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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 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 JefferyYoung
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

JefferyYoung, Sep 18, 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 cam477
4/5  rDev +1.8%

cam477, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of intoxabroad
4/5  rDev +1.8%

intoxabroad, Sep 10, 2013
Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

YamagamiTravis, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of jcubz
4/5  rDev +1.8%

jcubz, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Idrankthat
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Idrankthat, Aug 25, 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 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 Fuzzycuffs
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Fuzzycuffs, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of adhallick
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

adhallick, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of cbnz
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

cbnz, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of LampertLand
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +1.8%

fizzyted, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of souvenirs
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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 -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 dirtylou
4/5  rDev +1.8%
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
Photo of liamt07
4/5  rDev +1.8%

liamt07, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
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 Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Kmat10, May 20, 2013
Photo of 604growler
4/5  rDev +1.8%

604growler, May 15, 2013
Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

KStark, May 10, 2013
Photo of zduerr
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

zduerr, May 08, 2013
Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

papat444, May 01, 2013
Lord Of The Hops from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.