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Parallel 49 Black Hops Cascadian Dark Lager

Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Schwarzbier
Vancouver, Canada


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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 41   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This dark, hoppy lager is so light bodied and crisp, you’ll never see it coming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
[7075-20150221] 650mL bottle. Sugary chocolate grains and syrupy vegetable aroma. Clear, dark brown amber body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Sugary chocolate grains flavour. Medium-full body. Good. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6
Overheard: "Am I beating Rando at least?"

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8485) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2015
2015-02-21. Dark brown-black body with a large foamy beige head. 3++ Aroma is moderate, lightly musty green hops and dark malt. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, green hops, light chocolate touches. Smooth average plus bodied palate, good carbonation. Enjoyable. Bottle from the LCBO, Toronto.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (391) - HONG KONG - JAN 1, 2015
From LCBO, drank at the farm in Calabogie. Re-cola pour with thin but creamy tan head and bubbly legs. Smells of piny hop, dark sweet spiced malt, maple syrup, spice, hint of dark fruit. Tastes fizzy, oily, thin-to-medium thickness, bitter finish. Crisp and malty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (455) - HONG KONG - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle from LCBO had at the Farm. Dense foamy frothy head - slightly tan. Aroma is slightly metallic, a bit roasted and nutty. Taste is richer than expected, with a nice pronounced bitterness that lasts. Smooth palate. And lingering sour bitterness. Good, easy drinking, but full flavor and palate. Aroma disappointing though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1635) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle; pours cola-black, gold highlights, 1 finger off white cap - Aroma is all PNW hop over light roastiness and some bready malting. Flavour is hoppy, roasty-lightly malty, clean roasty finish, very rounded and easy to drink

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkoR (682) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a deep brown colour with large fluffy head. Aroma is malty, some spices and malts. Taste is toasted malt, hops. Pretty decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6565) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
[Bottle (650ml)] Pours a deep dark amber-brown with a large lasting fluffy beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is malty and nutty along with light leafy hops, light spices and some breadiness. Flavour of toasted malt, leafy hops and a long moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (360) - - DEC 7, 2014
More extremely dark brown than actual black in colour. Thin, slightly off white head, leaving decent lacing behind. Aromas are grass, roasted malts, with an underlying earthiness to it all. Light creaminess to the palate, but still some hints of lager crispness coming through. Tastes of roasted malts, and very light citrus hops on the swallow. Some grapefruit bitterness. I think I was expecting a hoppier beer, given its name, but this is still a nice drinkable beer, of medium complexity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5181) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2014
Bottle: Poured a clear black color lager with a nice dark off-white head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of light roasted malt notes with some bitter hops notes is OKish. Taste is also dominated by light roasted malt notes with some bitter hops notes and some light citrus notes. Body is a bit light for style with good carbonation. A bit short on character in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lesifflebiere (1469) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Liquide couleur cola, rouge à la lumière, avec une mousse éphémère couleur érable. Le nez est copieusement houblonné, du genre floral, avec des malts sucrés loin derrière. Texture mince en bouche, avec des malts qui surgissent en fin de gorgée, et non des houblons, qui tiennent plutôt le début de la scène, assez accessibles et pourtant bien présents. Superbe exemple du genre, on aurait aimé un brin plus d’audace mais l’ensemble est charmant.

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