Collective Project: IPA No. 7
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Style:
IPA - American
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
91
Avg:
4.14 | pDev: 6.28%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
88
From:
Collective Arts Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
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Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
91
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Collective Project: IPA No. 7Collective Project: IPA No. 7
Notes: Southern Hemisphere IPA

Featuring Nelson & Citra

Bright, New World hop characteristics of fresh crushed gooseberry and white grape. An IPA that showcases the unique qualities of New Zealand hops.
Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 88 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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TooManyGlasses from Canada

3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed December 9, 2018.
Pours a hazy pale yellow straw colour with two fingers tightly packed head that becomes foamy quite shortly.
Aroma citrus forward, some tropical - pineapple, a bit dank and pine notes.
Taste of ripe orange, tangerine, again touches of pine, a bit of sweaty dankness - bitterness early that clings - not overpowering but persistent.
Finishes with that lingering tropical bitterness, dankness.
Good - a worthy hazy IPA but much like many - hard to say stands out - not a criticism of this beer, rather the style a bit.

Sep 30, 2019
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light orange with fine soapy head.

Smell is juicy with notes of peaches, melon, pineapple and a slight dankness.

Taste is juicy and fresh. Notes of citrus and peaches with a moderate, piney bitterness. Well balanced, and a little bit dank.

Mouthfeel is medium and soft, well carbonated.

Overall, a very nice IPA, balanced and well made.

May 15, 2019
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craftbeersweden from Sweden

4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light hazy, yellow beer with a white head. A lot of lacing on the glass.

Fruity nose! Orange, pine, citrus, pineapple, passion fruit and caramel malt.
Taste: Tropical fruits, orange, lime, sweet grapefruit and grass.
Medium body with soft carbonation.

May 09, 2019
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Derek from Canada

3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I had this at 3 months old (a while ago). I love these hops, but it was a bit sweet and weedy. Definitely not as good as earlier versions, but their still doing great stuff!

Mar 30, 2019
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LampertLand from Canada

3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Collective Arts Brewing 'IPA No7' @ 7.1% , served from a 473 ml can
A-pour is a yellow gold from the can to a hazy gold in the glass with a small white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the tulip
S-Nelson & Citra hops
T-Southern Hemisphere meets NE IPA with a dry finish
MF-ok carbonation , big medium body
Ov-likeable beer , easy drinking
prost LampertLand

Feb 15, 2019
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a yellow-orange color and a very cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A very nice aroma of hops, citrus fruit, malt, vinous quality, and some tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (barely present), a bit of tropical fruit (passion fruit, papaya), a moderate amount of hops (not overdone), some of the white wine vinous quality, and a good shot of citrus (orange, in particular). This a sweet and subtle kind of flavor. It's not as aggressive as other IPAs, but it's still quite tasty.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a slightly slick finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, easy to drink IPA. Drinkable.

Jan 16, 2019
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babaracas from Florida

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy apricot orange with creamy white cap, sheet of lace trailing partway down the glass. Smell: white wine grapes, white nectarine, biscuit, lime and soft papaya and orange notes. Taste: sweet orange, papaya, lemon-lime candy, white grape juice, white nectarine; sweeter than the nose suggests and vibrant. Medium-plus bodied, plush. It's not necessarily a Nelson showcase, but is quite tasty and well rounded.

Jan 08, 2019
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poeticthots from New York

4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smooth IPA with a slight citrus taste. Tangy taste at first sip but mellows out pretty quickly. Good beer, hops could pack a little more punch before they disappear.

Dec 22, 2018
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Phyl21ca from Canada

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can: Poured a semi-hazy/cloudy yellow color ale with a large white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of floral tropical notes with some light sauvignon blanc notes is enjoyable. Taste is also enjoyable with notes of tropical fruits, huge citrusy floral undertones and light wine notes. Body is almost full with good carbonation. Very well brewed with good drinkability but I was expecting a little bit more hops dominance.

Dec 22, 2018
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leaddog from Canada

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a hazy peachy gold with four fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - tropical and citrus hops, pineapple, tangerine, hint of vinous aromas, passion fruit, bready malts, and earthy yeast.

Taste - tropical and citrus hops upfront followed by the pineapple, and tangerine. The hint of vinous aromas is there but is dominated by the citrus and tropical hops. The bready malts and earthy yeast finish the brew off.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with a pleasant bitterness from the hops and tropical fruits.

Overall - A welcome return to the consistency that Collective Arts is known for. A very flavourful and enjoyable brew. I do wish the Nelson Sauvin hops made a little more of presence as it's dominated by the tropical fruits but nonetheless a tasty brew!

Dec 20, 2018
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biboergosum from Canada

4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

473ml can - always nice to see these new singles on my favourite local bottleshop's shelves.

This beer pours a hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with three zaftig fingers of puffy, rocky, and mildly fizzy eggshell white head, which leaves some stellar layered frilly lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, some dank pine resin, a muddled stone fruitiness, further white grape must notes, some stoney flintiness, and more leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, passionfruit, candied oranges, macerating grapes, some damp minerality, and more floral, weedy, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is fairly restrained in its bored-seeming frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and essentially smooth, as these aren't the hops you're looking for if you're expecting trouble at this particular juncture. It finishes off-dry, the big-boy frooty essences exhibiting the most lingering chutzpah.

Overall - Collective Arts hits another one out of the park with number 7 in the series. They claim it's a 'southern hemisphere IPA', which is partly true, but I'm getting a hefty side helping of NE-style to boot. At any rate, it can be both, and I'm gonna enjoy the rest of this, yes sirree!

Dec 18, 2018
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egrandfield from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Basically a more alcoholic, but miraculously softer and mellower version of Life in the Clouds. Really hope they brew this one again. Had at Meadhall the day after their 12 Brewers of Christmas event.

Dec 16, 2018
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GHow from Connecticut

4.62/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 4 pack and freezer flashed a can dated 10.10 and poured in a pint glass. Cold "head film" stayed with the sips and laced the glass beautifully to the bottom of the glass.. The aroma VERY unique (Nelson?) to me and stayed throughout the drinking event. I loved the blend of hops and fruit flavor. NO. 7 has a crisp finish similar to a dry wine with a great finish on the top, back of your tongue.

Drink COLD...Outstanding brew.

Dec 14, 2018
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Roguer from Georgia

4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Quite hazy pale orange-yellow brew, nearly perfectly opaque. About two fingers of snow white head from a moderate pour; retention and lacing are quite good.

Juicy, peppery, and bright nose: mandarin orange, mango, pepper, oregano, peach, pineapple.

Very, very juicy up front, with peach, berries, pineapple, and mango. Becomes more nuanced through the sip, with mint, lemon, and hints of grapefruit peel. Low overall bitterness, and a very easy drinking feel.

Dec 09, 2018
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ZAP from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 10/3/18

Nice fresh aroma...floral in some ways but also peaches, and passion fruit....white cake batter like malt scent.

Very approachable and soft hop flavors of bright citrus(mandarin oranges), mushmelon, peaches, passion fruit and berries..sugar cookie like maltiness is light but adds touch of sweetness from the malt/yeast.

Body is medium...creamy texture....

Very enjoyable IPA. Leans NE style for sure.

Dec 09, 2018
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on October 26, 2018. Brewed with New Zealand hops. Notes of fresh gooseberries and white grapes. Worth a try.

Dec 06, 2018
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csmrx7 from Canada

4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Collective Arts IPA series is back on track. Number 6 really want very good but seven is balance, dry, lightly malty with great hops aroma and flavor to match.

Dec 02, 2018
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Buck89 from Tennessee

4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 11/1/2018 poured into a snifter. Great looking beer. A bright yellow haze with a thick and long lasting white head. The aroma was a bit muted, but showed nice pineapple, mango, and melon. The taste was brighter then the nose. Huge white wine, berry, and tropical notes. I've never had gooseberry, but if it tastes anything like this beer, I'll start looking for it. Medium bodied and on the soft side with medium carbonation. Clean finish. Overall, a fantastic beer that really showcases the best of Nelson hops.

Nov 25, 2018
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Ronl12 from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into tulip. Dated 10/10/18.
Look is very nice hazy golden yellow. Nose is muted fruit papaya, passionfruit, melon. Taste follows with nice grapefruit bite at end. Feel is light and creamy. Overall, a very nice IPA a little different. Not a big juice bomb but nice mellow fruits in tast. Hope they do it again.,

Nov 19, 2018
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HorseheadsHophead from New York

4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is beautiful opaque yellow with a fluffy white head. Very long retention. Copious sheets of lacing are left.
The aroma offers gooseberry and honeydew melon, white grape, mango and pineapple.
The flavor is gooseberry and honeydew melon, followed by sweet orange, pineapple, papaya and mango. A nice doughy malt in the middle. Rich and tropical, sweet and tart. A perfect balance of Nelson and Citra. Finishes with virtually no bitterness, and lightly dry.
The feel is soft and creamy, moderately well carbonated. Thins out slightly near the finish.
An exceptional fruity NEIPA. Great showcase of Nelson hops, and Citra. A winner from Collective Arts.

Nov 17, 2018
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Cramshawbar from Canada

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

As always, I was looking forward to the latest in the string of special IPAs from Collective Arts. #6 was a bust, but #7 is solid. What makes it stumble a bit, is that other than the dry and thin finish, this is way too similar to their Life in the Clouds brew. So one can't help but wonder why this was necessary. You won't go wrong with getting it, but you will be better off picking up Left Field's Prospect single IPA.

Nov 11, 2018
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polloenfuego from Canada

4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy gold with a lovely two fingers of head. Retention is very good and lacing is abundant.

Smell is wonderfully fruity. I get the citrus easily, but the tropicals such as melon don't fall far behind. I also get some stone fruit.

The taste carries the nose forward. A lot of tropicals and citrus along with some definite peach in there. The hops are the star here,bringing those flavors forward. I just wonder which is in the lead..Nelson or Citra.

Feel is smooth and medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is fruity and dryish.

Nelson hops may be my favorite variety, I just love the flavors it brings to a beer. That being said, the Citra addition here makes for a flavor flood. A very good beer, but I can guarantee you if it had been Nelson only, it would be among my favorites...that's a hint guys.

Nov 07, 2018
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thehyperduck from Canada

4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

473 mL can from the LCBO; dated Oct 9 2018 and served slightly chilled. Citra and (especially) Nelson Sauvin are two hops that I tend to love, so I don't see how this brew could be anything less than great.

Pours hazy pale golden in colour, with visible sediment flecks floating within its body; they gradually collect at the glass' base if you don't deliberately agitate them. Situated atop, there's one finger of foamy white head which manages to hold itself together for only a few minutes - afterwards, a narrow band of lacing has been left behind, along with a decent-sized collar of soapy froth. Smells fruity and vibrant, with notes of peach, white grape, clementine and grapefruit, as well as hints of tropical fruit and gooseberry. Certainly no cause for complaint so far.

Very tasty - its hop-forward flavour profile is not merely yummy, but intriguing and even a little complex. Hints of pale malt sweetness are immediately lost in a maelstrom of grape, white wine, passion fruit, peach and citrus flavours... in the case of the latter, I'm getting mostly orange, but with definite hints of white grapefruit. Suggestions of lychee crop up on the back end, followed by a weak, pithy bitterness that doesn't carry over into the aftertaste - which is immaculately clean by IPA standards, with only a hint of tropical juiciness lingering on (and briefly, at that). Even the alcohol is barely noticeable. Medium-full in body, with moderately low carbonation levels that gently prickle the tongue.

Final Grade: 4.36, an awesome A grade. After stumbling a bit with #6, the Collective Project numbered IPA series is back in top form with IPA No. 7 - one of their best one-off IPAs to date, as those Nelson Sauvin hops result in a delightfully exquisite and unique flavour profile. The price tag is a bit steep, but if it helps fund the continuation of this series then I don't mind pitching in a few more times while the cans remain fresh. Highly recommended - it flew off the shelves here in small town (Sarnia) Ontario, so be sure to grab a can (or six) before the stock dries up.

Nov 05, 2018
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Jesterr44 from Canada

4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

#7 in a great series of IPAs. Look is is rather odd, with a slightly cloudy rather light straw-gold colour with a not-so-fine suspended white particulate throughout from this fresh (less than a month since canning) can. A small amount of the white particulate settles to the bottom while drinking. Larger sediment builds up when the glass is swirled. Active white carbonation fades to a thin sheet quickly. Little lacing during drinking. Aroma is fantastic; tropical burst led by papaya with pineapple & other citrus aromas. This smells like #5, my favourite of the series! Taste is similar to the smell, with the papaya & pineapple leading the way but there is also a sweet white wine - like taste which is mixed in there along with citrus, perhaps a hint of lemon & some sweet light malt. Feel is fairly smooth and full once the glass is swirled a few times to deaden the carbonation a bit. Overall, this teases with the aroma of #5, but the taste doesn't quite get there. It's definitely better than #6 and could compare with #2,3,4. I wish I could get a fresh can of these to do a side by side comparison but alas this is impossible. The white wine aspect of the flavour reminds me of the background taste from Hot Pink from CA & in the end blends in fairly well. This could very well be my 2nd favourite of this series, although #2,3,4 were right there with this one, and at a higher price tag with #7, this one is not as good a value as 2,3,4.

Nov 01, 2018
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brewandbbq from New Hampshire

4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16oz can dated 10/3/18.

Pours murky yellow with a moderate head and lacing. Peaches, melon, and pineapple in the nose. Medium bodied with a creamy, soft mouthfeel. Plenty of juicy citrus on the palate with peach, mango, and pear. Zero malt with minimal bitterness. Finishes dry and juicy.

Nice beer. Plenty of juicy hops all around and very crushable.

Oct 29, 2018
Collective Project: IPA No. 7 from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 88 ratings