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Lord Of The Hops - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Rutager on 03-08-2013)
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Reviews by CalgaryFMC:
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed a bottle from a Parallel 49 mixed pack, probably the most hops forward beer in said pack (but see below). A pleasing honey amber color, fairly cloudy and with an assertive aroma of sweet caramel malt, multiple citrus fruits (orange, tangerine, lime, lemon), some dank weed, and fermenting pineapple. Palate is similar, with ample citrus and tropical fruit hop flavors, mango/papaya, and a LOT of pineapple, some earthy/woody notes, a sour green flavor like unripe bananas, and a decent but not overpowering bitter hop finish. Malt flavors trend toward the lighter side of crystal (sweet honey) and the body is silky smooth and not cloying. Only a little pine. Nice malt-hops balance. I'd say the hops are flavorful and interesting but not as potent as some other west coast IPAs. Red Racer is more citrusy, floral and bitter, whereas this brew is smoother and more weighted towards the sweet tropical fruit/pineapple flavors.

CalgaryFMC, Nov 09, 2013
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle, nice LOTR riffing in the label concept and imagery.

This beer pours a rather hazy, dark apricot amber hue, with three fingers of attractively puffy, cushioned eggshell white head, which leaves some near-perfect webbed chain-link lace around the glass as it lazily recedes.

It smells of bitter lemon and musty grapefruit, muddled drupe fruit salad, crackery caramel malt, and mildly floral, increasingly piney hops. The taste is more or less clean grapefruit pith, a touch of lime and muddled tropical fruit, tame caramel malt, a touch of biscuity grain, lightly musty, floral hops, and a sidling booziness.

The carbonation is a tad prickly up front, but settles to a dull, agreeable hum soon enough, the body a sturdy medium weight, and smooth in an average, nolo contendere sort of way. It finishes a wee bit off-dry, as the underwhelming grainy malt holds fast in the face of the lingering citrus and earthy pine notes.

A decent enough west coast IPA, but a bit weak in the crisp, assertive department - it's like there was a panel discussion, the result of which was to keep things not too peppy or offensive to the standard blandness-stricken palate. While that's not overly fair to prospective imbibers of this here offering, it is indicative of the overly laid-back approached employed here, malheureusement.

biboergosum, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of dirtylou
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the more impressive P-49 offerings - had on-tap in Vancouver and subsequently in bottles back in Seattle. Everyone seems geeked out by the label, but what's within is pretty solid too - not overly bitter but a nice crisp grassy hop profile. I get a lot of white peach, melon, and light citrus.

dirtylou, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jcubz, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours a murky golden orange with hints of brown. creamy head

citrus hops, focus on oranges and tangerines. sweet malt

very hoppy, mostly citrus flavors. loads of juicy oranges and tangerines. a faint bitterness. sturdy sweet malt body.

very full, chewy, mild to moderate carbonation.

pretty good, i enjoyed this a lot

hooliganlife, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - very hazy and bubbly burnt orange, tower of fluffy head held endlessly
S - big citrus hit, dry crackers, and some light grass, definitely clean aromas
T - nice citrus with some grass and light floral compliments, pale cracker grainy malt background, its tasty but not as big as I was hoping for hopwise
M - light and relatively airy, slightly sweet with just a touch of bitterness, not quite the bite I was expecting
O - its very tasty and easy drinking but something about it is subdued and just not big enough, that said I would definitely purchase again and enjoy it, but I'm generally looking for something bolder from them here

joemcgrath27, Jun 02, 2013
Photo of souvenirs
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle bought at the brewery.

A: amber and murky, about an inch of head, good retention.
S: citrus and tropical fruits. Very appealing.
T: same as the scent, but with a crisp bitterness. There's also some malty sweetness to back it up and balance out the bitterness.
F: good. Full, crisp, and refreshing.

Would I buy it again? I think for something similar, I prefer Parallel 49's Gypsy Tears Ruby Ale... but that might just mean I'm not a huge fan of IPAs. While this one won't become my new favourite beer, I certainly wouldn't turn it down either. Another great beer from Parallel 49.

souvenirs, Jul 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Boozecamel, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a big 3 fingers of off-white head that leaves some sexy lacing behind.

Smell. Yellow and red grapefruits, some pine wood and maybe lightly floral hops, some grainy caramel malts and a little alcohol.

Taste. Juicy grapefruits, some smooth caramel malts, a little bitter grapefruit rind and a bit of pine sap in the finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with medium-low carbonation.

Overall. A nice, easy drinking ipa with lots of hop flavour, but not especially palate fatiguing. Would be a fantastic beer for a hot summer day on the deck.

Rutager, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

TheSevenDuffs, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of IronDjinn
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed marmalade hue, with a very tall spongy ivory head with excellent retention.

Intense Citra hops on the nose, bold lemony grapefruit rind, very mild grainy malt in the background.

Clean flavour up front, fresh juicy grapefruit, followed by some mild pith, finishing with clean grains and spicy, herbal, grapefruit rind hops. Some alcohol warmth also shows up on the aftertaste already.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel on the fuller end, creamy, velvety smooth texture with medium carbonation piercing through with some palate-cleansing bubbles.

Given the hop bill for this one it is pretty straight forward (Citra wins out hands down) with a bit of depth offered by the other varietals in a much milder ratio--sorta like the Vandellas backing up Martha Reeves, it all works and adds to the overall experience but we all know who's headlining and doing the heavy lifting. Still nice that the back-up hops get some billing as well.... Worth seeking out if you're into American hops, although it's far from balanced with no serious malt presence in the flavour, only enough to offer enough backbone to prevent it from becoming a runaway train. In this case I'm pretty okay with that.

IronDjinn, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of adhallick
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

adhallick, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

650ml
A: amber with orange hue; opaque
S:fresh rounded pine and citrus with some caramel
T: rich and malty; hops are in the background supporting a sweet maltiness; not too complex; very little noticeable bitterness even in the finish.
M: medium/full-bodied and rich
O: Nice, well-balanced IPA but nothing special. I'd like something with more freshness and complexity. Still, congratulations to Parallel 49 for getting excellent distribution and pushing their lineup of good local craft beer to the masses.

EspressoGuy, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

papat444, May 01, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Caudalie, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

liamt07, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of SebD
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately slow and leaves some nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of citrus, grapefruit, some piney resins and some sweet caramelly malts.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has some citrus, mango, grapefruit, piney resins, grains and sweet caramelly malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas.

SebD, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Parallel 49 'Lord of the Hops' @ 7.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7

A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a big frothy off white head leaving a streaky lace along the stein

S-huge amount of pine on the first pour , so dominant

T-big pine tasting PNW IPA , big bitter finish

MF-ok/good carbonation , medium to full bodied , a lingering bitterness on the palate

Ov-ok/good beer , glad I tried it , I must say I like it a lot more than P49-Hopnotist

prost LampertLand

LampertLand, Jul 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

CaptainQ, Mar 11, 2014
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Lord Of The Hops from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.