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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: 175   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!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7001) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2007
Bottle thanks to CapFlu! Poured an explosive clear medium golden with a head that took up almost the entire glass. The aroma picked up more and more soapy notes as it warmed.. started out with dusty citrus fruits (tangerine and grapefruit).. floral came through as well. The flavor had more of the juicy citrus fruits.. grapefruit with a tangy tangerine twist.. floral bitterness was heavy on the back-end and finish.. tasty. Medium-bodied with oppressively high carbonation.. fills the mouth with foam.. nice use of citrus and high bitterness on the back.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6329) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle courtesy of boutip. Pours copper with a huge white head. Smells of bitter citrus, some soap, biscuits. Tastes of a nice blend of caramel, lemons, oranges, some pepper and spices, wildflowers and a bit resiny. Nicely balanced finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomthompson89 (1864) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2007
amazing citrus grapefruit hop nose, amber color decent white foam some malt flavor with nice dry hop flavor good canadian , at Volo

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TipsyMcStager (1128) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
Piney hop aroma, some malt. Pours cloudy orange. Mid range malt. Hoppy citrus and pine finish. Enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GRM (2828) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2007
Brown bottle, 355 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on October 15 2007; eye: voluminous white head: 7 fingers of head for 2 fingers of beer, head looks like melting ice cream when it diminishes, golden, slightly hazy, light effervescence, lots of lacing; nose: nice fresh hops, grapefruit, light malt, light caramel, orange zest; mouth: astringency, hops, light acridness, malt supports nicely the hops, pine, a bit of pepper, a bit of orange, finale in dry bitterness with a hint of pine, mild astringency, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, medium body, slightly harsh texture, average carbonation; overall: nice surprise FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 355 ml, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 15 octobre 2007; œil : mousse blanche abondante : 7 doigts de mousse pour 2 doigts de bière, mousse ressemble à de la crème glacée fondante lorsqu’elle diminue, dorée, très légèrement voilée, légère effervescence, beaucoup de dentelle; nez : beau houblon frais, pamplemousse, léger malt, léger caramel, zeste d’orange; bouche : astringence, houblon, légère âcreté, malt supporte bien le houblon, pin, un peu de poivre, un peu d’orange, finale en amertume sèche avec une pointe de pin, astringence moyenne, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, corps moyen, texture légèrement rugueuse, carbonatation moyenne; en résumé : belle surprise

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Brouwser (119) - gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2008 De couleur crême orangée, un peu voilée, avec une superbe mousse, abondante et durable. Parfum floral et sucré, extrêmement agréable. La mousse est plutôt amère, mais le premier goût est équilibré, avec encore de fortes notes florales. L’arrière goût est un peu amer, légèrement moins agréable que la première impression. La carbonation est équilibrée. Excellente bière! Vous la siroterez de moins en moins vite en voyant le fond du verre. Obtenue via bièrofolies - servie ’’Très’’ froide.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (2739) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2007
355 mL bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temp in a tulip glass.

App.: Hazy orange-amber, large light tan head, visible tiny flecks of yeast. Aroma: Piney, earthy, resinous, funky hops, some sweet malts (caramel, toffee, etc.), light orange peel, nice and typical. Palate: Medium body and carbonation with “big” bubbles. Flav.: Lots of piney, resinous, orangey hops, lighter grapefruit, very lightly sweet and decently bitter; hop aromas remain with a little malt and orange peel.

A solid, highly drinkable IPA.

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Boutip (4490) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2007
Bottle courtesy of Irondjin: Poured an orangey color ale with a super big foamy head with perfect retention. Aroma of bitter hops with strong sour notes. I am guessing we have an infection issue here which may explain why the head is still perfectly in place ten minutes after I have poured the beer. The label mention that these beers were heavily hops to make all the way to India without going down the drain – well seems like this one didn’t make it across the country without getting infected. The brewery is usually reliable so I will have to rerate when I get the chance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 Used to drink a lot from bottle as Phillips IPA--rating updated draft version....Phillips hop circle draft @ Malones. Gold. Slight haze. Plums. Fruity aroma . Passion fruit. Pear. Asian pear. 3,7, thin and hop doesn’t come through BUT nice and dry. In fact I love dry and it’s so dry. 3,8,15 ....old rating = Visitors or residents of BC can’t do much better in the IPA category even if Seattle or Portland residents might scoff. Not as strong in the nose or palate as Phillip’s Amnesiac 2IPA but more quaffable to boot. Hints of lychee and other fruits. Best not served too cold of course...

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 2, 2007
Pours a slightly hazy dull gold with a small but pernicious head. Very light, doughy malt aroma. Thin and citrusy, very "pinched" taste. A LOT of hops in this one. Grapefruit & lime, they overpower the thin malting. Nice bitter lingering aftertaste. Body is very thin but highly carbonated. This is a very good beer for the hop-hungry, but if you’re looking for more sophistication try the Amnesiac or Black Toque.


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