colinw (19) - , British Columbia, - OCT 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peachy candy-like aroma. Strong bitter note on the palate with lots of hops, biscuit and caramel. Fresh hops are there but not a predominant flavour, not much by way of the floral notes I would hope for. Doesn’t taste too distinct compared with the average NW stye IPA. Good quality, but don’t go out of your way for it.
DuffMan (5196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 I’ve had from Phillips in a while!
vadie (210) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Un nez d’houblon et aussi de pamplemousse pronouncé. Le goût est fort d’agrumes, en particulier du pamplemousse. Un amertume moyenne pour un IPA. Très fraiche, facile a boire, très bonne.
gramity (1055) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is very fresh, full of herbal and skunky hops, marijuana and a light biscuity malt backing. Flavour brings out fresh pine cones, some herbal hops, a bit of the aforementioned weed detected in the nose but not as prominent, with a bit of floral quality coming through also. Medium astringency and dry on the finish. Drinks very refreshingly with no harsh edges. Quite a good one.
andrewturba (456) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden yellow with big sticky white head settling down to a light white cover. Aroma consists of a mix of citrus and pine, with some cereal malt notes. Flavour is light-medium pine bitterness, mild citrus, and a nice small malty sweetness. Solid easy drinking ipa.
Reimer96 (590) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden light orange with nice big white head and nice sticky lace. Aroma is a fruity citrus with a nice punch of pine on the end. Taste is a malty citrus with a good bite of bitter hops on the finish. Well balanced.
TheRatKing (50) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to a tulip. Clear gold colour with a very prominent head; we’re talking 3 fingers plus of dense white froth. Very attractive in my glass. Aroma is superb: Fresh citrus and orange sweetness, mild resin. Waiting on the head to go down so I can take a sip without ending up wearing foam. Tick tick tick, still waiting two minutes later. Five. Phillips Brewing: Head retention so good you can bounce quarters off it. Eight. To hell with it; I want my beer. Flavour is not quite as rich as the aroma suggested; hops comes in with a good bitterness right off the start, quickly mellows to some malty sweetness, a bit of mandarin orange on the close. Started off excellent, but the flavour is lacking somewhat.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Single bottle purchased from Co-op Wine & Spirits in Calgary, AB on 11/14/2012. Colour: An interesting mix of light brown, dark yellow and light orange. Medium head that fades. Nose: Sea air with a salt dominance. Freshly cut garden weeds. Traces of oreo cookie. Swirling brings out dominant but not overpowering straight up hop. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium bitter, light sour. Shortbread, spruce hops. Quite straight forward, nothing complex.
dfearnley (323) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650mL bottle to 4 oz taster
Honey, hops, lemon, grapefruit, and pine. Clear amber with a thin white head a little lacing. Taste is fresh and hoppy with a bit of acidity and a long bitter aftertaste. Medium bodied and a bit creamy.
presario (4406) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fresh hops and a foot of fresh snow. Unfortunately my fireplace is a month away. Damn global warming. Crisp dark amber with lasting head. Woody hop resin scent. Wood comes through in a drinkable nice IPA. A hint of syrup but a beer you can have before, during and after the second period. May even be hockey by the end of the month. Still have 4 more years of Obama, will be even worse if the Birchers don’t shut up now that he can’t run again.
Ferris (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - Lots of hops, grapefruit and pine with a tinge of sweetness. Clear orange with a thick rich head. Smells and looks great but lets you down a bit on taste. Very mellow with some orange, earthy hops and a bitterness in the middle that fades quick. Very little body and would make for a great light session beer that is a bit out of place to release in the winter.