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

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.

Editor’s note: rebrewed in 2014/2015

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (7477) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2015
341mL bottle, pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma smells like feet, with herbal notes and light floral hops. Flavour is better thankfully, with piney hops, herba; notes, and a little feet. Certainly not the most refined IIPA by a long shot, with a lot of that feet-like quality. Not bad, but pretty amateur.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2015
Bottle, as part of the Snowcase. Medium golden, a bit hazy, with an average white head. Aroma is vaguely piney, with pale cereals underlying. The palate has a bit of caramel, lots of cereals, a kiss of pine, and then harsh bitter aspirin. Not a very good DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (545) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
Bottle, part of the Snowcase 2014. Slightly hazy golden yellow pour with a pillowy white head, not much retention. Aroma is mostly hoppy, resinous and light pine notes, with some sweetness and malt beneath. Taste is fairly bitter and hoppy up front with resin and some citrus zest, more sweetness and malt near the end, with a dry finish. Quite tasty, but not an outstanding DIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2729) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2014
341ml brown bottle from the Snowcase 2014. Yellow colour, pretty clear. Small white head with a creamy bead. Citrus nose, some caramel malt. Taste has some sweet malts, faded hops. Grainy finish, mild bitterness. Doesn’t do much for me, tasted pretty plain.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschool_Mike (112) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear pale straw colour. Aroma is piney hops. Taste is piney hops with a bit of citrus not much malt character. Really good IIPA. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1118) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a clear gold with medium soapy white head and a healthy amount of lace. Aroma is tropical fruits, citrus, resin, and faint pale malts. Flavour herbal, resin, pine, medium high bitterness, some grainy backbone, touch of alcohol and a fairly dry finish. We?ll done and pretty smooth+balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1391) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
Pours a clear orangish yellow with a frothy white head. Aroma of sweet pale malts, caramel, pine, citrus, grapefruit, light spruce and orange peel... Great complexity and balance. Taste is sweet pale malts, citrus, grapefruit, orange peel and light tropical fruits but overall well balanced with the malt profile and a nice big balanced bitterness make this a great double.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (578) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Mmm! Has a nice hop profile with lots of citrus notes. Some very minor notes of wheat and malts back it up. Yummy!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4447) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
341ml bottle pours a golden color with a finger and a half of white creamy head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is herbal and fruity. Taste is a herbal hop bitterness with a tropical fruit and grainy malt sweetness. Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Not one of the better DIPA’s that I have tried, but decent enough that I would try it again in the future.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15378) - 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.

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