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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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,931
ABV:
9.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #11,359
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 7.56%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
89
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Parallel 49 Brewing Company
 
British Columbia, Canada
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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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Reviews by Camjmorton:
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of Svingjo
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
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.

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Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CalgaryFMC
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.

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Photo of FadetoBock
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
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

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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

Photo of Ken_P
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Niceroad77
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...

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

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Beervana
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Larz_73
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of BuzzFee
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hotmailmsn
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!

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Photo of Bunman3
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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