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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: 179   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!


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 23, 2013
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

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10400) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
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.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
minihame2 (177) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 13, 2013
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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HipHopOpotamus (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
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.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
brleo (68) - - JUN 23, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2013
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SuperTiti33 (446) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 20, 2013
2012. Blonde beau collet. Floral houblon. Un peu résineux. Agrume. Pêche. Légère et franche. Bonne IPA rafraichissante.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
downy_dav69 (60) - Ladysmith, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RumRunner101 (732) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 12, 2013
Light amber pour. Aroma is grapefruit, some sweetness. Tons of grapefruit flavour, decent malt backing. Maybe a little one dimensional, but not too bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Freaky_tiki (471) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
Poured this into my glass & for a moment I thought I smelled some wet west coast bud (honestly, we’re not all squares, right? There IS a link between the hop & the hemp). A really good west coast ipa. While I prefer their competition in surrey (red racer is my femme fatale) this is good stuff. Perhaps too bitter. Perhaps not juicy enough. But that skunk weed aftertaste will have you burning all night


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