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Filthy Dirty IPA | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Filthy Dirty IPAFilthy Dirty IPA

Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 08-17-2014

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Reviews by bulldogops:
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Photo of biboergosum
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

341ml bottle, and yet another IPA from this brewery, which lends them further west coast street cred, I suppose. The label imagery and porcine puns are rather evocative of those employed by one of my local micros, Hog's Head.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some stellar cobwebbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of dank leafy forest and resinous pine, bittersweet tropical notes of pineapple, mango, and musty papayas, crusty, crackery pale malt, bready caramel, and more floral, mildly perfumed hops. The taste is pretty consistent with the aroma, though a bit more thankfully restrained on the funky dank scale - with a muddled rain forest green bitterness, sassy underripe pineapple, blood orange, well-aged lemon and kiwi fruit esters, and more and more hops in the form of an herbal, weedy astringency, and a burgeoning boozy perfumed character.

The bubbles are decently peppy in their quotidian fizziness, the body an adequate medium weight, and a bit too edgy (hops, they ain't infallible, amirite?) to be deemed particularly smooth. It finishes off-dry, the must-tinted tropical essence most prevalent, as the malt gets somewhat lost in the bitter and fruity morass.

A more or less well doled-out west-coast IPA, one which squeezes the most south seas tropical goodness out of an all-American hop bill that it can - I'm surprised there's not at least a little New Zealand farm freshness in there somewhere. Anyhow, tasty, pleasantly rounded, and really not that acerbic for being so hoppy - worthy of a few additional rounds, were that the situation.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

341ml bottle poured into tulip 8/9/14

A 4.25 orange amber liquid, lots of fine particles being moved around by plenty of tiny bubbles, two fingers of foam quickly falls to a thick film and stays there, lots of random lace deep down the glass

S 4.25 over ripe mango, guava, lychee, sweet orange, juicy hop candy, faint melon, lots of soft caramel and a little spruce

T 3.75 grainy compared to the nose, lots of rind and less of the tropical flesh I was smelling, a hint of spice and grapefruit

M 4 prickly bubbles quickly cream up, slick on the palate and a little sticky on the lips, has some weight to it and bitter without turning my mouth inside out

O 4 a nice tropical IPA, easy to drink for 7.2% I'll have no problems taking down the other 5 in my 6er

could use some minor tweaks but I'm surprised this one doesn't get a little more love, its helping to ease the pain of watching it snow outside in early September

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4.63/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I'm totally hooked on this stuff. The bottled beer is good, but the fresh stuff in a growler is even better. I'm not sure others share my enthusiasm, but dang, I love this beer. It's hoppy, tropical-fruity, %7.2, and not too malty for me, as I'm not a huge fan of malt. It's more of a rounded hop flavour than their Toques of Hazzard, which I also love. Parallel 49 is the brewery that first got me into IPAs, and now I'm obsessed.

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Photo of leaddog
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a light amber with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - citrus and floral hops, tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit, guava), citrus, grapefruit rind, bready malts, caramel.

Taste - Citrus and floral hops (although not as potent as in the aromas), tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit, and guava), grapefruit rind, followed by citrus bready malts and caramel.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Lingering bitterness in the finish.

Overall - An American IPA that had a great aroma. Things got lost in translation in the taste. Some minor tweaks to allow the hops to shine more in the taste will make this a stand out.

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3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FadetoBock
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LDuke
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonnyBeers
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.28/5  rDev -13%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of souvenirs
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Giving this one a fresh review, since it's been two years and this beer has grown on me a lot to the point that I now drink it regularly. I'll update again if I ever get around to doing that blind local IPA tasting!

A: Cloudy dark gold with a few fingers of sticky head.
S: Resin, grapefruit, tropical fruit. Big aroma.
T: Nice bitter citrus and pine flavours.
F: Medium-bodied.

Original review, Sep 3 2014:
A 4 S 3.75 T 3.75 F 4 O 4
Poured from a 341 ml bottle.

I like IPAs as much as anyone else, but I'm not sure there was a need for another new one. Lord of the Hops and Hopnotist are great, and I'd be happy to just keep drinking them! Still, I'm trying this, so it must be worthwhile.

Somewhere between amber and copper in colour and a bit cloudy. Aroma of pine resin, peach, grapefruit rind, and something spicy. It smells good, but not amazing. The taste is much the same. It's definitely a good IPA, although not the best I've had. I'd certainly be willing to drink it again, but I think Lord of the Hops might be better.

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Photo of Boozecamel
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Mlkluther
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of largadeer
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CurtisD
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

1.84/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Photo of JonAdams
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fresh piney nose, poured from barrel into glass. Warm light copper color, nicely translucent! Concentric lace circles on side of glass.

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Photo of Canada_Dan
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of S_Dal
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeremy7
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Filthy Dirty IPA from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
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