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Snap, Crackle, Hop Imperial Rice IPA - Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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very good

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 9.77%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smekermann on 08-23-2013

Imperial Rice IPA brewed exclusively with New Zealand Motueka hops.

70 IBU
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Ratings: 76 | Reviews: 26
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Bought from lcbo and served in a tulip glass, colour is a cloudy orange amber. Pretty good lacing as well and good film.

S- some of the tropical hop aspects really shine here, stone fruit, mango, bright citrus notes, along a subtle caramel base. Guava and passion fruit a lot, quite juicy and fresh but also a bit grainy/cereal.

T- passionfruit to start, more blood orange and then cherries come forward, pineapple, and some more nuanced tropical notes that blend nicely, has some sharp carbonation and a quite bracing finish. Enjoyable tropical hop flavour, especially the passionfruit, malts were a good support, a bit lightened from the rice, but also a biscuity caramel aspect.

M - here this beer was crisp and rather refreshing, overall a moderate body, it did come across a bit thinner but really the abv was balanced really nicely so that was worked out really well, finish is rather crisp with a lingering hop bitterness.

I can't say I've had many other rice dipa's, or any I'm aware of. This certainly came across quite different, rice really added a light and slight bite to the base, and the alcohol was allowed to play a bigger role but not overpower the beer. Needless to say the nz hops were a great compliment, a rather enjoyable beer and one I would recommend trying and seeking, but I'm not sure I would make it a regular occurrence.

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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- 4.0- Took a bit to get used to however it is a nice beer. So much going for this beer but there is an amature edge that shines through

M- 3.75- Very good considering the high alcohol

O- 4.0- 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

Food Pairing

This pretty good beer went well with....... Sweet and sour chicken wings


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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!

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Snap, Crackle, Hop Imperial Rice IPA from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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