The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPAThe Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
parallel49brewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by smekermann on 11-28-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
7.59%
 
 
Wants:
1
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14
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Photo of jaydoc
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
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

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Photo of biboergosum
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
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!

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Photo of zeff80
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oberon
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3.24/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Aroma light grapefruit, grass, grains, tropical fruit, herbal. Taste mild tropical fruit, grassy, pine, bitterness, grainy hops. Ok!

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Photo of mactrail
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
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.

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Photo of atrocity
3.62/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
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.

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Photo of Derek
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Latarnik
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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.

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

Photo of wordemupg
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
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

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StJamesGate
3.64/5  rDev -7.8%
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

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Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Hellpop65
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of Gatordaddy
4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of papat444
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

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Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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The Toques Of Hazzard White Imperial IPA from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
3.95 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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