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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a BIG beer. Mind Blowing ammounts of hops give this beer tons of flavour and aroma. Not for the faint of heart. The big mean cousin to the original Phillips IPA.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (425) - Ontario, - JUL 8, 2014
2014/07/08 - Pours a transparent, orange/copper colour with a large, frothy off white head that dissipates slowly an leaves ample lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus fruits, biscuit and mild caramel. Taste is light citrus, pine, and mild biscuit notes with a solid caramel backbone. Moderate to high bitterness and moderate sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and slick with average carbonation and a bitter, earthy/metallic aftertaste. The metallic notes in the aftertaste were a little off-putting, but overall it was an enjoyable DIPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1584) - Turku, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2015
Smell of citrus. Golden colour, very high white head. Aroma of spruce, hops, grass. Bitter. Surprisingly not oily. Plentoful carbon.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bomber shared by Bvery. Hazy golden pour. Strong musty hop aroma. Interesting bitter flavor. Not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7961) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bomber from Andrew - thanks! Rich resiny aroma with a bit of citrus. Big beer. Somewhat malty. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (511) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
Hazy pale golden, big white head. Fresh aroma, some grapefruit, garden. Sparkling mouthfeel, medium bodied, slightly oily, long dry aftertaste. Flavour is very hoppy, but the load of hops is balanced with nice malts. Bitter, slightly hot. Rough around the edges but a good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nmcnair (15) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Pours an amber-orange with a long lasting white head. Aroma is moderately hoppy and malty. Taste is bitter and surprisingly malty. Tastes very similar to an American IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yourilevesque (396) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 24, 2015
Bière dont le look laisse croire à la noblesse, cette impériale IPA affiche un air de gagnante! La robe est d’un doré profond; aussi claire que l’eau, effervescente à souhait et surmontée d’une onctueuse mousse blanc cassé. Grosses bulles à la surface et petites bulles émanant du fond du verre. Je suis séduit! Lorsque j’approche le nez du verre, je me projette sous les tropique, reniflant un somptueux plateau de fruits frais. Je flirt avec l’anana et le fruit de la passion, en passant par la mangue et la noix de coco. Le nez est magnifique. Je voyage. Je salive. Je plonge. Déception. Il a dû beaucoup pleuvoir cette année-là car ces magnifiques fruits qui me faisaient tant saliver ont peu de goût. Quelques fruits ici et là tel le pamplemousse, mais l’amertume et l’alcool écrasent tout sur leur passage tel une tempête tropicale. Un goût de cendres... Tiens, je me surprends à n’avoir touché à mon verre que pour en respirer les arômes et ce, depuis au moins 5 bonnes minutes. Cette bière n’est à mon avis ni réellement bonne ni ratée. À humer lentement!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveLikesBeer (65) - - JAN 29, 2015
Phillips Hop Circle IPA’s "big gnarly brother" pours with a rich and frothy white head over a dark gold base. There’s a strong but not overpowering hop aroma that also includes elements of lemon. The company claims a mind-blowing amount of hops went into this, and while there’s certainly a strong bitterness, it’s not mind-blowing. There are hints of pine and citrus along with the hops. There’s a decent, mildly bitter finish. The shape of its 650-millilitre bottle is unique and adds to the visual appeal.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (767) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Blonde claire. Forte amertume. Très résineuse. Sapin/épinette. Houblon juteux. Fruité. Pamplemousse. Orange/mandarine. Fkne chaleur d’alcool. Sèche. Très bien faite, j’adore.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Helsdon (290) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
Something about double IPAs that just seems to do well. I’ve rated a couple and they usually rate high. This one is not exception. Golden-clear pour with a decent white head. Nose is all perfume, flowers and resin hops with a sweeter underlying note. The taste is a decent mix of hops flavours with some of the aforementioned perfume and flowers making an appearance, some bittering hops with a mildly acerbic and chalkiness? to the finish that isn’t unpleasant. Overall a good brew. Also it’s nice to see Canadian micro-brews not from Ontario make it to shelves of those controlling d-bags at the LCBO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2015
pours clear very light golden with a solid creamy white head offering very good retention and lacing. very danky aroma, lots of melons, dusty mangoes, very fruity and unfortunately too sweet for my liking - honey, barley and fruit sugars - pale doughy if not sweet maltiness with some caramel atop; grass, herbs and spices. light carbonation, medium to full body - oily and almost syrupy, slightly harsh grassy-herbal-dusty-resinous finish. o-k.


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