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The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPAThe Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

31 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 5.97%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: smekermann on 11-28-2013)
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Photo of oberon
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an imperial nonic a dull lighter golden with a thick frothy white head that shows good lacing.Very citrusy in the nose with lemon really showing thru,some herbal hops underneath a bit of toasted grain as well.A big splash of pithy lemon flavors on the palate with some aspirin and a slight medicinal note,quite dry with a bit of toasted cereal grain.Not bad you wouldn't know it was wheat based if it didn't say really.

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of biboergosum
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle, day 7 of the Parallel 49/Central City Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown - so far, only 3 out of 7 for new beers - I fear that ratio will only drop as we carry on.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some stellar chunky layered lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bitter orange and white grapefruit rind, mildly funky yeast, gritty, grainy caramel malt, a touch of biscuity toffee, a whole morn's worth of forest floor pine green goodness, and a testy, brash, and needing of a good slap upside the head, booziness. The taste is rather sweet bready, somewhat doughy caramel malt, a tame chalky flintiness, mixed up citrus fruit and piney/leafy bitterness notes, a staid sticky yeastiness, and further alcohol-adjacent leafy, weedy, and floral hops.

The carbonation is pretty low-key in its wee, almost undetectable frothiness, the body a heady medium-full weight for the purported style, and equally smooth, with an unnecessary, but surely welcome creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, grainy caramel and fruity orchard and bitter pine forest hops what's hittin' the city right now.

I've seen mention of this as a 'white' IPA, but since that is noted absolutely nowhere on the bottle, and sure, there's a hint of yeast, I dunno, maybe just all beer is made with it, y'know? Anyways, a killer DIPA, the well-sublimated, but still evident alcohol doing well to ingratiate itself with the large and equally in charge malt and hops. Yep, this is good stuff - oh, and yeah, cool pop culture riffing with the name and label, P49!

Photo of souvenirs
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle.

This beer pours a cloudy amber with two fingers of off-white head and visible carbonation. The head mostly dissipates within a few minutes, leaving behind some bubbles across the top of the beer and some streaks on the side of the glass.

The smell is fruity! I'm mainly picking up pineapple and melon. Very appealing.

The taste is an interesting combination of tropical fruits, grassy bitterness and pine. I like it, but I'm not sure I could drink much of it. It's pretty bitter (and it's 9.2%). I probably would be better off splitting this with someone!

Note to self: maybe stick to IPAs instead of Imperial/Double IPAs.

Photo of Boozecamel
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Light Orange with a moderate amount of head. A bit cloudy, but still a good looking beer.

Aroma: Wonderful sharp, tropical aroma, very similar to snap crackle pop. Alomost seems like they used the same hop profile.

Taste: Tropical assault, just wonderfull. Citrussy bitterness. Orange, lemons, pineapple.

Muthfeel: A little light for anIPA, but good slickness. Hoppy goodness.

Overall it seems like this is a white ipa version of Snap crackle pop. Sooo similar, but the taste isn't as intense. Th body is much lighter. Great beer, but I prefer Snap.

Photo of jsh420
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of jaydoc
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spitfires
3.36/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Ken_P
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Derek
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of travolta
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App: Slightly hazy but a nice crisp gold color. A very nice white head with decent retention and very good lacing.

Nose: Banana, pineapple, grain and malt up front. A little citrus and tropical fruits.

Taste: Some sweet tropical fruits and crisp carbonation up front. Very nice balance of sweet and bitter. Very clean finish.

Photo of smekermann
4.31/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber color with moderate off-white head. Smell is a lot less hard-hitting than I'd hoped for a double IPA brewed with Nelson hops. You get some faint hop notes, almost all of them consisting of tropical fruit.

Taste is pretty damn good. Again, I saw the Nelson hops on the ingredients list and I kinda assumed this would be an over the top beer for some reason (I guess mainly because most of the Nelson IPAs I've had have had that distinction), but it turned out to be the complete opposite: this beer has a really mellow tone to it: light malt body (and by light I mean you probably won't taste it), supporting a really mellow yet gorgeous hop profile of tropical fruits and mild citrus.

Mouthfeel is similarly grand with medium to low carbonation making this beer a very easy drinker. Alcohol, to me, is completely hidden, though I've seen people say it's noticeable, so your mileage may vary, I guess (a strange statement to make on a beer review site, I know). I personally found it to be almost too drinkable, given its alcohol content. I guess maybe that's my main problem with this beer (which admittedly isn't a very big one) - it doesn't have enough "zing" to make you feel like you're drinking a double IPA. If the alcohol content had been hidden, I wouldn't have placed this above a 6.5, maybe a 7 max. I also don't know if this really fits the definition of a white IPA. The wheat seems very subdued to me, although I guess it does lend the beer a slightly creamier quality.

So anyway, I'll just come out and say this: ToH seems almost identical in taste to P49's earlier Snap, Crackle, Hop. I'm not sure if it's just me tasting this or what, but the hop profile is really similar, as is the body of the beer (except a bit creamier, as I said earlier). It's obviously lacking the rice, so maybe P49 decided to brew this as an answer to all the people complaining about the use of rice in SCH. It definitely seems to follow the same standards: thin malt body, hop profile vehicle. Still, if these things didn't bother you about SCH, they shouldn't bother you here. And if you disliked the rice in SCH, you might be able to appreciate this version of the brew a bit more.

edit: now that I have it again, this beer smells kinda glorious. My nose was probably switched off when I first had it.

Photo of wordemupg
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle poured into tulip 298/11/14

A bright golden yellow with a chill haze and just a few tiny bubbles moving very slowly, just a finger of short lived foam that somehow manages to leave plenty of lace

S pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, canned peaches, big tropical nose, faint cereals, a hint of chewing gum and booze but I'd never guess 9.2%, not sure what's "white" about it

T more caramel then the nose but still very tropical, tastes more like juice then beer, a little spruce and a hint of booze but again drinks like something much weaker

M has a fair amount of body, more bubbles then I'd guess after looking at it, bitter, a little grit, big rindy finish and well concealed booze

O I wasn't sure what to expect but I really liked this one, big and tropical and could sneak up on ya if you let it

I'm not sure how this is a white DIPA, perhaps a recipe change or I'm completely missing the yeast and spice? Don't care though because its tasty stuff at the end of the day

Photo of 604growler
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of Jlefa
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of bulldogops
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of speedonthis
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Poured a golden body that is light/almost seethrough and gives off two finger head that dies slow and leaves patches around glass.
A citric hop aroma that is dirty and yet also maintains a touch of "grapey" sweetness.
Beer is light, dry, touch of sourness/acidity from the hops with a citric flavor (more lemon/lime than orange) but is balanced with a touch of grapefruit/tangerine like sweetness.
The hops in this beer make it a lighter, non-hop bomb type DIPA that some might not like, but I found the beer to be simple and easy drinking and very worthwhile my time.

Photo of Beervana
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of ZachT
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale gold color, slightly cloudy, about three fingers of head with slight lacing on the glass
S: Hoppy, some citrusy and piney aromas in the background, alcoholic and a bit worty
T: Strong hop flavor, nice bitterness, get notes of citrusy/piney hops, finish is a nice hop bitterness with strong alcohol taste
M: Medium body, very well carbonated, slightly dry finish
O: Delicious beer, really nice citrusy hop flavours, fairly bitter at 76 IBUs but quite drinkable for an IIPA, the "white" twist on the IIPA works really, really well - fantastic

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The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.