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

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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   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?


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (807) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1324) - 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)

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1989) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (536) - - DEC 8, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours flat black with a pillowy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, corn syrup, spruce, cough medicine, caramel. Rich, hoppy taste with a light sweetness. Brings a warming alcohol burn. Medium bodied, bordering on thick, low carbonation, subtle bitter finish. Very tasty -- pairs well with pork belly tacos and truffles.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4610) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2097) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
One sip and 12 second review challenge . Sharply citrusy, caramel, pine, lemon, gf. Fucks yea!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4968) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
microakes (159) - CANADA - DEC 12, 2012
Yes, this is black. And toasty, with the right amount of hops. Not much more to say, really.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4368) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (800) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
Noir avec un col moyen beige/marron. L’arôme du chocolat, même un peu de vanille, et houblon un peu floral mais surtout du pin. Le goût est du chocolat et malt torréfié. C’est super bien équilibré avec d’houblon centennial.


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