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Collective Project: IPA No. 8 | Collective Arts Brewing

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4.12/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our biggest and possibly our most beautiful (we’ll let you decide though) IPA in the Series to date. IPA #8 is double dry hopped with Simcoe, Moutere and Columbus hops, so you should expect a cloudy bright pour and intense fruit, dank citrus and pine notes. Best enjoyed as soon as you get it home

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
63
pDev:
5.58%
 
 
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1
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10
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Almighty1
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justintcoons
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Appearance
Hazed-out, opaque blonde. 1/2 finger of creamy white head.

Nose
Catty, dank weed, pine, damp grass, and wintergreen. Wow on the dankness!

Taste
Insanely catty and dank. Weed, damp grass, forest floor, wintergreen, and pine sap. Light honeydew and watermelon. Some pithy grapefruit bitterness. Honey oats, candy sugar, and toasted biscuit in the background.

Mouthfeel
Medium-plus bodied, silky, oily, juicy, dry, and moderately bitter.

Overall
Dank and catty as any beer. It's like drinking a can of liquid jazz cabbage!

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Photo of Dakin
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a really good neipa. Smells and feels so dank. Ground stone fruits and dry tangy orange rinds. Hearty and doughy. A refreshing bitterness almost like a grapefuit orange juice. Refreshing while still maintaining a dark and dank heavy body and feel. I'm talking more dank and wet than most neipas. A polished high quality piece. Surprised this doesn't have at least a 4.25 score.

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Photo of Userme59
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Houlio_99
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teamgalt
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Grazzini19
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of biboergosum
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

473ml can - does this one's label art have anything to do with 'All Dogs Go to Heaven'?

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly eggshell white head, which leaves some splattered and chunky lace around the glass as it rather lazily sinks out of sight.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, some orange, red grapefruit, and lemon citrus peel, a stoney flintiness, and some leafy, weedy, and resinous piney green hop bitters. The taste is bready and doughy caramel malt, muddled domestic citrus rind, a further indistinct tropical fruitiness, some damp minerality, and more earthy, herbal, and piney verdant hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-pleasing frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and generally smooth, with a wee airy creaminess evolving as things warm up a bit around here. It finishes off-dry, the malt and mixed frooty essences throwing a lingering block party.

Overall - this comes across as yet another pleasantly-rendered iteration in the series, nice and crisp and quaffable, especially given the invisible 16-proof booze factor. Worth checking out, certainly, but I can't help feeling that 'Moutere' sounds more apt for a French philosopher's name, or something.

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Photo of DaPan
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Moosiac
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of yancot
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of meatyard
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of buzzy
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marklaker
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy blond with a short lived crackly head. Mango, guava, passionfruit tropical hops in the nose. The taste is an onslaught of tropical, citrusy hops. A bit of bready, doughy malts in the back provide a semblance of balance. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. High bitterness and lingering tropical hop notes in the super long lasting finish.

Another winner from the Ontario giants of IPAs. Super complex and juicy and very quaffable for the high strength.

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Photo of CoasterGuy
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ben741
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EricPhilpott
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is very hazy to cloudy pale yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that left lots of specks of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of grapefruit and tropical fruits are present in the smell.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the flavors are a little stronger and the tropical fruits seem to consist of passion fruit and stone fruit.
M: It feels medium-bodied and somewhat juicy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This New England IPA is a good representation of the style and has a nice juicy mouthfeel along with a mixture of citrus and tropical fruit flavors. It manages to hide any traces of alcohol very well.

Serving type: can

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Collective Project: IPA No. 8 from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 63 ratings