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


on tap

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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

Fish's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 3, 2011
I was VERY happy with this beer. Actually not overwhelmingly hoppy-- in other words, I thought this was an unusually well balanced brew. Impressive, fluffy head that took a while to recede, golden body color. That familiar aroma of pine resin and citrus, without the slightest harshness. Fairly silky palate, but with a dry, sticky finish. Paired this bottle with a nice plate of curried lentils with feta cheese and cherry tomatoes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerAndPonies (168) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
650 ml in Phillips’ unusually-shaped, quickly-narrowing neck bottle,from Real Canadian Liquorstore, served in my Great Western 590 ml convex glass. Pours an orangey-amber shade with generous fine, slow carbonation and a smooth milky cap that holds together like dense, top-notch meringue. Loads of bright grapefruit, orange, and citrus with a side of fresh piney hop notes on the nose; on the tongue, juicy citrus and tree fruit in spades with only after-sip bitter touches. Smooth, silky, and clean-finished with that refreshing little bitterness to swipe the palate clean. A simple-profiled but smashingly enjoyable DIPA that even the hop-naïve can love.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2016
courtesy of fiulijn - pours a murky amber-orange beer with a little foam left; a solid hop presence showing notes of honey and caramel; full-bodied, sweet and fairly bitter; long hoppy finish of caramel, peaches and resin

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (783) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Strong citrus lime aroma. Pours with a medium golden hue and big frothy white head. Powerful hoppy flavours with sharp notes of lemon and lime. Full bodied with a bitter finish with a warming alcohol feel as well. Good IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reeko (50) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 4, 2015
Pours a nice cloudy golden color with I nice white head. It has that thick double ipa aroma. Watch out taste buds. Very bitter and hoppy. A bit of tropical citrus with a grassy finish. This is one of my favorite double ipa’s.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Psytron (1739) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thomashall (612) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bomber shared by Bvery. Hazy golden pour. Strong musty hop aroma. Interesting bitter flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 22, 2015
Bomber from Andrew - thanks! Rich resiny aroma with a bit of citrus. Big beer. Somewhat malty. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Listigovers (742) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
yourilevesque (1104) - 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!

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