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


on tap

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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
manuchampions (1241) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (8402) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2149) - Asshat, 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2009
Bottle courtesy of my friend Adil- I think this was courtesy of the real Chinese niggaz. Anyway, it poured deep hazed amber/orange. Nose was simple yet inviting. Fresh hops and caramel with bready malts and perfume. Sweet caramel and bread crust leads to piney hops with a nice citric profile. A simple IPA that pleases and does the job. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 11, 2009
Draft at the Black Frog. Pours pale amber, with a thick rocky white head, persistent and with very nice lacing. Nose is very subdued; sweet malt, mild citrus hops, well-balanced, and just hoppy enough to be true to style, just really nothing that stands out in any crowd.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2009 Nicely hopped. Actually, the hops outpower a nice, slightly sweet malt taste. Hint of citrus. Nice looking beer with an orangey-brown colour. I might get this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
[1528-20080712] 355mL bottle. Muted orange hops aroma has fruity leafy hints. Hazy, orange brown body with a long-lasting foamy off-white head. Hoppy navel orange flavour. Medium body. Solid IPA, not too assertive.
(@ Volo; Toronto, ON; w/ jerc)

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