Surround Sound | Collective Arts Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
collectiveartsbrewing.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
DDH DIPA

Hops:
Citra, Simcoe, Galaxy

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
42
pDev:
4.36%
 
 
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0
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5
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Ratings: 42 |  Reviews: 16
Reviews by Mleblanc25:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can squired on pre release day Nov 9 at the brewery.
Pours a pale very slightly hazy yellow/straw with golden tone; good 2-3 finger white head. Aroma intoxicating over ripe citrus - orange, mango - tropical with sweat undertone.
Taste sweet citrus - orange, pineapple, pine notes with hoppy bitterness on the end.
Medium full mouthfeel, though as warmed seemed to lose its initial nice carbonation, thinning out a bit. Quality.

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Photo of Marklaker
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12/10/18
Opened: 2/8/19

New England style chunky haze. Foam, gold, lace...all that +. A lively center with an eye of energy.

Sour citrus, tropical blend, golden sunset style aroma.

High toned and sour style citrus hop complexity in the taste is heavily layered. Bitter and sour earthiness is pretty bold as well. Sour and sweet grapes with a tangy bitterness backdrop.

A medium to heavy bodied feel, thick, smooth with some juicy, yet dry tones that make it classic NE style with maybe a bit more alcohol heat and dry bitterness associated.

Overall, a beast in complexity and vibe. A bit bold and harsh around the edges with some very intersting aspects.

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Photo of Sammy
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy, transparent golden color with tight white head. Good retention, with sheets of lacing.
The aroma offers candied lemon, lime, sugar cookie, cannabis, honeydew melon, and a bit of pine.
Tastes of candied lemon, lime, grapefruit zest, sugar cookie, honey, cannabis, honeydew melon, green grape, and pine. Dry and clean with only a faint hint of bitterness.
Medium-bodied, well carbonated, smooth and crisp.
An extremely pleasant and drinkable DIPA with a great hop showcase!

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Photo of StormAles
4.5/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.83/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.14/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

DDH 8.2% DIPA featuring Citra, Simcoe, and Galaxy hops, and different art on each can in the 4-pack (I grabbed two); 11/8/18 canning...

Medium-gold color and hazy with two fingers of ivory foam on top... On the nose and palate, a citrusy blend of fruits without being particularly tangy or sharp - the brighter fruit impressions of lime, grapefruit, and lemon are moderated by softer fare such as sweet pine, dank white grape, pale melon, and kiwi... Medium-light feel, moderate bitterness has a nice lean feel, mildly sweet, with a drying finish of wine grapes and lime and grapefruit pith...

Can art included a "horned god" figure with forest creatures, a jungle scene with a black panther and a pale python, what looked to be a stand of trees, and - randomly - an astronaut...

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Photo of metter98
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation along with lots of small particles floating in suspension. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving some wisps of bubbles on the surface and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit and passionfruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell but is a little stronger, starting out with flavors of grapefruit and lime and finishing with passionfruit and hints of pine. There is a slight amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of crispness.
O: This beer has an interesting mix of flavors but really sets this apart from others is its drinkability—no traces of alcohol whatsoever are perceptible.

Serving type: can

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Photo of Noelito76
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M4CDO
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.82/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on January 16, 2019. Brewed and double dry hopped with Simcoe, Galaxy and Citra. Notes of tropical fruit, citrus and dank resin.

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Photo of kier
4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ronl12
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can into IPA glass. Dated 11/8/18.
Look is nice light golden yellow. Smell is candied tropical fruit. Taste follows nose and stays sweet through out. Feel is faitly light. Overall a very nice NE IPA. Would drink again.

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Photo of RBorsato
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Paoloboston
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate head that fades to rim bubbles and film. Nice thick initial ring of lace, spots thereafter. The color whitish light amber. Very cloudy.

Lots of pine resin to the nose. Faint milkshake-like pale malt.

The malt is brief but provides a full body. The carbonation is also elevated. But tale of the story is the strong bitter hop bite which dominates from mid-taste to the substantial aftertaste. Close to extreme, particularly in the swallow.

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Photo of sd123
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgregory
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

T: Tasted of a hint of pine resin, a lot of hops (the dominant element), some citrus fruit (tangerines, mainly), a bit of malt (barely present), and a decent shot of tropical fruit (pineapple, grapefruit). For a New England IPA, this is a pretty hoppy flavor - not that it's a bad thing. The hops are given solid support from the fruit, making for a solid flavor.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a dry, sharp finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made NE IPA. Worth a try.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

473 ml can served cold into a tulip. An LCBO purchase for $4.75 CDN. Canned January 28, 2019. This might be version 2 as it only has Simcoe and Amarillo hops listed, no Citra and Galaxy.

Appearance - hazy bright golden color with more than two fingers of brilliant white fluffy head. Great staying power, lacing the whole bit.

Smell - plenty of tropical notes, orange, grapefruit with pineapple and passion fruit aromas delight the nose.

Taste - tropical and juicy, orange and nectarine flavore dominate, some bitterness from the grapefruit and hints of cantaloupe and melon round out the tropical experience. A touch of booziness on the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - medium to heavy body, slick and a touch syrupy with lots of carbonation to balance. Astringent spiciest lingers on the tongue, showing off some booziness.

Overall - yeah, the kings (or queens) of the IPA in Ontario have done it again, this time making a delicious ramped up NEIPA full of hops, fruit, balanced and yet dangerously drinkable. Stacks up really well with Ransack, as well as some of the other ipa's in the IPA series. A little pricy, but worth it.

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Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Surround Sound from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 42 ratings