Collective Project: IPA No. 10
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American IPA
Ranked #3,471
Ranked #21,258
3.87 | pDev: 8.01%
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
Very Good
Collective Project: IPA No. 10Collective Project: IPA No. 10
Notes: Double Dry-Hopped Nano IPA

PA No. 10 is a flavourful, yet extremely sessionable Double Dry-Hopped Nano IPA. Made with 12 grams per litre of Mosaic and Simcoe hops, tropical fruit notes dominate but are balanced with a smooth body that makes this one a super easy drinking IPA. And at just 3.2% ABV it was made for sipping in the sun!

Art: Ronan Lynum, Washington, DC, USA
Hops: Amarillo and Simcoe
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 36
Photo of woodychandler
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I am really digging today's start with all of the Collective Art Brewing CANs for The CANQuest (tm)! This has been a revelation!

From the CAN: "Nano IPA Brewed w/Simcoe & Mosaic Hops"; "Unfiltered Keep Cold"; "Artist: Ronan Lynam Ann Arbor, MI, USA". One of my all-time fave bartenders is Danny Lynam who used to work the stick at Bridgewaters Pub inside of 30th Street Station in PHL. Any relation? I wonder.

My CAN depicted a panda bear manning the turret of a (literally) groaning tank! Haha. Bore not cleaned?

My Crack! of the vent was beautiful & loud & so I beCAN my slow, gentle Glug. I was astounded by its foaming from the outset & as such, I had to remain slow despite its obvious cloudiness. It really puffed up to become two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, bone-white head with very good retention. I sat back to allow it to reduce itself to a drinkable level & CANtemplate the rest of it. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). Nose was redolent with Simcoe the kitty doing her kitty business in plain sight with NO shame! Punk Simcoe! By all of that, I mean that the beer's cattiness was up front & obvious. Sure, I could also smell tropical fruits, but Simcoe was queen. Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. Okay. The taste had a tanginess that I could not quite pinpoint, but it remained catty-tropical fruity throughout. Finish was semi-dry & while that might be fine for the style & for others, I was left feeling unfulfilled. YMMV.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy; pale gold in color; 1 finger white head that receded to wispy cap; OK lacing;

S: really nice showcase of Simcoe and Mosaic;

T: more Simcoe than Mosaic; flavor is out of balance - very little malt character; mild to moderate bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: a lot of flavor for 3.2% ABV; the lack of balance was annoying;

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Photo of SSS
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

A-Pineapple juice pale hazy yellow with a thin head that disappeared quickly
S-Citrus and berries, with ripe peach and apricot, all intertwined in a beautiful fruit cocktail
M-Hi and carbonation with a watery mouth feel that leaves me wanting more
T-Assertively better with an undesirable lemon rind flavour and no real malt sweetness back bone
O-i wanted to like this more than I did

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Photo of Ronl12
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can into chalice. Dated 5/9/19.
Look is nice hazy yellow. Smell is nice tropical fruit with mango.. Taste follows nose with a little earthy taste. Feel is light. Overall nice but a little watery for my taste.

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours cloudy yellow with a crackly, flash in the pan head. Huge tropical, mango hops in the nose. The taste is brash hop bitterness with grapefruit rind, orange and tropical fruit notes in abundance. Malts are basically imperceptible. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied than expected, with full, prickly carbonation. Medium high bitterness lasts a long while in the finish.

A great session IPA. Super low ABV with a huge wall of hops. Not too complex, but awesome. Worth a try.

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Photo of osheamatth
3.56/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Looks nice - smells skanky. I wanted to live this but the aroma just put me off. Flavor profile is fine with hoppy stone fruit profile. Aftertaste offers nice piney notes.

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 473ml can. Canned on June 4/2019
Well a nice pour and the nose is ok but i have to agree with Cramshawbar's review somewhat'
Love CA a ok IPA all in all.

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Photo of Cramshawbar
3.31/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I don't usually buy beer tasting water, but I thought I'd make an exception, 'cause, you know - Collective Arts.
The colour is right, the pour is good, even the nose is nice. And you know, the first sip is not bad. Then comes a rather quick crash.
Come on! There is no reason for this beer. It's for people who got on the craft beer bandwagon, but miss their weasel piss days. Having this, they can drink all night again.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pretty damn solid IPA for 3% ABV. Not going to hold up against regular (or DDH 7%+ hop-erupting) IPAs. But I can’t imagine a more IPA-faithful 3% beer, filled with a solid doses of citrus, lemongrass, pine, and light bitterness (your traditional American IPA notes). You can certainly tell it’s low-ABV, and it certainly has some “watered down IPA” characteristics. But again, 3.2%!

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

473 ml can served cold into a pint glass. Canned June 18, 2019. LCBO purchase for about $3.65 CDN.

Appearance - Very hazy, pale golden straw colored brew. Nearly two fingers of fluffy white head. Pretty good staying power and spotty lacing at the edges of the glass.

Smell - Citrus all the way, a bit of a musty grapefruit smell, with flashes of orange and pineapple. Some leafy and earthy pithy goodness in there. Lemon factors in as well.

Taste - Initially citrusy with lemon, orange and musty grapefruit again, followed up by a fairly crackery flavor. Diversity of flavors is a plus. Intensity of flavors not so much. Still quite flavorful given the lower ABV.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied, spritzy carbonation and easy drinking.

Overall - For what it is, IPA No. 10 has been executed really well, with a surprising amount of flavor and lots of hops in a light easy drinking summer quencher. Compared to the others in the series with bigger bolder flavors, higher ABV (and certainly more calories) it falls short, but as intended, a light easy drinking summer IPA, it's really good. Worth a try and better than a couple already in the series namely No. 6, bit not far off No. 8 and 9 as well (despite those 4 being dramatically different brews).

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Photo of leaddog
4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

1300th review!

Appearance - Pours a hazy apricot three fingers of frothy white head.

Smell - citrus and tropical hops, citrus and orange peel, hint of lime zest, pineapple, apricot, bready malts, and earthy tropical earthy yeast.

Taste - citrus and tropical hops upfront. The citrus and orange peel, lime zest, pineapple, and apricot come through next. The bready malts and tropical earthy yeast finish the brew off.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes crisp with a pleasant hop bitterness lingering.

Overall - Another solid brew in this series. This one is super sessionable at 3.2%. A must try in this series!

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

473 mL can from the LCBO; dated Jun 5 2019 and served slightly chilled. I bought a few cans of this in mid-June, and absolutely loved it, but neglected to save a can for review. Luckily for me, another flat showed up today.

Pours so turbid that it's functionally opaque, with a yellow-apricot OJ sort of hue to the body. One finger of bubbly white froth sizzles off in a hurry - two minutes later, there's only a sickly-thin collar of bubbles remaining, along with a few specks of scattered lace. Visually underwhelming, but that's easy to overcome. Passion fruit, mandarin orange and bubble gum on the nose, alongside hints of grapefruit, stone fruit and some faintly floral aspects.

Unabashedly hop-forward, to the point where the hop acids actually start to register on the taste buds as a weakly sour burn. Tropical flavours of passion fruit, papaya and mandarin orange also come through quite clearly, with more of a floral, grassy, somewhat resiny hop bitterness taking over on the back end of the sip. Finishes with a blend of citrus and floral hops, finally concluding with some hop burn and peppery notes into the aftertaste. Relatively light in body - though not as light as I would've expected for only 3.2% - with moderate carbonation levels that impart a crisp bite. Refreshing enough, and very easy to toss back.

Final Grade: 4.35, an A grade. I'm on the record multiple times saying that I don't see the attraction of these session ales, but that's because almost none of them are as good as Collective Arts' IPA No. 10 - which is probably *the* best session IPA I've ever had, at least to date. The price of admission is higher than I'd prefer, I'll admit... but with 12 grams of hops per litre (or, if you prefer, 5.67 grams per tallboy), I can totally understand its premium price tag - hops don't just fall from the sky, after all - they're more expensive than ever. A must-try if you can find it.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a four pack of this one the other night for the moderate price of $13.50 or so for a four pack. Normally I'd consider that a good deal for an IPA from these guys (as this series tends to be quite underrated), but this is only 3.2%! "Nano IPA," indeed. The Mosaic and Simcoe hop bill here is flexed very intensely, so if you like those two hops either solo or in tandem, you'll find something to enjoy here.

Pours a hazy straw-golden color with a pale appearance and a fluffy, dense head of bone-white foam that laces quite nicely. Good retention here, too, with decent-enough legs. Still sticks around at about a half-finger after several minutes in my glass. Another small pour to get the head re-roused brings it back up to its full two fingers. Overall, this is a solid looking hazy IPA.

As I mentioned above, this has so much Mosaic and Simcoe interplay, it's actually crazy they got this much to come out of such a little beer. I assume the hop load is intense, as this positively jumps out of my drinking vessel with dank tropical fruit, grassiness, dry earth, pine resin, and grapefruit rind. The Simcoe definitely brings this into a slightly more old-school realm, but the Mosaic keeps things fresh with unique melon and bright tangerine peel elements in the nose. Dank and green-smelling with a lot of good qualities.

Crackery malt base that feels decidedly watery but still packs a lot of nice hop flavor in with the small ABV. More dank and pithy citrus with that stiff, spruce-like Simcoe resin note. The mid-palate has some sugared grapefruit and some grassy blueberry-like notes, probably a Mosaic element coming through. Earthy bite toward the finish with more pine and grapefruit. Light earthiness with a dry, relentless finish that comes across quenching and satisfying. Really like how this all comes together. Sure it's basically a "light IPA" but there is enough going on that I really enjoy, and the ABV means it's super-sessionable. I hope they keep this one around and don't rotate it too soon, as it's among my favorites of this series CAB has been doing.

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Photo of Jesterr44
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It's hard not to give this a good score even though it doesn't pack the flavour of some of the better CA IPAs. For what it is, this is definitely up there. While thin, and a little light on flavour compared to other DIPAs, this one packs an impressive burst of aroma & fruity hops into its miniscule 3.2% ABV. While I would lean towards Clouds & Surround, for those times when I want a lower ABV, #10 looks to be a tasty alternative. Interestingly, Hazy State was just released as well which boasts similar positive characteristics at a 4.1%ABV and will become part of the regular rotation.

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Photo of malrubius
4.11/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can. Hazy (but not murky) pale straw with lasting head and lace. Light grapefruit pineapple grassy aroma and similar medium light sweetness with light grapefruit bitterness in dry finish. light bot not watery soft and fine. Excellent for both an NE IPA and a low alcohol beer.

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Photo of bobv
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can.
Canned 05/09/19 in Waunakee, Wisconsin.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a one inch white head over a slightly hazy light straw colored body with some lacing. Lacing and head are gone fairly quickly. Nose of citrus (orange, grapefruit) and slight pine. Taste mirrors nose very nicely with very little bitterness on the finish. Nice feel and overall, a pretty remarkable beer at only 3.2% abv. Wow! Cheers to Collective Arts for another excellent session IPA!

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Photo of spelingchampeon
4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned 5-9-19
L: Hazy light honey color.. mild head with minimal lacing.
S: Pine, GF, citrus and mild earth tones. A bit of dank hangs in the background.
T: Pine resin, GF and a little kick of tropical flavors. They come a little further as the beer warms. A tad on the sweet side.
F: Light MF, little carbonation and very light bitterness. Smoother as it warms.
O: Really impressed with No. 10. Hard to believe its a 3.2 .. as most beers this low have very little in the aroma/flavor dept. For me, its hard not to like brewers who make something in an area that can be easily criticized and underappreciated. Kudos to Collective Arts!

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Collective Project: IPA No. 10 from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 36 ratings