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

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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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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4.4
   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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
flip_soeperman (556) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2014
A yellow clear beer with big white head. Beer is medium sweet and medium bitter. Some breadiness and raison in there. Or it was an old bottle, or it is just not that great.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
shaynsawchuk (435) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
650 mL bottle. Pours pale golden with a thick white cap of lingering head. Aromas of mango, pineapple and bitter grapefruit rind with a deep caramel malt note as well. Only slightly sweet and nicely bittered. Light to moderate body with a hint of alcohol in the finish. Creamy and sticky on the palate. Not bad, but a little one dimensional. Skeptical about freshness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1032) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
Bottle from lcbo. Pours slightly hazy amber with a big white head. Citrus and raisin aroma. Citrus and raisin taste with a bitter finish. Medium body. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frothmeister (546) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a pale honey tone with some small floaters, and a huge frothy head of creme coloured bubbles. Lots of resinous notes up front on the nose, along with some tropical fruit, light juniper, and light caramel. Unfortunately it smells better than it tastes. Lighter bodied than I was expecting for a double IPA, with resinous/metallic hops, light sugar syrup, and citrus pith up front that leads into more pith heavy bitterness, some rough grassy microbrew pilsener like malt notes and a mildly unpleasant freezer burnt / green bean taste in the finish. A one time purchase for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Niall73 (1392) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle from lcbo. Pea gold with a white head. Aroma is overripe fruit, light veg. Medium body, medium carbonation. Light veg edge, pine, marmalade, grapefruit, woody resin... Good dry, bitter finish, well balanced. It's tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (4844) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Big IPA flavor and finish this was a super beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HipHopOpotamus (228) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2014
purchased in a 650ml bottle at LCBO. I was hoping to try this beer one day and was happy to see it finally in Ontario. It was piney, fruity, bitter, really good beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2223) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Golden-amber in colour with a large long lasting white head, very good lacing. The aroma has lots of malts, some citrus, some pine. The flavour is again malt first, then some fruity hops. Very bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes with a very long and large bittermess.

650ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (314) - Ontario, CANADA - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (481) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Pours left coast loud & proud with a beautiful fluffy two finger cap. The nose is deep woods pine & malt echoes. This is a fantastic double IPA with strong hopping & balanced malting. Itís thick, its throaty, itís leafy, its grapefruit sour meets malt syrup, its everything youíd want from a double. I love their flying saucer hop circle ipa & am sad that its become scarce in Toronto. Itís a great brew & Iím glad to have finally stumbled upon it in at the LCBO.


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