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Lord Of The Hops - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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88
very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.32%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 10:46:03 | More by IronDjinn
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Jlefa

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Pour is a heavily hazed amber with a cream head and lots of bubbles. Nose is extremely hoppy, a hint sweet, resinous and sticky hops, caramel malts, notes of grapefruit. Taste is a touch empty but less resinous and sweet. A little cleaner, some balanced grain notes, moderately assertive hops, citrus and grapefruit through the finish. Body is light with a strong carbonation and prickly feel.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 23:35:15 | More by cpetrone84
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Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

01-15-2014 03:22:25 | More by KeeganRohovich
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-28-2013 10:25:24 | More by yancot
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travolta

California

3.86/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: An iridescent apricot and caramel color. A slightly off-white head that is crunchy and voluminous with sticky lacing.

Nose: Sweet plums and kiwi on top with subtle raisin and green pine.

Taste: Crispy dry crackers and a crisp mouthfeel and a watery finish. Slightly syrupy at the finish.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 05:25:28 | More by travolta
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

12-21-2013 04:09:52 | More by Coastal_Brew
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

12-08-2013 13:50:38 | More by andrenaline
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marvmoreno

Philippines

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

11-10-2013 13:51:03 | More by marvmoreno
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2013 04:23:11 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

11-04-2013 03:49:28 | More by Boozecamel
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StJamesGate

New York

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft at Alibi Room, Vancouver.

Pale amber with steady white film that sheets.
Oily tangerine nose with some slight dank.
Sweet caramel up front then big orange, lemondrop and slight pineapple hops.
Lemon-herb cough drop end and steady clean bitter linger.
Smooth, round, medium, soft.

Silky body, maybe the smoothest local beer I've had. Balanced and integrated. This could be the #2 BC IPA behind Red Racer.

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2013 11:42:24 | More by StJamesGate
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crewfan1952

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-24-2013 00:36:42 | More by crewfan1952
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Finatic

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-09-2013 00:43:17 | More by Finatic
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

10-07-2013 13:59:14 | More by Caudalie
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-06-2013 03:47:37 | More by ZachT
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Redbarchettayyz

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-03-2013 03:37:42 | More by Redbarchettayyz
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EnemyWithin

Ontario (Canada)

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lord of Hops
Sept 20, 2013 into Duvel glass

Appearance: 3.5
Hazy honey colored body with 1-2’ of white head

Smell: 4.25
Quite robust tangerine, mango, and orange/citrus flavors with a notable sweeteness. As the beer warms, you get a bit more breadiness of malt.

Taste: 3.75
Initial impression is that the bitterness is surprisingly subdued with only mild –moderate intensity more along lines of pale ale. Hops are still detectible with citrus notes with slight pine only. There is a mild balance bready, honey sweetness. Midway through malt becomes slightly more prominent, and then finishs with mild lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: 4
Mild soft carbonation. Mild to moderate thickness and astrignecy from hops. Very typical, but appropriate.

Overall: 4
Very aromatic IPA, with suprisely somewhat subdued bitterness. Quite balanced in malt vs hops in taste profile. Average to above average, but not necessarily world-class. Still, ends up being enjoyable and in some ways, bit more accessible than an enamel-stripping IPA.

Recommend to consider to try.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 00:56:23 | More by EnemyWithin
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-18-2013 19:02:26 | More by JefferyYoung
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Lord Of The Hops from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.