Brewery: Parallel 49
Appearance / Aroma / Body: The appearance of the beer is a bright, citrus orange, with a nice looking head before it quickly disappears. The head seems medium in density and leaves a bit of lacing on the glass.
There isn’t much smell to it – I don’t really detect any hops at all. If anything, I can smell a bit of the malts in there.
Taste / Feel: My first 3 sips didn’t have much going on. There’s no hop flavor to be found here. Not really any malts, either. Just a little bit of bitterness in the aftertaste.
I’ve left it for a bit and come back. I can start to make out some of the hop flavor but it’s still quite watered down to me. The bottle boasts big ‘hoparoma’ and a citrus kick but I can’t say I agree. The after taste is bitter and the body is very light.
Update: I wrote my thoughts in my phone but am now transferring it to the site on my computer. While doing so I wanted to look up the IBU rating and found their description of the beer. They were going for a hybrid between a west coast IPA and a light tasting lager – perhaps it’s a bit too light and with a name like Hoparazzi, I’m disappointed to not really taste much hops.