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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: 34   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
Delicious and unique brew. The pour is a bright gold with a sticky whispy head. The nose is heavily hopped and bright with tons of fruity notes. Nice caramel and toasted rice notes with a mildly resinous middle. The finish is bitter and heavy with a nice fruity flavor. overall a unique and delicious brew

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4080) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is orange and grapefruit with some grains. Taste is a passion fruit and malty sweetness with some orange rind and grapefruit hop bitterness. Medium bodied with some decent carbonation leaving a pleasant sensation on the palate. A well done DIPA worthy of a great tasting experience.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
RD400F (177) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Appearance: Hazy burnt amber with a moderate white head. Aroma: Fresh cut grass, pine, slight florals, dope, slight caramel, slight citrus, fruit punch. Taste is an aggressive herbal bitterness, but the odd thing is the weird sour taste Iím getting, plus all the pepper and spices. Palate is thick, quite hot (unsurprising), bitterness lingers in the mouth, CO2 is moderate high. Overall...I think the rice might be responsible for the funny flavors but itís hard to say. This pales in comparison to Lord of the Hops.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WheatKing (1272) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Bomber. Pours translucent dark gold with white head. Nose is tropical fruit, earth, Iíve heard moteuka described as spearmint not sure what hops theyíre smoking. Flavour is about the oily hop resins with citrus and tropical fruit, no idea what the rice does here, had it in a bunch of lagers and can say it adds to the crispness and dryness but this was neither. Didnít know how much Iíd enjoy this, was pleasantly surprised.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Crit (3318) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 26, 2013
Cloudy orange,white head. Nose of citrus & burnt rice.More of same in palate.Lacks malt sweetness.One dimensional,unbalanced & unpleasant

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1674) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a dark gold with medium head and lots of carbonation. Aromas of oranges and nextarines. Flavors of toasted rice crispies, tappiocca, and nectarines

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a cloudy amber colour with a big white head. Aroma is mostly citrus hops. Flavour is earthy with lots of hoppy citrus notes. Little bit different taste left on the palate itís still taste

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (442) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
Poured from the tap. Cloudy, orangey yellow with dissipating white head. Very skunky hop aroma. Very odd wild rice flavour with some skunk and a hoppy dry bitter finish. A very different, interesting beer that I can only handle in a small amount. May share with a friend again.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (2993) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle - Skunky hops with a bit of grapefruit. Hazy gold with a nice head. Tastes exactly as it smells with the spicy, earthy hop notes. Unfortunately that is it, a one trick pony with very little body as well. A decent drink but nothing to write home about.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (5998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 8, 2013
650mL bottle, pours an opaque cloudy orange with a medium white head. Aroma is super dank, with loads of pot, earthy hops, and biscuity malt. Flavour is quite odd, with loads of super dank, earthy hops, pot, and herbal notes. The rice probably contributes to some of the weirdness. Itís the dank, herbally, almost skunky notes of the hops that shine here. Very enjoyable stuff - too bad itís a one-off.


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