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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: 36   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


turboespresso's rating

3.3
   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.


3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
piscator34 (1996) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ljthiessen (517) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (1848) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2317) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Definitley a fresh hop IPA. Not super bitter but juicy and fresh. Quite a nice fresh hop IPA

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (811) - - NOV 10, 2014
Piney/herbal hops, does taste green but in a pleasant way, hints of mint, gentle bitter finish. Very drinkable, had low expectations but this is quite refreshing and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
Cloudy golden to light amber color, medium sized compact head. Initially the aroma is hoppy, nice, with delicate fruity and resiny presence; later itís reminiscent of freshly cut grass and weed. Dry mouthfeel, lean, the right choice for this beer; not much malt flavor though, what is left is a bit papery; the hops leaves a fresh impression of white grapes, for example muscatel, but the second impression is less favorable.
Fragile beer. In any case, one of the best Fresh Hops I had this year in BC (it was not a strong competition).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Masterkush7 (568) - 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 (74) - 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 (201) - 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 (536) - - 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.


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