Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #9 – Hoparazzi West Coast Lager

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Central City/Parallel 49 2014 Calendar Day #9

Hoparazzi West Coast Lager – Parallel 49 Brewing, 6.0% ABV – 341ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

on the front-left label:

“Don’t mind the flashes. This unique pale lager with big hoparoma and citrus kick tends to attract a lot of attention.”

  • Style: West Coast Lager / Strong Pale Lager
  • Taste: Crisp sweet barley malt soft grapefruit bitter hopped light floral
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours golden deep orange with a long-lasting decent-sized very foamy head, very sticky thick lacing, several slow streams.

Nose: clean and direct orange-grapefruit citrus hopped malts. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: crisp, incoming soft bitter hops

Mid-palate: fizzy-tingly, (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) liquid barley malt, bread-toffee, light chamomile

Finish: light burpy, soft grapefruit bitter hops, long lingering bitter finish.

Summary: You got the liquid sweetness of a lager balanced very nicely with the bitterness of an IPA; Not harshly hopped, just enough to create a harmonious sippable balance.