Collective Project: IPA No. 3
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IPA - American
4.14 | pDev: 6.28%
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews by Reagan1984:
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Reagan1984 from Massachusetts

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 01, 2017
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: Cloudy yellow like orange juice with a fluffy white head. Excellent retention and sheets of lacing.

S: Ripe yellow peach, pineapple, apricot, tangerine, orange peel, honeydew melon, cracker malt, and a undercurrent of basil-like herbaceousness.

T: Like actual orange juice. Heavy amounts of tangerine, peach, apricot, pineapple, lemon, and passionfruit. A touch of yellow grapefruit as well. The finish is very peachy. The malt is crackery and almost unnoticeable. There's a subtle undertone of herbaceous dankness, but no real bitterness to speak of.

F: Medium-bodied, light carbonation, feels slightly light but glides smoothly on the palate.

O: This is incredible for a widely available IPA. Spot-on in style as a New England IPA. Amazing stuff.

Sep 16, 2017
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this can.

A - Pours a hazy medium orange tan color with thin, dense white lacing and very sticky on the sides of the glass.

S - Citrus and biscuity malt.

T - Faded pineapple, earthy, some tropical fruit, peppery/spicy, papaya, resiny, and pithy citrus. Finishes more on the sweet side with light bitterness.

M - Big medium to light full bodied, light carbonation, very dry on the back of the tongue.

O - Didn't enjoy this one so much initially and about halfway through the can it started to build momentum and it grew on me => then upped my score. This is a pretty enjoyable beer.

Oct 13, 2017
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thehyperduck from Canada

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

473 mL can from the LCBO; packaged Jun 23 2017 and served slightly chilled.

This golden-orange-hued pale ale has a turbid, translucent complexion, with one finger of soapy white head generated from a gentle pour. It seeps away steadily over the next several minutes, soon being reduced to a wide, creamy collar and a thin, foamy cap; an alluring halo of lace is also left behind. The aroma is mildly earthy, floral and resiny, with fruity notes of grapefruit, lime, lychee, peach and pineapple. With all that hop-forward goodness distracting the nose, it might not be much of a surprise when I say that scarcely a peep can be detected from the malts... maybe just a hint of grainy sweetness as it warms?

A fiercely hoppy pale ale; background notes of grainy, bready pale malt are present throughout the sip, imparting a firm, baseline sweetness to the profile that helps to keep the Crystal and Citra hops in check. Citrusy flavours of grapefruit, together with hints of peach, pineapple, passion fruit and honeydew melon, are more than enough to keep the taste buds busy mid-sip, but the bitterness begins to overtake the 'fruitiness' on the back end. A quick suggestion of lime rind is interrupted by the floral, resiny hops, which last through to an earthy, vaguely herbal finish that lingers on the palate. Medium-full body, with moderately low carbonation levels and a soft, smooth, somewhat "airy" or "foamy" texture. The alcohol is very well-integrated, making this IPA just as dangerously drinkable as their others.

Final Grade: 4.13, an A-. If you're in the market for a new hop bomb, then Collective Arts' IPA No. 3 is one of the safest picks you'll come across in Ontario these days. While I wouldn't say this is my favourite of their IPAs (#2 was a little more palatable to me), I can't deny that it's quite well put together - the bitterness is potent as you near the finish, yet the array of fruity hop flavours within the profile go a long way towards tempering that aspect. As is the case with virtually all of this brewery's products, I recommend keeping your eyes peeled for this one, and grabbing a few cans at the first opportunity - after all, #3 won't be around forever.

Aug 01, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8oz glass at Beer Revolution in downtown Edmonton west. Don't know why we fail to receive the cans of this out here, but this is fine too.

This beer appears a hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with one finger of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat creamy bone-white head, which leaves some decent sloppy paint job lace around the glass as things slowly abate.

It smells of bready and doughy cereal malt, some orange and white grapefruit citrus flesh, a further stone fruitiness, and more leafy, weedy, and herbal green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, a strong stoney flintiness, muddled exotic and domestic fruit esters, hints of earthy yeast, and more zingy leafy, grassy, and musky floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly low-key in its innocuous frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess skulking in when no one was looking. It finishes trending dry, the lingering malt and attendant fruit contending with a heady bitterness.

Overall - after a bit of cursory research, it seems that this was made with Crystal and Citra hops, which pretty much checks out. Fresh, enjoyable, and a worthy entry in this particular project series.

Nov 05, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned 9/18/17; drank 10/17/17 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy orange rust appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge off-white head; thick lacing.

Caramel, oak, mild strawberry & faint baking soda notes in the nose.

Sticky medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & faint strawberry flavors up front; mild oak & faint baking soda notes on the finish.

It's 2017; we deserve better IPA's than this. Permanent pass.

Oct 18, 2017
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy honey color with 4F head in a Spiegelau glass
Citrus, earthy, floral aroma, nutty,
Spicy, carbonated- light and just enough for this beer.
Taste: Passion fruit? Grapefruit, packed with citrus.
Light spicy finish.
Love this beer, the brewery and this series of IPAs.

Oct 29, 2017
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Phyl21ca from Canada

3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a bright yellow color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fresh citrusy floral notes with light dry green hoppy notes also noticeable. Taste is a solid mix of fresh citrusy hops notes with some dry green hoppy notes also noticeable. Body is full with good carbonation. Very enjoyable but a notch below the #2 with a very dry finish.

Sep 18, 2017
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Sammy from Canada

3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jul 12, 2017
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My 100th American IPA, and what a good one it is!

Pours slightly hazy peach with a frothy, gigantic, everlasting head. Perfumey, tropical, candy hops explode in the nose. From the first sip the tropical, floral, citrusy hop onslaught is tempered by delicate clover honey sweetness. A sturdy but unobtrusive bready malt profile lies in the back. The mouthfeel is medium boded with creamy carbonation. Medium bitterness in the long, luscious finish.

An excellent IPA with a sweeter edge than most. Never cloying however. Excellent stuff. Worth a try like all IPAs from this awesome brewery.

Sep 24, 2017
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Billolick from New York

4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can, 18 Sep 2017 stamped on the bottom.

Pour out with a typical NE style IPA look, heavy haze, lifts a large and lasting off white cap, leaving more then ample lacing all over the glass.

Grapefruit sniff thats on the muted side

Brightly flavorful IPA with loads of fresh and pungent grapefruit all over it. I also get some ripe mango, pepper, lime and general ripe fruity/soft citric goodness.

Soft and smooth underbelly of honey/vanilla malt notes.

Excellent creation, from these new (to my beer neighborhood) Vermont brewert...go get some....

Oct 09, 2017
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Derek from Canada

4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Unfiltered with a light haze, nice head and lace.

Big steelie and citrus hop aroma. Bit of candied papaya as well in the flavour. Good bitterness with a hint of sponge toffee for balance.

Pretty smooth with a slight hop acidity.

Oct 11, 2017
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emerge077 from Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Can dated 9/18/17, about 2 months old.
Pours a clouded saturated orange, decent amount of foam.
Smells like sweet caramel malt...where’s the Citra?
Tastes bland and malty sweet with a faint citrus peel bitterness.
Medium bodied, somewhat smooth feel. Hops have already faded. Boo.
Hemisphere IPA was good, but these guys need to step up their game on this one.

Nov 21, 2017
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MrBURTON55 from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 14, 2017
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Kendo from New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the 16 oz can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is hazy dark golden with a foamy-looking 1-finger white head that retains well.

S: Good IPA nose of citrus (grapefruit & lemon peel) and tropical fruits (hint of pineapple).

T: Good blend of tropical fruity hops and citrusy hops, with the tropical fruity, sweeter side of the equation prevailing. Begins with ripe mango and papaya, then mid-sip a touch of pineapple bitterness steps up, and it finishes with citric peel bitterness at the finish. Underlying it, however, is a sweetness that ultimately lingers longer and stronger.

M: Good creamy feel to this one; call it medium in heft.

O: Solid stuff. Given the price I paid ($14 for the 4-pack), I probably won't go back to this one often, but it's a solid IPA.

Oct 08, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16. Can . bottom of can ink: " 18 sep 2017" opened on 10/9/17
Ransack the Universe is a new classic. This group has produced some seriously fine brews.....

A classic, cloudy, bubbly golden color with amber hues, 4" high rising, all white foam topping. Smooth, thick and ling lasting. A healthy look.

Earthy, peppery pineapple hop complexity in the nose. A bigger, earthy and grainy aroma to the malt and hops compared to some of the other collective versions. Corn husk and earthy funk goes a long a way, but still providing , tropical sweet...fruity tones as well. Crystal hops are a favorite for funky earth-based aroma and flavor, often bringing in dried wheat, wet grains and grassy, herbal tones.
Citra brings, dense, pineapple sweetness and a mix of tropical, red fruits. A nice base of dry, earthy....slightly bitter hops in both flavor and mouthfeel. The malt seems to be a very light, golden wheat and grains, corn and rice effect....light in flavor but bold and hefty in texture. Mouthfeel and earthy tones cross over in to the Farmhouse/saison area minus the seriously funky yeast. A robust, earthy toned brew, slight tangy citrus and more dry-hopped effects as the hoppy flavor and feel lingers on...and on....and.....

Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, right off....earthy, sharp and slightly bitter grains fill the palate with an almost full and round overall effect. Not as light and easy as some of the recent ipa's. Bold and juicy, but also rather big and full. Healthy and grainy is o.k with me.

The Collective arts project in Stowe, VT with the brewery in Hamilton, Canada are producing some very high quality IPA's. I concider " Ransack the Universe" to be one of my top 10 favorites. This Ipa No. 3 is also worth some serious time and effort.

Oct 09, 2017
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Guinnsslvr from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 23, 2017
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Electros from Canada

3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Jul 30, 2017
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hoosier222002 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 22, 2017
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Jeffo from Netherlands

4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one at the LCBO in Waterloo this past summer

From a 16oz can into a pint glass
Crystal and Citra hops

APPEARANCE: Pours a 1+ finger, medium looking, creamy white head with excellent retention. Opaque, hazy amber orange with no real carbonation evident, Head slowly fades to a full wisp and clings to the sides of the class. A splotchy wisp remains with nice touches of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Melon, pineapple, passion fruit, lemon citrus notes and touches of caramel on the nose. Orange notes as well. Very aromatic and plenty of tropical character going on. Great.

TASTE: Sweet melon, pineapple, passion fruit and other tropical flavors up front. Really nice. Bold finish with piles of hoppy goodness, tropical fruits, passion fruit, mango, citrus notes and sweet melon character. A well balanced dose of bitterness lingers as well. Lovely.

PALATE: Medium-fuller body with medium levels of carbonation. Weighty for the style, creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes a touch mouth-coating. Some bitterness lingers but well balanced.

OVERALL: This is excellent. Definitely the best IPA at the LCBO this past summer. Probably went though a full case of this stuff over my 6 week stay. Great feel with the flavor and aroma profile I love in this style. The nose might be just a touch more impressive than the flavor but it’s still right up my alley. Well worth drinking in droves if you can still get it fresh in your area. Cheers!

Sep 27, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a 1/2 inch white head over very hazy deep golden body with some nice lacing. Head is almost gone in a few minutes with a persistent ring with the head coming back after a swirl or two. Very nice nose of tropical fruit. Wonderful taste of said fruit with very forgiving bitterness and finishing semi-dry with a slight citrus pith. Delicious! Nice feel for a haze bomb such as this and overall, a very nice offering from our friends up north, eh?

Sep 18, 2017
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wordemupg from Canada

4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

473ml can poured into tulip 2/8/17

Takes some effort to get it in a glass, massive head, great retention and lots of lace. Tropical juice, mango, pineapple, citrus of all sorts, some soft caramel, pine, feels a little over carbonated but a minor complaint...

Aug 26, 2017
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ssimpson89 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Oct 14, 2017
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liamt07 from Canada

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 02, 2017
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krome from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nov 08, 2017
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