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

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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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35066) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2011

Bottle 341ml. @ home.

[ Courtesy of fiulijn ]. Clear medium yellow orange colour with a large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, grapefruit, orange. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration,smooth grapefruit and orange - citrus, peppery hops, pine. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110418]

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma is herbal and slight citrusy hoppy. Fruity, slight herbal and mild fruity flavoured. Bitter and peachy to citrusy finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29287) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottled. A hazy dark golden beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, eggs, straw, and minerals. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, mold, and minerals, leading to a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 27, 2011
Bottle 34,1 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours yellow with a slight haze with a white head. Fresh citrusy hop aroma. Medium body, sweet fruitiness, fresh citrusy hops and a dry and bitter finish. 270411

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Cloudy golden coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, grass, fridge and grape fruits. Fruity flavour of caramel, hops and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14550) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014
2014-03-04, draught at The Black Frog, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Cloudy light amber color with small compact head. the aroma is hoppy and sweaty. Smooth mouthfeel; some dry cereally malt flavor; strong bitterness; strong grassy hop, then some hop resins, sweat, a bit aggressive.
Good but not a refined beer; better with food than alone.

2013-01-03, bottle at The Greedy Pig, Vancouver, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Golden color, hazy, with small head. The aroma is very nice, fresh, with hops, and mild manure characteristic. Lean body, with good, mild, toffee flavor, some malt crispness, and an excellent hopping; there are some soft and piney resins, a good fruity character, and a manure shade. It’s extremely drinkable, an extra quality.
Very fresh; delicious today.

2011-08-14, draught at Malone’s Urban Drinkery, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy light amber color; small sized creamy head. Moderate aroma of malt and hop. Good flavor of malt and toffee; the hopping is both resiny and fruity, and without excess; indeed a fresh and balanced pint.

2011-03-13, bottle from Brewery Creek, the Hopbox, 7-4-6-3-13=34
Deep blond color; small head. The aroma is initially very resiny, but then it becomes more delicate, balanced, fruity. The mouthfeel is at the same time smooth and dry; some dry toffee flavor (not impressive), followed by a strong bitterness, with some boring resins and not enough hop qualities. Long final.

2011-03-08, draught at Bier Craft, Vancouver, 7-4-6-4-13=34
Hazy bond color; small head; served too cold. The aroma takes some time to develop, it will then show an interesting sweaty hop and British yeast character. The flavor is more lean than impressive, but highly drinkable; strong bitterness with some resins. A beer with some interesting side, although rather simple.

2008-07-30, draught at The Railway Club, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Hazy golden color; creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, delicate fruits (mango, oranges), creamy. Good toffee and caramel flavor, and strong bitterness; the hop comes with some resins (side to side with Big Kettle ESB, it has less aromatic hop, more hop oils, less sweetness). Good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theis (13393) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear golden - white head. Fruity, grassy, light citric, light malty, sparkling, caramel, grape fruity. Plain IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 25, 2002
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2011 Fresh rating, on tap as Hop Circle. I liked the old Phillips IPA but is this really the same beer? Hazy. Light tan. Lots of orchard fruit hop aroma. Medium hops. Some sort of old goldings or something that I don’t remember ever being in this beer. Quite fruity. It’s ok, but kind of dull-tasting. Massive downgrade from a 4.0.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11835) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Draft at Calgary beer fest. Hazy yellow color, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of citrus, cilantro. Taste is bitter lemon.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10660) - 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.


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