Collective Project: IPA No. 4 | 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): 6.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by mrcasual on 09-19-2017

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
29
Ratings:
111
pDev:
6.7%
 
 
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Ratings: 111 |  Reviews: 29
Reviews by Beers-es:
Photo of Beers-es
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
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!!!

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Photo of digboy
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.43/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of yasky
3.83/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

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Photo of Billolick
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
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

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Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
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!

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Photo of Sammy
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Malty brew with significant hop delivery in the finish. Nowhere close to the first three of the series, I call this a "coverup" of ingredients to get the batch through. LCBO very recent can.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gowens18
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tbone2131
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Argyle-dry-town
4.55/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of izraelc
3.77/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

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Photo of Mjmoney23
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CurtisD
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IBUBrew
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of patre_tim
4.82/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

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Photo of spinrsx
3.73/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can from the lcbo for $3.75

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Photo of RedAleMan
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 111 ratings