Snap, Crackle, Hop Imperial Rice IPA - Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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3.75/5 rDev -5.1%
Purchased at the LCBO for a paltry $5.95 for a 650ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a tulip
A- 4.5- Opens well and pours not much head but dark orange that is very amazing. So dark DIPA like beer
S- 4.25- WOW that is a good beer. Orange and malt
T- 3.5- WOW what a let down. So much going for this beer but there is an amature edge that shines through
M- 3.5- Very good considering the high alcohol
O- Very good but the boys need to work on the hops and malt with time they boil. So close but so far.
In time this will be a good beer if they play with it
This pretty good beer went well with....... Sweet and sour chicken wings
08-27-2014 23:22:19 | More by DaveBar
4.25/5 rDev +7.6%
A heavy looking IIPA. The body is between amber and brown, looking like the flesh of a plum and hazy as anything. Its creamy off-white head boasts great retention. Sticky rings of lace wrap around the glass.
Its essence is sweet and gooey. Ripe peaches and mango blend with rich caramel and plenty of sweet biscuit. The heaviness from the malt doesn't let a whiff of alcohol pull through.
Floral, leafy hops mix with a zip of alcohol to coat the palate. Candied peaches and dried mangoes come together at the center. The caramel is more casual and glides over its fruity center.
Their use of rice really comes through in the feel. The dryness it imparts isn't sharp or harsh. It's almost unnoticeable. It wasn't until I remembered this is 9.3% that I realized just how clean it was. It lacks the syrupy feel I've got most often in IIPAs of this strength.
Its flavour I enjoyed, the feel and its disgusting sessionability is what blew me away. As an adjunct that's typically looked down upon, I loved that they added "rice IPA" to the label. Not only does it differentiate itself from other examples of style that sit on the same shelf with its label, its addition in the brewing process makes for a memorable impression. This is my first beer from Parallel 49 and I can't wait to get my hands on some more of their stuff!
08-24-2014 00:33:37 | More by ludachris
4.14/5 rDev +4.8%
A - very murky golden orange, tall white head held nicely, left plenty of lacing all around
S - mandarin and tropical citrus notes, a definite dry grainy aroma along with buttery biscuit
T - the rice graininess definitely makes itself known, tropical citrus hops are more subdued than the nose, biscuit and mild greens compliment
M - light and smooth start, slightly dry through the middle, finishes with a nice crispness, not even a clue that this is 9.3%
O - a nice mix of flavours combined with a great balance and drinkability make this a must try
01-03-2014 03:10:18 | More by joemcgrath27
3.85/5 rDev -2.5%
Enjoyed from 650 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Fairly pale yellow for a DIPA, just barely grading into orange with a considerable amount of white froth. VERY unique tropical fruit aroma and flavor. I got tons of rank guava and passion fruit on the nose, extremely sweet tropical perfume almost to the exclusion of other components. Ditto on the palate, massive guava, passion fruit, and lychee flavors with some lemon/lime citrus as well, in the understory of the rain forest ... There is also some green onion and what malt you can taste is grainy and astringent. Perhaps this is where the rice exerts its effect although this adjunct is typically quite subtle and is going to be overshadowed by any aggressive hopping, which this certainly has in spades. Some sources say that Motueka hops yield a blueberry flavor although I don't really get that here ... This ain't no Mosaic. Maybe a little strawberry and gooseberry-type funk. Whole package is tangy, almost a bit sour, evokes white wine in the combination of fruit and booze. The booze flavors make me think of some Belgian tripels but the fruit chew sweetness reigns supreme until the (not that) bitter end. Somehow a dry astringency co-exists with sweet fruit top notes to yield a pleasing complexity. I like it but do not expect classic DIPA levels of bitter piney assault.
12-20-2013 04:01:26 | More by CalgaryFMC
British Columbia (Canada)
4.19/5 rDev +6.1%
650 ml bottle.
A: gold and opaque, lots of head (but it was a somewhat aggressive pour).
S: melon/citrus/tropical fruit.
T: Delicious. As with the smell, tropical fruit flavours. Pine. Nice amount of bitterness and sweetness.
O: Well, I would definitely buy this again if I could. Maybe next year they'll brew it again?
11-13-2013 02:36:39 | More by souvenirs
4.15/5 rDev +5.1%
On-tap at Volo.
Beer is opaque orange with a small white head.
Nose contains grapefruit and citrus. Some caramel.
Taste is very nice. Juicy, grapefruit and passionfruit flavours are very strong. Quite tropical, with citrus alongside. A bit of pone. Bitter but not insanely so. Some caramel malt.
Full bodied, moderate to high carbonation level. Oily.
Overall, quite tasty. Not sure what the rice does, but I like the beer.
10-20-2013 21:09:39 | More by jrenihan
3.64/5 rDev -7.8%
Appearance - Pours a cloudy amber tone with a finger of bubbly white head.
Smell - Citrus hop aroma, some tropical fruit, puffed rice.
Taste - Citrus hops, tropical fruit and a light touch of puffed rice flavour. A very bold passionfruit flavour rounds out the finish.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light-to-moderate carbonation.
Overall - I admire Parallel 49's effort to experiment with rice in an Imperial IPA; however, I find that it strays a little too far away from the true style. I get more tropical fruit (especially passionfruit and guava) than I do of the hops, which is delicious but makes me a little sad.
10-19-2013 03:50:48 | More by leaddog
Snap, Crackle, Hop Imperial Rice IPA from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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