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Lord Of The Hops - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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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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Photo of schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-31-2013 04:09:46 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-27-2013 02:58:27 | More by chickenm
Photo of canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev +4.3%

Citra based IPA that delivers the goods both in the IBUs and the hop nose. Not at the level of Fat Tug but pretty close and a great addition to the already strong lineup. This beer is quite balanced and it is easy to drink a second pint. I liked the crisp fresh taste on the beer though this might have something to do with it being on tap at the tasting room.

03-22-2013 21:30:39 | More by canucklehead
Photo of biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

03-20-2013 02:54:21 | More by biboergosum
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-17-2013 23:02:09 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

03-17-2013 10:46:03 | More by IronDjinn
Photo of BlackAura

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

03-17-2013 04:14:31 | More by BlackAura
Photo of DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

A: orange amber liquid and 1" of cream colored head that left a nice lacing

S: apricot, peach, pear, lime and other citra aromatics

T: lemon, grapefruit, apricot, tangerine and lime with caramel malt. Also present in the background is some simcoe characteristics such as tobacco and evergreen.

M: medium viscosity and carbonation and some drying

O: Part of me thinks that this ale doesn't have to be 70 IBUs in order to showcase the citra and amarillo flavor hops. Although it is quite easy drinking, the five hops used kind of confound each other and nothing really shines. The nose of this beer is great though.

03-15-2013 23:39:31 | More by DaftCaskBC
Photo of bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-14-2013 03:02:01 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.19/5  rDev +5.5%

650ml bottle poured into tulip 12/3/13

A slight haze in a orange amber body, shitloads of tiny bubbles popping up everywhere and sustaining a finger of foam rather well, a few squiggly rings followed by some random patches.
-second pours pretty far from clear, there's a fair bit of sediment I didn't notice taking this out of the fridge

S smells fruity but I can't quite place everything, a little citrus and mango with some pineapple and something I can't quite place to save my life but I like it, slightly catty, caramel and floral notes with just a little pine, smells great

T not nearly as strong as nose but still quite tasty, some balance between hops and malt with a little lime I didn't smell, more rind opposed the the tropical flesh I was smelling

M creamy from the tiny bubbles with a bitter bite but not enamel stripping, some sweet orange and tangerine on the finish, not sure if that's what I couldn't pick out on the nose though

O I'm pretty happy with this one overall, there's nothing to complain about really, not the best IPA I've had but perhaps the best IPA I've had from a first attempt a brewery throws at one

I'm very curious to what these guys are going to brew next, right out of the gate Parallel 49 has released some pretty solid brews. Best new brewery to come out of Canada in the last year if you want my opinion, and if you don't want my opinion why are you still reading this?

03-13-2013 07:18:42 | More by wordemupg
Photo of shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-13-2013 04:40:27 | More by shagal
Photo of IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-13-2013 01:58:40 | More by IanSpindler
Photo of smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-12-2013 13:58:39 | More by smekermann
Photo of Jediknight362

Alberta (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-11-2013 02:30:48 | More by Jediknight362
Photo of schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-10-2013 19:47:34 | More by schnarr84
Photo of rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-10-2013 00:27:01 | More by rodrigueZflyingf0x
Photo of Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.53/5  rDev +14.1%

A: Copper-bronze with an off-white head, great retention & lace.

S: Great aroma: papaya, mango, tangerine, nectarine and a little dank.

T: Papaya, mango, tangerine, pine, grapefruit rind, hints of biscuit & sponge toffee. Solid bitterness; although it really lingers it's not harsh. Alcohol provides a pleasing warmth.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body is smooth with a fair bit of hop acidity. Slightly drying alcohol finish.

O: Among the best. There's some familiar old-school hop flavour, but the new varietals really shine: Citra, Simcoe and Ahtanum (which is somewhat Amarillo-like).

03-08-2013 02:26:34 | More by Derek
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.24/5  rDev +6.8%

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.

03-08-2013 02:01:55 | More by Rutager
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Lord Of The Hops from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.