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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: 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!


3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 4, 2006
Caramel malt sweetness rounds out the citrusy grapefruit-lime and pine hops that dominate the aroma. Hazy deeep golden-copper body is topped by a low white head that recedes rapidly to a large bubbled partial cover. Biscuity malt character is quickly joined by very strong grapefruit citrus hop flavour and even stronger bitterness. Malt body is overwhelmed somewhat by the hops leaving the body feeling a bit thin. Strong carbonation is quite sharp and prickly. Tulip glass. Fridge temperature. Bottle (Brewery Creek, Nov-06).

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Chris411 (18) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2006
[2006 GCBF] Golden yellow with a good head, this beer is well carbonated as well, which really accentuate the hops. Very very hoppy beer but is integrated well. Enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4475) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 24, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2006 (Bottle) Purchased at the BC Liquor Store on Cambie for $1.82. Pours a large, white frothy head with an orange amber body. Nose of fully-infused West Coast hops. Lovely sweet and elixir texture mixed with a tart hoppiness. I love this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bov (9255) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUN 23, 2006
<!-- i -->courtesy of Oakes<!-- /i --> - pours a hazy orange colour under a rocky white head leaving a beautiful lace; the nose shows a strong hoppiness where aromas of apricot dominates tones of flowers and cream; very creamy mouthfeel and medium-bodied at best; robust but not aggressive bitterness and a rather short fruity and woody finish - a good beer but laking a bit of complexity

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2006
Aroma is west coast hops, citrusy, dark orange, pours a swell cream head. Flavour begins with a nice hoppy kick, followed by a comforting malt backbone. Rather full bodied, pleasantly bitter. Very good. Kudos to Ralph @ Volo for scoring this.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5041) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 14, 2006
Cloudy orange, thin white head. Citrusy aroma, maybe even a hint of banana, with a touch of pine and mint. Very earthy flavors. Much more resiny hop flavors with a dirty malt backbone. Surprisingly few citrus note considering how fuity the aroma was. Thanks to Oakes for the trade.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2200) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
Bottle. Pours a light orange-golden body with a small white frothy head. Yeasty cheese aroma along with the expected fruity hops and pine. Fruity and hoppy flavours with a touch of bread malt balance. Caramel sweetness towards the finish. Pretty solid. Sampled at Volo on April 29, 2006.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2006
Overload on the hops! This beer will beat down anything you had to taste before it in an instant. The hop doesnít last TOO long, but wow! If I didnít know that it was a beer I donít think Iíd be able to identify it in a blind taste test. Citrusy pine and a touch of sweetness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6368) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 10, 2006
Bottle at Volo. Amber, gold, fine carbonation, large fizzy head sweet malt, clean hop nose, simple but it works for me. Very bitter front, green leaf. Bitter-sour finish, with shy malt work.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2853) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2006
Bottle at Volo. Clear golden-amber with a small white head. Resiny hop nose, lots of orange blossom and caramel malt - nice! Flavour holds a solid balance of grapefruity hops and sweet malt. A very good IPA - Iíll be enjoying more of these at Volo come patio season.


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