Hoparazzi - Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -2.4%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: golden in color leaning toward amber. Almost no head to speak of, but a thin film sticks around.
S: hops, malts, caramel, some sweet.
T: again, hops which provides bitterness and malts which provide some sweet.
M: medium body and carbonation
O: a nice hopped lager. It is easy drinking, which seems the norm for the beers I have tried from Parallel 49. After having all three beers in the taster pack, I think I will try to pick a couple up before hitting the cottage in a few weeks.
06-22-2013 22:11:26 | More by polloenfuego
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
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
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
3.69/5 rDev -0.8%
A - Light golden pour. Bright with strong carbonation. One finger white head fading fast. No lace and a film of retention.
S - Melons and grass. Crackery malt and citrus.
T - Melons again with grass and some citrus. Crackery malt is a good backbone. Herbal.
M - Good carbonation, light to medium body. Good bitterness.
O/D - A nice hoppy lager. Pretty nice stuff with lot's of good hop flavour, easy drinkability, and properly done. No flaws and no alcohol for the 6%. Doesn't particularly break the mold, but it's good.
06-01-2013 02:52:02 | More by tbeckett
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
British Columbia (Canada)
3.6/5 rDev -3.2%
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.
04-19-2013 04:42:59 | More by IllNate
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
Hoparazzi from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.