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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Freshly harvested Willamette hops went from bine to beer in less than 24 hours in this newly minted Fresh Hop annual release. Itís a craft beer apparition sent to show you the impact that fresh hops can make as it guides your taste buds to the aftertaste.


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2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, - OCT 26, 2013
grass, grass, grass, grass, grass, not a fan of the grassy tasting IPAís, not my type of beer or IPA


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
Orange-tinted gold, low white head that persists. Very nice pungent fresh hop aroma right out of the bottle that carries over into the palate perfectly. Piney with floral notes, lightly sweet underlying malts. A little lighter in the body, a very drinkable beer with great hop flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hamfisted (72) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
Clear and smooth IPA. Not nearly the hops presence I expected - kind of subdued.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (176) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2013
Golden yellow. Big white head. What an IPA should look like. Aroma and taste is all hops. A smoothness in the finish that isn't off-putting. Nicely balanced. Good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (491) - - OCT 30, 2013
650ml bottle. Big fresh pine and resiny hops dominate. Subtler malt background, a little lighter through the body and with less punch than their (also great) Amnesiac DIPA. Smooth, easy bitterness and great quaffability. Well-crafted and delicious.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
simonblaine (273) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2013
Pours Amber, frothy head. Aroma of pine and tropical fruit. Taste is really piney and less so grapefruit peel. It's ok, not my fave from phillips. Everyone seems to be getting grass clipping flavours, but I didn't. Probably because I don't eat grass clippings and therefore I am unsure of the taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alanthebeerguy (144) - - OCT 22, 2013
Fresh Hop beer. Pours a nice golden color with nice frothy head. Aroma of papaya, pine and lime. Taste of bitter grapefruit, a funky grassy taste. Hard to explain, the taste is not a pleasant fruit or floral taste usually associated with IPA. Kind of a herbal bitterness, not that pleasant. Could be that the freshness date has passed for the hops. Too bad, I am disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gerbeer (1691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2013
650 ml bottle. Pours a deep clear copper with full head. Big sharp aromas of hops - grapefruit and pine. Strong hop flavors as well, but very grassy with a bitter lime element. Odd.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RD400F (179) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
650 bottle to tulip, appearance is a completely transparent burnt amber with a massive white head. Aroma is piney, citrusy hops...lots of pine, lemon, lime, grapefruit, fresh cut grass...malts come out a bit with some caramel but that side of things is faint. Taste is interesting...doesnít quite mirror the aroma and you get caramel/butterscotch then it sides to the bitter side of hop flavour but it is very fresh tasting....very planty/grassy with the usual hop citrus/bitterness flavours. Palate is clean, crisp, thin medium CO2 but lots of flavours. Overall this is a pretty good beer. Not my favoriitest bestest ever IPA but itís interesting to see how fresh hops influence a beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (6555) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
Bottle, shared with my wife. Orange-tinted gold, low white head that persists. Very nice pungent fresh pine aroma right out of the bottle that carries over into the palate perfectly. Piney with floral notes, lightly sweet underlying malts. A little lighter in the body, but if anything this lends to its refreshing drinkability. The best hoppy offering Iíve had from Phillips in a while!


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