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

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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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?


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (6882) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4751) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle - Roasty and sweet piney hops. Deep jet brown black with a rich light brown head. Roast and chocolate with some nice bitterness and hops in the finish. Decent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4589) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors for $6.60. Pours a quick dissipating beige head atop a black body. Nose of resiny pine hops. Good hop front with a cream dark malt flavour. My first bottled Parallel 49 brew, and I’m very satisfied.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4311) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3369) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2093) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
One sip and 12 second review challenge . Sharply citrusy, caramel, pine, lemon, gf. Fucks yea!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1945) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2012
650 ml bottle. Pours a very dark red/brown with light head. Aromas of pine, grapefruit, roasted malts and caramel. Flavors of citrus: orange and lime, roasted malt and a little coffee. Nice though a bit thin.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (1713) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Pours a deep, dark black with a thin beige head. The nose is a bit floral and herbal with a metallic note and a moderate roasted malt and hints of toffee and nuts. A bit sweet and a bit malty with toffee and chocolate. The finish has a bit of bitterness and a nice lingering hop flavour profile. Overall a great little brew with some nice flavours.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1305) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1295) - 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)


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