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

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
driver76 (40) - Calgary, Alberta, - 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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (3156) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
650ml bottle, slight amber-orangeish hue, with a big frothy pillowy white head. Mild honeyed candyish lemon, grapefruit peel nose, with some honey, lemon candy lollipop, soft lemon marmalade, lemon pie crust, floral citrus, leafy, minty hop accents, and a subtle orange, peach jello, cracker, caramel, rice, toasted, pale cerealic malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a warmth yeasty, panettone cake dough, sweet sticky rice cake pastry, candied lemon, grapefruit peel, flowery citrus, leafy, grassy hoppy character, with a honeyed rice, pale, toasted, caramel, bread malt, lemon pie crust, toffee, subtle tropical fruit flavour, leading towards a warming mild sweet honeyed pale, toasted, caramelized, rice, bread maltiness, candied lemon, grapefruit rind, light lingering citrus, leafy, grassy hop bitterness finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (414) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle @ home, from Vancouver. Hazy yellow, full finely bubbled white head. Buttercup, orange peel, boozy, hoppy, balanced and rounded. Double barrel, but it works well.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
crossovert (8350) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2015
650ml bottle. Might be slightly old in the tooth but not more than a month or 2. Hazed golden pour into my ipa buttplug glass, large foamy white head that sticks for awhile leaving nice lacing. Sadly the aroma is quite malty, almost barleywine territory, like caramel rice cereal. If it is all mouteka that is quite a fragile hop variety imo. Flavor is again malty, there is a decent lemon limey hop characteristic and a bit of finishing bitterness but the caramel note dominates. I also have a lugged nose so everything is against this beer on this one.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (879) - South Side of Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Bomber. A DIPA to enjoy while watching the State of the Union Address (drinking beer always makes these things more watchable). Pours a hazy, burnt orange with fluffy white head and good lacing. Nose is cakey malts, Juicy Fruit gum and grassy hops. Mouth is medium bodied, mildly sweet, oranges, crackers, clover honey, soap, mild tannins, bitter dryness handsome astringency to finish. Iíve had a few of P49BCís beers now and while this isnít my favorite one from them (although itís decent) Iím very happy that they have become available here in the Midwestern US.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Metalchopz (2486) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2015
Pours a cloudy golden-amber with lots of particles through it. Warm cap, frothy, creamy, good retention and some nice lacing. Aromas of hops (which I am not a fan off) with caramel and orange notes. The taste is a little better with the grassy hops balanced with the fruity malts. Hints of wax (and even mint) in the finish. Not the best Imperial IPA, but a true one that is still worth trying. Smooth overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5408) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle. Cloudy golden amber with a medium white head. Aroma is rather sweet with floral hops and light fruit. Taste is sweet with rice notes, booze, floral hops, fruit notes and a light spicy zest. Body is medium with a strong, dense, bubbly carbonation. Slightly sticky. Ends with more sweet rice notes, floral hops, light spicy hops, fruit notes and soft booze.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (599) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is hops, orange. Taste is orange, hops, caramel. Pretty enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (6688) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (4148) - 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. Doesnít feel very fresh, way too sweet for my taste.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6803) - 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.
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