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

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 184   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1214) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
"Hazy yellowy amber with tall fluffy cap. Aroma is very citrusy, grape fruit, oranges, flowers, more stuff, packed full of caramel malt. Sweet brew with a big bitter finish, heavy citrus, mild soap. Chocolate shows up in the finish, more flowers. Man i can drink this fast, goes back easy. Bitter lingers but not that long. Good completely average brew."

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
phildorsey (160) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
355ML can. Pours blond, fizzy and frothy. Tons of hoppy greatness in a tiney little green can. Hints of citrus, resin and earthy aromas dominate the glass. The taste is powerful and bitter; but refreshing and long lasting. overall; it’s a wonderful tasting beer in a tine little green beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
Pours pale amber, with a thick rocky white head, persistent and with very nice lacing. Nose is very subdued; sweet malt, mild citrus hops, well-balanced, and just hoppy enough to be true to style, just really nothing that stands out in any crowd.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pintbypint (2646) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2011
341ml brown bottle. Clear golden pour with a full white head, frothy and creamy. Generous sticky lacing. Cascade-like nose, citrusy, a little spiciness and resin with a light malt presence. Flavour has firm background malt but big hop flavours, slight peach, citrus, resin, pine. Satisfying bitterness, long grapefruity aftertaste. Average body and carboantion. Quenching and sessionable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
Great IPA. the pour is of a hazy yellow with orange highlights. A finger of off-white head that leaves nice lacing rings. The nose is floral with a prominent floral hop and grapefruit notes with light malts and slight resinous hop presence. In the middle, a sweet caramel malt with medium grapefruit and nice floral notes. The finish is sweet and hoppy with a fantastic bitter hop and dry prolonged hop finish. This is a great Ipa overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2246) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
Bottle in Toronto. A good IPA. Decent flowery citrus aroma. Bitter citrus flavour..maybe a little watery. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GJF (1255) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Found this in can in a little cafe in downtown Victoria. Drank with a sandwich on a glorious sunny afternoon and it hit the bill for such a day quite nicely.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
michclark (88) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2011
How an IPA is actually meant to be. Take not other BC breweries. Definitely worth a try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6514) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. It pours hazy golden with a medium white head. The aroma is peach, citrus, grass and caramel. The flavour is peaches, citrus, pine and light grape fruit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RayOhm (474) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
bottle thanks to Jimmay, Poured golden yellow, nice frothy head. very nice sweet hop aroma. floral hop and citrus flavours with a nice bitter finish. great example of what an IPA should be. very good beer, want more!


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