Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours gold with a small fast depleting white head. Aroma of grass and straw. Tastes piney and earthy. Slight hop aftertaste.
MarkoR (510) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours an amber colour with medium white head. Aroma is hops. Good taste. Soft but complex. A very decent IPA.
Masterkush7 (504) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great ipa from Philips. A golden copper c. strong grapefruit aroma and taste. A strong bitter taste with light malt background. An enjoyable ipa I know u will enjoy again
Tmoney99 (10570) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Poured a clear light copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate citrus and earthy aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
minihame2 (203) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown/orange and hazy body with a white head. Aroma is very light but otherwise typical to IPAs, hops mostly. Taste is quite pleasant as the bitterness is not too much. Mouthfeel is light and soft. It’s quite simple IPA but not bad by any means.
HipHopOpotamus (229) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as many hops as you might see in some other West Coast style IPA’s. It is enjoyable. I have had better west coast IPA’s but I think this is pretty decent.
brleo (69) - - JUN 23, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Yuck. Offered this by a friend, I decided to sip it a bit in order to review it on here. Aroma is savage - a blast of household cleaner, pine needles, citrus and peppermint pungency clear out anything blocking the sinuses. Flavor is sharply piney and medicinal, with an exceedingly bitter aftertaste that I was only able to wash out with a good dose of the Guinness. Rank.
To be fair, if your an IPA drinker, then I imagine it’s the ticket - not as hoppy as some, but packs a wallop. Go for it if you like this sort of thing.
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Rerate - Beer 12 in the Phillips Snowcase Advent Calendar. Not as much fruit on the nose as when I had it on tap, but still crushable and delicious. No change to score.
500mL (Pint**) on draught at MKT on Whyte Avenue (The Ave.). Killer grapefruit, hoppy nose erupting from this foaming amber pour. Sharp hoppy overtones pronounced into a balanced, crisp finish. Fantastic.
SuperTiti33 (502) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012. Blonde beau collet.
Floral houblon. Un peu résineux. Agrume. Pêche. Légère et franche. Bonne IPA rafraichissante.
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml. bottle purchased in Ladysmith, B.C. Aroma is pine, resin, floral, hops. Drank from the bottle. Taste is hops, yeast, citrus, and pineapple. Heavy amount of yeast is evident. Nice hoppy bitter aftertaste. Medium carbonation, oily body, and pretty lively mouthfeel. A nice, smooth, sessionable IPA.