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Hopnotist - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 8.02%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Parallel 49's first anniversary ale. Single hopped double IPA brewed exclusively with Mosaic hops.

86 IBU

(Beer added by: smekermann on 05-11-2013)
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

08-20-2014 04:38:03 | More by 604growler
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-15-2014 06:17:12 | More by schopenhauerale
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

08-09-2014 04:59:00 | More by HumuloneRed
Photo of Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured from a bomber into a tree brewing tulip glass. Warmed slightly on the counter for about 15 minutes.

Appearance: Poured a brilliant medium to deep amber with plenty of orange in the mix. I'd give an SRM value of about 14 to it. Quite opaque with plenty of suspended particles (yeast and perhaps hops) when held to the light. Beautiful off white head with quite fine bubbles that linger nicely. The head diminishes down to a nice little film across the top of the beer. Plenty of lacing left on the glass. Superb.

Aroma: Incredibly refreshing notes of tropical fruit. The mosaic hops really have a distinctive aroma. Notes of mango and peaches, that dominate. Slight notes of citrus with orange and grapefruit pulling through. Light pine notes poking through as well. A tinge of alcohol but certainly not overpowering. Just the right amount of alcohol to add nicely to the character. Little to no malt in the nose present.

Taste: Incredibly fruity. The bitterness takes somewhat of a backseat compared to the the enormous mango taste. Nevertheless, the bitterness certainly shines through gorgeously towards the end without being crushingly bitter. A nice amount of bitterness despite the high end of 86 IBU's. No yeast taste present but the malts kick in with a slight sweetness to the beer. A slight amount of alcohol on the dry finish. This alcohol adds immensely to the character profile of the beer.

Mouthfeel: A pleasant, medium bodied beer. It falls right in the middle and doesn't overwhelm the taster with thickness. Light enough to want to drink plenty but heavy enough to give substance to the beer. Wonderful carbonation that doesn't dominate the mouthfeel that I find most Belgian beers do. Not too much; just the way I like it. A nice dry, finish.

Overall: A fabulous beer from Parallel 49. Certainly one of their best along with their Russian Imperial Stout, Vow of Silence and Gypsy Tears (still haven't tried From East Van with Love yet, but soon enough). Beautiful tropical fruit aroma with an amazing taste and mouthfeel. I highly recommend this beer to any beer lover especially a hop head. Cheers.

08-03-2014 23:53:52 | More by Ericbeech_87
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5/5  rDev +17.9%

08-02-2014 22:46:07 | More by wlester
Photo of wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%

650ml bomber poured into tulip 27/7/14

A pale copper saturated with sediment, looks like a snow globe, two fingers of dense beige foam quickly falls to a fingers width and stays there, random lace deep down the glass

S peaches, mango, lychee, guava, pineapple, and tangerine, big tropical nose on this one, a little dry cereal, juicy fruit gum, faint pine and caramel, smells massive and sexy

T not quite the tropical bomb on the nose but still very tasty, a little lemon and lime rind, slightly more pine and caramel then the nose

M medium bodied, soft carbonation, a little gritty, bitter bites there, the booze is well hidden, lemon peel on the finish

O great single hop from start too finish, the nose was kicking ass and not much to complain about elsewhere, my bottles nearly empty at this point so that says something

I didn't think I'd be drinking this today, one of the two brews I need for the Canadian Top 50 and my Mom just shows up with a box of BC goodies with this in it? I love my Mom!!!

07-28-2014 00:48:58 | More by wordemupg
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-27-2014 22:59:37 | More by Derek
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Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

07-27-2014 19:10:01 | More by tom10101
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-27-2014 01:55:45 | More by souvenirs
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-18-2014 04:08:41 | More by Erik-P
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-15-2014 05:42:42 | More by scameron
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-14-2014 04:50:15 | More by Boozecamel
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Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5.7%

Thanks to FondueVoodoo for keeping this in his fridge for me :)

Poured from a 650ml. bottle (no #freshbeer info) & enjoyed with 3D glasses.

Appearance: Dark honey-amber body, massive pillowing head that grips the sides with actual draping.

Smell: Grassy a bit, sweet fruit, very aromatic, peaches.

Taste: Less sweet in taste, bit of pine, lots of peaches, has an earthy touch, ripe oranges (unsweetened).

Mouthfeel: Sticky a bit, fills out well but tail end could be a bit better as it tappers. Solid nonetheless.

Overall: Well done. More of an juiced up IPA than a DIPA. Very glad to have tried it.

10-22-2013 10:43:39 | More by papat444
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

09-18-2013 19:02:15 | More by JefferyYoung
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-14-2013 03:55:06 | More by JonnyBeers
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

09-13-2013 04:50:37 | More by ZachT
Photo of JasonLovesBeer

British Columbia (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%

[Note: posting old tasting notes, this was drank on June 11th 2013]

This is one of the coolest bottle labels I've come across, and the bottle is sold with 3D glasses to go with the 3D labeling - pretty darn cool and it works!

Nose: Big citrus and pine, really open. A total pleasure to soak in.

Taste: Lots of pine, citrus, tree bark. Some apricot, tangerine. There is a lot of hops in here! 86 IBU, which is probably a threshold number for a lot of people - I almost think you need to either have dulled your tastebuds or be in it for the novelty to go for a 120 IBU beer. 86 is about as high an IBU value as I see myself wanting (though of course not all beers are equal in this regard!)

Overall: Mosaic hops are just fantastic and are showcased really well in this IPA. I am very glad that P49 chose to release a single hopped beer with mosaic. The complexity of the hops character is quite great and it goes to show you don't need a complex hop ingredient list to get such complexity of flavour.

08-11-2013 06:50:53 | More by JasonLovesBeer
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

07-29-2013 01:34:32 | More by cbnz
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.59/5  rDev -15.3%

Parallel 49 Brewing's 1rst Anniversary ale 'Hopnotist Imperial IPA' @8.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $8.50

A-pour is a pale gold from the bottle to a clear dark amber in the glass with a big off white head that is leaving a streaky lace along the stein .... huge amount of floaters on the second pour .... unpleasant sight

S-big pine & citrus smelling PNW IPA

T-sweet start gives way to Mosaic hop bitterness ,

MF-mild carbonation , full bodied , not as bitter on the palate as expected , even for an Imperial IPA

Ov-I know this beer has sat on the jar store shelf too long , could have been a good beer , butt way too many floaters for me to consume in a beer , another lesson learned

prost LampertLand

07-21-2013 05:51:28 | More by LampertLand
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -11.3%

Poured from a 650ml bottle. Pours a light copper orange., bright and clear. The smell is all about pine and a hint of funk. Similar flavours with pine and grapefruit dominating in the hops dept, but getting overshadowed a bit by a lot of sweet malty notes. This actually could have used a bump up in terms of hops as it drinks a bit sweet. Good hearty body and nice for sipping.

06-21-2013 22:41:52 | More by CookstLiquor
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

06-19-2013 13:36:32 | More by ritzkiss
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4.24/5  rDev 0%

on-tap, St. Augustines in Vancouver

Single-hop DIPA exclusively with Mosaic. Murky peach body, nice nose of tropical fruit, guava, grass. Very good hop profile - passionfruit, guava, citrus, grass and light pine. Not heavy or boozy but rather light, clean and layered with nice flavour.

06-17-2013 17:29:05 | More by dirtylou
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

06-15-2013 15:40:46 | More by Drknight
Photo of Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.26/5  rDev +0.5%

First off, this label is pretty fucking cool. Printed in old-school 3d complete with 3d glasses. I would have bought this for the packaging alone.

Appearance. Pours a murky orange-amber with close to two finger of off-white head that leaves some thick bands.

Smell. Papaya, cedar and pine, pineapple, grapefruit rinds.

Taste. Papaya, cedar, lime and grapefruit rinds with some sweet grainy caramel malt coming through.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ bodied with medium-low smooth carbonation.

Overall. Nice to compare this with Red on Red. These mosaic hops are great stuff and suit the ipa very well.

06-01-2013 02:51:40 | More by Rutager
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.44/5  rDev +4.7%

A: Pours a slightly murky amber with a foamy white head that settles to a thin layer with terrific lacing along the sides of the glass.

S: Initial scent of fresh cut pine tree followed by tropical fruits, passion fruit, guava, musk melon and pineapple. The sweetness of the fruits is balanced by the freshness of the pine. Slight notes of alcohol esters present in the finish.

T: The taste mirrors the scent with sweetness of caramelized pineapple, passion fruit and guava balanced by fresh cut pine. The pine notes are not of resin, but rather the scent of trimmed pine trees. Starts off sweet and then finishes with a lingering bitterness from the hops. Is expertly balanced and smooth.

M: Very creamy and syrupy feel which coats the entirety of your mouth with low amounts of carbonation.

O: The interplay of malts and tropical hops foster complex smells and taste that is very balanced despite the high IBU's. Pine resin forward IPA's tend not to be my favourites - Hopnotist takes that pine smell and flavour but does it more in a "fresh cut" way and add amazing flavours of passion fruit and guava. One of the best DIPA's I've had and that says something given the amazing selection we have here in BC.

05-27-2013 03:26:48 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Hopnotist from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.