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Lord Of The Hops - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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very good

68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

cam477, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

intoxabroad, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

YamagamiTravis, Sep 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jcubz, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Idrankthat, Aug 25, 2013
Photo of EspressoGuy
3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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 harrymel
2.71/5  rDev -31.7%
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
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Fuzzycuffs, Aug 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

adhallick, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of cbnz
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

cbnz, Jul 29, 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
Photo of fizzyted
4/5  rDev +0.8%

fizzyted, Jul 16, 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
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 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%

liamt07, Jun 16, 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
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

604growler, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

KStark, May 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

zduerr, May 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

papat444, May 01, 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 leaddog
3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
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 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
Lord Of The Hops from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.