State Of Mind
Collective Arts Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #2,511
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
87
Ranked #14,745
Avg:
3.91 | pDev: 9.46%
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
155
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Collective Arts Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
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87
Very Good
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Jesterr44 from Canada

3.83/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Rarely have I had a session IPA that I would seek out again. An IPA drinker wants more flavour than a session usually provides. Post ride Snack from Maine Beer Co is an exception. Drink it if you can (too pricey though!). State of Mind is more typical in that it winds up tasting and feeling a little watery despite some decent hop citrus aromas & flavour.

Sep 01, 2018
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polloenfuego from Canada

3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pale clear gold in color with a nice two finger head. Head breaks slowly leaving a small layer of foam. Minor lacing.

Smell is grapefruit and piney hops. Some malts sneak in on the back end.

Taste is citrus pith and pine, like the nose. Harder to find the malts on the tongue.

Feel is light,with vibrant carbonation. Finish is bitter and dry.

A good session, but it seems to be lacking a little something to make it a go to. Maybe it's the bitterness, but I can't see sessioning this beer.

Jun 20, 2018
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eberesford from Canada

3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours slightly misty straw with frothy off white head and moderate lcing. Aroma: grassy citrusy. Flavour: adds fruit (banana, stone fruit) to the marked hop bitterness.

Jun 14, 2018
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Mysticmage from Canada

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A light IPA...hmmm....well pours true IPA with light pineapple juice look and very decent collar initially, weaker by end. rich nose here of bouquet des fruites with lemony finish. Very mild hops here. I really like this brewery and although prefer a good strong IPA...this one is perfect for a hot summer’s day. Great find.

May 26, 2018
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izraelc from New York

3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

IPA Light. Looks like pineapple juice. A light thin head with a mild hoppiness. A little bland but would probably be good on a hot summer morning. My first Canadian IPA. Not too bad eh.

Apr 15, 2018
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TooManyGlasses from Canada

3.9/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy yellow pour with irregular chunky white head - aromas of bright citrus, pine. Taste is bitter grapefruit, piney hops, with some sweet floral under tones. Finishes a little thin, lingering bitterness - had just had an All Day IPA and think this does not hit that quality for the style but very enjoyable.

Mar 04, 2018
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jkblr from Indiana

3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz canned 12/9/17 (46 days ago) poured into a snifter at fridge temp 4.4% ABV. The beer pours not quite bright yellow with short lived off white head. The head recedes to a few bubbles and a thin ring. The aroma is fairly strong with grapefruit, orange and berry. The taste is somewhat bitter orange with a trace of pineapple and earth. Mouthfeel is thin to medium bodied, adequately carbonated and dry in the finish. Overall, very good for session IPA. No watery aftertaste that's typical for session IPAs.

Jan 25, 2018
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, almost opaque straw with a huge fluffy white head. Long-last retention, and sheets of lacing.

The aroma is a bit muted, but I get some orange peel, lemon, white peach, pineapple, and honeydew melon.

The flavor is a lots of orange and grapefruit, some lemon, undertones of peach, pineapple, and honeydew melon. Simple crackery malt. A dry and earth undertone. Finishes lightly dry, with just touch of bitterness, and some lingering orange and lemon peel.

The mouthfeel is expectedly thin, but not too thin. Slightly creamy upfront, with medium-high carbonation.

A really nice session IPA. I wish it was fresher, but still tasty enough to review. Worth buying!

Dec 12, 2017
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Better than moderate head. The lace forms patchy blankets on the glass. The liquid has a white haze to the otherwise lemony yellow color.

Pale ale malt start to the smell. The hop is present in a subtle way.

The flavor is more bitter than I expected with the malt being more subdued on the tongue. Relatively thin bodied with ample carbonation, this beer feels like a session beer even though the flavor is potent. The finish is prickly with a raw hop pellet bite. Long aftertaste.

Nov 22, 2017
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whiplash308 from Canada

2.9/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Hey look, a session IPA! Lots of flavor with that hoppiness and low ABV, right? Great!
Nope. Big lies.

Look: Cloudy with a chance of boring yellow.

Smell: It's a very strong scent. Could smell it from a good two feet away upon first pouring it into my glass. Definitely that typical "IPA scent" to it. Tangerines and lemon peel comes to mind. A tad bit skunky too, I think.

Taste: Reminds me of rain water. The beer makes me hate mosaic hops.

Feel: Actually nice. Runs off the tongue well, doesn't linger, and is just right on the way back up from a burp. Very carbonated, this.

Overall: Yeah whatever. Collective Arts definitely hits their can design well though. Good on that.

Nov 18, 2017
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Cramshawbar from Canada

1.91/5  rDev -51.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

Craft brewery finds a way to make water.
Collective Arts, along with Great Lakes, is my favourite Ontario brewery but this one is a worthless effort. True, I am not a fan of session IPA as it is a beer substitute, made purposefully that way back in WWI England. But just because something has a history, doesn't make it a good style.
This here is neither refreshing, nor good tasting, leaving a weird, sticky film on your lips and throat. It does give you a quick headache as well.
The artwork on the can however is fantastic as always.

Sep 26, 2017
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illpass78 from Maine

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint on draft at Mainely Brews in Waterville, Maine.

Appearance: A cloudy, somewhat rusty straw/orange with a thin white head. Sheets of lacing.

Aroma: Some tropical fruit, a whiff of apricot. Citrus.

Taste: Apricots, grapefruit, possibly mango. Nice mix of fruity notes, along with the requisite hops. Somewhat prickly, piney.

Mouthfeel: Very drinkable. Session IPA for sure.

Overall: Well executed, accessible IPA.

Jul 12, 2017
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.55/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Can from a Lazy Dog
Slightly hazy deep yellow color with a frothy bubbly white head that slowly recedes. Earthy citrus and grass on the nose. Lightly peppery on the flavor as well as the grassy earth and hints of citrus and bread. Crisp light body not a bad beer.

May 27, 2017
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 16 oz Magnify Snulip glass canned on 4/27/17. Pours a very lite and slightly cloudy yellow, with a 2 inch sticky white head that leaves thin patches of lace.

Smell is mango, papaya, lemon, coriander, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows nicely papaya, coriander, lemon, mango, and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel is lite and crisp, plenty of life, not dry but lush, and easy drinking, but more flavor than 4.4% ABV.

Overall this is a truly great session IPA and I will be crushing these this summer, but unfortunately they weren't in the system so I don't know the cost yet.

May 17, 2017
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.48/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From the 16 oz. can and canned on 27 Apr 2017. Sampled May 14, 2017.

Like so many other IPAs these days, this has a pale yellow and slightly cloudy pour underneath a foamy, white head that sticks around.

The aroma brings out a big pine character as well as a toasted bread and cracker note underneath. Smells fresh.

Light to medium and juicy, smooth body.

The taste has a quick pale malt breadiness that is quickly usurped by the pine bitterness that lingers for a spell at the end. It is also crisp and clean at the finish.

May 14, 2017
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ghisty from Canada

4.19/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a very lemon yellow pour. swirls of micro bubbles, a nice haze, billowy white foamy head, the pour reminds me of lemon merangue pie, perfect yellow pie filling with almost identical white foam on top. very neat looking beer.
nose is instantly mango. followed by shorter tones of hops and peel. i was amazed at the mango complexity.
the hops brighten the smell but its overall like sniffing a mango.
taste is bright and sharp. very hoppy very citral. follows it's lemon pie look with the taste.
but just slightly leaves something to be desired, but that might be why its a "session" ipa.
mouthfeel is zesty, alot of carb and swirl like on the pour, but bright and sharp. the finish makes this a sessional.
leaves just a twist of citrus bitter, that makes you want more.
overall, I've never been let down by this brewery, the artwork is amazing, and the beer lives up to can
always interesting offerings, and taste experiences.
keep up the arts. beer adventures.

Mar 24, 2017
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cbutova from Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Loving the art on some of these cans!

A- Tallboy to a tall chalice with a fairly cloudy pale golden body and a tall, thick frothy white head. Peaking at two fingers high the cap slowly falls to an island that covers the entire top of the beer. Thick webs of lace wrap around the glass.

S- Hoppy and fresh with a medium overall strength; not faint but also not massively pungent by today's standards. A well balanced hop profile straying somewhat towards the fruity citrus side of things with orange, tangerine, pine, floral, herbal, grapefruit, dank and general tropical notes. A touch of sweet malts and bread in the background.

T- A bit less effective compared to the aroma for me. Stays balanced and the hops are once again right around a moderate overall strength. The floral, herbal and citrus zest, specifically oily orange peel, pretty much make up most of what happens with the rest of the aforementioned hop tones becoming very secondary in the finish. After a few sips very much just floral and herbal with a touch of cereal, bread and lightly sweet malts.

MF- Crisp and well carbonated light end overall body. The texture is somewhat creamy and foamy but it ends up coming off thin but still similar to many other Session IPAs.

A very solid aroma followed up by a somewhat thin body and a flavor profile that strays just a bit too much toward zesty orange peel and heavy floral/herbal notes. Very sessionable without any major flaws but the category has many better options right now.

Feb 03, 2017
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BranfordBound from Connecticut

3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at brewport, a light amber color with a clear liquid.

Smell is somewhat muted, but mostly composed of hop aromas, some good fruity notes. Flavor is very light on the malt like crackers, good amount of hops to wash it down, bitterness low. Extremely light body and easy to drink.

Overall a true sessionable pale ale. Very tasty when fresh.

Jan 19, 2017
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I bought a can of this from Brantford whilst in Canada for my son's hockey tournament. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent is excellent....nice pine and citrus peel. The taste is nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was pine and citrus peel presence. The Mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid sessionable ipa.

Jan 15, 2017
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CTHomer from Connecticut

3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: very slight haze; deep gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to a thick ring; OK lacing;

S: tropical fruit and pine;

T: grapefruit undertones from start to finish - stronger toward the end; some tropical fruit up front that fades toward the end; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: better balance than most session IPAs;

Dec 16, 2016
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mintjellie from Canada

4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light golden-orange in colour, and hazy. Thin white head shows good retention and lace. Tropical fruit aromas of white grapefruit and mango are predominant, with pine and floral notes playing at the edges. Grapefruit attacks the tastebuds and continues throughout, joined by a hint of mango midpalate. That grapefruit note turns to bitter citrus pith and delicate florals in the finish. Medium bodied and finely carbonated. Soft mouthfeel. Slightly oily. A nice session beer that would pair nicely with a cold lunch featuring strong cheeses, olives, various pickles, and charcuterie.

Dec 14, 2016
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SmithyAlan from Canada

4.4/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 473ml can.

Thick head atop an orange body. Full on flavor for a low ABV, IPA trademarks of pine with some lemon. Strong and bitterness last a while. One of my fave sessions for sure.

Nov 25, 2016
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Brad007 from Vermont

4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy blonde hue with a decent head into my glass. First time I've heard of Collective Arts as a whole. Crisp and airy with a good dose of citrus in the nose. Mellow upfront with a clean, citrus burst. Finishes nice and clean too with doughy malt in addition to the citrus. Similar to Focal Banger. Well worth a try.

Nov 12, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Interesting beers that just started showing up around here, worth a shot. Canned 9/09/16

Pours a decent fluffy foamy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, a little lacing, mostly clear golden pilsner color.

Nose nice fresh hops, a little floral, juicy fruit, mild grapefruit and tropical notes, tangerine citrus, turns into big grapefruit, a little generic stone fruit, faint papaya mango like too.

Taste brings more of the same, a light watery malt underneath, into tropical fruits, a little papaya mango like, then more grapefruit but more pith like, tangerine, a little melon and some under-ripe peach, turns a touch grassy and floral, but stays light overall, and very little bitterness. Finish is dry a little bitter, lingering grapefruit pith, mango skin, melon rind, etc.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb.

Overall not bad, nice hop presence, malts fall a little short but trying to make it very sessionable can be difficult, but I still feel they could have added a bit more malt character and body, but nice hop profile.

Nov 05, 2016
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wordemupg from Canada

4.12/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

473m can poured into tulip 17/10/16

A hazy pale yellow, just a couple slow bubbles but it pours a massive head even with a gentle pour, great retention and it cakes the side of the glass with thick lace

S tangerine, pineapple, orange, maybe some mango, nice and tropical and fairly big for a small beer, pine and lemon rind with some sweet malt

T more sweet grains and pine, still lots of tropical fruit but not the same level as the nose

M light bodied, just stops short of foamy, nice bitter bite, slick inside, pine and lemon linger

O little beer that drinks big, has lots of tropical hops and sinks like a ship, I could drink many of these without getting board

I'm wishing I'd discovered this little gem when the Summer sun was out in full force because this would've been a go to for sure

Oct 17, 2016
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Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 155 ratings