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

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88
very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Rice IPA brewed exclusively with New Zealand Motueka hops.

70 IBU

(Beer added by: smekermann on 08-23-2013)
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

09-21-2013 00:07:41 | More by cam477
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy amber liquid with slight foamy white head.

S: Pepper, onions, lime and guava.

T: Green pepper, guava, lime, and some black pepper. Very syrupy sweet malt backbone.

M: Very thick viscosity for an IPA and low carbonation.

O: I'm glad that P49 made a beer showcasing Motueka hops, but for my personal batches I think I would use them in combination with other hops.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2013 04:53:41 | More by DaftCaskBC
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JefferyYoung

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.2%

09-18-2013 19:02:51 | More by JefferyYoung
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

09-15-2013 20:24:12 | More by chickenm
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-14-2013 03:44:57 | More by Derek
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

09-11-2013 09:19:51 | More by schopenhauerale
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-03-2013 01:47:44 | More by cbnz
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-02-2013 01:04:24 | More by bumchilly25
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a nice orangey-gold with a finger of white head that leaves some great lacing.

Smell. Citrusy hops and definitely some toasted rice (though I probably wouldn't have specificaly picked that out if I hadn't known), spicy and almost peppery hops along with the citrus, and just a touch of green onion.

Taste. Sugary sweet light malts, lightly spicy and citrusy hops again, tropical fruits, fairly sweet and smooth. The rice gives the malt bill a definite sweet smoothness.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Unique, but a little sugary sweet for me. Interesting hops for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2013 21:57:15 | More by Rutager
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-29-2013 15:41:16 | More by 604growler
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: A murky pale amber brewed topped with a frothy & soapy bone white head. The head clings to the glass and has been holding it's structure for a good long time.

S: Smells like a fresh bowl of rice krispies, like grainy puffed rice. A solid scent of citrus notes are present, of lime & lemon and sharp and refreshing. A malty backbone balances out the sharp citrus - it's not over powering malts, just sorta hanging around the walls waiting for someone to ask her to dance.

T: Right out of the gate the rice and citrus begin a tug-a-war for domination - not to worry - they make up and decide to share the spot light. Chewy and grainy while still offering a citrus pith and bite. Malts get her chance to cut a rug, she jumps in with her round, smooth and creamy character. The smell lets on that there might be some malts, but the taste is where they really shine through. A skilled mix of graininess, citrus and smooth malts.

M: Starts out with a dry pithy feel and finishes smooth and creamy. Average level of carbonation allows the flavours to take the front stage.

O: The combination and transition from the rice notes, to citrus to smooth creaminess malts is a journey worth taking. The addition of rice is a unique flavour, that for me, is a reminder of Saturday morning cartoons. An expertly balanced drink that offers a unique approach to the style.

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 03:36:46 | More by FondueVoodoo
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

4.76/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Picked this up one a recommendation on the Canada forum.

I had heard it was coming out, but was very sceptical about rive in a beer, associating it with major swill. Will have to rethink it, but it seems to lighten the body of this beer without any negatives.

The real star here is the intense Moteuka.

A: Pours a deep amber/orange, with a three finger slightly off white head.

S: Smells amazing. Just such an intense, sharp, spicy aroma! Tropicals in the background.

T: The taste is equally intense, with just full on hoppiness. Spicy at the start with tropical and citrus finish. Was so close to giving this a 5. Alcohol is hidden well.

M: Mothfeel is light for an imperial, but with an oily slicness that I like in a hop bomb.

O:Overall this is an amazing beer. Will be drinking as much of this as I can before it dissapears!

Serving type: bottle

08-25-2013 01:54:28 | More by Boozecamel
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

4.9/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Parallel 49 announced that they had released beer earlier this week on their Facebook page. By the time I strolled into their tasting room a couple of days later, they had ran out of bottles so I settled for a nice growler of it (priced at a reasonable $17 CAD)

Appearance is an attractive hazy amber with a smooth, off-white head standing about 1" tall. The aroma is positively entrancing, with nuances of ripe tropical fruit and citrus aromas that assault your nostrils.

Initial taste is basically the smell amplified by a factor of ten. It has an absolutely gorgeous hop profile: again, overwhelming ripe tropical fruit, followed by some citrus zest, followed by a weed-y, piney aftertaste that is really quite pungent and delicious. This beer is pretty much all hops, due to its use of rice: it has a tremendously light body, with almost no malt interference whatsoever. It also happens to be bone-dry which, combined with almost non-existent embittering beta acids, makes for an absolutely lethal drinking experience. I positively inhaled the first pint of my grower before even realizing what was going on and deciding to slow down.

My only complaint, which undoubtedly has a lot to do with the format I chose to experience the beer in, is that carbonation is a bit on the light side. I didn't really ding its rating based on that, but I have a sneaking suspicion that if I'd had it in a bottle I would've given it a 5/5. Maybe I'll update this review accordingly once I taste it in a bottled format.

All in all, Parallel 49 once again blows my mind (and, more importantly, taste buds) with another amazing Imperial IPA. I was even a bit skeptical of this beer, seeing as it had rice and I'd never had a rice IPA before. All sorts of assumptions were made. Those assumptions were completely discarded upon the first sip of this. I think I may like this even better than I liked Hopnotist.

Serving type: growler

08-23-2013 06:35:25 | More by smekermann
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Snap, Crackle, Hop Imperial Rice IPA from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.