Radio The Mothership
Collective Arts Brewing

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Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,650
Ranked #8,261
4.06 | pDev: 7.14%
Feb 11, 2022
Mar 19, 2017
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Notes: Fruity, bitter hops, berry, mango, peach; a wonderful interplay between the earthy bitterness, the nuanced fruity berry character, and the piney funky tropical depth. The resinous character of the hops shows through in a tongue-coating mouth feel. You’ll really feel saturated by all the hops. Delicious.
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Ratings by Lone_Freighter:
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3.28/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a bronzed copper color with a steady pace of carbonation rising to meet a quickly dieing little white head. Messy clingy lace. The aroma smelled like orange marmalade with some grassy sweet fresh features and a little bit of lemon scent. Light lemongrass, touch of floral and a little bit of bready malts wrap together sweetly with an underscore of bitterness. The flavor leaned towards the sweetness at first and seemed to develop a little bit more of the bitterness as it warmed. Drying malty sort of aftertaste to follow through on the finish which was semi-sticky. The palate was medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Overall, decent DIPA, maybe again.

Jun 28, 2017
More User Ratings:
4 by Zekenyce from New Jersey on Feb 11, 2022
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Jan 21, 2022
4.24 by Matthew_Watson from Canada (ON) on Jan 19, 2022
4.15 by Antyk from Belgium on Sep 19, 2021
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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by pootz from Canada (ON)

can - pours a lightly hazed pale gold with a small 1 finger white cap...aromas of floral, stone fruits, pine and boiled grains...rounded smooth character, well conditioned and not over carbonated...flavor has good balance between the rich lightly sweet malts and fruity esters, hops in support with a sturdy bitter under tone....finish is long, wet with increased bittering and fruit notes...light metallic-bitter after taste...not a hint of the alcohol except in the after drink warming .. very decent, drinkable DIPA...beware!

Sep 16, 2021
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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beerthulhu from New Jersey

-West coast style with Mosaic, Citra, & Simcoe.

A: A creamy soft butterscotch orange exit from the can is dank and juicy in the vessel, a dark cream sicle. A rocky and firm white head sits ruggedly atop two inches with a strong and lasting stance. Good vibrant carbonation sense, with tons of sticky and meaty lace patches that smother the glass with great proportions.

S: Sweet orange citrus candy on the nose, wet and juicy tropical mangoes with a backdrop of ginger-strawberry fruitiness and spicing. Some spicy orange-lemon herbal that is nicely balanced and even throughout.

T: Dank orange-grapefruit flavor stands out on the first sip, along with some herbal menthol of orange-caramel. Toasty semi-sweet grains, bright citrus and lemon candy. Nice bite of lemon-menthol and dank herbal Simcoe hop flowers.

M: Crisp and strong willed mouthful. Nicely rounded, full bodied, with an ample amount of carbonation backing. Lingering bittering of hop flowers are left behind on the tongue for a mouthcoating and dry after feel.

O: Overall a nice bite of citra and dank mosaic hop character while the mouthful is strong, creamy soft and outstanding. A good level of hops upfront is well blended throughout leading to a soft flowery fade making you look forward to the next sip.

Jun 05, 2021
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4.32/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

Pours a bright slightly less than clear/unfiltered golden with one finger of fine bubbly white head.
Aroma is tropical, berry, citrus with notes of cotton candy, and wafting piney hops.
Taste follows with sweet cereal malt, tropical fruit, berry, candy sugar followed by a resinous piney and floral hop note and a decent hit of sweaty bitterness.
Medium full mouthfeel with bright tingling carbonation and a wonderful lingering bittersweetness leaving a hop explosion on the palate. Wonderful.

May 02, 2021
3.64 by AAG from New York on Feb 07, 2021
4.25 by Jotora from Canada (ON) on Jan 30, 2021
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4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Prof_Al from Canada (ON)

Pours a hazy orange. Light head. Initially a bit malty-sweet on the finish; the bitterness comes after. Good mouthfeel.

This beer reminds me, in a good way, of a higher-alcohol Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard. It's one of my favorites from Collective Arts. The alcohol will catch up to you, though, so linger on it.

Jan 28, 2021
4.17 by SteveWeiler from Canada (ON) on Nov 27, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

Pours murky orange with a wispy, crackly head that musters up a ton of foam chunks on the glass. Mango, peach, pineapple, guava in the nose. The taste is replete with the aforementioned fruit flavors with the addition of lime, berry and floral hop notes. Light bready malt profile in the back. Full bodied with high carbonation that remains smooth and not prickly. High bitterness and loads of tropical fruit character in the eternally long finish.

A stellar DIPA. Dank, juicy, complex. Worth a try.

Nov 08, 2020
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4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by woodchipper from Connecticut

Poured from a 16oz can dated 09/17/20 to a Nonic glass at fridge temp.
Light yellow/gold hazy body. Pillowy, puffy white head, laces nicely.
Smells of oranges, mango with a hint of hops.
Taste is similar, hops come out at the end. Alcohol is noticeable, but subtle. Malt also contributes.
Mouthfeel is a little light for the appearance and flavor, but not bad.
Pretty good beer.

Nov 08, 2020
3.97 by ElGallo from New Hampshire on Nov 08, 2020
4.07 by Edy-Cantarero from New York on Oct 30, 2020
4.25 by kwjd from Canada (ON) on Oct 30, 2020
4.09 by Humanusfermentum from Virginia on Oct 11, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

A pint can poured into a clear pint glass displays a golden amber ale. Slightly hazy, yet bright, it brings very little lasting head and glass lacing along, despite being well carbonated. The malt body is ample and the dry hopped character is evident. Nicely bitter and a bit earthy, the finish is crisp and clean. There's just a little too much harsh alcohol presence to make this a great one.

Sep 25, 2020
4.08 by Insomniac from Canada (ON) on Sep 07, 2020
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4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by JRed from New Jersey

Cloudy golden in body with white frothy head. Aroma of light citrus, mango, pear, grass, and pine. Tastes of grass, pine, mint, citrus with rind, pear, big dry bitterness towards the finish, with some booze lingering. Thick bodied with medium carbonation.

Apr 09, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

Medium: Canned + IPA glass.
Opacity: Clear with a cloud of yeast.
Color: Dark straw going for gold.
Head: Foamy beige 3 finger.
Legs: Very good overall.
Smell: Pineapples/Buttery/Caramel.
Taste: Mangos/Orange/Lemon/Herbal.
Feel: Tropical/Piney/Citrusy.
Body: Medium to full slick and oily with good smoothness.
Carbonation: Moderate crisp.
Overall: High quality rich Imperial IPA with a low alcohol profile.

Visual 8/10 - Flavors 8/10 - Sensations 8/10 - Balance 8/10 -
Freshness 5/10 - Intensity 7.5/10 - Complexity 8/10 - Appreciation 8/10

Jan 25, 2020
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3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
by Alieniloquium from Florida

On tap at Das Beer Garden. Hazy orange. No head. Smells of citrus, alcohol, pale malt, and a little tropical fruit. Tastes of citrus, alcohol, earthy notes, a little grapefruit. Boozy. Not too sweet. Medium heavy. Slow to drink but good.

Jan 18, 2020
4.19 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Jan 07, 2020
4.1 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Jan 06, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TerryW from Canada (ON)

Well made and easy to drink. 8.5% ABV just slowly creeps upon you, so make sure you've got a place to sit a while. Soft on the palate and to taste. Sweet up front, enjoyably hoppy without being excessive. Grapefruit and orange, some pithiness. Understated aroma. Moderate head settles to long-lived cap, lots of lace over top of a hazy peachy coloured brew. Yum.

Jan 04, 2020
4.5 by TheDoak from Florida on Dec 30, 2019
4.14 by gallaghercm from Canada (ON) on Dec 28, 2019
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3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Mysticmage from Canada (ON)

Updated from a November batch which didnt hold up as well.
Poured with high sediment nose is also weaker here. Lowered it from last review

Beam me up Scottie? Will a great adventure await? Let us find out.
Poured from a November 21/2019 batch can into a wide tulip. Pours amber orange with slight opaqueness although i do prefer a cloudier IPA. Excellent collar here that lasts well. Nose is decent. Nose is soft fruits with grassy undertones. Quite subtle for an 8.5. Taste is excellent - sweet fruit comes through with a very smooth finish again surprising given the ABV. Been waiting to try this so glad I found it!
Beam me again Scottie...I’m yours....hic!

Dec 22, 2019
4.42 by florisj135 from Virginia on Nov 12, 2019
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4.2/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Act25 from New Jersey

40th review. Beautiful from Wisconsin & Toronto. Collective Arts
a/ pours a hazy, yet bright light golden body, with ample fingers of puffy, bubbly white head, that lasts and laces.
s/ Aromas of dank grass, pine resin, minerally water flint and lots of hempy, leafy, weed.
t/ As with aroma, plus bright, piney hops. Fine hop complexity and bittering in finale.
f/ creamy mid-weight, smooth, resinous candy like without being sweet due to astringency.
o/ great feel and taste, had me wanting more and to blind test against some great dipas.

Oct 24, 2019
4.13 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Oct 08, 2019
3.99 by Mickt465 from New Hampshire on Sep 22, 2019
3.85 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Sep 22, 2019
4 by paulish from New York on Sep 15, 2019
4.03 by Goofster from Sweden on Jun 22, 2019
4.17 by petewheeler from Maryland on May 15, 2019
4.65 by beerrat from Virginia on Apr 28, 2019
4.35 by Jynormiss from Canada (ON) on Apr 19, 2019
3.92 by BeerLover99 from Illinois on Apr 17, 2019
Radio The Mothership from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 166 ratings