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

 (RETIRED)
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86
41
style
Formerly brewed at Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (511) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (2696) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oldschool_Mike (73) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1073) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1334) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MunBro (508) - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (4375) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15227) - 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 (4981) - 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 (5842) - 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.


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