Beermas 2013-2014 – Day 06 – Toques of Hazzard Imperial White IPA – Parallel 49 Brewing
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I’ve had a few beers from Parallel 49, and they all been quite good (Old Boy Ale ESB, Salty Scot Caramel Scotch Ale) so I am hoping for a repeat performance in Todays Beermas treat.
The Toques of Hazzard packs a punch at 9.2% alc.vol in a 650ml bottle, you might want to enlist some help. I unfortunately have none Today so I’ll do what I can within reason.
The beer pours a bit like a hefeweizen but lighter – about 2 thumbs worth of thick pillowy head and fair carbonation.
The aroma is very bitter and fruity – specifically grapefruit which I imagine is coming from the hops.
Let’s taste. For a beer that’s 9.2% its very smooth – the grapefruit is there but its not as aggressive as some IPA’s. It’s quite a sophisticated beer really – just the right amount of malt to hops, it goes down smooth and yet doesn’t sacrifice flavour.
The audio portion of the review doesn’t tell the full story. I spent the entire evening sipping this beer and it was delicious. I recommend this beer as a re-buy and hope to see it on the shelves of the liquor store in the future.
Cheers – see you on Beermas Day 07.