In Parallel 49 Brewings line of smaller, 341ml bottled beers comes the Filthy Dirty IPA. This big, 7.2% alcohol India Pale Ale pours from the small bottle and appears a light amber colour with a single finger of thiick and lightly lacing head. The Filthy Dirty smells pig with pine hops, tropical fruit and a bitter-sweet alcohol tone. The flavour starts off light and builds into a well bodied, complex IPA flavour. A blend of west coast pine, tropical fruit and a bit of caramel make for a big and flavourful beer with the hop profile making for a unique and rather delicious taste adventure. The complexity also seems to mask the high alcohol content while keeping the rather thick and creamy texture that comes with a big IPA. This is a very nice IPA and steps things a cut above for Parallel 49 Brewing.
Alcohol – 7.2%
IBU – 55
Hops – Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Citra and Ahtanium
Size – 6 x 341ml
Price – $13.50 for 6 (Craft Retailer)