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

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53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 7.02%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smekermann on 11-28-2013

An Imperial IPA made with wheat to keep the beer light bodied and a hazy white. Big hop flavours and aromas of tropical fruit and gooseberries from the Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops.
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 18
Photo of jmdrpi
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, not your usual shape though. No date.

It describes itself as an Imperial Wheat IPA. Hazy pale golden color, bright white head. Fairly accurate - lighter body, very little malt flavors, just a little sweetness to balance the hop flavor. hop profile is a bit earthy and floral. easy drinking.

Photo of mactrail
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Boozy pineapple taste. Sweet. Really fizzy. The aroma is green beans and and cucumber with a hint of Saison yeast. Hot with alcohol. The sweetness gives way to a spicy, scratchy bitter funk.

It tastes really strong, definitely a malt liquor-- oh, was it supposed to be an IPA? Last thing on my mind, sipping it. This is sort of interesting but it's so unbalanced. Put it in a 40 oz jug and give it the right name-- Boozy Baby Mama. From the 650 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Photo of Greywulfken
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: hazy pale gold body under a few fingers of ivory foam that left laces down the glass

S: lots of pale fruit and citrus, strong sugary aromas with edges of something floral and herbal

T: big sweet citrus of lemon and what I guess is gooseberry - very juicy and sweet

M: smooth and somewhat lush, medium weight, moderate carbonation

O: hard to evaluate if this is what they were going for - tastes almost like a sugary hefeweizen with lots of fruit, packing a high abv punch - not as bitter as I would have liked, but decent - perhaps the wheat base is not to my liking when I'm thinking Citra and Nelson-hopped DIPA?

Photo of tylerthetiger
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

341 ml bottle poured into a tulip. A dark hazy yellow-orange with three fingers of firm, creamy, rich milk shake-like off-white head.

Aroma is loaded with tropical fruit, gooseberry, and citrus notes. Just a slight malt sweetness and a whole boatload of Kiwi and west coast hops. Bright, vibrant ... The fruitiness is cut just a little with some bitter resins.

Palate features more fresh orange and grapefruit, gooseberry, white grape, ripe pears, peaches, pineapple juice, mellow pine. Nice Nelson Sauvin showcase ... No harsh woody notes. Each sip is split roughly down the middle between candied fruit and a deeper herbal resinous flange, in that order. Rather thick body, an impression probably accentuated by the aforementioned juicy flavors. Carbonation on the low side. Finishes herbal, semi-dry ... Recalls pineapple skin.

An imperial white IPA? I buy that to a degree, based on the grain bill, although there's little in the way of obvious witbier or otherwise Belgian character here, IMO. I think the idea was to tone down the malt sweetness as much as possible, in order to let the tropical hop flavors shine forth unencumbered by any toffee-type stuff. Great DIPA nonetheless, on the sweet and less overtly boozy side.

Photo of TonyFrac
4.55/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AgentMunky
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650mL bottle into an Altamont glass. Bottled 26 November 2014.

A: Nice head, hazy gold.

S: Sweeter, and a little funky/skunky. It smells like a cheap lager, a bit. I'm not lovin' it. Citrus peel.

T/M: That's really good. I almost can't taste the Nelson, even though I'm looking for it, until right at the very end. Then it's all canned pineapple sugar. Otherwise, this is a very *smooth*, sweet, DIPA that takes its cues from the malt. Kind of sticky aftertaste.

O: It's great! But too sweet. Still, highly recommended.

Photo of Svingjo
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a nice golden colour with a thin white head that lasted for quite a while. The nose has citrus and tropical fruit up front with a sweet maltiness balancing it out. Was actually expecting a bit more hop forwardness but the malt balanced it out. The taste is more malt forward than I expected as well. There is a honey sweetness along with some bread and pineapple, but non of the alcohol burn you might expect from a 9.2% ABV. Even the mouthfeel doesn't have that burn and is on the high medium side. A very good beer.

Photo of BcCraft710
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of gooseberries from the Nelson Sauvin hops are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of gooseberries and also has some notes of tropical fruits and hints of citrus. A moderate amount of bitterness is present. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't as heavy in body as one would expect because the use of wheat malts lightens things up, placing this more in line with the amount of body you would expect from a standard IPA. This lightness also allows the hop flavors to shine through in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of RochefortChris
4.51/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of f3el
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Camjmorton
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Latarnik
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
3.62/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of campfirebrew
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma light grapefruit, grass, grains, tropical fruit, herbal. Taste mild tropical fruit, grassy, pine, bitterness, grainy hops. Ok!

Photo of Gatordaddy
4.22/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yancot
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuzzFee
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ken_P
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baklo
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.