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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This locally handcrafted ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized to enhance its character It is brewed with the finest Canadian Barley, hops, pure water and our signature yeast. Because this beer is naturally carbonated, it may have a light dusting of yeast at the bottom. Pour it slowly to leave the yeast in the bottle, or pour it in, it tastes great!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 8, 2010
Single bottle purchased in Revelstoke, BC...drank from the bottle. Nose: Dust - barnyard, faint hop, sour nut. Taste: Again medium sour....yeast? Hops that mingle with rye bread and a tight punch of dry bran. Really expected more from this. Perhaps the bottle was old.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeZasada (292) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 10, 2010
Bottle, ’hop-circle’ version. Pours a light amber with a thick white head that lasts. Aroma of hops - pine, citrus. Tastes very hoppy... moderate bitterness, lots of citrus and pine flavours, probably some dry hopping as well. Moderate malt body, slightly sweet. Finishes with a good hop bitterness, notes of citrus and pine. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pootzboy (1597) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2010
Bottle from trade: Pours a light copper hazed ale in the glass. Great sticky cap lasts and laces the glass. Aromas of musty grapefruit and raisin bread. Not overly complex but a boilerplate APA, Rich malting and decent cascade hopping give fair balance and a long bitter finish. Not outstanding but very good as west coast IPAs go.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
roflyer (8) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2010 does not count
toast, spruce, barnyard, earthy, medium sweetness, medium to heavy bitterness, medium body, average carbonation

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2010
Bottle from 16th St. Liquor in West Vancouver. I’ve had this so many times before with its original, Indian inspired label. The redesign is, I guess, smart from a marketing perspective, but it feels pretty gimmicky to me. Golden yellow with a good head, this beer is well carbonated as well, which really accentuate the hops. Adequate west coast hopping but is integrated well. Enjoyable but not a standout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2010
Bottle, pours a hazy dark copper with a small white head. Medium hops aroma, with caramel malt. Flavour is more balanced for an IPA. Pretty good. Phillips’ other two IPAs are superior.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PWheatley (119) - , Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2010
on draft at the beagle pub. Pours orange with a minimal head which produced nice lacing for the whole pint. Citrus hop aroma and taste. Excellent IPA not to over powering but the hops are certainly there.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gravelle (104) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2009
Hazy amber, bubbly head, tiny lacing. Hop dominated aroma and taste. Doesn’t linger though on the finish. Very well rounded IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
Sightly turbid and golden-amber with a tight white head. Aroma is grapefruit, apricots, light floral and biscuit notes. Sweet citrus dominates, restrained bitterness, medium roast malt to balance. Finish lingers some with a little hop-bite. Mouthfeel is moderately resinous and alcohol s well-concealed. This is a great IPA to enjoy with friends without challenging the taste buds too much.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 11, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 18, 2009 ***rerate Nov 18, 2009**
Not as impressed this time around. Still a very very drinkable brew that does not rely on massive bitterness. Nothing wrong with it but it’s not 3.8 any more.

Poured out a huge creamy off white cap on top of a hazy yellowy amber brew. Lasts forever, excellent lacing. The aroma is citrusy and refreshing. Ruby red grapefruit, apricot, orange, floral, mixed well with the caramel. Obviously a hops first IPA, not a caramel first one (like the last couple I’ve had). Mmmmm. Made my mouth water on first sip and most other sips that followed. Great sweetness and very tasty orange, grapefruit, pine, almost has a candy like flavour. Mid taste spice and caramel tag along with a bitterness that rises but does not linger forever. Excellent carbonation (I just tasted garden fresh carrots.... still lingering... what the hell? Piny finish. I drank this pretty damn fast!


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