Collective Project: IPA No. 1 | Collective Arts Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ludachris on 02-22-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
46
pDev:
4.49%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by yancot:
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4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of biboergosum
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

473ml can - that's a pretty sexy hop trio they got going on here, so let's see how well it all works together.

This beer pours a rather hazy (et tu, Collective Arts?), medium golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some disjointed sudsy hanging curtain lace around the glass as it slowly but surely abates.

It smells of dank pine resin, lychee and gooseberry-laced white wine, mixed domestic citrus rind, a further indistinct tropical fruitiness, some almost overwhelmed-seeming grainy and doughy caramel malt, and more earthy, leafy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bright, varied fruit straight off - dark berries, sugary pears, kind of muted orange and white grapefruit, and underripe kiwi - followed by a laid-back grainy and bready caramel malt, and some testy leafy, floral, and fairly resinous piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly tame in its workaday frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, with a wee airy creaminess settling in as things warm up a tad. It finishes well off-dry, the big worldly fruity esters and backup singer malt holding court.

Overall, this is indeed one agreeably hoppy IPA, the chosen varietals contributing so much, and it all just seems to function flawlessly. As for the north of 7 points of ABV - not even a whisper, so good on you, Collective Project/Arts/whatever, this is one stellar brew.

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Photo of ludachris
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It pours a golden amber hue with just a bit of haze. Two fingers of fluffy white head rests on top and sticks. Thick legs of lace wrap themselves concentrically along the sides of the glass.

A melange of everything great about hops comes through in an ultra bright and fresh manner. There's the white wine and melon from Nelson. There's the dank, sticky, hop resin from Simcoe. And there's the myrcene heavy Citra with loads of fruity pebbles, peach, and papaya. Hot tamale. This is really, really good.

A harmony is struck between fruity and dank. Peach and mango dominate the beginning. I feel like Nelson defines its core with a Riesling-esque sweetness and ripe pineapple. Everything is lively and has movement. Dank, sappy greens flesh out the back half. The finish is dry, leafy, and resin-forward. My lips are sticky after each sip.

A bit of slickness and a bit more creaminess are the textures that define its medium weight body. The carbonation is a bit below average which I find helps to showcase the flavors of the hops.

Collective Arts has made the statement that they know what they're doing with the style with their first offering in this series. I really look forward to trying number 2. And number 3. And every offering that comes after.

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Photo of Damian
3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Craft Beer Cellar, Belmont, MA
08 FEB 2017
Served in a tulip

Wow, very cool label art. I guess featuring interesting illustrations by graphic designers on their cans is part of this brewery's shtick. As for the beer, it too looked fantastic. The hazy, amber-yellow body was capped by a creamy, inch tall, off-white crown that slowly fell to a bubbly film. A wall of patchy, craggily lacing coated the glass and lasted throughout the session.

The nose was super hoppy and fruity. Big tropical fruit notes. Mango and passionfruit came through strong. Loads of peach and apricot too. Some juicy orange and tangerine notes were also detectable. For a Canadian brewery, they really seemed to nail the aroma of a New England-style IPA quite well.

Unfortunately, the flavor profile shared little in common with the aroma. Big orange and tangerine notes appeared briefly up front before a sweet maltiness overshadowed them. More orange and orange peel in the center. White grapefruit appeared on the back end. Bitter grapefruit rind and pine resin notes dominated in the finish. A intense, dry, pithy bitterness lingered on my palate long after the swallow.

Nice soft, creamy mouthfeel. Slick and smooth. The beer contained a fine, subtle effervescence. Solid.

Between the cool looking labels and solid online reviews, I figured I would give Collective Arts a try. While some aspects of this beer were quite impressive, the flavor profile fell far short of many of the better IPAs I can find in my neck of the words. Perhaps a slightly fresher can would have yielded better results.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can dated Feb. 08, 2017

Pours foggy hazy amber-gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like peach, apricot, mango, orange citrus, grapefruit, white grapes, pineapple, guava, some caramelized bready crackery malt, with dank floral earthy herbal grass and woodsy resinous pine. Tastes like peach, apricot, mango, orange citrus, grapefruit, white grapes, pineapple, guava, some caramelized bready crackery malt, with dank floral earthy herbal grass and woodsy resinous pine. Feels soft, medium bodied, creamy and smooth with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice IPA.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

473ml can poured into tulip 8/3/17

a hazed with tiny suspended particles in a golden yellow body, as much foam as you want really, not the retention I was expecting but it caked the side of the glass

s peachy, grapes, mango, papaya, guava, melon, lots of tropical notes, faintly dank and catty, pine, a hint of earthy, grassy notes, some sweet malts hiding in the background, top notch stuff

T much more pine and some citrus rind comes out, I find this a common trait in the style but this is a big difference from the nose, don't get me wrong because it tastes great but the nose was just amazing

M medium weight and soft from the bubbles, big bitter bite, slick inside and massive piney rind finish just keeps going...

O Great IPA in all areas and I could drink myself stupid with this stuff, my glass is already empty so that says something

Collective Arts continues too impress me and this might be one of the better brews I've had from them. This IPA has everything I'm after and reasonably priced so I'll be drinking plenty of it while I can get it....

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Photo of ElBuffalo
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

very tasty and complex beer. great hop complexity. tropical & citrus blend. duke’s refresher bar can.easy drinking. Tallboy at Duke's Refresher bar (and at selected grocery stores apparently).

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheIPAHunter
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dental
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kniles38
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spinrsx
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can from Sobeys Ottawa for $3.50. Would have preferred to have this fresher, but it's still a great beer.

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Photo of Mleblanc25
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Holly1215
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of derdtheterd
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy yellow straw. Slightly off-white and foamy head. Head settles quick. Tons of lacing clings to the glass. Thick collar remains for the entire time I drink.

Aroma is a bit muted, citrus, hint of toastiness, tropical fruit.

Flavor is full of citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple and passionfruit. The malt flavor is a bit cracker-like, and gives a nice balancing feel. Bitterness comes through as grapefruit peel.

Moderate carbonation and medium body, dry, refreshing.

Overall a tasty brew, may be my favorite from Collective Arts so far. Balanced flavors.

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Photo of newcastlemike
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells really good. Lots of Grapefruit pith up front. Mellows out in the middle and finish with orange, tangerine and melon. Dry on the end. Nice level of sweetness. Pretty good but was looking for more Nelson.

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Photo of goalie35
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Golden bronze with a slight haze, only a thin ring of retention, but it leaves some lace.

Good hop aroma, tangerine, mango, papaya, grassy weed, hints of cat pee on a gooseberry bush.

Good bitterness, but a light sponge toffee sweetness still comes through. Lots of mango, papaya, gooseberry and tangerine, steelie, with a slight garlic and onion flavour as well.

Moderate body has a light acidity and a slightly drying finish.

Thanks BakaGaijin!

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Photo of sdm9465
4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vt_beer_sampler
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bernie879
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Collective Project: IPA No. 1 from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 46 ratings