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


on tap

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RATINGS: 277   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (702) - 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 (31) - 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 (1631) - 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 (366) - 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 (8656) - 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 (572) - 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 (690) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SteveLikesBeer (67) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperTiti33 (817) - 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.

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