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Lord Of The Hops - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.72%
Wants: 4
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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Photo of Mlkluther
1/5  rDev -74.6%

I had a bad bottle. A weird bready, malty nose and taste. Niotat all what it should be. Paralell 49 is one of my favourite breweries but this bottle was terrible.

Mlkluther, Today at 05:16 AM
Photo of harrymel
2.71/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottled: unk

Murky apricot ale with a solid finger of light amber folds. Smells of malts, biscuits, citrus, sweet peaches, some apple skin. Flavor is sweet, some citrusy character, some alcohol, some cheap cherry juice and a bit of medicine. Full bodied for the style with low carb and a semi dry finish. Pretty unimpressed with this offering. Coulda been an old bottle, but hard to tell sans dating system.

harrymel, Aug 22, 2013
Photo of Caudalie
2.75/5  rDev -30%

Caudalie, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of BlackAura
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

BlackAura, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.29/5  rDev -16.3%
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
Photo of cpetrone84
3.48/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

cpetrone84, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of cbnz
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

cbnz, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of zduerr
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

zduerr, May 08, 2013
Photo of schnarr84
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

schnarr84, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of leaddog
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a light copper/amber with two fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - Caramalts, tropical fruits, earthy hops.

Taste - Caramalts, tropical fruits and earthy hops. Hops are a little subdued for the style.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - An agreeable American IPA by Parallel 49. There is a need for more bitter hops so that it has a nice kick, but otherwise a good flavour base.

leaddog, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
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
Photo of Boozecamel
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Boozecamel, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

papat444, May 01, 2013
Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of Finatic
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Finatic, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of JefferyYoung
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

JefferyYoung, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

KStark, May 10, 2013
Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

YamagamiTravis, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
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 travolta
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

travolta, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
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 EnemyWithin
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

EnemyWithin, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of IllNate
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy amber with a finger of off white head and good retention. Quite a bit of 'floaties'. Nose is hoppy, with lots of citrus and a bit of floral. Taste follows with big hop, citrus and floral, with a malty/caramel background. Moutfeel is bitter, but not overly so. Overall a good IPA, but I won't say it's Lord of the Hops.

IllNate, Apr 05, 2013
Photo of wl0307
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coming in a tall 650ml brown bottle, BB date not available on the beer label/bottle, served lightly chilled in a straight imperial pint glass. Notes: the beer label specifies the ingredients to include Pale, Crystal and Carapils malts, Ahtanum, Simcoe, Chinook, Centennial and Citra hops; IBU 70.

A: hazy dark orangey amber in colour, coming with a tight and thick light beige frothy head with extremely good retention, on top of semi-lively carbonation.
S: sweet citric and lychee-ish hop aroma treads lightly on top of a solid caramely and malty backbone with an accent on McVitie's-like biscuits with a touch of cream, a good swirl gives rise to flowery nectar of hops and light piney notes, as well as an intense flow of sweetness.
T: smooth and softly effervescent on the entry, upfront comes a good body of caramel and pale malts with a little gristy feel, followed by plentiful yeasty bitter tang, moderate citric, lychee-ish and piney hops, tannic roasted tea, fresh mint leaves, acidic raw nuts, pear-ish esters, and soothing earthy bitterness to linger towards the finish, leaving alcoholic warmth to creep up only by stealth at the long end of each sip. Also, the acidity keeps at a very healthy level to balance off the sweetness overall.
M&O: the mouthfeel is generally smooth and kept afresh by the microscopic fizziness, the body remains medium and the flavour profile is generally well integrated; all in all, this is an unimposing IPA at 7.2%abv. and the hop varieties have all contributed selflessly to the mixture in the wizard’s cauldron, which is to say it’s hard to differentiate each component part from one another, either on the nose or on the palate. A rather balanced take on the beer style, very drinkable but perhaps not a top choice for hardcore hop heads. BTW, I think the yeast sediments sometimes do stand in the way b/w the finer flavours and the taste buds.

wl0307, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of StJamesGate
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

StJamesGate, Oct 30, 2013
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Lord Of The Hops from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.