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


on tap

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7695) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of sweet caramel, butter, dill and some fruitiness. Flavour of herbal bitterness, caramel, dried fruitiness, grass and some mild yeastiness. Medium bodied and dry mouthfeel. Probably not as fresh as it should be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (6453) - Espoo, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
650ml bottle from Whole Foods Bowery, New York

Pours dark orange with a sticky white head. Aroma of sweet caramely malts, toffee, some fruits and aged hops. Taste is sweet, caramely and stuffy with loads of toffee, some grassy hops and fruits. Finish is stuffy, sweet and caramely with some malts and toffee. Doesn’t feel very fresh, way too sweet for my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (9296) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
65 cl bottle.
Pours clear pale golden color with a large white head. Piney, resinous hoppy aroma, some caramel there too, sweet orange also. Orange, pine, some resinous hops on the flavor, caramel-y malty hints. Feels a bit old. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (8071) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2014
66 cl bottle @ tiong, no BBE info
Aroma has juicy and fruity hops; grapefruit and mango. Flavour has gluey tones, graperuit, tropical fruits and touch of alcohol. One (slightly) boozy fruit juice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
[6001-20131023] Tap. Caramel orange aroma has a strange herbal note to it. Hazy, orange body with a quick foamy white head. Hoppy sweetened leaves and citrus lychee notes in the flavour. Medium body. Lovely, great balance of fruit and hops and bitterness. (9/4/9/4/17) 4.3
(@ Volo, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VT (2527) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a very murky and flaky orange brown with a thick, resilient white head. Aroma is crisp, very fruity (pineapple, citrus, passionfruit). Flavor is very fruity, citrusy, tropical, orange and mango juice, passionfruit. Finish is not so bitter. Reminiscent of citrus. Lingering slight citrus bitterness. Medium body, weak to average carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (843) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Blond ambrée. Voilé. Beau collet blanc. Nez: frais. Menthe. Houblon. Caramel. Marmelade de fruit. Bois. Épinette. Fruité. Orange. Agrume. Bouche: ronde. Sucré. Florale. Belle amertume. Bien houblonné. Résineuse. Agrume. Fruit confit. Très bien.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (9369) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Oranges, flowers and resins ride alcohol and hefty sugars in this oily Imperial IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A frothy head of foam tops the murky orange.
-Alcohol is a bit too prominent for my tastes in the style.
-Even though they used a lot of rice in here to dry the body out, it seems they’ve also thrown in a healthy dose of caramel malts... In any case, the body is not close to feeling dry, sadly...
-Drinkability is understandably low.
-Hops could be brighter in the flavor profile. But this bottle may not be the freshest too... No way to tell since there is no date on the bottle...
-The finish is rather limp for any kind of IPA.
-Execution and clarity-wise, this is far from the quality of Flying Fish’s own Rice Imperial IPA.


   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bunget (844) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2014
650ml bottle. Hazy dirty golden body, medium beige head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of oranges, flowers, apricots, pineapple. Taste is on the sweet side: orange liquor, floral hops, pineapple. Enjoyable, but sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (5910) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color ale with a medium size foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of sweet malt notes with quite a bit of residual sugar is offset by some floral citrus hoppy notes. Taste is also dominated by loads of residual sugar with some citrusy hoppy notes. Boyd is full with limited filtration and medium carbonation. Too much residual sugar for my own taste.

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