Hoparazzi | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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108 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wordemupg on 07-08-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
8.24%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of korguy123
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of spinrsx
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz Bottle from the Orleans LCBO for $13 part of a mixed 6 pack

Appearance - Clear gold colour with a small size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there isn't much lacing. The head lasted for 2-3 minutes.

Smell - Hops, breads/grains, malts, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, hops, and bread/grains. There are also some grassy/herbal notes and some caramel. It ends with a malty slightly bitter aftertaste.

Overall – This reminds me a bit of a blend of the Propeller IPA and the Phillips Hop Circle IPA. A nice flavourful beer, but nothing really exciting. It doesn't really have any vibrant flavours to it.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Light golden pour. Bright with strong carbonation. One finger white head fading fast. No lace and a film of retention.

S - Melons and grass. Crackery malt and citrus.

T - Melons again with grass and some citrus. Crackery malt is a good backbone. Herbal.

M - Good carbonation, light to medium body. Good bitterness.

O/D - A nice hoppy lager. Pretty nice stuff with lot's of good hop flavour, easy drinkability, and properly done. No flaws and no alcohol for the 6%. Doesn't particularly break the mold, but it's good.

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Photo of DaPan
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.53/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on C2613. March 26, 2013? Poured in to tulip.

A - Translucent light orange/amber colour with half a finger of cream coloured head.

S - Floral and herbal hop aromas with some caramel sweetness. English IPA nose.

T - Moderate bitterness for the style. Floral and herbal hop flavours with a decent caramel malt backbone providing sweetness.

M - Medium body. Sticky. Moderate carbonation.

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Photo of bigox420
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of KStark
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of VonDooom
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of IllNate
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very clear light amber with a finger of white head and good retention. Aroma is citrus hops and grainy malt with a bit of caramel. Much hoppier in the palate than the nose. Fairly bitter with good amount of citrus hops and a touch of caramel behind the base malt. Mouthfeel is smooth without too much carbonation, good stylistically. Overall a good offering, but they missed the mark with the lack of aroma hops. If it's going to be an 'india pale lager' I would expect some more aroma.

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Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of andrenaline
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to joemcgrath27 for the hook-up on this treat...

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper colour with an orange hue, finger of head with little retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Nice citrus hops, hints of cotton candy and grassy hops, bready caramel and butter notes.

T - Flavour is dominated by sour citrus, surprising bitterness comes through alongside grassy hop notes, bready caramel and citrus rind lingers on the finish.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet.

O - Definitely a hoppy lager, a pleasant brew that is well worth seeking out and easily sessioned. Glad this one was included in the shipment, wish it were readily available in Ontario.

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Photo of Coastal_Brew
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of MaddDaddy
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Tolosa
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of smekermann
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of cbnz
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of CookstLiquor
4.3/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 355ml bottle. This hopped up lager (or India Pale Lager) as they call it, pours a bright yellow colour with a fine white head. In a blind taste test, we're not sure we'd immediately identify it as a lager. It's packed with bright floral and earthy hop notes and just the right amount of lager refreshment. In fact, this probably has more to offer IPA drinkers than someone looking for an easy drinking lager. It's got some body, a little heft and a good solid hoppy bite.

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Photo of bumchilly25
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml single bottle. A hopped-up Canadian craft lager? Hook it up to my veins!

This beer pours a rather hazy, medium tarnished golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, rocky, and foamy dirty white head, which leaves some severely pocked painted lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of bitter orange and white grapefruit citrus rind, biscuity, grainy malt, a twinge of lemon juice, and further strong, bitter leafy hops. The taste is more grainy, bready, and biscuity malt, with a barely restrained bitter leafy, citrus peel, and floral hoppiness. Hmmm...so few words, for so much flavour.

The carbonation is decently supportive and non-intrusive, the body an appropriate medium-light weight, and just as smooth, sort of. It finishes off-dry, with a still strong bitter hop arbiter for the latter.

A quite agreeable hop forward lager, the underlying malt not lost in the mire, thankfully, and full flavour permeating the whole shebang. Well worthy of investigating some multiple and unencumbered indulgence, if I may say so.

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Photo of Derek
4.41/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A 6% lager that's hopped like an IPA, with a Irish-looking guy on the bottle? I wonder how many consumers will be confused by this one.

A: Copper-bronze with a white head, thin ring of retention, doesn't really lace.

S: Citrus, floral and somewhat herbal hopping with pleasant sulfury undertones from the lager yeast.

T: Solid bitterness; toffee & biscuit from the malt; citrus and hints of floral character from the hops; hints of sulfur, but it's pretty clean. San Francisco yeast?

M: Well-attenuated with a light hop acidity and a crisp finish.

O: Somewhat reminiscent of Anchor Liberty and Brooklyn lager... but with more hops, a bit more malt and some old-school lager character. Really well put together, the flavours really work. The marketing might be a bit tacky, but this could become a classic.

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Photo of zduerr
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.1/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a clear bright copper, thumb of off white head retained very nicely with random lacing
S - plenty of light hoppy notes of perfume, citrus, and pepper, light dry crackers in the background
T - peppery and leafy hops, followed by significant cracker grainy maltiness creating good balance, very light perfume, definitely balanced and tasty
M - light and smooth, just a touch of dryness, crisp and easy to chug
O - a hoppy lager turns out to be a great idea in this case, super drinkable with enough hop flavour to satisfy both my beer geek and beer chugging personalities

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

341 ml single brown bottle.
This beer poured slightly hazy, golden orange color. Off-white head, fades slowly but evenly, thick rings of lace.
It smells of bitter citrus hops, orange and grapefruit. Some malt, grainy and biscuit.
The taste has a grainy malt base, lots of citrus, and floral hops. Even a bit of lemon at the end of the bitterness.
The carbonation is enough to keep the head consistent, the body is medium, smooth mouth feel.
A very good, hoppy beer. Full flavor with out being overly bitter.
I am liking what Parallel 49 is doing.

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Hoparazzi from Parallel 49 Brewing Company
3.76 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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