Collective Project: IPA No. 6
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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 10.78%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
61
From:
Collective Arts Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  1
Gots
  6
SCORE
85
Very Good
Collective Project: IPA No. 6Collective Project: IPA No. 6
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Photo of JamFuel
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy light orange with fine, soapy head.

Smell is slightly tart with notes of peach, tea, nectarine and honey.

Taste is peachy and slightly tart, with notes of peach skin, nectarine and green tea, with a mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a nice... IPA, I guess, even though it drinks like a cross between a pale ale and sour with peaches.

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Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a yellowish-brown color and a thick, viscous consistency. Lots of floaties. There was a thin, foamy head that quickly dissipated. Not whole lot of lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of peaches, hops, citrus fruit, malt, and tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a little bit of malt (mostly in the finish), some citrus fruit notes (lemon, in particular), lots of peaches (a strong element), moderate hops, and a little tropical fruit (mango). This is a sweet and effervescent flavor. They seem to have put a ton of peaches in it, which dominates the taste, but it's still pretty tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, easy to drink IPA. Worth a try.

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Photo of 12packnight
4.64/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is probably my new favorite NE IPA. Hits all my marks. Looks great - Hazy creamy view. Smells like citrus peaches hops. Tastes like it smells - fruity and juicy. Mouthfeel is full and juicy. Not sure why ratings are so low - I think this beer rates higher than current ratings indicate.

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Photo of SSS
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A-Hazy yellow with little to no head
S-Sour and acidic aroma with muted citrus mixed in
M-Nice medium mouthfeel with medium carbonation
T-Acidic base, so more of a sour than an ipa
O-I enjoyed this but somewhat of a false advertisement as an IPA... try it

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Photo of thehyperduck
3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

473 mL can from the LCBO; dated Aug 24 2018 and served slightly chilled. This is the last of several cans that I bought in early September.

Pours turbid and hazy, with a golden apricot-hued body that is initially graced with one finger of soapy white head. It lasts for the better part of five minutes, steadily receding down to a smooth, creamy cap surrounded by a wide collar of foam. Can't say it's not attractive. Its aroma is largely fruit-dominated, as one might reasonably expect - I'm getting peach juice, grapefruit and cantaloupe, with lesser hints of lime and OJ. That does read as rather appetizing, but honestly it's all a bit too subdued and diluted to really get me excited for the first sip.

No. 6 is a decent IPA, though the peach is a bit of a tastebud hog, for lack of a better term. Normally I'd be fine with that, but it's not just the ripe flesh (or even the underripe tartness) that comes through here. I do get some of that sweet, ripe fruit and juiciness, but there's also a lot of pit, which distracts from what would otherwise be a perfectly acceptable finish of pithy red grapefruit and lightly floral, resiny hop bitterness. Peach juice and pit linger briefly into the aftertaste, the latter lending a touch of astringency. Medium in body, with light carbonation levels that provide some much-needed zip to this brew's smooth, thick, juicy texture. Pretty easy to drink; the 6.7% is totally masked.

Final Grade: 3.81, a respectable B+. As I finished off what was most likely my last glass of IPA No. 6, the main thought rattling around in my skull was that it just wasn't as good as the other numbered Collective Arts IPAs - a common opinion, it seems. That's not to say I disliked the beer... in fact I enjoyed my can(s), more or less, which is why I've still given it a solid grade. Worth a tick at least, but in the near term you'd be saving money (and getting a better beer) if you just stuck with their mainline IPAs, like Life in the Clouds or Ransack.

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Photo of kyduncan
2.34/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Hasitantly doing this. First review, and I am very open minded and like beer. Clearly I received a bad batch. 4-pack cans. Poured into pint glass approx 6oz.....afterwards Syrup/batter came out of the second pour. Threw away first can, and repeat on second. 2 cans remain. Will try again as this is a known and respected brewer...in my opinion.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.76/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Can: Poured a hazy yellow color ale with a medium size white foamy head with light retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of tart peach notes with some tropical and citrus hops notes. Taste is a mix of light tart peach notes with some citrus hops undertones and some subtle tropical hops notes. Body is pretty full with good carbonation. Interesting but was expecting less tart notes.

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Photo of DJ-Hophead
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tap @ Small Bar, Bristol - Pours hazy orange with a medium white foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Sweet fruity peach notes, light tropical and floral notes. Taste - Sweet fruity peach, hints of tropicals and malty notes, light bitter finish but the sweet peach feel overwhelms. Not balanced with the peach notes smothering the hop notes. Not for me.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking semi-thick pale orange color with a small sheet of a foamy white head. Dissipated finely to leave a film filing out in a semi-spreading manner.
The aroma had a wonderful blend of semi-sweet peachy flesh playing nicely with the hops which add in a touch of lemon-sweet to semi-grassy then a touch of perfume and underscored by a whiff of floral sweetness.
The flavor leans towards a nice bracing semi-sweet brisk orange juicy ripe character pulling in the lemon, perfumey, floral and grassy tastes coming together very nicely. Mild aftertaste of orange, floral and lemon qualities.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation seemed pretty even. ABV felt as promised by the brewer. Finishes with a kind even keeled layered peachiness, sweet, subtly tart and grassy.
Overall, pretty nicely done AIPA coming close to the New England styled IPA but falling just a touch short. Still, it's one I'd come back to.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.51/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on September 30, 2018. Brewed with Amarillo and Wai-iti hops and fresh peaches picked at their peak. Juicy peach with lemon and melon notes.

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Photo of leaddog
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Pours a hazy peach with two fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell - strong peach and nectarine, hint of apricot, bready wheat malts, citrus, leafy, and piney hops, and earthy yeast.

Taste - Strong peach and nectarine upfront. The hint of apricot comes through as well. The bready wheat malts follow suit but the hops are lost in translation from the dominance of the peach, nectarine, and apricot. The earthy yeast finishes the brew off.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes smooth with the fruit flavours.

Overall - A so-so IPA that is too heavy on the fruit aspect and not enough emphasis on the hops. I had high expectations from this one but it didn't quite live up to them. If this were a fruit beer, it would be rated quite high, but nonetheless, what we have is an average IPA. Looking forward to the next brew in the series.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
3.67/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Opaque, murky orange with a foamy white head. There's actual chunks of peaches in this. Wtf? It looks like actual orange juice because there's literally pulp in this.

S: Peach puree, apricot, yeast, and orange juice.

T: Intense amounts of peach from start to finish. Sweet, ripe, and juicy. There's some apricot, orange juice, orange peel and grapefruit zest as well. It's mostly peach juice and orange juice and barely any beer taste. Just a hint of grassy hops and some vague NEIPA yeast.

F: Thick, creamy, and smoothie like. Low carbonation.

O: What even is this? It's no IPA. I would say it's an imperial peach shandy, but even shandies taste somewhat like beer. This is alcohol peach juice. It taste good, but, wow.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

473ml can - made with peach puree and Amarillo and Wai-iti hops.

This beer pours a murky, medium golden banana colour, with three fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and mildly fizzy bone-white head, which leaves some layered streaky lace around the glass as it slowly but surely sinks out of sight.

It smells of peach and apricot stone fruit, gritty and grainy cereal malt, a further blended domestic citrus acridity, some hard water flintiness, and more leafy, herbal, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is underripe peaches (think the pits), some blood orange, red grapefruit, and lime citrus fleshiness, bready and crackery pale malt, a damp minerality, and more earthy, floral, and piney hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-coating frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and mostly smooth, I suppose, as nothing in particular tries to get all handsy with my mouthfeel here. It finishes trending dry, the various frooty essences exhibiting their more taciturn sides in the lingering arena.

Overall - yeah, there's something just a wee bit off about this one. I don't mean infected, but rather that the different fruit esters don't really work together, kind of bouncing around all over the place. Not one of the better in the series, I'm afraid to say, even if the bar is set pretty high.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into 16 oz Nordicish pint and sadly you can never read the date on the bottom of their can. Pours a very attractive hazy orange yellow with a massive 2 plus finger sticky white head that leaves massive streaks of lace behind. 4,5

Smell is peach, mango, pine resin, and grapefruit nice not sure what the other stuff they brewed it with is. 3.75[IMG] Taste follows, really the peach stands out most, mango, hints of pine, and grapefruit. 3.75

Mouthfeel is bigger than medium, plenty of life, not dry but slightly sticky from all the hops, and at 6.7% goes down easy enough. 4.25

Overall a very solid beer, not a huge peach fan, but it plays very well here. 3.75

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Photo of bobv
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Moderate pour yields a on4e inch off white head over a cloudy golden orange body with sticky gobs of lacing. Nose of tropical fruit (especially peach), citrus, and the slightest bit of pine resin. Taste of peach, bitter citrus pith, peach pit, and unripened peach bitterness on the finish. Feel is thick, chewy, with low carbonation. Overall, I'm not sure about this. I will finish it and may have another for a second's opinion. Unique and interesting. It's growing on me now that i'm just about half way through. Just raised almost all criteria points by .25. Cheers!

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
3.33/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy brass with a creamy, uniform head that lasts the whole glass. Tart with dry fruitiness in the nose - smells more like a fruit lambic than an IPA. Unripe white peach notes mix with floral, tropical hops in the first sip. Herbal notes and tartness build quickly. Malts are lost in the battle of tartness and hops. Tartness takes the upper hand in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

More like a peach radler or mass market lambic than an IPA. Hops are too much in the background. I wouldn't buy it again.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
3.16/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Without a doubt, my least favourite of the IPA numbered series from Collective Arts. I always look forward to them and #3 is still the best (for me).
This one is really thick, but the flavour is a weak sour, with an overwhelming flavour of peach pits. Not a tragic misstep, but it does seem like it came from one of the multitude of crappy Ontario breweries, instead of Collective.
I am not fretting, I am sure that CA will redeem itself. In the meantime, there is always Ransack, Life in the Clouds and, if one can find it, Radio.

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Photo of BGDrock
2.92/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Body looks like fresh squeezed mango juice; a short white head forms, and fades quickly to a rim.
A burst of tropical fruit aroma - pineapple, mango, passion fruit - and a milkiness, reminiscent of a the fruity IPAs brewed with lactose that are all over the place these days. Enticing.
As expected from the pour, it's significantly lacking carbonation, watery. The flavour is a letdown too, in this case not expected based on the aroma. Those exotic fruit notes aren't coming through strongly, and the bitterness is astringent and of resin, even tinny. And that bitterness lingers....Reading the label I see it's actually brewed with peach puree, and smelling it again I get it now, but not so much in the taste. Actually, it's kind of like when you suck the pit of a peach - that kind of bitterness. So the worst part of the peach.

Good thing this is a one off, you can skip it. Flavour profile isn't enjoyable, peach flavour is of the pit, not the flesh, and poor carbonation.

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Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Initially as 5 oz at Collective Arts tasting room in Hamilton then 16 oz can. Pours a milky golden with amber tinge and one finger dirty white head. Aroma is fruity - over ripe peach, citrus rind, and bit of body odour/sweat sock. Taste is mainly ripe peach, tropical fruit, bitterness is subdued but there and leaning to an almost sour finish - honestly better as it warmed. Full thick mouthfeel with a touch of lingering tart bitterness and floral notes. Quite good though not up to standards of IPA No. 3,4,or 5.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. LCBO cost was $4.85 CDN and canning date was August 24, 2018.

Appearance - Super hazy peach and orange colored beer with a finger and a half of fluffy white head. Great retention, great looks. Tons of lacing left behind.

Smell - Peach and citrus combine for an interesting medley. Grapefruit and pineapple are most prevalent of the citrus notes, with a flowery and slightly vegetative aroma in behind. A bit of the old gym socks aroma in there too.

Taste - Peach initially with a healthy dose of fruity bitterness, grapefruit, lemon and orange lead the way. A little too much juice flavor without the crispness of the others in the series.

Mouthfeel - Dense flavors, smooth and thick body, as at least one other poster has mentioned, the thickness of this beer is akin to their one of milkshake IPA, as opposed to a cleaner and less dense body of the others in the IPA series. Carbonation is middling to low.

Overall - IPA No. 6 is certainly a good IPA, however compared with some of the marvels that were No. 2, No. 4 and No. 5 especially, this falls short. Worth a sample but also given the steep price, this is unlikely to be a beer I pick up too many of (exempting the first 6 I purchased here for tasting purposes).

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Photo of Jesterr44
3.72/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Looks great; super hazy uniform gold colour with a very fruity aroma upon opening; definitely some peach, also grapefruit. Taste is citrus & peach with some malt evident but again it is clear that peach puree has been added which takes away from the experience & leaves this IPA too sweet. This is the first CA IPA in the numbered series that has fruit puree added & I would say that was a mistake. The series peaked at #5 which was outstanding, but this may be my least favourite of the bunch. I hope #7 is a recipe with many of the characteristics of this beer base but no added puree. This reminds me more of the Liquid Arts Fest IPA & shares some of the same flavours. To that end it is an improvement, it is not quite as sweet or thick. So if the LA IPA was your thing but seemed a little too fruity, maybe you'll like #6.

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Collective Project: IPA No. 6 from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 61 ratings