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


on tap

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RATINGS: 57   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 (60) - 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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (9237) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 17, 2015
Fair black ipa, fresh bottle from LCBO, but maybe didn’t release quick enough. More roast than hops, smells good. Not so drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Slepkov (38) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Alcoholic and burnt. Not much going on here except for a lot of alcohol and the novelty of a black beer with tons of floral aroma. cognitive dissonance is not sufficiently interesting to merit the syrupy alcoholic mouthfeel and ashen malt flavours. Uninteresting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Boutip (5025) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Bottle: Poured a clear black color ale with a large dark brown foamy head with OK retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry roasted malt with some light astringent notes. Taste is dominated by dry roasted malt notes with some astringent notes and some citrus hoppy notes with subtle tart notes in the aftertaste. Body is slightly below average with good carbonation. I thought this one balance and was too astringent for my own taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6412) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
[Bottle (650ml)] Pours a very dark amber-brown with a large long-lasting frothy tan head. Lots of lacing. Slightly odd aroma is roasty along with leafy hops, coffee, earthy notes and some chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt, leafy hops, coffee, light lactic notes and a long big bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. There aren’t many Black IPAs I love and this one falls in that category, just good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfrancis (2635) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Pours black with a pillow beige head. Aroma is intense pine and grapefruit hop with a light toasted malts. Taste is a great blast of pine hop bitterness and light dank with toasted malts. Great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GonZoBeeR (2983) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - APR 6, 2015
Aroma:Tropical fruit, mixe with chocolate... Appearance: Dark brown, good tan head... Flavor:coffe,rosted malt, light tropical hops...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2015
2015-03-20. Black body with a large foamy beige head. 4+ Aroma is pleasant but mild. Lightly leafy green hops, musky malt and earthy touches. 7+ Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, leafy hops and musky earthy character. Smooth average plus body. Decent but fairly mild. Bottle from the LCBO shared by Symes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jksipa (463) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark brown with red highlights under a huge lingering tan head that leaves patchy lace. Big roasty nose with a decent pine undertone. Light sweet roasted toffee with medium bitterness of coffee, chocolate, pine and some grapefruit. Medium+ creamy body with a lingering bitter finish and average carbonation. Alcohol is well integrated. Mmmmm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKeywork (44) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - APR 1, 2015
Dark as a cold northern night. Tan head that has staying power. Nice lacing. Big bold flavours. Bitter and roasty. And you can hardly taste the 8.5% alcohol. Not really familiar with Philips but this beer makes me want to try more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1584) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2015
Pours black with lots of frothy cream head and tons of lacing. Nose is roasted grain and fresh grass. Flavours are grapefruit, roasted grain, some espresso, some pepper. Taste med/big bitter med sweet. Full creamy body with medium csrbonation and a lasting bitterness. Nice beer.

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