Ransack the Universe
Collective Arts Brewing

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Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
IPA - American
Ranked #459
Ranked #6,179
4.1 | pDev: 8.05%
Jun 14, 2022
Feb 28, 2015
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Notes: 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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4.73/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by dms from Connecticut

Among the best IPAs in the world. Creamy and smooth. This beer belongs right up there at the top with Julius. Sip of Sunshine, G-bot, Lunch/Dinner, Focal etc. It's in that top echelon.

The flavor profile is west coast. It is not a NEIPA. But it is smoother and creamier than just about any beer I've ever had - reminiscent of an old Boddington's cream ale. That paired with the west coast hop bitterness ... perfection in every sip. Unfortunately, I tend to see old cans sitting on shelves in liquor stores. I was fortunate enough to find a 4 pack with a production date just a week and a half old. I could drink all 4. But I have to work tomorrow.

Jun 14, 2022
4.85 by Dean_the_Dream_1964_ from Canada (ON) on Jun 04, 2022
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3.34/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by Winton_Ross from New York

Bitter, not appealing so, with a hint of fruity sweetness to follow. I must not like Galaxy hops, as this is not for me. Where are the Mosaic and Citra hops? Buried or just very limited? (Can dated April 25, 2022.)

Jun 01, 2022
4.19 by tpauer from New Hampshire on May 21, 2022
4 by TODDRESSEL1 from Indiana on May 07, 2022
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Smooth for 85 IBUs!! Nice citrus-hoppy taste with a slightly drying mouthfeel.

Apr 24, 2022
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by brentk56 from North Carolina

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy goldenstraw with a bubble show that builds a two finger head; splashing lacing and a few shards

Smell: A range of stone, berry and tropical fruit aromatics (peach, guava, melon and blueberry) blend with a somewhat sweet malt backbone of honey and graham cracker

Taste: The honey and graham cracker malt flavors hit the palate first with the fruit flavors following; blueberry, guava and melon are most prominent with some peach in the mix; through the middle, some hop elements emerge but the bitterness never builds significantly so that, for an IPA, it leans toward the maltier side, bringing a bit of a vinous semi-sweet white wine character to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: While I generally prefer a more bitter flavor profile to my IPAs, I really like the way this one turned out

Apr 20, 2022
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4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Seejae from Ohio

Pours a light golden yellow, heavy head and lacing. Quite fragrant, fresh squeezed citrus hits the nose immediately. I get mostly peach; stone fruits. Foam is slow to settle, but upon the fist sip, I get candy, nectarine, perhaps some melon. Sharpens as it should, pure citrus. Quite enjoyable, well done.

Apr 16, 2022
3.75 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Apr 14, 2022
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

16oz can. Poured out a clear, golden amber color with a small, off-white head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass. It smelled of orange, earthy notes, toasted caramel and toffee. It tasted toasted caramel, grassy/earthy hops and some citrus.

Mar 10, 2022
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by harrypowers from Massachusetts

Pours a hazy light orange with a long lived foamy head and a lot of lacing.

Smells of floral, piney hops with some citrus.

Tastes of tart and bitter grapefruit, pineapple, orange and lemon with a slightly bitter finish. The bitterness diminishes and the sweeter citrus comes forward as the glass warms.

Medium light body with light carbonation. Light, clean and dry mouthfeel.

This is a very drinkable lightly juicy, lightly bitter NEIPA.

Feb 28, 2022
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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

Two words - Liquid candy.

Feb 27, 2022
4.09 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Jan 22, 2022
3.9 by Danzifer from Ohio on Jan 22, 2022
3.55 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2022
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3.89/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Tony787 from Canada (ON)

i bought a can at the LCBO in Ontario 473ml at 6.8%.
poured a 1 finger head into glass hazy color with a good carbonation
fresh tropical fruits Sweet with a very high bitterness level which was good .
overall a very good tasty bitter IPA ,

Dec 13, 2021
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4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BrianNameChange from Florida

It’s true, all the hoppiness without the bitter finish. Hazy yet fruity with lots of tingling carbonation. It’s worth it to say … exceptional.

Nov 20, 2021
4 by PaleAleWalt from New York on Nov 11, 2021
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4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

In search of the perfect IPA, the universe is full of either gullet clinching bitterness or cereal riddled haze. But to find that perfect hop bomb, Collective Arts hopes that you don't haze to plunder the entire world to find one; just look to their brewery.

Deeply hazy but off-turbid, Ransack the Universe pours medium gold and with a slightly muddled appearance. As a creamy ivory stained head builds, a burst of aromas trend highly green and highly tropical with a winey twang. As hints of herb, hemp and floral aromas spring to life, the first sip leads in with light caramel, honey and a subtle suggestion of graham cracker.

With the ale washing the middle palate, the focus quickly turns from malt sweetness and toward hop flavor. Bursting with the tropical tastes of pineapple, passionfruit, mango and papaya, the Land-Down-Under hops give a tangy succulence to the session with hints of sherbet and wine. Not to be outdone, a background of lime and grapefruit make a citrusy turn toward a balancing bitterness that closes the session with a necessary and offsetting balance to both the fruit and lingering sweetness.

Medium bodied and more plump than a West Coast-styled ale but not as starchy or caky as those of New England, this beer splits the difference quite well, finishing on the drier and tighter side of bitter sweet and lingering with sweeter suggestions of fruit rind, hemp and green tea.

Aug 12, 2021
4.14 by TonyStarks2231 from New York on Aug 09, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Korbynlehr from Kentucky

Pouring copper in color. Head is white with nice lacing.Nose was slightly bready, slightly citrusy. Taste was WOOP WOOP, citrusy goodness with a dry finish. Bitterness is ever so slight. Wish there were more bitterness to it...just my wish list.

Aug 05, 2021
4.03 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri on May 31, 2021
4.02 by alexsergio from New York on May 22, 2021
3.89 by SlainteAlbanyNY from New York on Apr 24, 2021
3.5 by Iski100 from Massachusetts on Apr 20, 2021
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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by atomcosmos from Canada (ON)

Delicious citrus. Drink fresh.

Apr 15, 2021
4.05 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Apr 13, 2021
3.96 by MGibbons from Maryland on Feb 17, 2021
3.75 by Pisshhead from Ireland on Jan 20, 2021
4.58 by Cantrell74 from Georgia on Jan 16, 2021
4.08 by StanleysCup from Maryland on Jan 03, 2021
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3.67/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Drinktomylegs from New York

I gotta admit, I picked up a four pack merely for the aesthetic. The artwork is really cool and eyeball grabbing. It had been in the cooler a while, three months, so not the freshest batch. It pours like a glass of grapefruit juice in both appearance and smell. Thin, lacy head that disappears quickly. My nose likes it better than my pallet. The taste is fine but a bit flat and not as hoppy or multi dimensionally flavorful as I like. Good enough to wash down this bacon cheeseburger I just cooked up though. And those cans

Dec 14, 2020
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4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gatornation from Minnesota

Pours a slight hazed golden color with a nice white head. Smell is grassy and hoppy with citrus Citrus and pine hoops dominate this IPA. A good amount of bitterness with some pine hoops and sweet malts, somewhat a WC but more just an IPA that’s well made.

Nov 18, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ommegangpbr from New York

I have to shout out the art on the cans. These are beautiful cans.
The contents are quite lovely as well. Light bodied, hoppy and fresh. On the juicy side of the IPA spectrum. Sweets and tarts flashing. More, please.

Oct 31, 2020
4.01 by einman from Minnesota on Oct 27, 2020
3.94 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania on Oct 26, 2020
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4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by Hazyfuss from North Carolina

Not as hoppy as usual west coast IPA’s but definitely has the profile. They are not normally refreshing but this one is. On the lighter side but full of deliciousness!

Oct 25, 2020
3.9 by DeFender from Maine on Oct 09, 2020
4 by Hillcoat from Canada (ON) on Oct 08, 2020
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 681 ratings