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Hoparazzi - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 8.6%
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 andrenaline:
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Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +7%

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.

03-30-2013 18:46:44 | More by andrenaline
More User Reviews:
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-13-2014 14:17:37 | More by beerhunter13
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-04-2012 19:07:18 | More by chickenm
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

06-28-2013 01:45:38 | More by Fuzzycuffs
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-26-2013 00:50:12 | More by MJ63
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-15-2013 07:12:55 | More by intoxabroad
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

341ml single. A hopped-up Canadian lager? Hook it up to my veins!

This beer pours a rather hazy medium muddled amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, rocky, foamy off-white head, which leaves some severely pocked painted lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bitter citrus rind, biscuity, grainy malt, a twinge of lemon juice, and further strong, bitter leafy hops. The taste is more grainy, bready, and biscuity malt, with a barely restrained bitter leafy, citrus peel, and floral hoppiness. So few words, for so much flavour.

The carbonation is decently supportive and non-intrusive, the body an appropriate medium-light weight, and just as smooth, sort of. It finishes off-dry, with a still strong bitter hop arbiter for the latter.

A quite agreeable hopped-up lager, the underlying malt not lost in the mire, thankfully, and full flavour permeating the whole shebang. Well worthy of multiple and unencumbered indulgence, if I may say so.

11-13-2012 06:39:24 | More by biboergosum
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

09-15-2013 01:53:04 | More by Sammy
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Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%

Pours light amber. Finger of head settles pretty quickly to a nice film.

This might be a tad cold, but I only get a vague sweetness on the nose, a bit of honey and a hint of floral hops.

Great flavours though. Bittering hops up front, nice blend of citrus and restrained pine, overlaid on biscuity malt. Sulphur and nice floral notes in the finish, really satisfying.

A great session lager, would like to see it general list at the LCBO, though I always wonder about the size of the market for well hopped lagers.

06-09-2013 21:43:09 | More by CanuckRover
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3.84/5  rDev +3.2%

341ml bottle, from the brewery

Nice bright golden body - big frothy white head - classic looking lager. Aromas of grassy hops, a touch of lemon and citrus. Flavor profile follows suit - crackery malt, lemon, grass, citrus. Dig a nice lager - this is pretty solid.

06-17-2013 16:29:34 | More by dirtylou
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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

08-27-2013 04:11:08 | More by jcubz
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Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +10.2%

A - a clear bright copper, thumb of off white head retained very nicely with random lacing
S - plenty of light hoppy notes of perfume, citrus, and pepper, light dry crackers in the background
T - peppery and leafy hops, followed by significant cracker grainy maltiness creating good balance, very light perfume, definitely balanced and tasty
M - light and smooth, just a touch of dryness, crisp and easy to chug
O - a hoppy lager turns out to be a great idea in this case, super drinkable with enough hop flavour to satisfy both my beer geek and beer chugging personalities

11-04-2012 04:08:31 | More by joemcgrath27
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

07-11-2014 04:17:33 | More by mc4z
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.5%

10-04-2012 23:48:08 | More by cletetron
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

08-21-2014 17:36:50 | More by bouncepass
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -11.3%

Considering all of the glitz and glam one might associate with the name, this beer is pretty tame...not a lot of flash bulbs going off in my mind. None the less, a decent brew that shouldn't be avoided. Amber in colour, subtle flavour of hops, which is nice if you plan on having 2 or 3.

07-03-2013 05:55:21 | More by 1stOffender
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

12-13-2013 02:44:06 | More by souvenirs
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3.64/5  rDev -2.2%

08-15-2014 03:16:15 | More by jellikit
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Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -5.1%

Bottled on C2613. March 26, 2013? Poured in to tulip.

A - Translucent light orange/amber colour with half a finger of cream coloured head.

S - Floral and herbal hop aromas with some caramel sweetness. English IPA nose.

T - Moderate bitterness for the style. Floral and herbal hop flavours with a decent caramel malt backbone providing sweetness.

M - Medium body. Sticky. Moderate carbonation.

05-29-2013 02:03:16 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

06-04-2013 19:38:04 | More by ThinkAgain
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3.78/5  rDev +1.6%

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.

09-24-2013 03:25:39 | More by scaliasux
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +16.4%

Poured from a 355ml bottle. This hopped up lager (or India Pale Lager) as they call it, pours a bright yellow colour with a fine white head. In a blind taste test, we're not sure we'd immediately identify it as a lager. It's packed with bright floral and earthy hop notes and just the right amount of lager refreshment. In fact, this probably has more to offer IPA drinkers than someone looking for an easy drinking lager. It's got some body, a little heft and a good solid hoppy bite.

11-29-2012 19:18:19 | More by CookstLiquor
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -26.1%

07-22-2014 05:05:39 | More by ThirstyDutchman
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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

3.48/5  rDev -6.5%

12oz Bottle from the Orleans LCBO for $13 part of a mixed 6 pack

Appearance - Clear gold colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Hops, breads/grains, malts, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, hops, and bread/grains. There are also some grassy/herbal notes and some caramel. It ends with a malty slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – This reminds me a bit of a blend of the Propeller IPA and the Phillips Hop Circle IPA. A nice flavourful beer, but nothing really exciting. It doesn't really have any vibrant flavours to it.

06-01-2013 23:50:27 | More by spinrsx
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Hoparazzi from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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