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

bottled
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RATINGS: 180   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!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014
2014-03-04, draught at The Black Frog, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Cloudy light amber color with small compact head. the aroma is hoppy and sweaty. Smooth mouthfeel; some dry cereally malt flavor; strong bitterness; strong grassy hop, then some hop resins, sweat, a bit aggressive.
Good but not a refined beer; better with food than alone.

2013-01-03, bottle at The Greedy Pig, Vancouver, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Golden color, hazy, with small head. The aroma is very nice, fresh, with hops, and mild manure characteristic. Lean body, with good, mild, toffee flavor, some malt crispness, and an excellent hopping; there are some soft and piney resins, a good fruity character, and a manure shade. It’s extremely drinkable, an extra quality.
Very fresh; delicious today.

2011-08-14, draught at Malone’s Urban Drinkery, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy light amber color; small sized creamy head. Moderate aroma of malt and hop. Good flavor of malt and toffee; the hopping is both resiny and fruity, and without excess; indeed a fresh and balanced pint.

2011-03-13, bottle from Brewery Creek, the Hopbox, 7-4-6-3-13=34
Deep blond color; small head. The aroma is initially very resiny, but then it becomes more delicate, balanced, fruity. The mouthfeel is at the same time smooth and dry; some dry toffee flavor (not impressive), followed by a strong bitterness, with some boring resins and not enough hop qualities. Long final.

2011-03-08, draught at Bier Craft, Vancouver, 7-4-6-4-13=34
Hazy bond color; small head; served too cold. The aroma takes some time to develop, it will then show an interesting sweaty hop and British yeast character. The flavor is more lean than impressive, but highly drinkable; strong bitterness with some resins. A beer with some interesting side, although rather simple.

2008-07-30, draught at The Railway Club, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Hazy golden color; creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, delicate fruits (mango, oranges), creamy. Good toffee and caramel flavor, and strong bitterness; the hop comes with some resins (side to side with Big Kettle ESB, it has less aromatic hop, more hop oils, less sweetness). Good.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BarleyMowat (17) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
All-round classic IPA, with excellent presentation and colour. Hops are well balanced to the medium body, provided a clean taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CCCP (16) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2008
Had this in a cask at Central City’s Cask fest. Very clear straw colour that looks fabulous in the light. Quick-falling head, soapy nose. Great big hops - very floral. This is a solid IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2452) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 15, 2008
Bouteille de 341 ml partagé avec jerc et Mabel à Vole (Toronto), le 12/7/08. Arome d’houblon un peu amère, un peu d’agrume. Goût d’houblon tres amère, faiblement fruité et caramelisé. Bien mais pas assez savoureuse!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (9765) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2008
A dark golden orange ale with a thin big bubbled head. A pleasant fragrant hops with meaty notes, mint, fresh. In mouth, a good balance of biscuit malt and floral hops, lingering pleasantly, not over the top, light berry notes. Nice offering from BC. Bieropholie.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ughsmash (7098) - 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 (6354) - 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 (1896) - 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 (1139) - 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 (2932) - 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


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