Papillon (382) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
341 mL Bottle. Amber body with a small frothy off-white head leaving lots of stringy lace.The aroma is sweet light malts with subtle hints of vanilla and caramel, and grapefruit-resiny hops. Sweet light malts and crystal malt dominate, then there is an astringent / spicy aftertaste and a piquant part that I absolutely love. and then shades of the crystal malt and hops merge in the finish. Gorgeous! Bonus points for a very one-of-kind-mouthfeel.
Brewmetheus (11) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it on tap, light refreshing with a moderate amount of hopps. A decent well balanced new style ale.
BeerAndPonies (109) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
341 ml bottle from a Parallel 49 sampler six-pack from Liquor Depot, served in a straight-sided goblet. Pours a deep ruby red hue with a light tan cap that leaves some lacing. Aroma is deep with vinous and citrus hops, moderately sweet, with plenty of spiced dark fruit and berries, and a backing of malt toastiness; flavor is just as vast and has citrus, then vinous, fruitiness, and spiced toastiness. Moderately chewy body, very pleasant aftertaste. A truly luscious red ale, and I do love my red ales.
Gerbeer (2268) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a reddish brown with no head. Aromas of brown sugar pine/citrus of pacific northwest hops. Flavors are similar although more pronounced; toffee/brown sugar and lemons/oranges with roast malts. Good balance with these hops. Very nice.
stantheman (723) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 On tap at Sunset Grill in Kitsilano. A nice dark amber color. Very prominent hops up front. A bit of malt backing. Nice one.
And more recently on tap at Oscar’s Pub in East Van. Served in a P49 signature sleeve. Satisfying malts with a prominent hop note. Still a nice one!
And July 12, 2014 on tap at Earl’s in Yaletown in Vancouver. A murky dark brown beer, with generous light tan head, served in an absolutely massively heavy glass sleeve. still a magnificent balance of crisp hops and warming malts. 3.9.
OntBeerDrinker (478) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really good. Juicy spicy,chocoalate,caramelmalt/hop and beer smell. 2 finger head that last/leaves lacy. Dark amber cooper red. some sips r a malt lovers dream juicy,fruity full bodied,yummy,some sips r a hop heads dream,greapfuirt/fruit punch,grassy,eather bittery,kinda scratches throat. also taste chocolate,brown sugar & caramel. TGood stuff. Heavy bodied. YUMMY!!! Cheer’s.
deepeary (271) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Smells like bread malt with some spice and piney hop notes. Taste has brown sugar, caramel malt, with a mild bitter orange peel finish. Tasty stuff.
RowBeer (1) - CANADA - APR 11, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really liked this beer. Nicely hopped with a malty side to it. Good colour. I will definitely try more beers from Parallel 49.
simonblaine (385) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is delicious. Hoppy, citrous, , floral, malty, and quite frankly delicious. This was a big surprise taste wise, I did not expect what I got. I will buy more of this and maybe make it my go to in a pickle if need be.
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml bottle from variety pack. Pours a minimal head with nice lacing qualities. Colour is hazy caramel (Lovibond 20). Aroma is intensely complex - pine, peat, berries, sarsaparilla and citrus. Taste is initially hoppy, with a wet, earthy undertone. Greasy/wet palate. Gives way to sweeter, hay and citrusy aftertaste. Medium to long finish. Decent beer!