Radio The Mothership | Collective Arts Brewing

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Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by thehyperduck on 03-19-2017

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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 34
Reviews by Lone_Freighter:
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.28/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy gold with a small white head. Medium retention, and some lacing.

S: Big dankness, slightly warming alcohol, peach, mango, orange, lemon, pineapple, pine, cat pee.

T: Lemon, orange, and peach upfront; followed by slightly toasty biscuity malt, honeydew melon, and green grape. Big weedy dankness on the finish, slightly grassy and earth, then more grapefruit, honey, and pineapple.

F: Mostly full-bodied, smooth, well-rounded, moderately carbonated. Finishes lightly crisp and lightly dry.

O: A really good NE DIPA with some West Coast leanings. Dank but also fruity, smooth but slightly shows its strength. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of scotorum
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25


I confess I bought this Canadian offering because of the amusing name.

Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Translucent orange with an inch thick white head which receded to thick surface foam and dense lacing. So far so good.

s: Surprisingly bland. Maybe some vague biscuit.

t: Follows the nose with more biscuity strength along with a pretty strong hop bite which lingers on the dry finish. later some citrus notes finally develop, leaning to orange and grapefruit.

m; Medium plus, very good body and carbonation tingle.

o; A different DIPA, as though a hefty German lager had a load of hops added whose flavor hid out until...Overall flavorful and substantially satifying.

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Photo of oberon
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Kind of a creepy label....Pours a lighter golden with a slight orange tinge,a thinner white head atop.Mango and tangerine aromas really stand out in a fruity nose,a smattering of sweet onion comes in as well.Tangerine driven fruity flavors with more of that sweet onion and a little bitter bite in the finish,a decent amount of sugary sweetness is there but doesn't take over the beer.An NEIPA no doubt,nice fruitiness but not overly sweet.

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Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GWalk612
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost clear sunburst color with nice head. I get a really pleasant nice ripe orange smell. Really big flavor with good hop balance. You know you're drinking an IIPA but it's not heavy on the alcohol in the finish.

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Photo of Billolick
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tall can, PKG 13Sep17

Pours with a slight haze, lighter amber, minor head, moderate lace left behind

Tea, limes, grapefruit on the nose

Brightly flavorful DIPA, with more of the same flavors shining through...seems to be on the west coast side of the IPA scale, deliciously hoppy in more of an old school kinda nature, with bitter grapefruit lingering in the finish.....worth checking out

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Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

473ml can - 'brewed by Collective Arts, Stratford, Connecticut'. Wait, what?

This beer pours a hazy, yet bright medium golden yellow colour, with four fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some sudsy flock of birds pattern lace around the glass as it slowly dissipates.

It smells of mixed domestic citrus rind, dank pine resin, gritty and grainy cereal malt, some hard water flintiness, and more leafy, weedy, and gently soused-up floral green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and crackery pale malt, a lesser caramel sweetness, orange, lemon, and red grapefruit citrus flesh, muddled tropical fruit esters, some damp minerality, and more weedy, spicy, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its workaday frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with perhaps a soupcon of hop astringency taking a minor tithe here. It finishes trending dry, the hops zeroing in for the kill.

Overall - this is a rather well-made and enjoyable version of, I'm going to say NE-style DIPA (partly given where it's apparently produced). It masks its 17-proof booze quotient with style and aplomb, making for a pleasurably hoppy quaff. Definitely worth seeking out!

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.37/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing can art by : Carmen Hickson. Toronto, Canada. 16 0z. 9/17/17. Opened on 10/1. An update happened on 11/3/18.

Stich by stich, we work to tear the seam.....

Only the slightest of haze rests upon a light golden color of the liquid. A rather sparse, bubbly white-foam cover remains on top of the liquid. Fizzy a bit.
* Clumpy foam islands continue to float around after a while.

A honey dew mellon, sweet pineapple and tropical red fruit hop aroma abounds. Rice and grains with a mildly sweet, honey toasted malty scent that rounds out the nose. *Wild honey pie and grape jelly in a subtle way.

The flavor features a very aggressive, earthy, dry-leafy and herbal hop suite that only gets slightly sweet with a buzzy pineapple and spice rack type undertone. Very surprised that the flavor is not dominated by tropical and citrus fruitiness. Golden wheat>herbs & spices>dried grass>pine tree sap and black pepper makes up the hop complexity. The malt adds all kinds of earthy, grainy tones, only slightly sweet with big, crunchy earthy effects that keeps it all in the same barnyard.
* This seems to be much more fruity and tropically hopped, including: rusty pineapple, cabbage and spicy lettuce.

Sooo crispy, light to medium with a malty and slick ride until the hops anx alcohol heat make it dry....but soo damn easy to drink. A New England style 2x ipa with some chill, mellow vibes attached to its overall image.

Ransack the Universe, set the bar pretty high. This big bro needs some time to chill with. *Some extreme and unique hop aspects really make this a one of a kind experience.b

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Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamFuel
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an unclear orange, with fine foam.

Smell is citrusy and piney with hints of cookie sweetness and passionfruit.

Taste is soft, but full. Just a hint of sweetness and alcohol heat before morping into a solidly bitter beer with notes of citrus, pine and peaches.

Mouthfeel is medium, soft and pillowy, well carbonated.

Overall, a very good DIPA that I will most certainly drink again.

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Photo of TheGent
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer was very drinkable for the 8.5% ABV. It had a nice peach and tons of pineapple flavor which I enjoyed, but I found the beer to be overall too sweet for my preference.

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Photo of dgeebs07
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LXMRTN
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.86/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.41/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From the 16 oz. can that is stamped July 1, 2018. Sampled almost three months later on September 27, 2018.

It has a milky, hazy looking pale yellow color with a long lasting white foamy head.

The aroma brings out some citrus and fruit characters immediately but due to its age, the malts seem stale...or that might be the staleness of fading hops.

About a medium mouthfeel.

The hops have faded in the taste bringing out more of a stale malt breaded sweetness and a lingering, almost spicy bitter finish. I wonder if I would have liked it better two months ago.

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Photo of Tbone2131
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dental
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GHow
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

WOW! My first CA sampling and it meets my IIPA standards. Nice cloudy amber color,nasal clearing Hop/Citrus aroma with a resin tang as the swallow moves over the back of the tongue. Great blend of Hop and Citrus. My wife came home and said "It smells Hoppy in here! She tasted and scowled. What a tribute to Radio the Mothership! Great name. Listen to the band Return to Forever " Theme to the Mothership" while indulging. I will definitely RETURN.

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Photo of IBUBrew
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spinrsx
3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can from the lcbo. Too sweet..

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 473ml can. Mosaic, Citra and Simcoe hops, 2-Row, Carafoam, Flaked Wheat, Dextrose sugar malts
100 IBU
A nice hoppy Imperial IPA great bitterness that i love, a solid beer.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on November 23, 2017. Smell is fruit, bitter hops, berry, mango and peach. Taste is earthy, tropical fruit, berry and pine. Feel is medium in body.

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Radio The Mothership from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 107 ratings