Parallel 49 Brewing Company Corn Hops – American Double / Imperial IPA at 8.2% ABV

Parallel 49 Brewing Company Corn Hops American Double / Imperial IPA at 8.2% ABV (C$6.95 at Sundance Wine Market, 500 ml, no bottle date or best before)

Appearance: hazy pale gold with one finger of rocky white head, good retention and chunky lacing. (4/5) Aroma: bright citrus, pine, tropical fruit, corn syrup and biscuity malt. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, strong bitter. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, building bitter and boozy finish. (4/5)

Interesting. Distinctly DIPA in character, with lots of bright and bitter hops leading the way, followed by a distinct cornflake sweetness that nonetheless doesn’t make you think “cheap adjuncts”. Quite sweet, to the point where the really quite emphatic bitterness doesn’t become apparent until you’re well into it. Dangerous, too – the bottle’s almost gone before the hefty ABV makes itself apparent in the form of a boozy heat in the finish. I have to say, I’m starting to warm up to this brewery. (15/20)

7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com

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