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


on tap

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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Wanja (771) - GERMANY - OCT 8, 2012
Quite disappointing indian pale ale. Too heavy grapefruit taste and almost no aroma. Bad Palate....

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4654) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimspady (219) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2012
A full-fledged hop assault on the senses, right out of the bottle. Dark yellow pour, white head. Obviously hoppy, but a little sweetness in the finish. Not much bitterness. Very well done. Phillips’ best work IMO. 052412

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3439) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 27, 2012
12 oz. can. Shared with multiple others at brew club. Pours a medium, well retained, white head, over a slightly hazy dark yellow (SRM 4) body..........nose is pine, grapefruit, toffee/caramel.....taste is pine, heavy grapefruit peel ,medium heavy toffee/caramel, lingering medium bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, carbonation adds a light tingle. This is a typical "North American" style IPA with the usual nice balance of malts and hops and the predictable hop malt flavors and aromas. This is not to denigrate either the style or this brew, it is just a predictable result. BJCP 7/3/12/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drinkfish (1) - - JUL 12, 2012 does not count
Robust hoppy beer sweet and flowery, excellent on a hot hot day and served cold cold cold

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2012
Bottle bought in Wistler, BC. Beer pours clear golden color with an off white retained head. Aroma is very hoppy with citrus and pine notes. Taste is very bitter. Bitter, bitter, bitter and I like it!!! Quite an excellent IPA!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1826) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
341mL bottle to stange glass Aroma of caramel, flowers, and spices. Pours a clear light yellowish amber with almost no head. Taste is sweet at the beginning and transfers to a floral bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ferris (12936) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2012 Bottle - Flowery hop aroma with a little caramel and spice. Clear gold with minimal quick dissipating head. Tastes just like it smells, with a nice bitterness that lingers. A great local Canadian beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stantheman (904) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2012 From bottle in a tulip glass at Pivo pub in DTES. Very nice floral hop aroma. Nice light bronze color. Nice citrus hop edge flavor. A very nice hoppy IPA overall!

Update July 8, 2012: on tap at Irish Times in Victoria. Every bit as good as the earlier bottled sample. This seems to be Phillips’ signature beer, and they do a great job of it. It’s nice big citrus hops on the nose and palate. A bit of malt creeping through on the finish. Hop! Hop! Hop!

Aug 18, 2012: From bottle at The Terminal Pub in New West. Yep, still got one mother load of hops up front assaulting the taste buds. A significant malt aftertaste. Still a great beer!

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