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


on tap

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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
Hop aroma but otherwise light nose. Cloudy orange colour. Surprising big malt profile with good hop balance. Quite spicy aftertaste with bitterness lingering long with warming alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (555) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
pours hazy medium dark golden with a creamy white head, good retention and nice lacing. citrus, grapefruit, pepper, danky notes, sweet honeyed malts and/or cereals, ginger, spices, grass. average carbonation, medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (3261) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 20, 2013
Amber color, soapy nose with rice and apricots, honey in the nose. Full body Soapy mouth with apricots. Moderate bitter finish. Very nice well balanced excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Pale lemony yellow, very hazy, pillowy white head that retains beautifully. Aroma is pungent green hops, slightly earthy, a little cat-pissy. Light crackery malts showcase the lovely hop bouquet, a mixture of grassy green and ripe gooseberry, some starfruit, a little dank pot. Very drinkable, aromatic hop showcase here! So much better than I expected-- seriously, who’d of thought a "rice IPA" with a cartoony label could possibly be so good! Wow, nice one P-49!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewturba (1001) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
Pours a cloudy copper/orange with an average white head that leaves a lot of great lace up the glass. Aroma is sweet tropical fruits, citrus, pine, and some alcohol. Flavour is residual sweetness, resin, toasted rice(or something... not too familiar with rice beers since I quit the macro), medium perceived bitterness for the 70 ibu marking, herbal, and alcohol on the finish though not harsh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1279) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
Pours a hazy dark orangish pale color with a frothy and lacey white head. Aroma of grass, tropical fruits, kiwi, lemon citrus and some sweet pale malts. Taste is sweet tropical hops, kiwi, herbal and medicinal notes present in the flavor from the hops as well. Finish is semi dry but clips and clean with a good balance of hops and malts as the high abv doesn’t really come out until the finish. Excellent one off type beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
2013-10-23. Hazy dark orange amber small off white head. 3+ Flavour has tons of lovely orange citrus character, light alcohol in the finish. Aroma is interesting with sort of lightly grainy character, fairly alcoholic overtones, mild hops. Smooth average plus palate. 3+ Pretty nice! On tap at Volo, Toronto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagerboy (1259) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2014 10/30/2013 Bomber. Opaque orange brown, slight off-white head fades. Citric tropical fruity aroma. Lemony citrus, sweet tropical kiwi fruity hop taste dominates, light acidity, some floral and herbal notes. Bland tasteless rice and the lack of malt presence help showcase the Mouteka hops, which do quite well on their own. Average carbonation, light bodied and moderately hopped for an Impy, ABV is well hidden. Unique and enjoyable, but still: NFL (Not For Lagerboys) 1/26/2014 Parallel 49 Beer Tasting Dinner at The Brownstone, Round Three: 331 ml bottle. Initially bitter, gets fruitier. Paired with Chicken Korma with Basmati Rice Pudding. Rating unchanged.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2936) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle (650 ml). From FondueVoodoo, thanks! Slightly hazy orange with a small/medium white head and good lacing. Aroma is of malt, sweetness, light pine and fruity notes. Taste is moderately sweet with piney hops, malt, fruity notes, spices and moderate bitterness. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry mouthfeel. A tad too sweet. There’s also a weird aroma/flavor that is probably the rice and that I don’t like that much. Not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (8726) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
Enjoyed on tap at Bar Volo.Very smooth, tasty and interesting balanced hoppy ale. Rice sugars make it a little saki-like. One of the brewery’s better creations.

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