Ransack the Universe
Collective Arts Brewing

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From:
Collective Arts Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #401
ABV:
6.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #6,242
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 8.05%
Reviews:
184
Ratings:
704
Status:
Active
Rated:
Nov 04, 2023
Added:
Feb 28, 2015
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  193
Galaxy hops from Myrtleford, Victoria in Australia and Mosaic hops from Yakima, Washington, USA, deliver aromas and flavours of tropical fruits, mango and citrus. Light malt body lets the hops shine through, and finishes crisp but not bitter. A hemispheric hop mashup.

Flavour Hops: Galaxy & Mosaic
Aroma Hops: Galaxy & Mosaic
Dry Hop: Citra, Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe
Malt: 2 Row Pale Ale, Flaked Wheat, Crystal, Carafoam

85 IBU
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
pours yellow hazy with thick head hoppy smell big hop flavors in every sip
Nov 04, 2023
 
Rated: 3.97 by JTuomi from Finland

Jun 30, 2023
 
Rated: 4.1 by kds2437 from Texas

Jun 14, 2023
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
An American IPA from Canada? Well, Canada is part of North America. The produced stark white foam resultant virtue of a pour to empty a pint can into a clear Imperial pint glass resolves that question. This one has all the unattractive qualities of the modern American "IPA". The stark white foam seems ever expanding and when it finally decides to discontinue, what's left is an ugly and uneven mess on top of the brew. By looks, this is no prize winner, neither. It's brightly and very light amber in color and as translucent as some of the lowerly regarded adjuct lagers. At least they don't generate this much foam. There's nothing inviting about the aroma. There's maybe some piney or citrusy hops and little else. To taste, this is about as unremarkable as it can get from a decent craft brewery. There's so little body, malt backing and complex hoppiness, the latter being the least of the complaints, it would be advisable to spend one-third the money and just get some Miller High Life. OK, hyperbole there, so the hops are OK bitter. If any sympathy points are given, the hopping is somewhat nicely piney and dry. Ransack the universe? This only ransacked the wallet.
May 26, 2023
 
Rated: 4.68 by madhungarian90 from Canada (ON)

Apr 18, 2023
 
Rated: 3.9 by Handz from Rhode Island

Mar 13, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by vfgccp from New York

Feb 25, 2023
 
Rated: 3.94 by CRObighit2 from Canada (ON)

Jan 25, 2023
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Reviewed by elNopalero from California

4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I encountered this on a shelf at Meijers, with a BB Feb 13 2023 stamped on the bottom. If it’s six or so months out the I’m drinking it fresh! Would that I were so lucky.

On to the beer. In the glass it pours with a slight hazed appearance to it. Generous foam, long lasting head retention. I like how it smells—touch of berry, blueberries mostly, and some grassy hay, mixed in with a little pineapple on the sip. Low bitterness. Not bad!
Dec 30, 2022
 
Rated: 4.18 by HopBelT from Belgium

Dec 29, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Dec 21, 2022
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Reviewed by defunksta from Wisconsin

4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a clear, medium to light orange color with a ton of heavy visible sediment suspended in the glass. A mild head. SRM of 9. (3.75)

Aroma: Moderate aromas of tropical fruit, mango, ripe pineapple and hints of nectarine. (4.25)

Flavor: Moderate to stronger flavors of tropical mango and pineapple upfront. Then some tangerine in the middle as it turns into a resinous, slightly bitter pine on the finish. Mildly bitter, relatively dry. (4.00)

Feel: Medium to heavier bodied than expected, moderate carbonation. Can feel the sediment/pulp on the tongue as it drinks. (3.75)

Overall: A pretty good IPA here. Nice tropical and mango aromas. Matches that on the flavor, yet not quite as much. The only downside here is the large sediment flakes that I can feel on my tongue as this one drinks. Still quite nice (Rating: 4.02)
Nov 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Oct 19, 2022
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Reviewed by sawpit from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
I tried this outstanding light golden IPA back in August when I was visiting friends in Philly. I just bought by first 4-pk. It's just a wonderful and smooth IPA with subtle notes of citrus. Very balanced between sweet flavor and a dry clean finish.
Oct 14, 2022
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Reviewed by te99912_123 from Switzerland

4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Great can art!!
Gold-yellow, foamy.

Aroma & Flavors: Tropical , floral, citrus sweet.
Tastes sweet, though extremely well balanced bitterness (85 IBU)
Oct 12, 2022
 
Rated: 4.13 by Wilkolaczek94 from Connecticut

Sep 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.27 by Lobina from Arizona

Sep 03, 2022
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Reviewed by Perchy-McBride from Antarctica

4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This is a good ipa with a nice balance between hop and malt. I cannot decide if i prefer this or life in the clouds more so i will just drink them both! not at the same time but indeed at the same sitting!!!
Aug 23, 2022
 
Rated: 3.89 by Tmappin from Canada (NS)

Aug 22, 2022
 
Rated: 4.26 by burnaby391 from Canada (ON)

Jul 24, 2022
Ransack the Universe from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 704 ratings