Corn Hops Imperial Corn IPA – Parallel 49 Brewing (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

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Corn Hops Imperial Corn IPA – Parallel 49 Brewing, 8.2% ABV, 650ml, (Vancouver, BC, Canada) (*local craft beer*)

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“We’ve been known to throw some puns around, and sometimes we’ve been downright corny. This beer is brewed using a healthy dose of corn and even healthier dose of hops, making for a light-bodied imperial IPA. Gotta have my hops.”

Ingredients: pilsner malt, flaked corn, chinook, ahtanum, and citra hops, yeast and water.

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  • Style: (flaked corn) Flavoured Imperial IPA
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  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6 – 650ml., June 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not quite

Visual: Limited Release 2015. Pours virtually clear pale golden orange with almost no head, quickly dissipating, a very thin layer of hazy retention, slow steady streams here and there.

Nose: aromatic sweet lemon-orange citrus hopped nose. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: cream-very crisp bite, incoming bitter hops

Mid-palate: (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) bold citrus hop oils, liquid malt sweetness

Finish: biting grapefruit peel bitterness, resin, hopped bitter finish.

Summary: Something like your citrus IPA but with added sweetness minus a bit of body. Not much corn flavour but big on citrus. Pretty straightforward.