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Hoparazzi - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

76 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 76
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 7.98%


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 andrenaline:
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to joemcgrath27 for the hook-up on this treat...

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with an orange hue, finger of head with little retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Nice citrus hops, hints of cotton candy and grassy hops, bready caramel and butter notes.

T - Flavour is dominated by sour citrus, surprising bitterness comes through alongside grassy hop notes, bready caramel and citrus rind lingers on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet.

O - Definitely a hoppy lager, a pleasant brew that is well worth seeking out and easily sessioned. Glad this one was included in the shipment, wish it were readily available in Ontario.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 18:46:44 | More by andrenaline
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scameron

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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 -6.9%

03-24-2014 00:06:21 | More by Aggro
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

03-10-2014 15:45:10 | More by FondueVoodoo
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phys1028

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 -6.9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
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 +6.4%

10-26-2013 00:50:12 | More by MJ63
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

10-06-2013 02:29:12 | More by ZachT
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DWood

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Wisconsin

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -6.9%

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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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

09-15-2013 19:37:29 | More by Molson2000
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-15-2013 01:53:04 | More by Sammy
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-04-2013 23:49:10 | More by YamagamiTravis
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-27-2013 04:11:08 | More by jcubz
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Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-25-2013 02:30:54 | More by Idrankthat
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An uninspiring bottle, for which I'd had higher hopes, but which may act as a decent "transition beer" or even a "session beer" for many. I would definitely buy a pint over any macro I've yet tried.

Pours an attractive, clear golden-copper colour, albeit with a very low carbonation level so the limited white head disappears within seconds. Bland aroma of "malted barley" has no indication of any hop tones. Although the taste is not powerful, it does have some tropical fruit elements before a hop inspired bitterness. It is thin and lacking the balance of better beers but still a brewery I give marks for trying and from whom I'd buy again.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 00:27:56 | More by hopsolutely
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341 mL bottle from the LCBO, pulled from their Unparalleled sampler pack. No packaging date given - there's a spot for this information provided on the six-pack box, but it was left blank. This is the second 'India pale lager' I've had in the last month, and while this particular fusion of styles doesn't strike me as terribly original, I'm still a hophead who also tends to enjoy pale lagers, so this should be right up my alley. Served well chilled.

Pours a lovely golden-amber colour, with a bright, clear complexion. Atop the liquid is seated one finger of foamy, soapy white head that wilts away over the next few minutes, leaving behind an impressive coat of sticky lacing. The colour is attractive, but the beer itself is completely lifeless, with nary a bubble to be seen within the liquid. The aroma is disappointingly subdued and rather non-descript - light lemon citrus, cereal grains, lager yeast and bready malts are all I can really identify. At least it smells pretty clean.

The flavour profile, rather unfortunately, adheres to the same tenets as the aroma - clean-tasting, straightforward, and not all that intense or interesting. Grainy, bready malts are dominant initially, with a mild hint of caramel sweetness. This is followed by a firm hop presence - grassy, citrusy, and somewhat floral, offering a modest, pleasantly bitter finish. The aftertaste is floral, with hints of lemon and malt sweetness. On the light side of medium-bodied, with mild carbonation and a very smooth feel on the palate. Not too difficult to toss back, and potentially sessionable - but at 6%, I probably wouldn't recommend it for that purpose.

Final Grade: 3.54, an acceptable B grade. Parallel 49's Hoparazzi isn't a bad lager, but it's not exactly a very memorable one, either. It is absolutely hoppier than your typical pale lagers, but not to the point where it is likely to turn off the uninitiated - and the flip side of this coin means that it is also unlikely to impress many hopheads. This is by no means a bad or even mediocre beer, and I wouldn't be opposed to consuming it again, but it's not the most drinkable thing I've ever had - the Hops & Bolts IPL I tried a few weeks ago struck me as a better example of this pseudo-style. An enjoyable, if unremarkable hopped lager that makes for a decent inclusion in this sampler pack.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2013 05:03:18 | More by thehyperduck
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Hoparazzi from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.