Attacus Atlas
Parish Brewing Company

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #140
ABV:
9%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,360
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 7.55%
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
91
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Parish Brewing Company
 
Louisiana, United States
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The-Adjunct-Hippie from South Dakota

4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
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 -7.6%
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 Arizona

4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
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 -2.7%
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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champ103 from Texas

2.99/5  rDev -31.6%
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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kojevergas from Colorado

3.05/5  rDev -30.2%
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
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Squire from Mississippi

4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shimmering hazy gold color with white cap and lacing.

Aroma of tropical hops layered on top of sweet malt.

Full, complex taste bursting with tropical hop flavors. I can identify the fruit influence without saying anything specific such as mango or papaya stands out because the whole is so seamlessly working together. The hops are almost incandescent here with a bitterness held well in check. Really stunning achievement so much that I don't see how they could pack any more flavor in there.

Full, mouth filling almost chewy texture with balancing carbonation.

There is a largeness about this beer that's frankly impressive. The only thing I would add is some appreciative others to share the experience with me.

Apr 01, 2019
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L- Beautifully milky opaque haze look. An almost fruit juice appearance that is in some ways mat colored. No clearance whatsoever. Nice rocky and healthy head erupts after pouring.
S- Sweet, sugary pine and citrus is immediately present. Some mild lemon, as well as darker stone fruits are also there. Very tropical. Nice, yet more muted than expected aroma.
T- The flavor follows the nose. This is an absolute juice bomb. Sweet as hell with a stone/tropical fruit backing flavor wise. There's an expected alcoholic boozeyness due to the ABV and nature of the style, but I don't mind–it complements the tart and tropical flavor.
F- Extremely heavy mouthfeel. Almost syrupy. A sipper for sure. Chewy.
O- One of the, if not the most, interesting Imperial IPA I've ever had. This was a New England styled imperial, triple IPA. Do these even exist? Whatever the case, it was enjoyable.Quite a good beer from Louisiana. They know what they're doing at Parish.

Mar 24, 2019
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Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Had from a Dec 2018 bootle on 3/16/19

Moreso than most, Parrish beers MUST be consumed fresh. They change faster with age than any I’ve ever had.

With that said this beer is just incredibly delicious, even at almost 3 mos old. The body and mouthfeel are just second to none. Easily the best triple I’ve ever encountered. Well done Parrish- and thanks Greg!

Mar 16, 2019
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Marklaker from Florida

4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Juice bomb that would make Tropicana proud, with an ABV that doesn't present itself until you're rinsing the glass. Exercise due caution....back-to-back episodes will have a deleterious effect on balance.

Jan 13, 2019
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Paradox1000 from Florida

4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is an excellent Triple IPA!!! I am never disappointed by Parish Brewing. They do a fantastic job with everything they brew. I think it is better than Ghost In a Machine!!

Jan 11, 2019
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Spacejamflam from Louisiana

4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

About what you would expect from a Parish Triple IPA.. That's not a bad thing!
If you like Ghost in the Machine, this is its more mature older brother (Batch 3, btw)

A ton of stuff going on here. I keep describing it as "indulgent."
It pours an opaque yellow with a lacy white head - highly aromatic, less floral and more tropical as a DDH NEIPA should be.
It tastes and feels Incredibly juicy - indulgently so, as I said. To compare it go Ghost in the Machine, there's a lot of the same thing going on but with more of a malt floor- you can feel the malt trying to rise up but it just cant fight the extra hops. Each sip is bursting with citrus juiciness but it's got more complexity and depth than Ghost. The bitterness simply rides the wave, sitting pleasantly but very present on your tongue.
If you can get it and enjoy Ghost or Cocodrie, this is a very pleasant but not to distant departure, at the same price per bottle

Dec 28, 2018
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DoghouseReilly3946 from Kentucky

4.73/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Date: Bottled on 12/10/18, tried on 12/26/18.

Appearance: Super thick, almost chewy orange juice haze with a white head that reduces to nothing quickly.

Aroma: Lots of bright, sweet orange and tangerine juice, loads of bitter green hops, citric acid, papaya, pineapple, vanilla, peaches, and sweet fruity bready malts backing the whole thing up.

Taste: Sweet tropical fruits are big up front with plenty of orange along with papaya, lemon, melon, and some strawberry. There is also a decent amount of straight raw honey taste here and I get mild peaches and creme sweetness also. Both the hops and malts are quite multifaceted, wow. Everytime I think there are no more flavors to be found here, another one pops out. It also almost seems like this one has been double dry hopped as well, freshly cut grass, lemon, man there is just hops for days here, some powdery dank resinous pine as well. Basil, there is big spicy f***ing basil flavor in here, and it works! The sweet biscuit like malts are here also, but they settle nicely in the background rather than assert as a main feature. As it warms some more pine like aromas and a small hop bite and some additional bitterness emerge. Also the berry flavors from the nose really begin to assert themselves a lot on the taste at room temp. This one is more on the sweet side than I traditionally like my IPAs to be, but for a beer this well done I will happily make an exception. No real hint of the 9%, just some warming and the mouthfeel is full and very creamy. This is without a doubt one of the most flavor packed, multilayered, and well made beers I have been lucky enough to find.

Dec 26, 2018
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joshua_sanders2 from Louisiana

4.14/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm colorblind and my wife wasn't around to help, so while I know it can't possibly be right, it looked green to me. Probably just like a light orange or something, but I don't know shit.

Smell was more citrus than I had expected, very hoppy w/ sweet malt.

I got some spice and some citrus, felt like I should be drinking it near a Christmas tree.

Mouth feel was smooth and on the heavy end of the spectrum, but not like HEAVY heavy.

Overall: solid beer, not their best offering but it drinks right this time of year.

Dec 06, 2018
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Was given this beer in a trade recently, after not having anything from Parish in quite a while. This was a good example of an American Double / Imperial IPA but the rating for it was just a bit too high on here. Sure, it looked just like something from this neck of the woods, but the flavors were typical and there could have been a bit more of a hop profile to it than just the standard citrus and sweetness.

Good pour to this as the beer looked like orange juice and was quite cloudy. A good head topped this off as it slowly sank in my pint glass and there was a nice amount of spotty lacing left on the back side of it as I worked my way through the liquid. Orange juice, some onion, sweet malt, and a touch of yeast in the nose...which was quite muted and never really kicked in. The taste was better though that was never anything potent either, as some more yeast, sweet citrus, and soft creaminess set in. Quite a bit of sediment at the bottom of my glass given the date on the bottle read 11/30 but this didn't feel skunked at all - it just could have aged a bit better as some grapefruit twang was all that remained once this finally went down.

The alcohol wasn't terribly noticeable as even the warming effect was at a minimum throughout my session. Not a great beer but this was in a category that's dominated by heavyweights in this neck of the woods. On it's own, it was fine but the burn that lingered wasn't of hops and wasn't the best - just like this beer itself. Worth a go once for something a bit mellower than the norm...

Feb 18, 2018
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Pray_For_Mojo from Colorado

4.2/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: lupulin color with perhaps the lightest bit of beige. The beer is totally opaque with a ‘chalky’ appearance as if it were mixed with Maalox. The head is a bright white 1-finger that fades quickly.

Aroma: underwhelming. Hops and sweet malt, but very light; far less hop aroma than would be expected as a 3x IPA.

Flavor: overwhelming hops – almost muddy. Few distinct flavors come from the hops. My palate fatigued from this beer after half the bottle. This is a beer where less is more.

Mouthfeel: heavy-medium. This beer seems to coat your mouth with lupulin oil. It seems you almost need something acidic to cut through the hop oil.

Overall: another success from Parish, but this beer is not better than Parish’s other hops. Actually, I’d opt for any other of Parish’s hops before this one. This beer hits all the other metrics, but falls short in flavor.

Jan 25, 2018
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thatche2 from Georgia

4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 16 oz can into a tulip glass. Appearance is very hazy and opaque, yellow orange in color, and one finger thick head. Smell is a great mix of orange, mango and grapefruit juice with some dank and resin notes.

Taste had a plethora of hop juice with a hint of burnt sugar in the finish. There is good but not overpowering sweetness and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but there is still a good amount of carbonation. Very refreshing and drinkable for a triple IPA. Overall, Just a great NE style juicy IPA.

Jan 07, 2018
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WickedBeer from Alabama

4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first Parish tasting! About time. Bottled 11/30/17.

Pours a great hazy orange, no different than Tropicana.

Sweet tropical citrus! Not getting much else aside from a very slight bitterness in the finish.

More juice! Tons of citrus, but with a noticeable sharpness and an evident hop presence. My only complaint is that it finishes a little overly bitter.

The carb is a little sharp but it still drinks great. It leaves you with a tingling sensation that I never consider unpleasant, but also consider a demerit to TIPAs and the like.

Dec 17, 2017
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