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Parallel 49 Snap, Crackle, Hop Imperial Rice 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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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Pour this medium-bodied Imperial IPA for a bit of snap and crackle - and plenty of hop. Brewed with Motueka hops from New Zealand, it starts dry and finishes crisp.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2401) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2014
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an extremely murky orange with good-sized white-ish head. Aroma is sweet fruit, bread and mellower citric hops. Flavour is candy sugar, bready grains, light skinned fruit and some interesting citrusy hops. Plus body. Good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (981) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 20, 2014
650ml bottle
9.3% ABV
Royal Bank Plaza LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
September 13, 2014
The beer pours a hazed golden orange with a thick creamy light tan coloured cap. The aroma is pine, grains, citrus, and yeast. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is butterscotch and citrus, with hints of grains. Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
worldbeertaste (1637) - AUSTRIA - SEP 19, 2014
Hazy orange with a small bubbly white lasting, nonlacy head. Smells of rye, honey, peach and tropical fruits. Pine? Medium crispy body. Smooth. Tastes of citrus, peach, pine, and a dab of honey. Sweet caramel lingers throughout. Alcohol harshness is present.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (175) - - SEP 19, 2014
Pours a murky, muddy amber. Large white head. Aromas are leaning toward citrus, with some pineapple, and maybe a hint of banana. Taste wise this is definitely grapefruit, more bitter than sweet. A smidgen of pepperiness on the swallow. Overall, I was expecting more of a hop bomb, and perhaps it has mellowed with time, but still an extremely drinkable beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (353) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO. Very cloudy medium orange with a small tight off white head that lingers and leaves some lace. Nose has lots of bread and candied fruit with a good dose of citrus and pine. Nice and bitter from start to finish but also an even bigger presence of sweet caramel malt which takes the edge off (maybe too much) and neither can hide the level of alcohol. Some pepper is lurking in the background throughout. Mouth is medium and creamy with smooth carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3112) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2014
Murky orange pour, with a large off white almost beige head. First whiff is very sweet, and bready with alot of pine and citrus zest. Well... The sweetness faded as I let it warm. The hops are there, but you can tell the beer is old. The hops have gotten a little musty and earthy. The malts are spicy, with a little Belgian ale type fruity sweetness in the end. The alcohol is a little warming as it lets you know it’s there. Pretty good ..

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
probstblueribbon (2918) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
Bomber from LCBO, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.

App.: Hazy deep amber or orange/copper with a full orange-light tan head. Aroma: Quite sweet and malty, toasted notes, caramel and toffee, grapefruit peel, a bit of pine/resin and peppercorn, a little floral character. Palate: Medium+ body, smooth carbonation. Flav.: Very malty, lots of caramel/toffee, some melanoidin, with an underlying hop presence that is peppery, grapefruit and resinous, malts dominate; sweet with pretty good bitterness and a sweet, malty, peppery finish.

I had expected something more dry, crisp, hop-forward and refreshing. I am glad that I didn’t buy a second bottle, unfortunately.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsburbidge (3) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014 does not count
Pours a cloudy orange with about an inch of head. Alcohol comes through only slightly. Hoppy on the tongue with a citrus aftertaste, but less body than I would usually expect. Feels a bit more like a thinnish barley wine than an IPA, despite the rice undertone.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lesifflebiere (1271) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2014
Boisson trouble, couleur jus de pêches foncé, avec une carbonatation relativement forte pour ce style, mais assez peu de mousse. Le nez est à la fois très malté et houblonné ; des notes de fruits tropicaux et de caramel cuit en ressort. Assez ronde en bouche, elle est trop maltée et pas assez amère, comme on le soupçonnait. L’alcool est bien caché, surtout à cette hauteur, mais on pense avoir affaire à une APA forte en alcool. Pas impressionnant, bien que pas mauvais du tout.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (392) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 2, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy golden orange pour, small off-white head. Sweet with notes of crisped rice, tangy mango and soft fruits, a touch of herbal hops. Quite nice, and a little different.


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