Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Hopnotist Imperial IPA Review
Parallel 49 brewery recently entered the IPA game with the release of their Lord of the Hops. Shortly thereafter for the brewery’s 1st anniversary we now have the Hopnotist, an Imperial IPA upping the anti once again. The Hopnatist pours an opaque orange colour with 2 fingers of sticky head. The aroma is strong with grapefruit, passionfruit and cascadian hop bitterness. The taste is bold, unique and in your face. The grapefruit, orange and passionfruit come on strong in the front building to a well hopped yet smooth mid-section. A floral sweetness carries alongside these notes for the entire tasting. For the finish, the bitterness subsides leaving a citrus, lightly sweetened finish. This is not a typical imperial IPA but that is almost expected from Parallel 49. It is however delicious, refreshing and a great option for just about any occasion.
Plus it has a 3D label and comes with glasses and that is just cool…