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


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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle. Amber to light tan with nice head. Aroma is of faint hops. Tastes are quite subtle. The malt is on the lean side. Hop taste is slightly bitter and vegetal. Nice mouthfeel. Fresh but flavours are muted somehow.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1497) - CANADA - NOV 9, 2015
Appearance: clear deep gold with two fingers of fluffy white head, excellent retention and well-defined lacing. (4/5) Aroma: mint, melon, citrus, pale malt, pine, grass. (7/10) Taste: medium sweet and medium-strong bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering and building bitter dank finish. (3/5) Well, hell, thatís something. Thereís a whole kitchen sink of hops in that - just about every typical hop character you can think of is there. Lots of fun, if a little bit of a handful. (15/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2320) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - OCT 29, 2015
tootowsandfifteenversion. Freshly fresh with that íole Phillips yeast sticking in my craw. Iíve gotten used to it now that I finally hit up a couple that I quite enjoyed but it sticks out a bit too far in this one. Creamy feel with cool carbonation, big white fluff bomb on top and a messed up glass. Lots of obvious floaties. I swear Iím done with this Leffe glass for tasting - I always seem to have an issue with capturing the aroma. Maybe this one just is lacking. The stuff of smell: Mint, pine, melon and hints of patchouli. My glass looks like itís got some horrible El Salvadorian water borne disease. Flaves: Lots of flavourful hops, very leafy, mint, nonsweet caramel, thickness, pine, background melon and a long ass dry bitter finish mainly due to a thousand sips. Mouth feels like I ate a tube of Original Chapstick. Great label. Decent beer with flavours that do leap out at me. I donít think Iíd chose this as a multiple bottle brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1936) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2015
Bomber, 2015 version brewed with Centennial. Mostly clear golden orange, lotsa white floaties, off-white lasting foam. Leafy citric hoppy aroma. Taste is mostly fresh juicy citrus hop, faintly floral, some grapefruit, leaner pale/caramel malts. Softer carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (1031) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2015
Visual: Pours golden orange with a large, slowly dissipating foamy head, webby sticky lacing, suspended large bits of sediment, a few bubbles here and there. Nose: grapefruity hops, sweet malt. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: micro fizzy-creamy Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, light tangy-sour, (MAIN) bitter citrus-grapefruit, grassy, piney, barley malt Finish: biting bitter grapefruity piney hops, plain barley malt, lingering bitter hop finish. Summary: Lots of building bitterness, but mainly the dry grapefruity grassy type if thatís your thing. Nothing extraordinary and was hoping for more vibrant hop oils sine this being a wet hopped IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reeko (50) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 12, 2015
Pours a nice golden color with a white head. Aroma of Forrest and pine. Medium carbonation. Taste of pine, forrest, with some citrus. Very well balanced. Hoppy and the right amount of bitterness. Philips has never let me down and this one is very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patricks110 (2425) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 2, 2015
Had this a few years back... resin heavy with pine needles, light toasted caramel malts, not overly sweet either. Tons of juicy, lush citrus fruits, moderate bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Awesome! I donít have any new adjectives for how great Phillipeí IPAs are. Citrusy, fresh, delicious. Get any of them!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
piscator34 (2345) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Nice raw hop cone aroma along with notes of cut grass and a bit of tangelo. Upon drinking, I got a big metallic flavor upfront on the palate, before things drift into grass, dry bready malts, and a touch of light hard toffee. Moderate bitterness. I liked the aroma, but too bad about the metallic off-note in the mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (1126) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Clear golden pour with a frothy white head. Light fruit and clean grain aromas, not overly hoppy. Flavour is fairly well balanced sweet and bitter, medium hoppy, tastes fresh and juicy. Relatively light bodied, but not watery and pretty flavourful. Not incredible, but decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2648) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Certainly not the best fresh hop beer Iíve had.. But still pretty good. Fresh melon like aromas. Flavors are citrus and melon. The hops shine without being too bitter.. So itís well balanced.

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