Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #7 – The Toques of Hazzard (IIPA)

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Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #7

  • My Rating: [B-],  I gave it a (3.3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com

The Toques of Hazzard Imperial IPA – Parallel 49 Brewing, 9.2% ABV – 341ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

on the front-left label:

“Just a good ol’ beer, made with grains, yeast and hops. Beats all you ever drank, been a double IPA since the day it was born.”

  • Style: Imperial IPA
  • Taste: Tingly citrus malt banana long bitter hopped
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours hazy pale orange with a quickly dissipating small head, a super-fine thin layer of retention, extra-micro CO2 fast and slow streams.

Nose: bright fruity orange citrus, hints of banana wheat. (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: incoming bitter citrus hops, micro tingly-bubbly mouthfeel

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) pine hops, orange, grapefruit, light malt

Finish: banana-wheat, lingering hoppy bitterness,

Summary: Good texture, citrus flavours, pronounced hoppiness, well-hidden alcohol, nice drinkability.