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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: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2007 hmm......most of the other ratings are saying it pours a hazy amber.......mine is quite clear, and yellow. anyways......nice head, great lacing on my glass. Nose is a little thin on the hops, they are there, but not as pronounced as i like in an IPA. Nice carbonation, and here we go, the hops are present in the flavour. Nice citrus notes, and a good amount if bittering in the finish. Not too shabby! A very good everyday solid IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Pours a hazy copper color with a white head. Aroma is caramel, with some grassy, citrus hops. Flavor is malty with a nice bitter grassy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 18, 2007
Hazy orange amber with a thin creamsicle-coloured head. Big fruity-fresh aromas initially after the pour, then as it settles it becomes more resinous and piney. Classic grapefruit and resin hop character in generous proportions with a healthy malt base. A very well-made IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8135) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 3, 2006
Any first impressions?
-A sheet of foam spreads atop the near-transparent honey gold.
-A floral, fruity hop perfume soars above the wooden dryness.
-Resinous hops benefit from some mandarine fruitiness.
-The well-rounded body and rather comfortable carbonation produce a very drinkable mouthfeel.

What if you dig deeper?
-Lingering earthy hop resins pleasure the back of the tongue.
-There is enough caramel and bready maltiness to support both the nose and flavor profile.
-This is an efficient, classic PNW IPA, worthy of a forest hike.

Bottle; no date.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1996) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2006
Dark gold in colour with somewhat low carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, light pine, and a hint of black pepper. Heavy in the mouth with some bready overtones. Loads of assertive pine resin flavor. The citrus element returns mid-sip but fades again, leaving the pine, some chunky bitterness, and some leafy green hop flavor. Not very balanced, but I don’t mind a hop-ladden beer like this. Thanks Oakes!

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 (4616) - 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 (9810) - 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.


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