Attacus Atlas
Parish Brewing Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #311
ABV:
9%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,408
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 7.41%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
134
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Parish Brewing Company
 
Louisiana, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  16
SCORE
95
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Notes: Obscene amounts of Australian Galaxy hops used to counter the amount of malt used to get to this high of an ABV while still keeping the bitterness down – this beer is all about aroma. With super-saturated highlights of mixed berry, mint, melon, tangerine, and pine sap, Attacus is an opulent yet approachable experience.
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can, canned 2.10 , opened 4.23, poured into a pint glass , frothy, rollicking one finger off white foam cap Recedes to a frothy layer over a hazy orange liquid

Aroma is orange citrus , whiff of pine

Taste is orange citrus , hint if pine in the finish

Good sudsing , hop nibble on the finish

Good beer

Apr 23, 2021
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beergoot from Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dirty, pale straw yellow body sporting a thick a frothy white head; rings of foam descend the glass. Pine and citrus elements swarm the nose; lemon and mango. Light malt base supporting a bold and heavy hop bitterness; faint notes of orange juice and grapefruit; light breadiness. Heavy body; sharp and acidic; biting booziness.

This is a triple IPA. It packs a wallop. It's good. Canned 02/10/21.

Apr 22, 2021
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Orange juice appearance with a white head. Pine resin hops with grapefruit and melon in the nose. Taste add fresh cut grass on the finish and waves of citrus and big papaya and pineapple beforehand. Medium bodied but has a resinous viscosity to it, moderate carbonation helps break up and elevate, but still left with a sticky and bright impression as a result. Very refreshing, but given massive nature would want in spring not summer, which you know fits the whole butterfly thing

Apr 07, 2021
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BigGold from Mississippi

4.08/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had poured from pint can, bottom stamped "CANNED ON 01/08/21," gift from little brother, into nonic pint.

Pours bright, hazy orange juice with 1-finger near-white head, which soon dissipates, but leaves some sketchy lace. Aroma of mixed fruit off the pour, including some strawberry, joined by malt and resin, and growing dankness and citrus peel as warms. Begins with resinous hop bite, then tropical fruits, including melon, carrying into big, bitter and resinous finish.

Hazy West Coast IPA.

Apr 03, 2021
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minterro from Colorado

4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bought at Hazel's in Boulder, CO. #3. Canned 02/10/21, consumed 03/29/21.

A&S: The beer is butterscotch colored. Pours a finger of white fizzy foamy head. Lacing clings to the glass Initially the aroma is very similar to their hazy I tried recently, ghost in the machine. Juicy and tropical. But as it warms, more of the hop aroma comes out strong and piney.

T&M: Definitely my kind of double/triple IPA, not too sweet. Powerful hop aroma upfront. Again piney, but also floral and citrus (tangerines). Hints of tobacco. This beer is super drinkable, the ABV is well hidden. Nice floral bitterness with hints of honey in the finish. Burps are super resiny.

Overall: Excellent beer! Would highly recommend this one! Might even need to push this one higher up. My one knock/pet peeve that this beer brings up is what categorizes as a double or triple. This beer is 9% ABV. To me, that's a double, but hey, call it what you will, it is still good.

Mar 30, 2021
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jadpsu from Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

LOOK: Pours a most hazy pale straw yellow with a pure white fluffy head. Side glass lace is abundant.
AROMA: Spicy citrus hops, cantaloupe, tropical fruits of Papaya, mango, bread malt backbone.
TASTE: Tart, sour citrus, tangy and a drying finish.
So good.

Mar 28, 2021
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz Teku glass canned on 12/01/20. Pours a very hazy yellow with a finger plus sticky white head, that leaves a wall of lace with excellent retention. 4.75

Aroma is melon, guava, peach, mandarin, and apricot. 4.25

Taste follows honeydew, guava, mandarin, peach, and apricot really nice but I can only imagine how good it once was. 4.25

Mouthfeel is big, soft gentle carbonation, a tad sticky but not dry, and at 9% ABV it is really easy going down. 4.5

Overall this one I will seek out fresh next batch, because the flavor had a slight stale thing going, but I bet fresh it is magical. 4.25

Mar 20, 2021
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can. Hazy golden yellow. White head with lace.

Drinks like a double. Hops show. Floral and earthy. Tropical notes. Papaya and orange. Some dank bitterness in the finish.

Mar 13, 2021
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metter98 from New York

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color. It poured with a half finger high white head that left a narrow collar around the edge and lots of lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Musty aromas of grapefruit citrus and peach are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of peaches along with notes of passion fruit and finishes with hints of pine. There is a light amount of bitterness and faint bits of alcohol.
M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied on the palate and is a little juicy and crisp with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I found this beer to be surprisingly dank for an IPA brewed with Galaxy hops.

Serving type: can

Feb 27, 2021
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mschrei from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

First Parish beer I’ve had. Hazy golden yellow with creamy frothy head. Dank and hoppy scent, citrusy lemon notes. Taste is dank and sharp, very hoppy. Medium bodied, slightly mouth watering finish, mildly boozy.

Feb 26, 2021
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy unfiltered golden body. Bright leafy floral and herbal notes, grapefruit and a bit of spicy tropical fruit. Medium heavy herbal bitterness, a bit of lingering spice, medium bodied, good carbonation, soft and not dissimilar to Ghost in the Machine.

Feb 22, 2021
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donspublic from Texas

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from can into tulip, good 2 finger cream colored head, good retention, excellent lacing. Pale golden soupy in the glass, not much light makes it thru. Bright citrus on the nose, but as it warms more along the lines of overripe pineapple, mango and such, dankish/BO smell, not as bad as it sounds. Taste follows the overripe fruit, pineapple, peach, mango, and grapefruit come thru, not too much sweetness for an imperial, but it is there. Finish could use in my mind more of a bite, but as this is along the NEIPA, it is too be expected. Lots of hops jammed into this beer with little to no hop bite/astringency. Residual citrus left on the palate between sips, not bad

Jan 11, 2021
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Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glowing hazy yellow pour with lots of foamy white head and good lacing. Aroma is bursting with tropical citrus notes. Taste largely follows the nose, and packs quite a punch (expected for a TIPA). Tropical / citrus and bursting with flavor.

Dec 25, 2020
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clayrock81 from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy yellow body with minimal head. Aroma has notes of both citric and tropical fruits/hops and somewhat floral. Smooth, easy to drink, hidden ABV, minimal bitterness, touch of malt which gives it a touch of stickiness in the full body, and has mostly a tropical fruit taste and clean finish with minimal bitterness.

Dec 23, 2020
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Jarduino from Georgia

4.85/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Overall one of the most impressive IPA's I've ever had. Pours kind of a pale creamy off white without much of a distinct smell. From first sip though I am in love. Creamy on the mouth, but not mild at all, good sticky resin is present, but balanced with pineapple and overripe peach. Bready yeast flavor lingers after each sip. Really special beer here!

Dec 19, 2020
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jngrizzaffi from Texas

4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy, opaque golden yellow color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is good. Has a juicy pineapple and passionfruit aroma. Same goes with the taste. Passionfruit seems to dominate. Has a mild soapy quality at the end. Somewhat earthy and dank. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Nov 26, 2020
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HipCzech from Texas

4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 16 oz can ("canned on 10/29/20") poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Hazy, creamy, golden orange with a thick head of white foam, and fine, sticky lace.

Smell: Complex aroma of mixed tropical, citrus and stone fruit, with some dank hop notes following.

Taste: Bold fruit flavors - grapefruit, passion fruit, orange, papaya, melons - balanced by a solid, sweeter malt body, and healthy hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to fuller body, creamy smooth, and well carbonated.

Overall: High octane GOTM, not quite as bright, but packing plenty of malt and alcohol punch.

Nov 13, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

At Parish Brewing. Sampler.

Deep hazy creamy gold with a ton of white creamy head. Destroys the glass as it recedes.

Aromas of sweaty fruits - mango and pineapple and creamy peach. A nip of grapefruit.

Flavor brings green hop particulate and citrus peels, with a touch of dank and lemon. Not as "fruity" as I'd think, but still very juicy.

Feel is on point. Heavily juicy, creamy, acidic, full. Moderate heat. Great carb.

Overall Atticus delivers. Fantastic.

Jan 13, 2020
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.04/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very hazy, opaque orange straw, looking like pineapple juice and a half finger white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of tropical and dank hops, mildly caramel malt, mango, pineapple, lemon, orange and passion fruit. Flavor is caramel malt, tropical and dank hops, mixed tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, kiwi and orange. Intense hop flavors at first that then attenuate into a tropical fruit and mildly piney finish with decent bitterness. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. Another hazy IPA I took a chance on to try a new brewery and this one fortunately has good bitterness. Very intense hop flavor with a resinous quality that starts to taste piney in the finish. Lingering dank and piney flavors with the tropical notes tapering off into the finish. My style of hazy, with somewhat less fresh herbal qualities to the hops, but nice fruit and dankness profile. Kept my interest and I would definitely try this one again in the rare event I saw it.

Jan 07, 2020
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.3/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Quick Stop on 10-29-19 for $5.69. Canned on 10-16-19; consumed on 12-18-19.

Beer poured a turbid golden orange with a solid long lasting white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is nice, tropical hops notably gooseberry and passion fruit along with some grapefruit.

Taste is passion fruit forward over a large malt base. Grapefruit and mango are woven in seamlessly. Finishes with a subtle rind bitterness; 6/10 on my scale.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a very nice TIPA, well worth the try if you can find it fresh!

Dec 18, 2019
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brentk56 from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a cloudy honey color with a two finger head; webs of lacing linger

Smell: Tropical fruit juice with pineapple, mango and papaya tones; a bit of passionfruit

Taste: Moderately sweet and juicy, up front, with the pineapple and mango blanketing the papaya; low to moderate bitterness, with passionfruit flavors emerging; the finish is a bit underwhelming

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A nice NE IPA but lacks a juicy burst in the finish

Dec 10, 2019
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Roguer from Georgia

4.2/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very good head production, retention, and lacing. Body is opaque, hazy, and somewhere in between lemon and orange.

Unsurprisingly, the nose is hop-forward. A bit muddled with the emphasis on a melange of citrus and tropical notes.

Very similar on the palate: a juicy melange, with fairly low overall bitterness, very low astringency, and a sufficiently sweet and strong malt base to back it all up.

Very little notice of the high ABV. There's a bit of sting and heat, but it's never overly assertive. Creamy, but with plenty of sting and liveliness.

This is maybe even smoother than Ghost in the Machine. Whether or not the flavor profile is also better is surely a matter of personal opinion. I certainly think it's worth putting in that territory.

Nov 16, 2019
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ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour is a murky golden yellow with a nice half finger of lasting white foam
Nose is ripe melon, blue berry, dank, fresh pineapple
Taste follows. Dank, tropical fruit, ripe melon. Grapefruit rind. Light hop burn. Mango, fresh pineapple

Nov 09, 2019
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champ103 from Texas

2.99/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

On tap at Premium Draught, one of the first kegs I have seen of this in the Houston market.

A: Pours a nearly opaque turbid, murky yellow/orange color. A white head forms and rises to about two fingers. That sticks around for a minute with light lace.
S: I certainly get the pineapple/mango/papaya fruits going up front. Though seem faded and "dirty" if that makes sense. Green and veggie like as well. Everything fades after a quick minute and nothing lingers.
T: Follows the nose with that fruit mixture. Again, not very vibrant and just kind of blah. Green and veggie like again. Some caramel malts in there, and nothing lingers.
M/O: Moderate to low carbonation. I guess you can call it "soft" but it is annoyingly nondescript and muddled with a dirty feel that I am not liking. Maybe a touch alcoholic, but not bad considering the ABV. Just not very vibrant in anyway for me.

This is a let down. I have never been the biggest fan of the NEIPA style in the first place. Though Parish at least is the one brewery that I felt made examples that I could come back to. To me, I'm not getting any great hop punch, no vibrancy, and what is there finishes too quickly.

Nov 03, 2019
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Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Currently #6 in the Top Rated Louisiana Beers list and #181 on the Top Imperial IPAs list.

CAN: 16 fl oz pull-tab with a white label depicting a gold butterfly. "NO03". A 4 pack cost me $13.99 USD at a beer store in New Orleans, LA....according to their website they charge $17 at the brewery. Canned 10/23/19.

"Triple India Pale Ale." No ABV, hop varietals, IBUs, etc. is listed on the label. From their website: "ABV 9%. Available containers 750ml Bottles 16oz cans 1/6th BBL KEG

Our highest gravity IPA. Obscene amounts of Galaxy hops used to counter the amount of malt used to get to over 9% ABV."

HEAD: ~10 cm in height. White in colour. Has a decent consistency/thickness...could be creamier and softer, but it's decent. ~10 minute retention. Leaves a light coating of lacing on the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Hazy murky orange. Certainly looks more like juice than beer, which I guess to some (most these days?) is a good thing. Obviously unfiltered. No yeast/lees are visible. Not the most vibrant, but it's better than many of the dull India Odwalla ales out there.

Appears well-carbonated. It's a decent looking imperial IPA...I don't know that its lack of filtration does it any favours appearance-wise and it doesn't best widely distributed expressions of the style like Lagunitas Sucks.

AROMA: Warm alcohol-wise. Boozy pineapple, dirty mango, papaya, guava, stale passionfruit, melon, fruit rind, pale malt, crystal (or maybe caramalt?) malt...has a warm sloppy fruity aroma that doesn't showcase Galaxy particularly well (e.g. there's not a clean clear fresh passionfruit aroma).

From Galaxy I expect citrus and passionfruit....this doesn't deliver. But its hop profile doesn't seem horrid...just underwhelming. Suggests a slightly boozy beer with a stale juice-led flavour profile that is nevertheless drinkable and enjoyable.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Juice and slight pulp are emphasized but are accompanied by an unwelcome alcohol warmth. Papaya, old melon, rind. pineapple...hop profile isn't great and it fails to showcase Galaxy well. Pale malt and some sweeter specialty malt (I'd bet on Crystal and Caramalt) removes any hop bitterness from perception.

Full-bodied but a bit silky. Pulpy and uneven in mouthfeel. Smooth, wet, unrefreshing, warm, somewhat filling...it's not a beer I'd want more than one of in a single sitting. Carbonation is a bit overdone as well. Thick for an imperial IPA.

Texture doesn't elevate the beer as a whole or accentuate specific notes. It's not particularly well balanced given its noticeable alcohol, severely downplayed hop bitterness, and semisweet malt backbone. Lacks the complexity and depth of flavour of the best beers in the style.

OVERALL: I've only lived in Louisiana 3 months, but this definitely wouldn't make my top 10 Louisiana Beers list (let alone #6). It does a poor job of showcasing the best Galaxy hops have to offer and isn't well-balanced, but it's a pleasant enough imperial IPA given its high ABV and while I wouldn't want another 4 pack, I'll enjoy working my way through what I've got. I can't say it's worth the high price and Parish certainly makes better hoppy beers (DDH Ghost In The Machine comes to mind). Seems to chase the turbid IPA trend without delivering on imperial IPA fundamentals or bringing a worthwhile hop profile to the table.

I'd sooner buy Lagunitas Sucks or another comparable imperial IPA (e.g. Deschutes), but this is decent. I think some Louisiana-based beer fans have judgement as clouded as this beer when rating it...it holds no candle to the best beers in the style currently available.

High C (3.00) / AVERAGE

***
10/31/19 2nd can:

Mellow and soft with a pleasant tropical fruit bend. Too pureed and pulpy texturally for my taste, and the hop profile doesn't dazzle, but it's a competent turbid imperial IPA for what it is. I just wish the hop flavours were more vivid, evocative, and distinct instead of vague and blurred together.

I'd sooner drink Hop Stoopid, Dirtwolf, Hoptimum, Maximus, Dorado, and countless others that are both more widely available and less expensive, but this is fine.

Low C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

Oct 31, 2019
Attacus Atlas from Parish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 134 ratings