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Phillips Crazy 8s Annu-Ale ( 8th Anniversary )

 (RETIRED)
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77
29
style
Formerly brewed at Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Eight years ago, Matt Phillips gambled with a stack of credit cards. Here and now, we’re celebrating Phillips Eighth Anniversary with this hoppy annu-ale, we’re thinking of this brew as a present to ourselves, but we certainly hope you’ll enjoy the hefty helping of hops as much as we do.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 2, 2014
Courtesy of CapFlu, vintage bottle
Smelly sweaty hop aroma. It has a lean body, with good malt flavor, and still some hop resins and fruits; old but enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (4342) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle - Vintage - Boozy caramel and barley wine like. Floating stuff in orange with a nice white head. Light caramel and a woody. Definitely past due but still not too bad.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jonas (5658) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - FEB 4, 2011
Bottle, thanks Todd! Resiny pine, honey, grass, really pleasant despite the age. Cloudy yellow, low head. Minerally dusty base, light hay, plenty off grass and pine to balance. A bit of autolysis by now, but not severe. Dry body, slightly too light at this point, pleasant sparkly mouthfeel. Dry citric finish. Nice, must have been spectacular fresh.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - FEB 19, 2010
Bottle, shared by CapFlu. Pours warm orange with a slight haze and white lacing. Smells past its prime, but not bad. Has a slight skunkweed herbal aroma with citrus pith, Grand Marnier, and honey. Soft, fairly thick palate. Nice bitterness but does not have as much complexity as the aromas let on. Earthy flavors include burnt mushrooms as well as grass.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2010
Hazy golden-amber. Whispy head. Honeyish and lightly floral with fresh, bready malts. Fairly light, with some honey malt on the palate. Dry, hoppy finish. Nice brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6495) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 22, 2009
Bottle 650 ml
Appearance: fine haze , creamy mid top with fine lace. 3+
Nose: aromatic , citric hop , caramel sweetness .Spicy peppery end. Good refreshing nose. 7+
Flavor/Palate : mid full body. Malty , with sweet sides , citric hop feel followed. Drinkable , strong ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sammy (8679) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 14, 2009
Very yellow, rising carbonation bubbles. Whote foamy head. Some consider it a DIPA. Average mouthfeel. Sweet malts drying finish. Orange in taste, 60 plus IPA I think.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boutip (4738) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 29, 2009
Bottle: Poured a hazy dirty orangey color ale with a small foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of citrus and grassy hops are dominant. Taste is also dominated by loads of green hops with a grassy feels and some medium citrus notes. Malt is bit shy for the style IMO. Body was quite full with average carbonation and no signs of the alcohol. A notch below some of the best West Coast IIPA but still very enjoyable nonetheless.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gravelle (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 5, 2009
Light cloudiness on pour. Min. head. Evergreen hop nose with a great lasting body. Citrus taste with a comp. hop finish. Can’t say enough great things about phillips!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 29, 2009
Cloudy amber,small lasting white head.Piney hop nose,hint of malt.Cat pissy hop profile,good body. Lasting citrus hop end.Good lace


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