Ransack the Universe - Hemisphere IPA | Collective Arts Brewing

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Ransack the Universe - Hemisphere IPARansack the Universe - Hemisphere IPA

Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada

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

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Reviews by Guinnsslvr:
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4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of wordemupg
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

473 ml can poured into tulip 4/20/2016

A suspended particles in a golden orange body, pours like a nitro can, half a glass of dense tan foam just kinda sits there slowly falling to a table top island, thick partial rings all the way down and still a finger of foam at the bottom

S mango, passion fruit, guava, overripe pineapple, big fruity nose on this one, faintly catty, crushed up Vitamin C chewables, soft caramel, pine and citrus maybe tangerine?, smells strong all over

T more pine, lemon rind comes out strong, not the tropical flesh I was smelling but an intense piney citrus that works just as well

M harsh bitter bite but I love it, gritty at first but finishes with some slickness on the palate, feels like a nitro can creaming right up, piney finish

O less then a month old and its big and fresh, solid everywhere and I may even be underrating the nose, a little dangerous how quick the pint can goes down

I just love it when Canadian top 100 beers just pop up on the shelf in Alberta, no trading required. I can see myself drinking lots of this over Summer, cheaper then pint cans of crappy pilsner from Northern Europe? this ones a no brainer

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Photo of biboergosum
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

473ml can, part of a trio of so-packaged offerings from this Ontario brewery to suddenly appear in Alberta.

This beer pours a hazy, medium apricot amber colour, with four voluminous fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some scattered cloud form lace around the glass as it very lazily and unevenly recedes.

It smells of fresh orange and white grapefruit juice, grainy and lightly crackery pale malt, further muddled tropical fruit esters, white chalk, and more leafy, dank piney, and sort of floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and faintly doughy pale malt, wet saltine crackers, underripe domestic citrus rind (now more or less free of the tropical character), pithy flint notes, a bit of gassy white wine fumes, and steadily acerbic piney, leafy, and herbaceous hops.

The carbonation is fairly evenly distributed via its workaday frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and sort of smooth, as all that citrus and pine hoppiness can't help but have a certain degrading effect here, that's just the way of things. It finishes trending dry, the piney bitterness starting to solidify its stranglehold over the base malt and inherent fruitiness.

Yeah, wow - for around 3 bucks a can, I don't think you can beat that around here, for a single (pint) serving of a hands-down engaging IPA! Lots going on here, but overall, I'd say that despite the Pacific Rim ingredients, this leans more towards the American Northeast style, given the emphasis on pine over citrus, not to mention the turbidity. Also, the near 7 points of boozy-booze - helloooooo, where are you?

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Photo of connecticutpoet
4.78/5  rDev +16.3%
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 MA_hops
4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
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 -3.6%
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 GWalk612
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petewheeler
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Easton70
3.39/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is one of my favourite Ontario breweries. Firstly, the beer is pretty consistently great and that’s saying something for me having been used to awesome BC beers for the past few years.

Secondly, their can designs are some of the best in the industry: anywhere. Worth checking out.

This beer is one of my favourite CA beers and I’ve had it a few times without reviewing here.

Tonight, I’m not getting much nose but that may be a slight cold rather than the beer. It pours a slightly cloudy dark golden colour and a nice tight head that dissipates pretty quickly after you start drinking it. The flavour is pretty awesome. You get tropical fruit but with a hint of pine and nicely butter in the finish. The mouthfeel makes it a nicely balanced beer and you could drink a few cans if it were not for the ABV.

A great beer to sip while you’re making the dinner.

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Photo of Billolick
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can, 10 Aug 17 on the bottom of the can.

Pours with a light haze, looser bubble off white head, and leaving ample sheeting on the glass.

Fresh hopped up nose, with citrus shining through.

Ample bright grapefruit on the palate....flavorful, citric and hopped up IPA, kinda gritty and resiny...old school IPA, meh, solid but not my favorite kinda IPA...... still worthy of a try

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Photo of talbotjf99
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ledouge
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajlester
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Tropical citrus bliss

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Photo of tuowl74a
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of doremite
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BranfordBound
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ63
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonnyBeers
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nmwhitehead
4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bottmfeedr
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.79/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just picked up a 4 pack of 16 oz. Cans at the Brattleboro, VT food Co-Op.
Each can has a different work of art by four different artists. These cans are a work of art!! Amazing and unique images. 6.8 % abv. This can's artwork by Allen Douglas of Rochester, NY. Second can, Artist : German Gomez Arranz from Alicante, Spain.

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Slight haze to a honey-golden color with amber hues. A very thick, 2" white clumpy cap has serious staying power. Lacy and clumpy on it's way down slooow. Very clumpy and thick lacing.

The nose has major hop aroma's, sweet mango, pineapple, passionfruit and a nice, deep mix of earthy herbs. Oats and wheat with a dash of honey in the malt. Tropical ppfruits and even slightly floral! Seriously complex nose!

The first gulp brings a big, bitter, dry-earthy bite of very complex hops. The sweet and tangy fruits roll in directly after, once again, it's passionfruit, pineapple and mandarin oranges. VERY juicy flavor! Slight lemmon zest with a well-rounded earthy taste of flaked wheat and carafoam malt. Wonderfully balanced. A seriously full, crisp and healthy mouthfeel makes it crazy easy to gulp. Trying to sip and savour, but....it goes down soo easy for such complexity.

The heady, malt bill brings this to another level! Amazingly light, juicy but complex tasting malt allows the hops to shine while providing a superb malty backbone. This is easily the most complex and deep IPA outside the realm of DIPA I've ever had. Best aspects include :The malt in both flavor and mouthfeel. Blend of tangy, earthy and fruity hops, equal in all parts. Mouthfeel and complexity of flavor. Outstanding quality. Did I mention it's Juicy hop flavor....??!!

Easily one of, if not the very best American style IPA's I've ever had.

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4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Ransack the Universe - Hemisphere IPA from Collective Arts Brewing
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