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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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common

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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You can almost hear the sirens as you pop the cap on this bomber. This IPA slams hop first into a classic Belgian yeast to create a super-fortress of flavour.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 1/20
ncube (68) - - JUL 1, 2014
Lots of white head. Aroma of Belgian triple and grapefruit. Powerful citrus hops balanced by malty trippel with taste of honey and orange.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (313) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
2014/06/30 - Pours a clear, orange/amber colour with a thick, foamy, off whit head that mostly lingers. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, flowery hops, pine, citrus and spices. Taste is Belgian yeast, mild pine, earthy tones and mild citrus. Medium to full body with fizzy carbonation and a drying, chalky finish. Not much of a malt profile to speak of, but enjoyable nonetheless. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1030) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Pours clear and golden with a white head. Aroma of spice and wood. Taste is sweet and spicy with pine and resin. Medium-full body. Not bad, bit not the best Belgian IPA.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Canmoore (242) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2014
Pours a clear gold, with a beautiful huge frothy head. Aroma is quite muted, but some notes of Belgian yeast and piney hops. Tasting notes include Belgian yeast, fiery piney hops, and some notes of citrus. For an Imperial IPA, there is very little in the way of hops in the palate. The Belgian yeast pairs well with the Hops, but the malt is lost in the mixture. Still a great beer, and quite complex!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Spab (2289) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
650 ml bottle from LCBO. Pours a clear golden colour with large, dense white head. Aroma is big on Belgian yeast, flowers, light tree fruits and coriander. Flavour is Belgian yeast, lemon, pear, floral hops and coriander. Drying, modestly bitter finish. Rather nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
terrybail (562) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 22, 2014
650ml bottle from the lcbo Nice Belgian ale aroma Nice Belgian yeast and hop taste very good

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6058) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2014
Weirdly skinny 650ml bottle from LCBO. Pours hazy slightly bubbly gold with a huge lasting fizzy-foamy white head. Smells like a Belgian IPA all right - intensely floral, borderline sweet (oddly like nectarine) but quite dry and - no lie - an Islay iodine/seaweed/tar funkiness - interesting, if weird. Taste - wow, really solid, if sweet - not much funk, but a real kick to it - mostly pugent dried wildflowers and background fruitiness; IPA/mild Tripel blend. Average body, airy, increasingly dry from all the dry hop bitterness and building alcohol. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1047) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
Rating #813 - Beer #7 in the Phillips Snowcase - December 8, 2013) Faintly hazy amber/golden pour with a bubbly white foam, spotty lacing. Nose is orange peel, coriander, yeast, lemony hops. Mouthfeel crisp, medium alcohol warmth, medium carbonation. Not as much tripel character on the palate as I would have liked, turns out just like a BPA, but is certainly not unpleasant. Light citrus and seriously hopped. Crushable for 8%

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethdude (694) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bomber (pun intended) from Duffman. Pours hazy gold with heavy carbonation and a massive rocky head. Medium lacing. Aroma is unique- big yeasty notes at the front with a hint of burlap or hemp, giving way to a whopper of a floral hop aroma with a bit of nutty malts beneath. Flavor is equally interesting and unique for the style- initial hop fruitiness is present, as is the pine and such- but here comes some Belgian notes- cheese (think cheddar), bitter walnut, wood (maybe cedar?), steamed edamame, and a massive bitter end that slowly fades to grass on the front of the tongue and bitter grapefruit and anise on the back. Impressive and adventurous, I wish more IPAs would step out a bit more like this one. Thanks again, Duff!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RumRunner101 (744) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Light amber pour with white head. Lots of Belgian influence in the nose and body. Aromas of yeast, oranges, white bread. Flavour has spicey yeast notes through the finish along with citrus and a mild bitterness. All in all this is pretty good.


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