The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA
Parallel 49 Brewing Company

The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPAThe Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA
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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,257
Ranked #12,831
3.97 | pDev: 7.56%
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
Very Good
The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPAThe Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA
Notes: An Imperial IPA made with wheat to keep the beer light bodied and a hazy white. Big hop flavours and aromas of tropical fruit and gooseberries from the Citra and Nelson Sauvin hops.
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4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I wanna preface this by saying I normally loathe IPAs in general, with two sole exceptions. This is one of them, and the other is also by Parallel 49.

Poured from a 473mL can.
L: Hazy as heck, pale gold.
S: The citrusy scent comes off STRONK AF on this. Maybe that's why I love this beer so much as a fruit beer fan, normally.
T: Instant citrus kick. There are light hints of grass but the fruity flavor comes out right away. Swallow is delightful.
M: Right from the can, the carbonation kicks you in the nuts. The beer goes down really, really smooth after that though.
O: I suck at reviewing IPAs because normally I hate them, but damn, I love this. Give this to someone who hates IPAs normally and tell them it's just a lighter beer, then have them look at the ABV. They'll poop bricks. Amazing beer overall.

Feb 15, 2020
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WanderingRonin from Canada (AB)

3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Hazy dark yellow in color with a half finger of foamy white head that has good retention to it and leaves patchy curtains of lace.

Nice Tropical fruit aroma to it with notes of grapefruit, mangoes and guava with some faint hefe notes on the back-end.

Flavor forward is heavy, sweet and lightly tropical with notes of citrus fruits, overripe pineapple and green mangoes with a faint hint of lychee towards the back end.

Heavy bodied with a solid caramel sweetness to it, a bit over-sweet really, almost syrup feeling, if there is wheat present in the malt bill, I'm not getting any thing from it, but it could be easily overpowered by the ofter flavors present.

Finish gets fairly bitter with a lingering resinous pine and herbal hop flavor, also very little in the way of a hefe or whit esters to it, but maybe some ghostly floral notes underneath the heavier flavors, slightly boozy notes on back end not so much in the mouth but a definite warmth to it, leave hints of lychee and a lingering pine bitterness on the aftertaste.

Not actually pretty good for a IIPA but got my hopes up for an Imperial white IPA and was a bit disappointed there.

Jan 14, 2020
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HipCzech from Texas

3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 473 ml can poured into a small highball glass.

Appearance: Pale, slightly hazy golden yellow with a lush white head. Sticky, streaky lacing.

Smell: Citrus rind, juicy melon and dank hops.

Taste: Citrus and musk melon continue from the nose along with white grapes, berries, husky grain, and slightly harsh bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and moderate to lively carbonation.

Overall: A big, brash brew with plenty of Nelson hop notes.

Dec 02, 2019
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle. Pours a clear pale yellow/golden with small white head. Aroma is an inviting deep pine. Taste is initially a mild tropical fruit, subdued piney notes - crisp and clean - slightly underwhelming after the aroma....but then at the finish a slightly boozy bitterness takes hold which coats the mouth and lingers. Bit of a roller coaster beer - great on the nose - ok in the middle - strong finish. Very good.

Nov 04, 2017
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dillybarrrrr from Canada (BC)

4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.75

My favourite craft beer by far. From a 6pk including Gypsy Tears and filthy Dirty, poured from a 341mL btl into a Tulip

L: very musky and orange, not transparent at all 1.5 fingers of head that sticks around for awhile

S: Very tropical hints of orange, pineapple, apricot and pear with a slight hint of hoppyness (happiness?) ;)

T: Fruity as mentioned above very crisp, no dryness. Can definitely feel the carbonation

M: Kind of heavy but not like a porter heavy, quite fizzy

O: As mentioned above my fave craft beer (that I've tried) wish that it wasn't a seasonal would pick up one every day if possible

Jan 26, 2017
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.71/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 22 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, pine. Taste is minty, caramel malts, pineapple, light alcohol. Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall an interesting and good quality beer.

Apr 29, 2016
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papat444 from Canada (QC)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a strikingly clear, light gold body with decent lacing. Pine cones and caramel sweetness in the flavor. Kind of an odd duck as i don't see the "white IPA" aspect of it but it was decent enough.

Apr 08, 2016
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LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Parallel 49 Brewing 'The Toques of Hazzard' white imperial ipa @ 9.2% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.60
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a clear gold in the glass with a medium size white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
S-slightly hoppy
T-ok tasting imperial IPA , no big boozey dryness on the swallow
MF-mild carbonation , full body
Ov-possible good Imperial IPA , ok beer otherwise
prost LampertLand

Feb 29, 2016
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StJamesGate from New York

3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sunshine with barely any froth. 3.5
Clingy Citra oil, lemon plus a bit of sugar - but that’s it, and dim. 3.75
Sugar cookie dough, whack of rubbery phenols, lemon meringue, fresh hop leaf, and some white grape spice. 3.5
Key lime finish and clingy linger.
Medium, chewy, oily. 3.75

Nose is pretty simple. Body sits heavy, phenols are large, and the Nelson doesn’t really show. Eases as it opens, but a bit of work even if it is interesting. 3.75

Feb 22, 2016
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hotmailmsn from Canada (BC)

3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

9.2% ABV, 76 ibu, 650ml bottle.
A - light orange with thin head, yeast floating, cloudy.
S - crispy, refreshing lemon peel, grapefruit, orange, berries, Pilsner malt sweetness. lager-y smell, canned pineapple water sweetness.
T - well carbonation. medium (big smooth sticky) body. orange juice taste, malty, syrupy, grassy hops, bitterness comes at the end n lingering. there's kinda barrel aged sweetness stick on the tongue, really good!
O - it's a really good beer, more than I expected! ABV hide very well, yet u got the heat down to ur throat. yes, it tastes like Belgium triple with loads of hops, and tastes like tropical juice as well! you'd probably be amazed how gooseberry Nelson Sauvin hops (NZ) can do. Recommended & a must try!

Oct 29, 2015
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle. Poured out a slightly hazy, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of yeast, citrus and pine. Sweet citrusy bite with a yeasty kick and piney finish.

Jul 07, 2015
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, not your usual shape though. No date.

It describes itself as an Imperial Wheat IPA. Hazy pale golden color, bright white head. Fairly accurate - lighter body, very little malt flavors, just a little sweetness to balance the hop flavor. hop profile is a bit earthy and floral. easy drinking.

Mar 31, 2015
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mactrail from Washington

3.23/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Boozy pineapple taste. Sweet. Really fizzy. The aroma is green beans and and cucumber with a hint of Saison yeast. Hot with alcohol. The sweetness gives way to a spicy, scratchy bitter funk.

It tastes really strong, definitely a malt liquor-- oh, was it supposed to be an IPA? Last thing on my mind, sipping it. This is sort of interesting but it's so unbalanced. Put it in a 40 oz jug and give it the right name-- Boozy Baby Mama. From the 650 ml bottle purchased at Bottleworks in Seattle.

Mar 26, 2015
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Greywulfken from New York

3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: hazy pale gold body under a few fingers of ivory foam that left laces down the glass

S: lots of pale fruit and citrus, strong sugary aromas with edges of something floral and herbal

T: big sweet citrus of lemon and what I guess is gooseberry - very juicy and sweet

M: smooth and somewhat lush, medium weight, moderate carbonation

O: hard to evaluate if this is what they were going for - tastes almost like a sugary hefeweizen with lots of fruit, packing a high abv punch - not as bitter as I would have liked, but decent - perhaps the wheat base is not to my liking when I'm thinking Citra and Nelson-hopped DIPA?

Mar 23, 2015
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CalgaryFMC from Canada (AB)

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

341 ml bottle poured into a tulip. A dark hazy yellow-orange with three fingers of firm, creamy, rich milk shake-like off-white head.

Aroma is loaded with tropical fruit, gooseberry, and citrus notes. Just a slight malt sweetness and a whole boatload of Kiwi and west coast hops. Bright, vibrant ... The fruitiness is cut just a little with some bitter resins.

Palate features more fresh orange and grapefruit, gooseberry, white grape, ripe pears, peaches, pineapple juice, mellow pine. Nice Nelson Sauvin showcase ... No harsh woody notes. Each sip is split roughly down the middle between candied fruit and a deeper herbal resinous flange, in that order. Rather thick body, an impression probably accentuated by the aforementioned juicy flavors. Carbonation on the low side. Finishes herbal, semi-dry ... Recalls pineapple skin.

An imperial white IPA? I buy that to a degree, based on the grain bill, although there's little in the way of obvious witbier or otherwise Belgian character here, IMO. I think the idea was to tone down the malt sweetness as much as possible, in order to let the tropical hop flavors shine forth unencumbered by any toffee-type stuff. Great DIPA nonetheless, on the sweet and less overtly boozy side.

Mar 10, 2015
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AgentMunky from New York

4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650mL bottle into an Altamont glass. Bottled 26 November 2014.

A: Nice head, hazy gold.

S: Sweeter, and a little funky/skunky. It smells like a cheap lager, a bit. I'm not lovin' it. Citrus peel.

T/M: That's really good. I almost can't taste the Nelson, even though I'm looking for it, until right at the very end. Then it's all canned pineapple sugar. Otherwise, this is a very *smooth*, sweet, DIPA that takes its cues from the malt. Kind of sticky aftertaste.

O: It's great! But too sweet. Still, highly recommended.

Feb 26, 2015
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Svingjo from Canada (BC)

4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured a nice golden colour with a thin white head that lasted for quite a while. The nose has citrus and tropical fruit up front with a sweet maltiness balancing it out. Was actually expecting a bit more hop forwardness but the malt balanced it out. The taste is more malt forward than I expected as well. There is a honey sweetness along with some bread and pineapple, but non of the alcohol burn you might expect from a 9.2% ABV. Even the mouthfeel doesn't have that burn and is on the high medium side. A very good beer.

Feb 16, 2015
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metter98 from New York

4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is relatively clear pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving delicate lacing covering the surface and a collar consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of gooseberries from the Nelson Sauvin hops are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the taste has lots of flavors of gooseberries and also has some notes of tropical fruits and hints of citrus. A moderate amount of bitterness is present. No alcohol is perceptible.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't as heavy in body as one would expect because the use of wheat malts lightens things up, placing this more in line with the amount of body you would expect from a standard IPA. This lightness also allows the hop flavors to shine through in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

Feb 11, 2015
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured a golden body that is light/almost seethrough and gives off two finger head that dies slow and leaves patches around glass.
A citric hop aroma that is dirty and yet also maintains a touch of "grapey" sweetness.
Beer is light, dry, touch of sourness/acidity from the hops with a citric flavor (more lemon/lime than orange) but is balanced with a touch of grapefruit/tangerine like sweetness.
The hops in this beer make it a lighter, non-hop bomb type DIPA that some might not like, but I found the beer to be simple and easy drinking and very worthwhile my time.

Dec 14, 2014
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biboergosum from Canada (AB)

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle, day 7 of the Parallel 49/Central City Mystery Gift Holiday Countdown - so far, only 3 out of 7 for new beers - I fear that ratio will only drop as we carry on.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden amber hue, with two pudgy fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly off-white head, which leaves some stellar chunky layered lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bitter orange and white grapefruit rind, mildly funky yeast, gritty, grainy caramel malt, a touch of biscuity toffee, a whole morn's worth of forest floor pine green goodness, and a testy, brash, and needing of a good slap upside the head, booziness. The taste is rather sweet bready, somewhat doughy caramel malt, a tame chalky flintiness, mixed up citrus fruit and piney/leafy bitterness notes, a staid sticky yeastiness, and further alcohol-adjacent leafy, weedy, and floral hops.

The carbonation is pretty low-key in its wee, almost undetectable frothiness, the body a heady medium-full weight for the purported style, and equally smooth, with an unnecessary, but surely welcome creaminess. It finishes on the sweet side, grainy caramel and fruity orchard and bitter pine forest hops what's hittin' the city right now.

I've seen mention of this as a 'white' IPA, but since that is noted absolutely nowhere on the bottle, and sure, there's a hint of yeast, I dunno, maybe just all beer is made with it, y'know? Anyways, a killer DIPA, the well-sublimated, but still evident alcohol doing well to ingratiate itself with the large and equally in charge malt and hops. Yep, this is good stuff - oh, and yeah, cool pop culture riffing with the name and label, P49!

Dec 08, 2014
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wordemupg from Canada (AB)

4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

341ml bottle poured into tulip 298/11/14

A bright golden yellow with a chill haze and just a few tiny bubbles moving very slowly, just a finger of short lived foam that somehow manages to leave plenty of lace

S pineapple, passion fruit, mango, melon, canned peaches, big tropical nose, faint cereals, a hint of chewing gum and booze but I'd never guess 9.2%, not sure what's "white" about it

T more caramel then the nose but still very tropical, tastes more like juice then beer, a little spruce and a hint of booze but again drinks like something much weaker

M has a fair amount of body, more bubbles then I'd guess after looking at it, bitter, a little grit, big rindy finish and well concealed booze

O I wasn't sure what to expect but I really liked this one, big and tropical and could sneak up on ya if you let it

I'm not sure how this is a white DIPA, perhaps a recipe change or I'm completely missing the yeast and spice? Don't care though because its tasty stuff at the end of the day

Nov 29, 2014
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oberon from North Carolina

3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into an imperial nonic a dull lighter golden with a thick frothy white head that shows good lacing.Very citrusy in the nose with lemon really showing thru,some herbal hops underneath a bit of toasted grain as well.A big splash of pithy lemon flavors on the palate with some aspirin and a slight medicinal note,quite dry with a bit of toasted cereal grain.Not bad you wouldn't know it was wheat based if it didn't say really.

Nov 22, 2014
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Niceroad77 from Canada (BC)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Pours a decent head with ok retention but shy lacing.

I can smell pineapples, peaches and oranges. Not a bad start aroma wise I would say.

It tastes like peaches, oranges and some pine needles. A little sweetness. Somewhat bitter.

Medium body and carbonation.

This is one of the best White IPA's I've had. Complex aromas and taste. I'll have to taste it again with fresher taste buds.

Notes: I'm a huge hop head. My favourite is Driftwood's Fat Tug. I drank two Stone IPA's before reviewing this one. This might have saturated some taste buds...

Nov 19, 2014
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souvenirs from Canada (BC)

3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle.

This beer pours a cloudy amber with two fingers of off-white head and visible carbonation. The head mostly dissipates within a few minutes, leaving behind some bubbles across the top of the beer and some streaks on the side of the glass.

The smell is fruity! I'm mainly picking up pineapple and melon. Very appealing.

The taste is an interesting combination of tropical fruits, grassy bitterness and pine. I like it, but I'm not sure I could drink much of it.

Jan 18, 2014
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ZachT from Canada (BC)

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale gold color, slightly cloudy, about three fingers of head with slight lacing on the glass
S: Hoppy, some citrusy and piney aromas in the background, alcoholic and a bit worty
T: Strong hop flavor, nice bitterness, get notes of citrusy/piney hops, finish is a nice hop bitterness with strong alcohol taste
M: Medium body, very well carbonated, slightly dry finish
O: Delicious beer, really nice citrusy hop flavours, fairly bitter at 76 IBUs but quite drinkable for an IIPA, the "white" twist on the IIPA works really, really well - fantastic

Jan 05, 2014
The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 90 ratings