Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
koppertone (62) - Alberta, - AUG 21, 2013
Pours dark amber with a moderate amount of head that lingers. Nice soft mouthfeel lots of hops and malt odor with flavour to match. A bit of coffee. Warm aftertaste. Impressed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2975) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Deep reddish-brown body with a healthy tan head. Aroma has a nice balance of roasted coffee beans, dark malt, and west coast hops. Flavour is similarly well balanced, with rich dark malt, molasses and licorice notes that provide a good base for the big citrus and pine hops that come on quickly and linger in the finish. Body is a touch thin. Alcohol is fairly well integrated, but just a slight uptick of warmth in the end. Pretty nice stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5581) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2015
pours clear dark brown with a frothy and creamy beige head, very good retention and lacing. sweet chocolate and coffee maltiness, molassed brown maltiness, candied melons and peppery strawberries, citrus peel and resin, minty citrus, candied oranges, espresso roasted coffee beans, clean yeast. light carbonation, medium body - oily; almost balanced grassy-spicy-citrusy finish. nicely aromatic and chocolatey black ipa. enjoyed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (756) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 27, 2015
Pours darker than an an over due tax bill with a foamy milkshake style cap. I shoved the glass under the nose of Mrs Tiki & she recoiled, which is usually a good sign for a hop head like me. Taste is blackened malts, watery coffee, leather (what, you saying you haven’t licked leather?), & bitter hops. Some reviewers below me are complaining about lack of balance & I have to disagree, as this walks a nice tightrope between styles. Highly drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (172) - - MAY 17, 2015
From a 650ml bottle. Pours a huge frothy tan head and has a dark brown appearance with ruby highlights. Thick patchy lacing. Aromas of roasted barley malts, earthy hops. Flavours are actually quite hoppy with notes of citrus hops, bready and sweet malts. Slick and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gluepot (120) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
A very tasty thick and roasty variation on the Black IPA theme. The overall taste profile features a nice marriage of slightly bitter coffee and chocolate elements with gripping hops, toasted malt and a touch of cherries and cream. There is a strong sub-taste of mollasses or dark toffee, but it is not too sweet. The body is thick and satisfying and the significant effervescence punches up the taste. This blend works really well for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bendrixian (1325) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 14, 2015
Brown and black pour. Big hoppy west coast style brew a touch of molasses too. Hoppy and citrussy palate with toast and sweet caramel. Nice big brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1095) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 12, 2015
650ml bottle
8.50% ABV
Milton LCBO Outlet #1 (Milton, Ontario, Canada)
April 6, 2015
The beer pours a solid dark brown with black edges and a generous light tan coloured head. The aroma is grapefruit hops, roasted malt, and coffee. The mouthfeel is medium full bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is strong grapefruit notes with hints of weak coffee and cereal malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1237) - Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2015
Thanks to cards04 for this massive black IPA. Pours deep brown with a massive tan foam. Hop aroma is pine, resin, and earthy. Plenty of bitterness followed by black and toasted malts. Not too dry or astringent. The bitterness returns to finish things off. May I have another?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (861) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle from the University plaza LCBO. Dark dark brown / black, massive tan head loads of lace. Nose is malty sweet, a touch of vanilla even. Tastes sweet, quite bitter, pine hop. Really spectacular to style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (2117) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of pine, orange blossom, roses, dried leaves, and roasted malts. An odd blend of bitter leafy hops, char, florals, and hefty malts in the mouth. Could be considered complex, but there is a distinct lack of harmony for me. Some good elements here, but nothing comes together.

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