Collective Project: IPA No. 9 | Collective Arts Brewing

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Brewed by:
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Brut IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brut India Pale Ale brewed with Azacca & Citra hops.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 43
Photo of eberesford
3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours pale gold slightly misty - frothy head dissipates rather quickly leaving a slight ring. Aroma - pungent almost tar like pine - carries into the flavour which adds citrus and tropical fruits.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours blond with a frenetic storm of carbonation bubbles. The chunky, everlasting head coats the glass in lace chunks. Peach, apricot, berry hops and light pale malts in the nose. The taste reminds me of canned peaches with syrup, with pineapple and mango in toe. Light maltiness in the back. The mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with medium carbonation. Medium bitterness and some residual maltiness in the finish.

This is a nice Brut IPA. Hoppy and complex but not as dry as I expected. Worth a try.

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Photo of leaddog
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a pale straw with four fingers of frothy white head that leaves some pleasant lacing along the glass.

Smell - citrus and tropical hops, citrus rind, orange peel, pineapple, hint of passion fruit, bready malts, and earthy yeast.

Taste - citrus and tropical hops upfront followed by the citrus rind, orange peel, pineapple, and hint of passion fruit. The bready malts and earthy yeast round out the brew.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate to high carbonation. Finishes a tad off-dry with a pleasant stickiness with the hops and fruits lingering.

Overall - Another exceptional IPA in this series. Considering the ABV is 7.1% this is highly drinkable. A very flavourful and enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4/8 Pint can
Opened on 5/14/19

Slightest haze inside the golden color. Pure white, Rocky foam head. Nice look.

Honestly, I love the idea of the Brut IPA style, but it hasn't impressed me as much as I would've hoped. I'm keeping an open mind....

Collective Arts on the other hand, has always impressed me....the crispy, light golden malt effect is always nice. The combo of hops is full blast...yummy. effervescent, fresh and tangy. Crispy clean...hop blast. Dig it.

The Azacca & Mosiac combo brings in:
Tropical melon, cucumber, starfruit and citrus green with both taste and feel inequal amounts.

New England/Brut IPA thingy Style supremo.

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Photo of GHow
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Some will love the mild hop/ juice taste and feel. Great hot summer day party beer. I would grab one if it was in the cooler. For me not their best offering of their current IPA run.

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Photo of malrubius
4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can. Hazy very pale straw with dense rocky head and lace. Citrus citrus rind and grassy aroma. Medium light sweetness tropical fruit mediumearthy fruity citrus finish. Medium light soft body. Excellent.

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Photo of rypkr
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Looks like soapy lemon dishwater with 20 finger head overflowing over my glass.

Smells pretty muted. Not impressed.

Taste is decent. Has very nice peppery bite that I very much dig, otherwise it's pretty average.

Feel is peppery and zesty which is also nice.

Overall not an immediate revisit for me.

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Photo of bobv
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. can.
Canned 21st of March, 2019.
Moderate pour yields a inch white head over a slightly hazy light golden body with some lacing and a few mounds forming as head recedes. This is the haziest Brut IPA I've ever seen. Nice nose of tropical fruit, candied citrus, a bit of pine, and a bit of grass. This is the juiciest Brut IPA I've ever smelled. Taste mirrors nose at first (juicy), and then finishing dry. Soft feel and overall, not the best in their IPA# series, but certainly not the worst. As it warms, everything comes together better, rating went up a little, and I'm enjoying it a bit more. Cheers!

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Photo of jpbrooklyn
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A decent brut for sure and glad I’m drinking a (Canadian) Collective Arts here in the wilds of NJ. Refreshing for sure but...just a bit too sweet for me, and I wish the finish had just a bit more bite. One thing for sure, the 7.1 does feel nonexistent! Nice to have tried but won’t be a repeat for me.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

473 mL can from the LCBO; dated Mar 15 2019 and served at cellar temperature. This marks the first time I've had a brut IPA, let alone reviewed one.

Pours a pale golden yellow colour, with a lightly hazed body supporting just over a finger of bubbly, smooth white head that fizzles off over the next few minutes. A tight collar of foam is all that remains, save for a thin film upon the surface... no lace, and only moderately effervescent-looking. On the nose I'm mostly getting fruity notes - specifically, peach, passion fruit and lychee, with lesser suggestions of clementine, lemon rind, melon and mango. Thumbs up so far.

I like it, though right off the bat I'll say that it's a less intense experience than nearly all of their previous numbered IPAs, and a fair bit more straightforward, too. Orange, grapefruit and mango come through, alongside hints of melon and lychee. Some resiny, pithy bitterness does come through on the back end, but it doesn't linger much past the finish, which leads up to a dry aftertaste. Medium in body, with average carbonation levels that start off fairly spritzy, but don't stay that way for long; no sign of the 7.1%, either, which makes it quite easy to toss back.

Final Grade: 4.01, an A-. Collective Arts' IPA No. 9 is not as aggressively hop-focused as these numbered IPAs have trended in the past - this one is a bit more subtle and nuanced, perhaps even refined, with a drier character that (I would presume to be) typical of a so-called Brut IPA. I totally get why that might not be everyone's cup of tea, but at the end of the day this is still a relatively solid example of this trendy IPA sub-style. Like all of this brewery's offerings, it's at least worth a look, and personally I'll be picking up a couple more cans while it's in rotation.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
3.23/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Perhaps the issue is that I am having this after a triple IPA. I should have changed the order of things. As is, this is a disappointingly bland, watery IPA(ish), almost unrecognizable Collective Arts brew. Seriously, what is this?
Doesn't look like much, doesn't smell like much and most certainly doesn't taste like much.
Okay, I am going to chew on a couple of coffee beans and revisit.
Well, the nose is slightly nicer, but the malt comes through stronger. This is a complete miss. I recommend that you do not try it, or else you form an incoherent opinion of CA.

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Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

Lightly hazy pale blonde. Moderate carbonation. 1 finger of creamy white head.

Melon, pear, lemon, grapefruit, dank, and wintergreen. A light but pleasant aroma.

Honeydew, pear, dank, and mango. Light honey and candy sugar maltiness. Slight Champagne, lemon zest, and Fruity Pebbles.

Medium-plus bodied, silky, crisp, dry, and moderately bitter.

Dry and plenty hoppy.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed and scored March 22/23, 2019, Review from notes taken two weeks later when re-sampling with a 4 day old can. No significant changes made to scoring. LCBO purchase for $4.25 CDN, a more palatable price tag for the IPA series that is not a DIPA.

Appearance - Semi clear, pale golden color with a few bubbles. Sparkling white head of a couple of fingers and great retention. Loads of spidery lacing as the head cascades away.

Smell - Subtle bits of fruit, perfumey, light tropical aromas with a background of funky and sweaty gym socks.

Taste - Clean, lightly fruity with some melon sweetness initially. A touch of boozy sweetness follows that up and lots of subtle grape characteristics. Black pepper and finishes spicier than expected.

Mouthfeel - Very dry, good carbonation and the body is very light given the ABV, but less surprisingly given the style.

Overall - If not my favorite of the Numbered IPA series, which it isn't IPA No.9 is at the very least a worthwhile entry as there is plenty of experimentation, and having new and usually delicious beers to enjoy that are IPAs are the whole reason that Collective Arts is 9 beers in and every subsequent one seems to be as eagerly anticipated as the last.

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Photo of Jynormiss
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was super excited to see no.9 hit the shelves at my favourite LCBO. Poured into an imperial pint glass, was surprised how little sediment came out compared to other CA ipas, was almost clear. Nice fluffy head that dissipated to a constant cap, minimal lacing. Smells faintly citrus and slightly like champagne and white wines like pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc.. surprisingly high carbonation and quick to leave the palate. Hop bitterness similar to a lagunitas ipa, also slightly sour finish that makes my mouth water pleasantly and makes me want another sip. Overall not my favourite of the numbered CA ipa family, but I will buy another and let it age for a month and see what happens as this batch was only brewed a week ago on March 15 2019

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Photo of Jesterr44
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the brewery; canned 3 days ago, Mar. 15 2018. Nice and fresh. Pours a very slightly cloudy straw-golden colour with a tall fluffy white head with lots of retention. Some active bubbles continue to feed up from the bottom. Thick lacing remains during drinking. Aroma is of white wine laced fruity (green grape) hops - typical of the aromas I tend to notice in Brut IPAs. First taste is rather unexpected. This does not taste like the last Brut from CA (#7). There is more of a champagne-like flavour - too much in my opinion. It overwhelms the taste and I'm left longing for tastes of the CA hops that I love in their other series beers (#2,3,4,5,8). Surround Sound & LITC too. Feel is light and not as smooth, full or creamy as I'd like in a CA IPA. Definitely bottom 2 for me in their series along with #6.

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Collective Project: IPA No. 9 from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 43 ratings