Gluepot (130) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A sweet malt and complex fruity nose are harbingers of taste elements to come. First and foremost, this beer has a very soft taste profile. Call it gentle. Sweet malts form an appropriate base for a varied hop profile, featuring kiwi, passion fruit, a spritz of citrus and peaches. There is almost no residual bitterness in the aftertaste. Itís a hot humid summer day in Ottawa, and am emjoying every sip of this white IPA!
Crockett (1032) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hazy honey gold pour with a big pillowy white head. Very slow moving and minimal carbonation to view... but ample in mouthfeel. Leafy nose, with plenty of yeast, sweet lemony hops. Alcohol shows up a bit in the flavour.. but not overwhelming. Good (but not great) wheat beer backbone, bringing some peppery spice. Mouthfeel is appropriate for a strong hoppy wheat beer, itís light enough, but carries a confusing chalky feel as well. Hops are front and centre with lots of citrus, and backing of peach and melon. Mineral oils, mint, and a touch of washed out strawberry. Finish is a little wonky with notes of grit, and a little too sweet, making it feel heavy. Itís decent stuff in most areas. I can never quite figure out Phillips.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale straw-gold colour. The aroma is really bright and juicy. Fruity
with a bright kiwi, mango and a zesty sort of hoppiness. The wheat is
shockingly apparent here. Spicy and a little bit peppery. There is
some fairly bright juicy happiness. A touch of bitterness but itís
quite nice. Zesty and a little bit lemony. Nice beer.
Boutip (5183) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of citrusy hops with lightly sweet wheat malt notes is quite refreshing. Taste is a nice mix between some lightly sweet wheat malt notes with some citrusy hops notes which are well balanced against the malt bill. Body is pretty full for style with good carbonation. doesnít re-write the rule book but very enjoyable nonetheless.
Randy4Beer (360) - - JUL 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has the appearance of a pale straw colour, with a bubbly white head. Lazy carbonation bubbles drift slowly to the surface creating a decent white head.
The aromas are of citrus fruits, some coriander, a tinge of light caramel malts and maybe even a tad of wheat.
Palate is very smooth, very creamy.
On the tongue, it is not quite your typical IPA in that it is better balanced than most. The swallow has some bitter lemon zest on the back of the tongue.
I like it, as I do most Phillips beers (Iíve tried about four) but I have had better IPAs. Still, a damn fine brew.
bulldogops (1140) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating #1139 - 27.06.2014 - On tap @revolutionyeg - Not as citrusy on the nose as expected, but grapefruit, lemon notes are present, mild yeasty whiff. I donít know that this beer is hallucinogenic as the label might suggest - not quite a fairy tale IPA - but for those that dig the Belgie IPA style - this is well done.
jksipa (529) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Slightly hazy pale yellow with a large fluffy white head that lingers and leaves patchy lace. Nose of citrus, pine, tea and light honey with some yeasty notes. Very light sweet start with light bitter middle and light pepper throughout. Mouth is medium light with soft carbonation and a dry finish. Flavour doesnít quite live up to the promise of the nose. This nose leans towards an IPA and the taste more on the wit side.
GregClow (2976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Hazy yellow with a puffy white head and a lot of nice lace. Great aroma of tropical fruit, orange candy, tea and a bit of pine. Flavour is quite sweet up front, with juicy tropical fruit cocktail and lemon drop notes. Starts to dry out in the middle with a wheaty tang, and citrus peel in the long finish that increases in bitterness as the beer warms. Excellent!
Spab (2801) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a lightly cloudy yellow with decent-sized white head. Aroma is candied sugar, grains, citric hops and some other fruitiness. Flavour is fruity, yeasty esters, citrusy hops, candy sugar and some graininess. Mellow bitterness in finish. Solid.
robinvboyer (3530) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow pour, with a huge white head. Aroma of herbs, tea, and green, herbacious citrusy hops. Light mouth feel, good carb. Medium bitterness with more herbs, and subtle tartness with some greeen leagy hops. Quenching and crisp with a clean finish, nice beer.