Collective Project: IPA No. 4
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Collective Project: IPA No. 4Collective Project: IPA No. 4
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 6.68%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
111
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Collective Arts Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 looking...in fact pale for an IPA
Smell...pretty standard pine...not killer but definitely one sided
Taste...wow...this 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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Sammy from Canada

3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

Oct 09, 2017
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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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Derek from Canada

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 11, 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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Guinnsslvr from Illinois

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

Dec 12, 2017
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rangerred from Tennessee

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Jan 11, 2018
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MrMcGibblets from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nov 23, 2017
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mattycasey from Massachusetts

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

Dec 31, 2017
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nmann08 from Virginia

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

Mar 28, 2018
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 05, 2017
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cwc from New York

4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dec 25, 2017
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liquorpig from Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 16, 2017
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ludachris from Canada

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

Its body is a beautiful shade of apricot yellow with a soft haze. The head that sits on top is bright white and dense with a good level of retention.

Hop juice packs the nose. Big pineapple and papaya. I really get the blueberry from the description as well. Myrcene heavy. There's a bass line of fresh, sticky green resin. The backbone of biscuity malt echoes the freshness of the hops. This lady is fragrant.

Blueberry and lychee dominate with some weighty pineapple. Green goodness is layered beneath. Leafy and piney without being sappy or syrupy. I get a bit of a minty note in the finish that really emphasizes its fresh quality. The level of bitterness is extremely restrained relative to the style and its ABV.

Its weight is right on medium with an underlying creaminess. The finish is dry and clean. Its perceived bitterness is closer to an APA and I love it for that.

Love this series. Collective Arts knows how to make a banging IPA.

Oct 05, 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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wordemupg from Canada

4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 22, 2017
Collective Project: IPA No. 4 from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 111 ratings