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Hoparazzi - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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84
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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 8.29%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: wordemupg on 07-08-2012)
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Reviews by IllNate:
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IllNate

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear light amber with a finger of white head and good retention. Aroma is citrus hops and grainy malt with a bit of caramel. Much hoppier in the palate than the nose. Fairly bitter with good amount of citrus hops and a touch of caramel behind the base malt. Mouthfeel is smooth without too much carbonation, good stylistically. Overall a good offering, but they missed the mark with the lack of aroma hops. If it's going to be an 'india pale lager' I would expect some more aroma.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2013 04:42:59 | More by IllNate
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BCFRESHBEER


3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

07-10-2014 06:30:41 | More by BCFRESHBEER
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Thepleasantimbiber

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-03-2014 15:25:08 | More by Thepleasantimbiber
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

07-02-2014 23:14:24 | More by Mack
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

06-22-2014 22:06:48 | More by jrempel
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Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

06-11-2014 01:36:46 | More by CGPeltier
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

05-17-2014 05:35:14 | More by Exeter
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Arizona

4/5  rDev +7%

05-13-2014 15:12:26 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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scameron

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

03-31-2014 05:57:07 | More by scameron
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Chazz_Chetly

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-29-2014 09:38:12 | More by Chazz_Chetly
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-24-2014 00:06:21 | More by Aggro
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

03-13-2014 14:17:37 | More by beerhunter13
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

03-10-2014 15:45:10 | More by FondueVoodoo
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-05-2014 04:15:28 | More by phys1028
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

01-14-2014 04:43:17 | More by KeeganRohovich
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-30-2013 20:05:25 | More by wertschy
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-13-2013 02:44:06 | More by souvenirs
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

11-10-2013 03:35:08 | More by Erik-P
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from a mixed pack, a so-called "hop showcase". Beer pours a light yellow amber hue, just barely tinting towards orange. Quite heavy on the carbonation, frothy going into the glass and sparkly on the palate as well. Aroma is mellow but I do get some citrus/tropical fruits, lager yeast, and pale malt/bread dough. Certainly a more aggressive fruity "flavor hop" nose than most pale lagers. Palate is fresh juicy orange, a few tropical papaya, peach, and melon notes, some weedy leaf and pine resin in the finish. There is a tangy medicinal bitterness like aspirin (between that and the orange flavors there must be Amarillo hops in this sucker). Mouthfeel a bit thick and sweet for a lager and there's more pale malt juiciness than expected, but the aforementioned carbonation levels keep the whole thing honest. A tad boozy at 6% ABV. All in all a solid hops forward pale lager. My main critique would be too much emphasis on fruit and sweet caramel malt flavors and inadequate bitterness for the style. In my view this compares favorably to Hops & Bolts (cf. another reviewer below), which is dank, weedy, and piney without a lot of sweetness or hop fruit flavors to provide nuance. If one is going to brew an "India Pale Lager" I recommend following this mold albeit with an eye towards a dryer, more bitter finish. You mileage may vary.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 03:23:53 | More by CalgaryFMC
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MJ63

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%

10-26-2013 00:50:12 | More by MJ63
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British Columbia (Canada)

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DWood

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

10-04-2013 04:34:39 | More by DWood
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scaliasux

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Gold and quite hazy. Thin white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell - Light pale malt.

Taste - A heavier than expected dose of pale malt followed by prominent hoppiness. Malt is surprisingly rich - grainy and bready, even a hint of caramel. Hops provide some grass and orange citrus. Very nice.

Mouthfeel - Light-medium and crisp.

Overall - Niagara Falls is by no means a craft beer mecca. This was available and pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2013 03:25:39 | More by scaliasux
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deNevers

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

09-24-2013 02:48:40 | More by deNevers
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dalehihn

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

09-20-2013 16:38:40 | More by dalehihn
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Hoparazzi from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.