Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Lord of the Hop IPA


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  • Brewery: Parallel 49 Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: India Pale Ale
  • Pros:

    Delicious hop flavours in a fantastic IPA.

  • Cons:

    Slightly overcarbonated

  • Conclusion:

    Delicious and extremely flavourful IPA. One of P49's best brews.


Parallel 49 Brewing Co. – Lord of the Hop IPA Review

Parallel 49 Brewery seems to always fly their own flag. Taking traditional ideas and turning them on their side seems to be regular occurrence so seeing a fairly traditional IPA come out of this East Vancouver brewery was an exciting proposition. Brewed with five unique hops and three different malts this is about as traditional as Parallel 49 beer can get and is a great addition to the year-round BC IPA roster. Given the the infiltration of Parallel 49 beer in BC retailers you will undoubtedly see it at your local craft beer location now. The beer poured with two fingers of head and was a lightly opaque golden-caramel colour. The smell foreshadowed with a creamy northwest style hop and a combination of floral and citrus notes. The flavour is relatively floral with citrus notes and a fairly intense pine-hop bitterness; this is paired with a fairly intense carbonation. The finish is bittered with hop but mellows quicker than expected leaving a neutral-bitter palate. This is a great tasting IPA. Hoppier than average it is not an easy drinking beer but if you like some jump in you hop give this beer a try!

Alcohol – 7.2%
Size – 650ml
IBU – 70
Price – $5.95 (BCL)
This is a seasonal beer (February 2013 Release) (not on website)


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  1. Graham With
    Graham With 9 March, 2013, 17:14

    No New Zealand hops. Year round as well. I

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  2. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 13 March, 2013, 18:03

    Such a good IPA! I am glad it has joined the IPA club

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  3. Feldmann
    Feldmann 28 April, 2013, 13:13

    I really enjoyed the IPA. I went into it a little scared that it would be too much hop for me to handle since I’m traditionally not a big IPA guy but it was amazingly smooth and full of flavor. Yet another great beer by Parallel 49.

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