Parallel 49 Trifecta HopfenWeisse

Overview

Parallel 49 Trifecta HopfenWeisse Review

A West Coast Hef?

It’s not a Hefeweizen. It’s not an IPA. But it’s definitely highly drinkable.

Parallel 49 brings you the Trifecta, named as a reference to the trio of hops on board.  As a hybrid beer, it’s not a typical German hef or hoppy IPA.

Both the flavour and aroma provide lots of stone fruit (apricot etc). There’s a tannic tea-like dryness along the lines of an Earl Grey beer.

We noticed sharper flavours than you’d normally associate with a hefeweizen. There was some bubblegum aroma, but sharper than normal in an astringent way. That will throw some drinkers off. But we agreed that we would definitely seek this beer out again.

  • (4)
    Appearance
  • (3)
    Aroma
  • (3.5)
    Palate
  • (4.25)
    Flavour
  • (4.5)
    Overall Enjoyment
3.9

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Orangey Gold
  • Head Size & Retention: Big/rocky head/serious lace
  • Clarity: Cloudy
  • Balance: More Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Extremely Crushable
  • Enjoyment: I would definitely seek this beer out again
  • Malt Characteristics: Light
  • Hop Characteristics: Lightly Hoppy, Fruity, Citrusy, Stone Fruit: Apricot, Peach etc, Piney or Woody
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: Stone Fruit: Apricot, Peach etc, Bubblegum
  • Palate: Juicy, Sharp bite

Summary

Parallel 49 brings you the Trifecta, named as a reference to the trio of hops on board.  As a hybrid beer, it’s not a typical German hef or hoppy IPA. But we agreed that we would definitely seek this beer out again.

Pros

  • Great head, juicy stone fruit flavours
  • More complex than your standard Hef

Cons

  • Hop + yeast combo provides sharp aroma and flavour
Tags: German, Hoppy, wheat

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