the body. Though, it’s surprisingly mellow and easy drinking.

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