Collective Project: IPA No. 4
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IPA - American
4.19 | pDev: 6.68%
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
Retired (no longer brewed)
Collective Project: IPA No. 4Collective Project: IPA No. 4
Notes: t’s the season for fresh hops and as the 4th edition of our IPA project, our brewers knew they needed to find a mix that would deliver on an assaulting-ly juicy, dank aroma, and taste. We added hops everywhere but the boil in this hazy, yellow brew. Breathe it all in as floral, fruity, pineapple from the Hallertau Blanc, earthy, blueberry, blossoms from the Mosaic, and citrus, gooseberry, lychee from the Citra transport you to warmer longer days of summer past.
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada

4.68/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This review is from notes.

Pours a hazy radiating gold with a thick, rocky head that lasts a good inch the entire glass. Huge amounts of foam drape the glass on the way down. Giant citrusy, tropical, grassy and dank aroma - definitely a hop bomb. Confirmation slaps me upside the palette on the first sip. Orange, passionfruit, grapefruit, mango grapefruit, blueberry flavors all abound in the onslaught. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a sublime, creamy carbonation. Delicate leafy, citrusy hops and a moderate but never ending bitterness in the finish.

A benchmark IPA to add to the stable of benchmark IPAs by this kick ass brewery. Seek this out.

Jun 19, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tall can.... February something stamped on the bottom, so not the most fresh sample.

Great looking overly hazed poor, leaving nice looking fine ringed a nd scattered lacing.

Complex sniff, with sweet tropical fruits shining through.

Simply delicious, ripe tropical fruit abounding and astounding....slightly sweet...highly enjoyable and worthy....go get some

Apr 29, 2018
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izraelc from New York

3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The second IPA I've had from this brewery. Light golden color. Citrus aroma. Orange flavor with a heavy grapefruit finish. A nice tart refreshing finish. Would go well with some Tin Bits.

Apr 22, 2018
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cjgiant from District of Columbia

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can dated 2/15:
A nice, yellow hazy offering with some orange-peach mixed in. The head is a nice white, sticky foam that adheres to the surface and glass as I type up this review.

Nose isn't swaying me either way - as it isn't too strong initially. There is an ever so light fruit tartness, a grape leave vegetal/peppery note. A bit of grapefruit and tangerine starts to sneak through with warmth - clarifying that random "tartness" from before. Little melon as well.

The taste isn't bursting with flavors, but what it offers is a more detailed picture of what I got in the nose, and is quite tasty. A little malty-leaning opening is countered by a nice prickly carbonation. This gives the citrus and wine grape flavors time to establish themselves. Medium light in heft, the grape leave "green peppery" note provides the bitter balance when the carbonation fades. This pop of sweet-countering carbonation with a dry bitter back end is quite enjoyable.

From sip one, I basically enjoyed this beer. It didn't transport me to greatness, but it said, "I'm here for you to enjoy, take me for what I am." I am happy with what it is, and will be happy to sit with it another few times (and maybe a few more if I grab another 4-pack).

Mar 25, 2018
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 3-week-old 16 oz can, pours a bright yellow-orange with 2 fingers of white foam. Hazy but not quite opaque. Smell has citrus, tropical fruits, berries and piney dank. Taste follows with tremendous complexity of hop flavors. Decently bitter. Feel is light but not watery. Exceptionally good beer.

Mar 09, 2018
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada

3.43/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy dark straw color with a yeast veil and no activity. Creamy and rocky light beige 2-3 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with moderate legs but good swirl reaction. Flavors of pineapples, orange, caramel, sweet grains, wheat, floral and herbal hops. Slick and soft creamy medium body with moderate carbonation. Medium strength finish, a bit tropical with shy hops. Not much of and IPA, more like a tropical pale ale. Freshness is alright but feels a bit dull and under intensified. Overall good quality craft, but for an IPA it's above average.

Feb 01, 2018
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stegmakk from New York

4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured hazy pale yellow. Head of very tiny bubbles. Average fact pale for an IPA
Smell...pretty standard pine...not killer but definitely one sided one is damn tasty. Balance of pine, grapefruit, something else. The taste is not like the smell as the taste is well balanced and very delicate.
Feel is medium bodied, not too thin, light carbonation.
Overall...I will buy this again. Tastes great.

Dec 30, 2017
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Admiraldinty from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this as a gift, and knew nothing about it going in. I was pleasantly surprised. Sticky, golden pour. Very pleasant fruity aroma and flavor with decent bitterness. Maybe a touch too sweet on the backend, but enjoyable overall.

Dec 24, 2017
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digboy from New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy gold color with a 2 finger off white head that laces well.

Aroma is a mix of guava, biscuit and citrus. Pretty pleasant and well balanced.

Taste is light and refreshing with a low malt base and plenty of hop flavor similar to smell. The citrus comes out more in the flavor though and there is some white grape along with it.

Feel is unsticky and a little soft with a low to moderate bitterness and a bit of seltzer to it, which works well with the low malt juice hop thing.

Overall a great example of a thin-bodied NEIPA and a nice blend of hops to go with it. This may be one of my faves from them, but then I don't get to try too much of their repertoire.

Dec 21, 2017
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MrRB from Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very well made NEIPA. Hazy peach color with plenty of fine, pale foam. Classic flavors of guava, passionfruit, and citrus peel. Very fresh and light on the palate. Fruity yet dry with a slight hop bitterness at the end. Spot-on beer from a spot-on brewery. [16 oz. can dated 11/07 into pint glass]

Dec 20, 2017
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yasky from Canada

3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange pour, good sized head, good lacing throughout. Aroma is melon, subtle citrus, herbs. Herbal up front, light biscuit like malt, melon, a tad muted compared to others in the series. Medium body, drying mouthfeel.

Dec 19, 2017
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Hazy, almost opaque bright yellow with a tight white head. Fairly good retention, and some lacing.

S: Peach, mandarin orange, pineapple, honeydew melon, white grape, grass, dankness.

T: Massive yellow and white peach, pineapple, mango, tangerine and then overripe apricot by the mid-palate. Honeydew melon, gooseberry, and green grape interweave into the mix. Soft white bread malt, almost unnoticed. The finish is lightly dry, no bitterness, with continuing orange, grapefruit, and very light dank notes.

F: Medium-bodied, slightly creamy, moderately carbonated. Lightly dry on the finish.

O: A really tasty IPA. I wish some of the flavors popped a bit more, but it's still fantastic. A decadent and fruit-forward hop bomb.

Dec 19, 2017
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leaddog from Canada

4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a hazy straw with three fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - citrus and tropical hops, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, mango, vinous aromas, bready malts, and earthy yeast.

Taste - A pleasant punch from the citrus and tropical hops. The orange, pineapple, mango, vinous aromas follow suit. The bready malts and earthy yeast finish off the brew. The flavours blend in harmony with one another.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes off dry with the hops and fruits lingering pleasantly in the aftertaste.

Overall - Another splendid offering from Collective Arts. I consider myself very fortunate to try this limited brew. I like how all the flavours work together and help to create a nice and easy drinking beer. Worth seeking out for a try.

Dec 10, 2017
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TheDoctor from Canada

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: Can
Canned: Nov-11-2017

Pours a relatively hazy gold with a good sized, active head. Pretty good retention; concentric rings of lacing. (4)

White wine, lemon zest, whiff of juniper. (4)

Green grapes, forest floor, tangerine, slightly reainy finish. (4)

Kind of fluffy body with spritzy carbonation and a bitter finish. (4.25)

Very nice beer.
It looks very nice. The aroma and flavor both go together. A real earthy, funky white wine character to it with some lighter fruity flavors and a good does of sappy bitterness to finish it off. Like their other beers that I have had, I feel like this one could be great if it really popped a little more in a couple categories. However, also like the other ones, it is pretty solid regardless.
I'd have it again. (4.25)

Dec 08, 2017
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mike22ne from Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a can, dated Feb 15.

Look is an opaque yellow with a dense white head.
Smells of herbal hop resin, mango and tropical fruits.
Taste is similar, more fruits but less herbal, bittersweet orange rind.
Good smooth feel, bursting with flavor. Well carbonated and a dank bitter finish.

Nice! Glad I could find it.

Nov 30, 2017
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patre_tim from Thailand

4.82/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Yellow, orange and cloudy like an East Coat IPA, this brew looks like juice in the glass. A little, small bubbled carbonation rises within, and its topped with a yellowish, frothy head that leaves a fine lacing.

It smells complex in its hopping, huge tropical fruit notes, mangos and pineapple, tropical fruit punch, a stinky dankness and hints of pine.

The taste does not disappoint, but elevates this brew. Big tropical fruit notes of mango and pineapple, big dankness, garlic, and a huge but balanced bitterness. Sweet and bitter balance. Again, I am reminded of East Coast IPA styles, like Hill Farmstead's ipas in Vermont.

It has a smooth and pillowy feel, very light and pleasant for the ABV, with moderate to high, foamy carbonation.

Get your hands on this. Collective Arts, please redo this regularly and make it available always. You can't go wrong with this brew. I got it in the KW area, and I'm drinking it in Muskoka, Nov 22nd, 2017.

Nov 22, 2017
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biboergosum from Canada

4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

473ml can - I had the No. 3 recently on tap out here, and suddenly we get the No. 4 like this? Collective Arts' distribution in Alberta is weird.

This beer pours a fairly hazy, medium apricot amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat caked dirty white head, which leaves some decent defrosting back windshield lace around the glass as it lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of dank pine resin, muddled berry fruit, damp and earthy herbal notes, bready and grainy caramel malt, further orange, white grapefruit, and lemon citrus rind, and more leafy, weedy, and gently perfumed floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy caramel malt, some muddled tropical fruit (pineapple, guava, and kiwi), additional domestic citrus pith, and an edgy earthy, herbal, and musky floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is pretty laid-back in its quotidian frothiness, the body a pleasant middleweight, and mostly smooth, as the hops here are of the benevolent sort, apparently. It finishes off-dry, the robust hoppy quotient running the lingering table, as the malt throws up its hands in defeat (not that it's a competition!).

Overall - this is a rather engaging and enjoyable IPA, with the blend of old and new world hops working well to massage my admittedly game tastebuds. Quite easy to put back, in the typical manner of, yeah, I'm done pontificating about it, and just want to kill the rest of this tall-boy in peace!

Nov 21, 2017
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a 13 oz Weyerbacher Tulip glass canned on 10/12/17. Pours a very hazy yellow, with a 2 plus finger sticky white head.

Smell is pine, tangerine, earthy, herbal, passion fruit, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows tropical and bitter, starts with tangerine, earthy/herbal, passion fruit, and a nice pine and grapefruit finish.

Mouthfeel is a solid medium, plenty of life, maybe a tad dry from all the fresh hops, and excellent drinkability, but definitely drinks bigger than its 6.4% ABV.

Overall this is a nice NEIPA, that may be a tad bigger in flavor than its 6.4% ABV. Really well done.

Nov 16, 2017
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TooManyGlasses from Canada

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From LCBO Hamilton - 16 oz can. Pours a murky golden, thick haze with impressive foamy white head. The initial aroma is pungent piney resin with tropical fruits - wonderful hop smell. Taste is hoppy citrus fruit, pineapple but not really bitter - sticky and coats the mouth with a delicious sweet tropical hop - lingers nicely. Think IPA #4 tops the very good #3.

Nov 11, 2017
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pootz from Canada

3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can - Pours a clouded pale gold with 1 finger white frothy cap which collapses to a surface lace rather quickly. Aroma of exotic fruits, pine under citrus-floral-eathy tones, only light whiffs of grain. Flavor profile - "juicy" is the operative descriptor here - the hop compliment is the center of the profile with juicy citrus and pineapple notes - malt rides below this... almost buried, this is like a citrus drink. Goes to a wet bittering fruity finish. I usually dislike unbalanced brews where the malt is nearly undetectable, but this some own works because the character is silken and mellow...and that earthy tone. Great experimental brew, don't know if it's sessionable though.

Nov 10, 2017
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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. Can 10/12/17 opened on 11/9/17

A yellow golden color, hazy with a very lively body. A tall and chunky, sea foamy, rocky, all white foam tower. As it recedes, the edges fall faster, leaving a skinny mountain or pillar in the center that continues to tower with a clumpy, dense structure. Very sticky lacy.

The classic, old world Hallertau,blanc,citra and mosiac hops provide an enormously unique hoppy aroma. Wet earth and herbs from the Hallertau as the rest give off a seriously sweet toned, fruity, floral edge. Light and red tropical berries, pineapple and light citrus with a heavy dose of hot/ wet grass of summertime. The sweet fruity tones are best. Incredibly tropical, Very fresh aroma overall.

The flavor, surprisingly matches the nose very well. Dominated by sweet, tropical and fruity hops, light and crispy honey edged malt is easily detected deep within the cover of the hop complexity. Old world and new combo of the hop varieties is excellent, the Hallertau really gives it a classic and intersting base. sweet, sour, tangy with wild berries in the finish. Excellent complexity. The hop styles vibe well together but are easily seperated and give off their own unique charm which is easily detected.

The light, crisp, clean but juicy body makes this rather complex IPA seriously easy to drink. Only the slightest of a dry, bitter, earthy mouthfeel right at the end stops the juicy light body from dominating.

Again, the aroma is about as "tropical" and juicy as it possibly could be. The layers of hops and unique combo bring this to another level. This brewery has been killing it ever since "Ransack the Universe" exploded. Damnnnnn!!!

Nov 09, 2017
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thehyperduck from Canada

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tallboy can from the LCBO; filled Oct 6 2017 and served slightly chilled. Having consumed several cans of this over the past few weeks, I've had a while to ruminate on this IPA.

Pours a muddy golden colour, with one finger of frothy white foam that recedes within a minute or two. A thin collar remains, but other than some scant lace that's about it. Looks like unfiltered juice, and the aroma is fittingly fruity - orange, lime and grapefruit citrus come through, as well as pineapple, passion fruit and lychee. Also somewhat floral, with a green, resinous hop bent; no complaints here.

The first sip doesn't disappoint, as it offers up a dizzying array of hoppy intricacies for the palate to peruse - pink grapefruit, mandarin orange, passion fruit, lychee and papaya, leading up to a resiny, floral, bitter finish that is trailed by a pithy aftertaste that fades quickly. I"m sure there's malts buried in here somewhere, but I can hardly discern their neutral graininess amidst the glorious hoppy chaos. Medium-bodied, with appropriately mild carbonation that gives this dangerously drinkable hop bomb a soft, smooth mouthfeel. Quite possibly the most drinkable of their numbered IPAs, which earns it some bonus points - the lower abv is a sure contributor, but the juicy flavours just make it so absurdly easy to sip.

Final Grade: 4.27, an A-. Collective Arts has been crushing it with their IPAs for the past year or so, and No. 4 is yet another notch to be added to their belt. A hopheads' delight that I must recommend to any and all BAs who spot it on the shelves. No doubt I will continue buying this fantastic IPA while it remains available, as these guys (along with GLB) continue to fulfill this province's demand for hoppy pale ales quite effectively.

Nov 01, 2017
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Jesterr44 from Canada

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale gold colour with very light uniform cloudiness and a tall fluffy off-white head which lasts quite awhile. Bubbles are a little larger than fine as it fades; leaving significant lacing. Aroma of citrus & mosaic hops. Taste is citrusy (lots of grapefruit) & grassy/floral but I'm also getting just a touch of unwanted lageresque metallic. Some bready malt, smooth mosaic & sour fruit as the citrus fades with a light astringent bitter finish. Quite a full, smooth mouthfeel; the taste is good but not great. I did not get to try the #1 but I don't like this as much as #2 or #3. Still a decent Ontario IPA.

Oct 28, 2017
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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz. can dated 05 Oct 2017

Pours cloudy hazy amber gold with a creamy white foam head. Smells like berries, blueberry, blackberry, gooseberries, grape, orchard fruit, pineapple, mango, peach, orange citrus, grapefruit, lemon, lime, coconut, lychee, bready crackery caramelized malt, with dank resinous funky floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like gooseberries, blueberry, grape, orchard fruit, pineapple, mango, peach, orange citrus, grapefruit, lemon, lime, coconut, lychee, bready crackery caramelized malts, with dank resinous funky floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, creamy slick with moderate smooth carbonation. Overall a real nice IPA.

Oct 23, 2017
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bobv from Vermont

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Moderate pour yields a one inch white head over a hazy golden yellow body with very nice sheet-like lacing (probably because I'm very thirsty!) Nose of tropical fruit; pineapple, orange, with other citrus wafting in and out. Taste mirrors nose somewhat with a nice bitter finish. Nice medium carb throughout. Overall, I can't wait for local distro here in Vermont soon as this can was a gift from the local importer based in my hometown of Stowe, VT. Cheers!

Oct 19, 2017
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