Collective Project: IPA No. 5
Collective Arts Brewing

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Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
IPA - Imperial
4.25 | pDev: 7.76%
Nov 24, 2018
Jan 04, 2018
Notes: None
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4.3 by DaPan from Canada (ON) on Nov 24, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by yasky from Canada (ON)

Hazy orange pour, good sized head, lacing, etc. Strong aroma and taste: Mango, Peach, citrus, pineapple, you name it. Sweet malt backbone to bring everything together. Medium body, maybe a touch on the thicker side. drying finish. Collective's best, and one that should be ushered permanently into the rotation

Aug 18, 2018
4.35 by GJKerr from Canada (ON) on Aug 09, 2018
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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Strix from Wisconsin

Pours a paler than expected yellow with a big frothy head.

Bready, green pepper, mango in the nose

Bready, green pepper background with tropical and citrus overtones.

Quite viscous, fully carbonated.

I don't know if I could pick this out of a lineup, maybe I'm getting jaded about DIPAs. But it was certainly well done and enjoyable.

Jul 28, 2018
4.27 by Duffman79 from Connecticut on Jul 09, 2018
4 by jschott75 from Illinois on Jul 08, 2018
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4.74/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by CAMRAhardliner from Canada (ON)

Pours gold with a slight chill haze. Tons of carbonation bubbles stream up to the giant, frothy head. Loads of foam drape the glass on the way down. The aroma is dominated by peach hop notes. Other tropical and critrus hops are in there too, but that peach fuzz tart hoppiness pops out. Dank white peach juice hops in the taste. Passionfruit, mango, tangerine notes round out the hop barrage. The mouthfeel is lightbodied for the strength with a medium carbonation. High bitterness in the long hoppy finish. Alcohol is shockingly well hidden for the strength.

A fantastic DIPA full of delicious hop complexity. A must try and another classic from this amazing brewery.

Jun 19, 2018
4.46 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Jun 04, 2018
4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on May 25, 2018
4.59 by Slim_720 from Wisconsin on May 25, 2018
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on May 24, 2018
4.1 by RobinLee from Wisconsin on May 13, 2018
4.21 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on May 13, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by PSanger from Connecticut

got a 16 oz can of this gem. Love the pour, cloudy with some sediment. The feel is somewhat thick but so smooth going down. Had to double check the Alc content. The taste is fruit up front with some malt at the end. Neither are overwhelming. This is a damn good beer.

May 12, 2018
4.17 by nmann08 from Virginia on May 12, 2018
4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin on May 09, 2018
4.48 by Urs from Connecticut on May 04, 2018
4.4 by deonreds from New York on May 02, 2018
4.35 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin on May 02, 2018
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4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by thehyperduck from Canada (ON)

473 mL can from the LCBO; packaged Apr 3 2018 and served lightly chilled. I was starting to worry that I'd missed out on this one, but a flat of tallboys miraculously appeared at my local shop last week.

Pours a turbid, mustard seed-yellow hue, topped off with one inch of foamy white head that gradually fades over the next five-plus minutes. A creamy cap and collar of hearty froth stay in place, along with a thick, even, uninterrupted coating of beautiful lace - this looks like a straight-up mouthwatering glass of beer. Smells juicy, citrusy, and quite tantalizing, with pink grapefruit, lime and tangerine notes coming through alongside minor notes of passion fruit and pine resin. Thumbs up so far.

This DIPA is positively fantastic; its grainy, mildly sweet pale malt spine is easily lost amidst the onslaught of dry hopped Simcoe and Citra goodness. I am getting passion fruit, pineapple, apricot and gooseberry, as well as intensely citric flavours of mandarin orange, lime and pink grapefruit flesh. Finishes with hints of grapefruit rind and earthy pine resin; the finish is more juicy than bitter, which is as expected for an NEIPA. Medium-full in body, with a soft, lightly-carbonated texture that feels silky-smooth and highly satisfying in the mouth. A dangerously drinkable beer at 8.2% - there's hardly any hint of the alcohol content, and it's just so god damn tasty that I need to consciously pace my sips, lest I plow through the entire serving in a matter of minutes.

Final Grade: 4.56, a world-class A+. IPA No. 5 is undoubtedly my favourite of Collective Arts' numbered IPAs, at least to date - which is no small feat, because I genuinely enjoyed IPAs #2, 3 and 4 (to say nothing of their year-round pale ales). The double dry hopping process has resulted in a sinfully delicious final product that is virtually exploding with juicy citrus and tropical fruit flavours: No. 5 is a true keeper. Collective Arts simply must add this one to their year-round portfolio, or at least bring it back as an annual/seasonal.

Apr 30, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by leaddog from Canada (AB)

Appearance - Pours a hazy apricot with two fingers of frothy white head.

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

Taste - Nice punch from the citrus and tropical hops making it very fruit-forward. The mango, pineapple, orange follow suit. The brew is rounded out by the bready malts and earthy yeast.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with the hops and fruit lingering.

Overall - Another well executed IPA in the series. This one is very fruit forward and quite dangerously sessionable. Keep the outstanding brews coming Collective Arts!

Apr 29, 2018
4.06 by nullbort from Canada (ON) on Apr 28, 2018
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4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

473ml can - a 'New England Style Double IPA with Citra & Simcoe hops'. Yeah!

This beer pours a murky, medium golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves some decent defrosting back windshield pattern lace around the glass as it slowly but surely abates.

It smells of muddled domestic citrus rind, dried cat piss, some breakfast cereal malt, a further indistinct tropical fruitiness, and some leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, orange, red grapefruit, and lemon citrus peel, a small stoney flintiness, faded uric acid, and more zingy herbal, piney, and gently soused-up floral verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly active in its palate-satiating frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with the hops and booze performing almost like perfect gentlemen here. It finishes off-dry, the mixed fruity esters and complex malt making a lingering day of it.

Overall - this one certainly comes across as a prototypical version of the DIPA sub-style, all nice and fruity, without a whole lot of attendant bitterness. Full of flavour, with the elevated ABV, as noted, not really noticeable. Great stuff!

Apr 26, 2018
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4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MilkLeg from Canada (AB)

Pours yellow with a tinge of gold, brightly and fresh looking with nothing noticeably dulled. Have to say Arts seems to have a knack for keeping their hoppier brews super fresh tasting. Has anyone else noticed they fill their cans almost right to the top, leaving no head space? Anyway this one was canned 3 weeks ago so it's drinking pretty amazing anyways. Half a finger of pearl white head and low to moderate carbonation. Getting tropical fruits on the nose, mango, passionfruit, guava. Tons of sweetness without much acidity. Taste has only the slightest bitterness that is quickly overtaken by a mixture of light fruit and semi-sweet pale malt. Some wheaty, oaty flavors in there as well which blend right into the medium carbonation that is somewhere between silky and bubbly. This is the finest brew I've drank in a long time. Fuck anyone who rated this less than 3.5, I get that it could have went bad during shipment or from some other outside factor but chances are you’re just a spoiled wank job from Connecticut who doesn’t know how to objectively enjoy a beer.

Apr 26, 2018
5 by chicagocraft from Illinois on Apr 25, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

Can dated 4/3:
Pours quite cloudy with a few floaties on a slightly agitated can. Head is wonderfully creamy and leave striations of lacing on the glass, but the murky, speckled body means the head can only take this so high for my tastes.

Nose is what has become fairly standard lightly tropical, oatmeal cereal, lightly citrus rind/piney bitterness along with a little bit of sugary sweetness nose of many NE IPA offerings. Nothing amazingly strong or unique, but on point.

Taste is a little more juicy when cold, orange/tangerine juice with a squeeze of grapefruit and a splash of tropical fruit juice - pineapple. A bit of a tingle from the hops and light carbonation adds a pseudo-spicy aspect. A light pithy bitterness starts about mid-taste when cold, and not that strong. It gains barely a little more power with warmth and moves forward slightly. But then, strangely, it fades and the beer gets nicely juicy but a bit sweeter (the pineapple aspect gains some). There's a little friction to the feel I usually associate with oats (though it's not as bad as some beers).

I'm slowly finding this familiar profile harder to distinguish between brewers. Maybe more are making them better, and that's a good thing. I think fans of the sub-style will enjoy the taste in this one, it checks a fair number of the boxes. It's an enjoyable beer, but as stated, on par with the many other decent offerings out there.

Apr 25, 2018
4.24 by Simon212 from Canada (ON) on Apr 23, 2018
4.2 by joemcgrath27 from Canada (AB) on Apr 22, 2018
4.36 by wordemupg from Canada (AB) on Apr 20, 2018
4.33 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Apr 20, 2018
4.21 by goalie35 from Canada (AB) on Apr 18, 2018
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3.27/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

Appearance – Thin ring of foam atop a hazy yellow body.

Aroma – Mostly light tropical fruits. Somewhat faint.

Taste – Quick flash of bitterness, then floral hops. Not a lot of malt presence.

Mouthfeel – Light and smooth.

Overall – Not a bad beer but about midrange. Glad I tried it but would not revisit.

Apr 17, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

Fresh batch at brewery on Good Friday! Pours a hazy golden yellow with scant 1 finger whitish head. Dank tropical fruit and pine aroma. Taste is very fruity - again a bit dank - hint of sweat - mild bitterness and peppery spice. Finishes with a bit of tropical/citrus sweetness. Excellent.

Apr 07, 2018
4.65 by lost_sailor from Massachusetts on Apr 05, 2018
3.84 by Rukeli76 from Canada (ON) on Apr 03, 2018
4.24 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Apr 03, 2018
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4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Many thanks to SawDog505 for this can! (Canned on 2-7-18)

A - Pours an opaque golden tan color with thin, but sticky lacing.

S - Pungent, sticky citrus aroma. Apricot, citrus, passion fruit, resiny pine.

T - Citrus, some delicate peppery spiciness, spicy apricot, berry, and a mild citrus spice finish.

M - Medium body with a very soft texture on the tongue.

O - At almost two months old, this D-IPA still has life in it!

Apr 02, 2018
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2.24/5  rDev -47.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
by ElmerTLee from Connecticut

I love citra and simcoe but this beer really fell through for me. Hot and alcoholic for its 8.2%, low to moderate hop aroma with very little hop flavor. I will pass.

Apr 01, 2018
4.19 by BAsbill from California on Mar 28, 2018
4.25 by Gpw518 from Massachusetts on Mar 27, 2018
Collective Project: IPA No. 5 from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 88 ratings