Collective Project: IPA No. 9
Collective Arts Brewing

Collective Project: IPA No. 9Collective Project: IPA No. 9
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Style:
American Brut IPA
Ranked #26
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
87
Ranked #18,934
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 5.66%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
44
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Collective Arts Brewing
 
Ontario, Canada
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One-off
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SCORE
87
Very Good
Collective Project: IPA No. 9Collective Project: IPA No. 9
Notes: Brut India Pale Ale brewed with Azacca & Citra hops.
Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 44
Reviews by Jynormiss:
Photo of Jynormiss
3.8/5  rDev -2.3%
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 Knapp85
3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justintcoons
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a Pilsner glass.

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

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

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

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

Overall
Dry and plenty hoppy.

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Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of malrubius
4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
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 Mleblanc25
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eberesford
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
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 ummswimmin
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
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 BigGruntyThirst
4.09/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpbrooklyn
3.89/5  rDev 0%
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 djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gallaghercm
3.76/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rypkr
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
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 taxandbeerguy
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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 DaPan
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GoHabsGo
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Coronaeus
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thehyperduck
4.01/5  rDev +3.1%
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 bigpoppa67
3.73/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rukeli76
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of goalie35
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GHow
4/5  rDev +2.8%
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 IdrinkGas
3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kier
3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Collective Project: IPA No. 9 from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 44 ratings