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Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
collectiveartsbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

Added by jrenihan on 02-28-2015

BEER STATS
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
204
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
7.62%
 
 
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7
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Reviews: 57 | Ratings: 204
Photo of brureview
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very fresh brewed less than a month ago.
Poured a semi cloudy golden color in a Spiegelau glass with a 3 F head.

Earthy, citrus and tropical fruit aroma, not strong but very good.
Light body with a lighter spicy hops character.
Excellent taste. Tropical fruit, citrus, earthy.

Overall excellent IPA. The body is a bit light, and I would have preferred a bit more spiciness.
The look is great and the taste well blended. I look forward to drinking more of their beers.

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Photo of PSanger
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought a four pack which had three different cans including an amazing illustration of alien ships invading a carnival. Did not buy the beer for that but that was a cool aspect

Aroma was weakest part of beer. Still can't put my finger on what I tasted but didn't love it. Note: after having a second brew, I pinpointed it. I smelled almost an artificial sweeteners like a sweet and low. Still didn't love it.
Taste was great got some apricot and citrus. Got slot of sweetness. Quality beer that I will surely enjoy the next few.

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Photo of Spinaltapped
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Acquired as a gift from one of the brewery owners passing through. Drank out of a King Sue Toppling Goliath teku.

Look: Poured with a finger and a half of white fluffy head, solid gold colored, moderate ring lacing, pretty cloudy.

Smell: Papaya, mango, pineapple, a bit of grapefruit zest, unripened melon, honey biscuit.

Taste: Tropical fruit cocktail, honeycomb cereal, pine resin and citrus rind bitterness punch on the back.

Feel: Heavy end of light bodied, slick mouthfeel, dry finish from the hops.

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Photo of Rugg315
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Bissell Bros. short glass from a 16 oz. can. Nice golden amber color that I can see through. Big pineapple mango smell that I got about 2 feet away from the can, awesome! Taste follows with a nice pine finish. Feel is okay probably the weakest part of the beer a little thin. Really enjoyed this would definitely look for again.

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Photo of raysat
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy light orange colour, very aesthetic, with a white lacy head. It has quite a nice aroma, tropical and hoppy. The flavour follows, orange and some mango. A good bitterness level too. I think it is quite nice, definitely would purchase this again. The price was pretty fair as well.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma has some dank hops and overripe peaches. Taste starts juicy with lots of overripe fruits like oranges and peaches. Finishes with some grainy malts and quite bitter grapefruit notes. Medium body and carbonation. A really well made IPA that combines juicy but also resiny hop flavors.

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Photo of MA_hops
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Apricot in color with a thin white, soapy head that dissipates into a sticky lacing.

S: Apricot, tangerine, grapefruit pith, it has a sweet, fruity aroma that seems to morph into a dank citrus aroma.

T: Similar to the nose. It's not as juicy/dank in taste as it is in aroma, however notes of apricot and grapefruit are noticeable.

M: Medium carbonation, hops are prickly to the tongue with a slightly bitter finish.

O: I came across this beer at a local variety store in Burlington and I'm very impressed. If the taste was as good as the aroma it could pass as a Tree House IPA. Well done Canada!

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a clear no haze marigold yellow with some head and some dusting on top

S: aroma is not very appealing. Im not sure if this is due to age or what but this is the weakest aspect of the beer and usually the first to go as well

T: flavors of sweet pineapple, mango peach and other tropical fruit. Nice light caramel cracker bread malt flavors with cotton candy sugars bouncing in the background. Plenty if sweetness here which is enjoyable but not over the top sweet

M: medium thickness with light to medium carbonation

O: overall i was impressed. Having had a few beers locally on Ontario I was actually unaware this was made in Hamilton when buying but i would be a fool to not get this again and hope to see it regularly

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Photo of dd43
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had this on draft, very nice. Similarly hazy to their pale ale rhyme & reason. I get some citrus as well as appealingly stinky stone fruit aromas. I want to get cans of this to do a more proper temperature controlled evaluation.

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Photo of MikeyBadnews
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fun looking can, Bengal tiger looking to catch a football, really fun designs on CAB cans.

Hazy honey look, nonexistent head

smell is an unremarkable marmalade that you need to work to truly get.

Taste as far as I can best describe is a screwdriver followed by biting into a whole slice of orange, rind and all, try it you'll understand.

Good flavors, little unrefined, sugary, hoppy, sweet. Lots to play with, a solid effort.

Cheers

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Photo of SawDog505
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 12 oz skinny tulip glass canned on 12/06/16. Pours a nice orange with a 2 plus finger white sticky head that leaves behind plenty of lace.

Smell is apricot, tangerine, mango, pine, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows apricot, tangerine, and mango upfront with a nice piney grapefruit bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium, plenty of life, a touch dry, and easy drinking.

Overall this is excellent more west coast than east, but definitely a combo.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the can with beautiful label art.
Aromas are nice mellow tangerine and bread.
Flavors are in line with aromas. Tangerine, mellow sweetness, mellow hops.
Mouthfeel was good.
Overall, this beer was on the light side but with nice mellow tangerine flavor.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer was most everything you want to see in an IPA... nice one finger head, hazy amber body, even poured nicely. The head died down quickly, though it did leave lacing on the glass.

Aroma was massive hops... citrus, white pine, pineapple, sweet tropical fruits. Quite a mélange of scents.

For the blast of hop flavor, the taste was restrained but very much there. Citrus, lightly bitter resins, some sweet tropical fruit. Held back so it wasn't so in-your-face, surprisingly so.

Mouthfeel was silky smooth and slightly oily. It coated the tongue a little bit but not in a bad way. That helped the flavor linger.

Overall, one of the best IPAs I have had in years, apart from Tree House. I liked it even better than the various Night Shift IPAs I have had this past year.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - Hazy yellow with a thin white head and some particles on the bottom

S - reminds me of sculpin, so that's good, a lot on the pine and the grapefruit plus a good malt backbone

T - Follow the smell but with a grapefruit bitterness maybe too high it goes against the balance of the taste

M - Fine carbonation

O - A good Ipa, could be great if the taste followed the smell

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Photo of smakawhat
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Canned December 6th 2016.

Amber orange body, with some slight lemon edged hues and good clarity. Soapy and big retention head. Easily three clumping tall head and white colored, soapy mix and fine bubbles with a good bit of island clump. Good amounts of ample carbonation that is fine too. Good solid looking IPA.

Bring those hops on the aroma. Before the pour even on the crack of the can the hops make their presence. Nice aromatic hop angle, citrus orange, mixing tropical notes quite a bit, and some dank earth. Good and excellent mix of hop aromas and qualities, wonderfully balanced and complimented by a good malt sweetness.

Palate is bright, cheery, and lovely. Tangy orange and slight tropics mixing with delicious earth. A pit of a pasty mouthfeel, but full and easy supporting with limited sweetness. Excellent hop transferring flavors, oranges, pineapple slightly, and earth edge. Finishes fruity and clean, even some slight chewy character.

A delicious banging IPA. Great stuff.

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Photo of FFreak
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great artwork on the cans, with each can of the 4-pack having a different label. Hazy dirty-orange color with a finger of off-white head that leaves a ton of lace. Aromas are fairly muted, with some citrus and pine. Taste is good, citrus pine and a fairly bitter finish. Mouth is a good - medium body, well carbed, could use a bit more sweetness. Overall, a nice and inexpensive west-coast/east-coast hybrid IPA.

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Photo of cbutova
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- The tallboy reveals a fairly hazy deep orange copper brew into a tulip glass. Above the body a thick and creamy white head forms to about an inch high with good retention. Lacing is plentiful with smooth sheets followed by random spots.

S- Balanced with hops running the show. The hops aren't that distinctive but are still pungent and pleasant with a mix of dank, tropical and citrus fruity character. A touch of pine as well as semi-caramelized malts.

T- Again rather than sitting here and listing off very specific flavors the beer is more of a balanced act with sweet citrus zests, pine, tropical fruits, dank herbs and floral hops making up the foreground. Malts have some power here with a slightly caramel malt feel and some cereal grain base notes. The most distinct thing that comes to mind is grapefruits, melon and clementine pith.

MF- Creamy texture to a moderately thick overall body. Bubbles come down at a medium level and overall it is crisp and smooth without feeling thin at all. Ends with a fairly sharp resinous, pithy bitterness.

Flavorful and packed with hops but more of a balanced act which brings some caramelized malts into the equation; perhaps a bit more than necessary with the chosen hops.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - can art is bizarre. In the best way. Mildly transcliscent off gold.

S - bready and crackery. Mosaic? Dank, sweet, sticky lemony orange.

T - spicy and peppery. Surprising amount of alcohol burn. Creamy spiced tangerine pie. Prickly pine hops and ripe candied orange. Bone dry and bitter finish.

F - rich and creamy. Really quite nice and is a bit out of the flavor's league!

O - oh Canada, you make good beer? Dank and spicy, reminds me of Beer'd from CT.

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Photo of Dukies222001
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 16 oz can to pint glass. Orange/bronze in color with very frothy dense head. Taste was smooth and citrus. First beer I have had from collective arts. I'm a fan!!!

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber Orange in color. Hazy in appearance. Orange, melon and pine. Nice sweetness level to balance out the bitterness. Somewhat earthy. Pretty good. Nothing great.

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Photo of CayseyW
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer reminds me a lot of Sip of Sumshine in look, aroma and taste. It's a hazy, glowing orange brew wig a creamy white head. Citrus and tropical aromas are unmistakable. The flavors follow the aroma but there is a subtle pine dankness in the finish. Feel is more bitter and slightly more sticky than SoS, but it's still very nice. Super impressed with this beer and I love how easy it is to find when it comes around.

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Photo of mnj21655
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, vibrant gold in color with a finger of white head that dissipates to a thin coating and leaves sporadic lacing. Aroma is bready and caramel malts with only hints of citrusy and fruity hops. Taste starts with some mango, pineapple, and grapefruit hops then gives way to a bready malt backbone. Good mouthfeel, medium-light body and carbonation. Good drinkability, decently balanced. Overall a solid beer but it has a bit too much malt character for me. When I can find the hops the varieties indicate a NE IPA but the malts always seem to overwhelm them and give a more English IPA character.

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Photo of chephy
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Monk's Kettle.

Look - Bright gold with a pronounced head
Smell - Light, crisp, fresh. Grapefruit and a hint of bready malt and pine.
Taste - Quite bitter but still refreshing due to a very strong presence of fruity/citrusy notes (grapefruit and mango). Citrus gives way to hops and a hint if malt in the lingering aftertaste. Complex yet extremely drinkable.
Feel - Medium body, medium carbonation. Satisfying.
Overall - Very pleased with the choice. An interesting and refreshing beer which is a remarkable combination. More citrusy than most IPAs; nice for when you're craving a lighter easy-to-drink beer but abhor blandness.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one at the LCBO this past summer

From a can into a snifter
Hops: Galaxy and Mosaic

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, medium looking head, slightly creamy white head with great retention. Hazy amber orange in color with touches of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a frothy cap. A splotchy wisp remains leaving some touches of lacing down the glass. Decent looking.

SMELL: Citrus fruits, pineapple and mango on the nose. A touch of caramel but this is mostly citrus and tropical fruits. Nice.

TASTE: Caramel malts, honeydew melon and grassy hops up front. Mango sweetness with pineapple and plenty of hop bitterness at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish is plenty bitter with lots of fruity flavors on the palate. Nice stuff.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a bit dry. Some bitterness lingers.

OVERALL: This is really nice. Plenty of hop character with just enough caramel sweetness underneath to make it work. Another good Collective Arts beer and one of the better IPA’s to come out this past year. Definitely grab some if you haven’t already. Recommended.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a can, pours a hazey Orange colour with a finger of bone coloured head that disapates to a thin layer.
Aroma passionfruit, citrus, tropical fruit, pineapple.
Taste big on tropical fruits beautiful.

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Ransack the Universe - Hemisphere IPA from Collective Arts Brewing
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