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Parallel 49 Hopnotist Imperial IPA

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Brewed by Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.67/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1077) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Pours a hazy orangey copper with a medium sized dirty white head and tons of lace. Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus, pine and some sweet caramel malts. Flavour is sweet caramel, citrus, grapefruit, resin, pine, medium perceived bitterness that lingers a little mildly dry and faint alcohol in the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1328) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 8, 2014
Bomber. Clear brownish orange, mostly lasting off-white foam. Fruity Mosaic hop aroma. Prominent caramel/toffee toasted malt, tropical fruity hop taste, barely bitter, lean for an Impy. Softer than average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. Nice enough. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (2697) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2014
650ml brown bottle. Depot gold, haze. A soapy white head on top. Nose has sweet caramel malts, citrus and some pine. Taste has caramel sweetness, juicy citrus, fruity, piney. Bittering is a bit light, aftertaste has light malts and some citrus. Thankfully the alcohol stays in check. Ok, but soft.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1760) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
A good attempt at a DIPA that just falls short. Hopnotist has a shimmering golden yellow body with a soapy off white head that spills over the glassís rim. The nose is heavily pine accented with big citrus notes and a toasty cereal malt. A bit sweet in the middle with bland malt notes and mild citrus. The finish is bitter and citrus flavoured with a bit of lingering astringency. Overall a good brew but not a great DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4863) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle: Poured an orange amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with some sweet undertones is enticing enough. Taste is dominated by citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone and some light tropical fruits notes are also noticeable. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. A bit short on hops complexity but still very drinkable. Maybe a tad too sweet for my taste as well.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (715) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Golden amber pour with loads of frothy white head, lot of lacing. Aroma is melon, citrus, honey and a bit of pine. Taste is light bitterness up front, a bit of melon, malty sweetness, some citrus with a crisp juicy finish. Solid DIPA, itís single hopped (I think) which helps explain the assault that isnít on your palate, I like it though.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DuffMan (7028) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle. Orange amber with a lasting golden head. Malty profile (which I donít mind), but the hop character does not appeal to me at all, kind of intense cucumber or melon rind or something, with faint plastic undertones. Couldnít finish it. Odd.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (524) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Amazing pour. Perfect color, 2 fingers of gorgeous foam head with a ton of sticky lacing. Aroma of mangos and grapefruits. Flavour of hops, cereal grains and malts, and a huge tropical blast with minimal hop burn. IPA of the month!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4386) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 25, 2014
650ml bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine and tropical fruits with some cereal grains. Taste is a pine and grapefruit hop bitterness with a tropical fruity and grainy malt sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. A nicely done DIPA, but the hops are a bit subdued, making this one a bit malt forward. A tasty brew, but certainly not for those who love the big hop bombs.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zaakistan (14) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
4 oz draft. Light amber. Quite a sweet aftertaste - almost too sweet. Gentle hops - almost too gentle. Too strong to want a full pint of this. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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