Review: Collective Arts IPA No. 2 (Collective Project)


I absolutely enjoyed Collective Arts' IPA No. 1 when it came out back in March. In fact, as soon as I reviewed it, I had someone go "IPA No. 1 is garbage.. look out for IPA No. 2, you'll love it!" Well, I didn't think it was garbage.. but what would I know? IPA No 2 is brewed with Mosaic, Simcoe and Waimea hops and comes out at 7.1% ABV.

Appearance: A cloudy orange bodied beer with a massive amount of light-beige head on top. I had to wait around 20 minutes to photograph this beer because the glass was 60% foam initially (not the fault of my pouring, it was just a foamy beer).

Aroma: Sweet and juicy! Notes of oranges, pineapple and a hint of honey. Light graininess to it, a hint of lemon. Light floral notes and just a hint of pine in there. Very juicy IPA!

Taste: The juiciness pops out really well in this beer with pineapple dominating the flavour, followed by orange peel, a bit of lemon and a light graininess to it. Mildly bitter with pine, grapefruit, and floral notes. In every sip I get the fresh squeezed fruitiness in every aspect.. almost like a beer mimosa.

Overall Thoughts: This is a great example of the Juicy or New England-style IPA trend that's exploded this year. I could drink this every day if I had the chance. This makes up for Ransack the Universe not being in stock at my local LC for now.

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