Trash Panda | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by biboergosum on 10-03-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,778
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
54
pDev:
8.47%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
8
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Ratings: 54 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can served cold into a tulip. LCBO purchase for $3.25 CDN.

Appearance - Super hazy, rich dark golden color with orange hues. A finger and a half of fluffy white head sits on top and recedes slowly. Some soapy collar around the edges of the glass for a long duration. Some floaties make their way into the glass.

Smell - Very tropical, overripe mango and lychee leading the way with papaya also making an appearance. Some pineapple thrown in. Very sweet.

Taste - Like the nose with a lot of sweetness, overripe fruit. Some bitterness but initially there is a subtle pine bitterness afterwards it fades away in a watery manner.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied, a little sticky with a touch less carbonation than expected.

Overall - A decent NEIPA, but too much overripe fruit for my liking. Probably wouldn't repeat the two can purchase.

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Photo of jhodgert
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of boszormeny
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Electros
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LampertLand
3.82/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Parallel 49 Brewing 'Trash Panda IPA' @ 5.5% , served from a 473 ml can
A-pour is a hazy gold from can to glass with a medium size white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-weak citrus
T-cloudy/NE IPA , not very fruity
MF-ok carbonation , medium body
Ov-just an ok beer
prost LmpertLand

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tallboy can from the LCBO; dated H088 (Aug 8 2018) and served barely chilled.

Pours a turbid golden-orange hue, with more than two fingers of sparkling white head comprised of big, soapy, foamy bubbles. It sizzles off at a steady pace within a couple of minutes; a beautiful pattern of webbed lace is left in its wake, in addition to a sloppy, frothy collar. Attractive for sure, and I am immediately digging the aroma, too - its quite citrusy, with lots of lime and lemon rind. The hints of honeydew melon, plum and d'Anjou pear seal the deal for me, with the grassy, floral hops being a welcome bonus.

Very nice - a mildly grainy oatmeal sweetness serves as a base, with fruity hops dominating the profile throughout. I am getting loads of lime juice and lemon citrus, with minor notes of mandarin orange, melon, ripe plum and pear. The stone fruit vibe carries on through the finish and into the aftertaste, which features some lightly floral, herbal hopping, but very little in the way of bitterness. The mouthfeel is solid medium-full bodied, with low carbonation levels that gently tickle the palate; its texture is soft and fulfilling, and quite pleasing on the tongue. I could easily drink several of these in a sitting (on the weekend), but a single will have to suffice for now.

Final Grade: 4.1, an A-. I've been reviewing nothing but IPAs for a couple of weeks now, and Parallel 49's Trash Panda is one of the better ones I've tackled in that time frame. Something about this hop combination is just rocking my taste buds, which is pretty impressive for an IPA that is already more than than two months old - I'd even say it drinks like a session IPA, although the abv is a smidge too high for it to really qualify as one. I will be buying this regularly until its stock runs out, as is the inevitable fate for BC-sourced stuff in this area.

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Photo of Chasecrandell
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Davit
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pmicdee
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rukeli76
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of samEBC
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bluecrow
2.8/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I bought a 4-pack and had three on separate days before writing this. The can pour is a murky amber color with a bubbly cap. The aroma is a bit citrusy and light. The flavor, alas, is cardboard-like, muddled with muted hop notes. This is essentially a light tangerine hop soda with almost no hop bitterness. This was a disappointment.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jotora
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HipCzech
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Lift (Vancouver, BC), served in a tulip glass. Murky orange gold with a frothy head of off white foam. Bright and juicy with orange citrus, as well as stone fruit and Asian pear. Pale malt balances the flavor along with some mild, leafy hops. Medium body and soft and lively carbonation. A very drinkable, hazy, juicy IPA.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of R_Kole
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.06/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

No canned on date so I'm not sure if this is old or just bad. Odd earthy orange tea taste.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of polloenfuego
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slight hazy gold with a good solid head. Break is quick leaving a thin layer of foam. Some minor lacing.

Smell is citrus strong, especially orange. There are some other minor elements in play, but the orange dominates.

Flavor is similar to the nose, with the citrus leading the way. I get some nice orangey elements and then a soft hop.

Feel is light end of medium, and carbonation is medium as well. The finish fades fast, but what you leave with is a nice citrus.

Love the name of this beer. It's a good utility beer that I would consider going to again. In a crowded market though, it's going to get lost.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Trash Panda from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 54 ratings