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

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common

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RATINGS: 183   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!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rejtable (1390) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours dark golden with a foamy head that sticks around as a light covering. Lots of lacing. Nose is pine with maybe a hint of garlic. Aromas are pine, grapefruit, maybe some garlic and a very faint biscuit in the background. Taste is mostly in the stong bitterness in the end. Medium body with some silkyness. Nice beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hangunder (247) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2013
Nice strong piney/citrus aroma on this one. The pine is the predominant note here. Fairly clear with a golden color, long lasting white head. Taste is very much representative of the nose, pine comes through right away, but some oniony and grapefruit notes come through as well. A bit of biscuity malt. Taste is very short-lived, a watery aftertaste and bitterness on the palate is the only thing that lingers very shortly after a sip. Medium bodied. A bit unbalanced but a pretty good and assertive IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jur (332) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2013 Slightly hazy, dark amber IPA. Potent hoppy nose. Full flavoured, with tones of apricot. Well balanced and fresh with lots of hops, but a modest ABV. I liked it a lot. Nice sessionable IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
vadie (750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2013
Ambrée foncé avec une grande mousse blanc. Nez d’houbln pronouncé et aussi un peu floral. Le goűt est d’houblon et d’agrumes, comme la pamplemousse.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2421) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
Thanks to Reimer for this. Pours a clear golden yellow with a small pillowy white top. Aroma is citrus hops. Taste is a nice citrus hop flavouring and bitterness. Grass grains nicely balance this out.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
andrewturba (1009) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Pours a fairly clear golden colour with a nice sticky white cap over the top leaving white half way up the glass. Aromas of pine, grassy, citrus hops, and light sweet pale malts. Flavours of pine/citrus/oniony resinous West Coast hops, a strong hop bitterness with a nice touch of mild toasty notes, and malty sweetness. This is exactly what a West coast ipa should taste like.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reimer96 (1293) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a clear yellowish gold with a huge white frothy head that last forever and leaves lots of lace. Aroma is a huge citrus, grassy burst with some pine. Taste is grapefruit and pine with a great balance of malts. Bitterness isn’t huge but it’s present and blends very well with the beer. Phillips you have yet another gem!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TripleX (5) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 3, 2012 does not count
Pours deep yellowish gold with a small white head. Aroma is fresh and hoppy. Lots of hop and malt flavours but not overly bitter. Crisp carbonation with a creamy mouthfeel. A well balanced IPA that has arguably set the standard for western Canada.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wanja (622) - GERMANY - OCT 8, 2012
Quite disappointing indian pale ale. Too heavy grapefruit taste and almost no aroma. Bad Palate....

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4262) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle@Victoria, Canada. Vibrant golden beer with strong smooth white head. The aroma is fruity with a touch of lavender and dry. Bthe flavour is very dry with a well hopped watery body and finish. Overall a nice very well hopped dry beer, plenty of hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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