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Hopnotist | Parallel 49 Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Parallel 49 Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Parallel 49's first anniversary ale. Single hopped double IPA brewed exclusively with Mosaic hops.

86 IBU

Added by smekermann on 05-11-2013

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 ml bottle split two ways. Cool label. A slightly hazy golden orange with small head. Aroma mainly pine with sweet caramel malt. The taste is more sweet - caramel malt with following piney bitterness on the finish which is not overpowering - than bitter with a gentle bozziness. Pleasantly carbonated with smooth mouthfeel. Very nice - slightly less hoppy than expected/desired but very drinkable. Worth a try.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Niceroad77
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmithyAlan
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shaunmac16
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BCborn
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcCraft710
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hotmailmsn
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

8.5% abv, 86 ibu, 341ml bottle.
A - cloudy orange (like julius) with one finger white head.
S - sour sweet tangerine, pineapple, mango, tropical fruit, rice-y, malty, hint of funky sourness at the back as well. caramel honey malt.
T - welly carbonated. sweet, grapefruit, lemon peel, hoppiness comes front, lingering, all over the mouth.piney. juicy as fruit juice! bitter an DIPA should have, yet all balanced of maty, sweetness, alcohol well hidden.
O - its a great DIPA, representative hop characteristic of mosaic, juicy as punch bowl! never taste any DIPA like this, really new flavor for me. big punch of hop attack! bitter- sweet i would say, yet enough pine, earthy, biscuit which u wanna have from an IIPA. well done P49, will def get it again!

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3.56/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeledonia
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Tasted 9 May 2015. Reviewed from notes. BA says this is retired, and that this bottle must have been old. Given the hop presence, I find that hard to believe. Part of a mixed 6-pack of Parallel 49 beers.

Pours a slightly hazy bright orange. Barely any head, decent lacing.

Smell is really nice, full of those mosaic hops. Juicy, oranges and tropical fruits. Really nice.

Taste is quite good. It has some of that juiciness, but not as much as I'd like it to. Dank and earthy, slightly bitter hops in the back. Front-end does have some nice fruit, I just want more of it!

Feel is oily and heavy; not bad, but not ideal.

A quite good, juicy, fruity, earthy IPA.

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Photo of HopSavant
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650 ml poured into a mason jar style mug. A cloudy dark reddish orange with a finger or so of creamy off-white head that breaks down slowly into some rich lacing. Robust fruity/floral aroma of mango, guava, pineapple, orange, grapefruit, tangerine, peaches, lychee. Tropical and citrus in approximately equal measure. Mosaic is always a wonderful choice for a single hop ale. Dank, rank (but not overly so), bitter yet clean. I get some added lime on the palate in addition to the fruit bowl mentioned above. Some taste blueberry with Mosaic hops, which is perhaps shorthand for an amalgam of tropical/citrus notes. I am indeed getting this here as well ... Almost a sour flavor but unlike the more expected citrus. I can taste the ABV as well although not unpleasantly so. The tropical and citrus flavors are so big that it is difficult to discern the malt, which many consider appropriate for this style. No character malts in here, in any case. Rather medium bodied, not overly thick or heavy. Fizzier than expected but if anything this just potentiates the fruitiness. Some pine resin and green leaf emerge over time but the finish is strikingly clean. As the beer warms, pepper and coriander spice notes emerge (rather like a spicy orange creamsickle!). Nice approach to a high calibre no frills single hop DIPA, with the complex hop aromas and flavors left naked to shine.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Bottle: Poured an orange amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus hops with some sweet undertones is enticing enough. Taste is dominated by citrus hops with a sweet malt backbone and some light tropical fruits notes are also noticeable. Body is about average for style with good carbonation. A bit short on hops complexity but still very drinkable. Maybe a tad too sweet for my taste as well.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.24/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Phlebas86
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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