Collective Project: IPA No. 5
Collective Arts Brewing

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IPA - Imperial
4.27 | pDev: 7.73%
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews by DaPan:
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DaPan from Canada

4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nov 24, 2018
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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polloenfuego from Canada

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look is a hazy orange juice color, with a nice frothy three finger head. Retention is fabulous and there is some good lacing.

The smell is citrus lead by the Citra hops. Juicy orange and clementine, some melon is there too. There is also a slight earthy/grassiness on the nose.

The taste is juicy citrus, some sweet orange followed by a pithy bitterness. Just like drinking a citrus cocktail. A nice touch of melon and that grassiness mentioned before are also there on the back end.

Feel is smooth and towards the full side. Carbonation is nice. Coats the mouth and leaves you wanting more.

Okay, this is a damn nice beer. I mean, it may be one of the best Canadian NEIPAs I have had. It ranks up there with IPA du Nord Est. A little softer though.

Feb 02, 2018
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taxandbeerguy from Canada

4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

473 ml can, straight from the brewery for $4.95 CDN. Picked up six of these. Canning date is February 7, 2018, so less than a week old. Served cold into a chalice.

Appearance - Hazy as hell, light orange color that with a little extra yellow hue, otherwise could pass for orange juice. definitely looks like all those NEIPA's I see on WBAYDN. A small half finger of light white head sits on top and dissipates quickly. The beginnings of curtains of lace at the side. Very visually appealing in a way on a few beer styles consistently are (Belgian Strong Pales and Hefeweizens).

Smell - Massive does of fruit juice, in the freshly squeezed kind of way, sweet and tropical with pineapple, melon and bits of lychee. Some sweet oranges in there for good measure.

Taste - Pretty much exactly like the nose, with some middling bitterness initially followed by sweet ripe pineapple, tangerine and some grapefruit. Leaning sweet, but just enough bitterness to stay in balance. Malt is solid and hidden but keeps this from being one dimensional. Lychee and melon also show through at the beginning of some sips.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, well carbonated and buttery, body is medium-heavy but fits with the style. Finishes with a prickle on the tongue.

Overall - Possibly the best Collective Project yet, IPA No. 5 takes some of the best characteristics of IPA's 1 to 4 (admittedly I did not get a chance to sample 1) and improves on it by making this glorious hazy elixir of fruitiness while staying in balance. Certainly worth a few tries and obviously enjoyed best fresh as this can is.

Feb 11, 2018
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calebc10410 from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A little too bitter and boozy for the New England style and the only characteristics holding this beer back from world class status. Wonderful juicy pineapple, honeydew melon and orange aromatics. Citra and Simcoe really play well together. Well worth purchasing. Collective Arts.....dial the bitterness and heat back a bit and release this in your regular line-up. If you build it, they will come!

Mar 10, 2018
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Sammy from Canada

3.81/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A NEIPA, fresh can right off the truck at LCBO. Started like Tree with flavour and aroma and then fell off quickly with off and on flavours in progressive sips.

Feb 04, 2018
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CAMRAhardliner from Canada

4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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
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connecticutpoet from Connecticut

3.27/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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Burt from Rhode Island

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Mar 21, 2018
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thehyperduck from Canada

4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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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GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pint can. Canned on 2/7/18. Opened on 3/1/18

Pours out a hazy, white-gold with orange highlights. Pure white foam is bubbly and dense, ultra slow dissipation, lots of intricate lacing left over. As the foamy edges recede you are left with a volcano looking clumpy structure right in the middle. Looks like skull island.

A sharp, citric-fruity hop aroma pops right out of the glass. Tangy lemmon zest, herbals, dried mint leaves, earthy oranges and dried grasses. Add some black pepper and sweet honeydew melon and that's the nose.

The hops come across as very dense, complex and multi-layered. Sweet mellons, zesty citrus, orange peel, dried grasses, herbs and pepper effect brings in a strange little dry kick to both taste and feel. The body comes over as pretty light bodied, dry tones with a bit of slick maltiness in the middle. The malt flavor is also rather intense, a bit more heady and slick than most NES DIPA's. Sweet, wild honey, white bread and grains and maybe some tangy-sourness from a wheat malt style effect. A sharp, boozy heat, crisp bite hits first, mellows to a slick malty feel with some rather bold bitterness from the hops right at the end. The fruity aspects from the hops are like mild, tropical and citrus fruits, starfruit, mellons, clementine and green limes mostly.

The overall vibe and effect is a bit strange. Some odd malty charecteristics and perhaps some weird tones to the otherwise excellent, Citra and Simcoe hop combo. Simcoe is an alltime favorite hop strain that can be seriously complex. Some sour-bready maltiness sticks around a bit too long, with a lighter than normal body texture brings the balance into a strange place. Regardless of a bit of strangeness, this big NE DIPA sure packs a punch.

Mar 01, 2018
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Strix from Wisconsin

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
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biboergosum from Canada

4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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nmann08 from Virginia

4.17/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 12, 2018
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puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From the 16 oz can with a canning date of 07 Feb 2018. Sampled on March 19, 2018.

The aroma is wholly enticing with sensations of pineapple, tangerine, nectarine, mango, and citrus zest with a more muted sweet white breadiness behind it.

The body was nearly full and very smooth on the palate.

The taste was also a mouth watering juicy, citrus, and zesty character but also a dose of sweet malts. Maybe too sweet.
Still, this is a good rendition on a style I have become very familiar with living in New England

Mar 19, 2018
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teamwiggum from Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 25, 2018
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yasky from Canada

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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bpfrush from Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

May 09, 2018
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bobv from Vermont

4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch white head over a hazy, not quite cloudy, golden body with some sticky lacing. Nose of much tropical fruit and slight pine. Taste mirrors nose and, being well balanced, a very enjoyable experience. Nice semi-dry citrus pith finish. Slightly creamy feel and overall, another great job from our friends up north. Cheers!

Feb 24, 2018
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wordemupg from Canada

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 20, 2018
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thinwhiteduke from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mar 04, 2018
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krome from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 23, 2018
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andrenaline from Canada

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 18, 2018
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SawDog505 from New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a 13 oz Free Will Teku glass canned on 2/07/18. Pours a very hazy yellow, with a 2 finger sticky white head that leaves plenty of thin lace behind.

Smell guava, passion fruit, tangerine, pineapple, and red grapefruit rind.

Taste follows tropical all the way, very balanced, with a little bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel is above average, soft moderate carbonation, juicy not dry but a tad sticky, and excellent drinkability at 8.2% ABV.

Overall my favorite from them so far, but I have had plenty of good ones. This one depresses its self from the others. Well done.

Mar 16, 2018
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Sulty from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 06, 2018
Collective Project: IPA No. 5 from Collective Arts Brewing
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