Peak of Fluorescence
Collective Arts Brewing

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,749
Ranked #18,618
3.98 | pDev: 8.54%
Collective Arts Brewing
Ontario, Canada
Very Good
Peak of FluorescencePeak of Fluorescence

Hops don’t naturally fluoresce, but when you team up Fuerst Wiacek & Collective Arts and decide to make a Double IPA using some bright and juicy nuclear Citra & Nelson Sauvin hops, you can pretty much see this beer from outer space!
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schoolboy from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

... or is that FLOURescence? It's fake cloudy, but not as bad as all those regular New England style AIPAs. It's a little stronger too. My son-in-law picked this up at World Wines in Mentor a bit stale at 2-20-2020 - a good four months. I would say it has mellowed into an easy drinker.

That pour is bright yellow and cloudy. The aroma is weak but clean - it could also be a casualty of sitting on World Wines' shelf. The taste is straight ahead hoppy AIPA. It doesn't taste boozy or off or over the top, really. If it once did, it has mellowed into a nice, easy drinking not too bitter, not too sweet, not really that big, IPA.

Recommended. I would give this another try and look for a better sample.

Jun 25, 2020
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avalon07 from South Carolina

4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a snifter glass. Had a yellowish color and a very cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

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

T: Tasted of a decent amount of tropical fruit (mango and pineapple, in particular), a decent amount of hops (not overdone, though), a small bit of malt (mostly in the finish; not a big factor), light pine notes (just enough to make things interesting), and a good shot of citrus fruit (orange, especially). This is a light, juicy, and sweet flavor. Pretty tasty.

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

O: A solidly made, easy to drink DIPA. Worth a look.

May 10, 2020
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brureview from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy honey color with a 3F head in a Spielgelau IPA glass.

Nice aroma: citrus, grapefruit, other fruit- melon or berry?

Very smooth MF for the style.

Citrus, grapefruit, and grape taste. Not too hoppy, but the bitterness complements the taste profile.

Excellent beer and hop profile: Nelson Sauvin and Citra.

Apr 02, 2020
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Weisenbeer from Ohio

4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice...very nice! Love the appearance and nose and tastes great too! The feel, slippery and smooth, is unusual to my palette, but pleasing. Not sure I've tasted this brewer before, but I will another of their treats for sure.

Apr 02, 2020
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can to tulip.
The appearance was a nice looking burnt orange milky color with a thin sheet of white foamy head. This hung around for a little while then fell off to leave a filmy foamy concave lace.
The aroma had a fairly large depth of sugary malt increasingly sweet through some lemon, mango and pineapple.
The flavor kept towards the sweet side throughout my entire consumption but a light grassy tone slid in underneath. Sweet sugary aftertaste with some grassy hop dry notes, light mango skin and lemon.
The mouthfeel was extremely smooth all around. Those sugary malts exact their revenge on the hops making any kind of harshness become immune to my tongue. Pretty good carbonation. Finishes semi-grassy with a lot of the sugary malt.
Overall, wow, what a sugary malt bomb! That was unexpected from a brewery I tend to like.

Mar 12, 2020
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TooManyGlasses from Canada

4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can.
Pours a uniform hazy/milky yellow with abundant 3 fingers of puffy white head.
Smells super juicy - pineapple, ripe orange, mango, grassy hops, hint of lemon.
Flavour evokes memories of 5-Alive fruit drink - pineapple, orange, mango, with a bit of that edge of earthy hop bitterness on the swallow but sweetness wins the day.
Medium bodied - 8.1% is well hidden - bittersweet tropical hops linger on a dry finish.

Dec 24, 2019
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leaddog from Canada

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a hazy gold with three fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell - Citrus and tropical hops, citrus peel, mango, pineapple, hints of gooseberry, vinous aromas, bready malts, earthy yeast.

Taste - Bold citrus and tropical hop flavour, followed up by the flavours of citrus fruit, mango, pineapple and gooseberry. Vinous flavour and bready malts finish it off.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation. Finishes sticky on the palate.

Overall - A flavourful collab brew with Fuerst Wiacek. There are a lot of great flavours going on here with great balance.

Nov 04, 2019
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Jesterr44 from Canada

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 07/09/19. Had one at the brewery on 07/18/19 but enjoying this can on 08/22/19. Pours a thoroughly hazy straw yellow colour with a fluffy off-white head with decent retention which leaves a small amount of lacing during drinking. Aroma of sweet citrus hops, melon, light grassiness, & that white grapey / white wine I attribute to the Nelson Sauvin. Flavour follows the nose. A lot like a beer I had last night from Hill Farmstead, it's this white grape flavour that I find more in Brut IPAs that I notice in this one. Not that it dominates the flavour, but other than the Brut IPA #9, this is a flavour usually absent in Collective Arts IPAs. Still, it's pretty faint, and the taste of this is sweeter, less dry, & fuller than Brut IPAs in general. In the end, not my favourite from CA, but certainly a well crafted beer & likely exactly what they were going for rather than catering to my personal tastes which lean more to a Simcoe/Mosaic hop to go along with the Citra as opposed to this Nelson Sauvin. Not a must try in my opinion, but it won't last long either as CA is continually rolling through offers like this tasty collab. Good to have tried; I'll enjoy the remaining few I have & wait for the next one to come out from my favourite Canadian brewer. CA - if you're listening ... I tried Boss Tweed from Old Nation the other night. It reminded me a lot of #5 but I ... I may have liked it even more?
What I'm saying is ... #5 was awesome. But if you're looking for a new idea for #12 or #13 or whatever, there's a great recipe out there looking to be replicated by a Canadian brewer!

Aug 23, 2019
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taxandbeerguy from Canada

3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer 12 of the Parkdale Beer Festival. Thanks Josh! I don't know how many got a chance to try this intense IPA. Realeased on Jul 13, so this is literally same day tasting. Review from notes.

Appearance - Brilliant light gold, with a world of haze.

Smell - Quite hoppy, green with lots of earthy and wwedy hops witha sharp dose of alcohol.

Taste - Exactly like the nose with even more sharpness from the ABV. It's not bad, but does detract slightly from an otherwise tropical explosion led by weeds and pineapple. with an understated grapey flavor as an undertone. Quite leafy with sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-heavy bodied, astringent and with plenty of carbonation. Dry finish.

Overall - A pretty decent DIPA that has potential but could use a couple of tweaks or a bit more age in the can to mute some of the boozy harshness.

Jul 14, 2019
Peak of Fluorescence from Collective Arts Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 20 ratings