Central City / Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #17 – Psychopz India Pale Lager

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Central City/Parallel 49 2015 Craft Crossing Calendar Day #17

Psychopz India Pale Lager – Parallel 49 Brewing Co., 6.5% ABV – 341ml., (Vancouver, BC, Canada)

on the front-left label:

“Now close your eyes and concentrate. From the mists of time, come forth, hops! Cross into a realm where you are seen and heard. I summon you to join eternally with the grains that have been blessed by fire, and drown in the depths of the wort until it is potent with life! Become the elixir of the gods!”

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  • Style: India Pale Lager
  • Taste: Sweet malt and half bitter hops with a touch of skunk
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: decent lager, but not incredible

Visual: Pours apple juice yellow with a very small dissipating head, thin hazy retention, a few slow singular streams here and there – barely anything.

Nose: apple juice from concentrate, light fart (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: very crisp, micro fizzy/almost creamy

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) hints of red apple, light skunk, non-aromatic malt

Finish: subtle and short hopped bitterness, hints of lemon, malt crisp finish.

Summary: Liking the crisp mouthfeel; it drinks like an upgraded lager with an extra hop dimension and a bit more depth and length. Went down with zero hassle.