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

bottled
common

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unknown

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reimer96 (1169) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 7, 2013
Pours a hazy orangish copper with a small. All while head that leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of sweet fruity Belgian yeast with some spicy notes, earthy hops, grass and light floral esters round out the aroma. Taste is fruity Belgian yeast, citrus, pepper, spicy earthy hop flavor and and nice rich smooth bitterness on the finish. Great balance of flavors from start to finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (4866) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear yellow gold body under a great fluffy and billowy white head that had excellent retention. Looks like a dollop of whipped cream on top. The nose is showing plenty of Belgian yeast character under the bright floral and lightly tropical hops. The malt is barely there in the aroma, which I think is good, lets the hops and yeast shine. The flavor is plenty hoppy, juicy tropical and lightly citrusy hops over a light bready pale malt base. Really nice Belgian yeast flavors on the finish with some lingering bitterness. Lighter bodied with a crisp mouthfeel, maybe a touch too much carbonation for me maybe, but not terrible. A little swirling helps blow some of that off. Pretty damn nice beer. I like this brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle - Sweet belgian yeast is the first to assault the senses, followed by some earthy hops in the background. Clear copper with a rich beige head. The belgian yeast is very prominent, with hops adding more bitterness than anything else. Malts are well balanced and overall a good representation of what they were going for.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
[Bottle (650ml) shared with mds, jercraigs & mabel -- c/o j&m.] Pours a cloudy yellow-orange with an average size lasting frothy white head. Aroma and flavour are hoppy, yeasty, herbal and fruity along with a touch of alcohol. Moderate bitter finish. Average to medium bodied. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7637) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
2013-10-10. Hazy bright golden pastel yellow body with a nice white head. Aroma of green hops, mushy peas, grass, and pale malt. The flavour has a similar green herbal character to the hops, modest malt base. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Showing some age possibly? Just okay. Bottle via trade with Ferris.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (442) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2013
Poured from 650mL bottle. Hazy yellow with white head. Grain, yeast and funk with mild hop aroma. Quite yeasty with resiny hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 19, 2013
crazy golden yellow smells of heinous hops and a mild belgen yeasty like flavour this beer is really good and easy to drink kinda creeps up on you great white creamy head damn good beer

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm_Shadow (107) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle, pours a copper colour with a nice off white head, Aroma of yeast and herbal hops. Finishes dry without much bite. Not as good as most Belgian IPAs but good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10444) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex yeast and sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy yeast bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer that exceeded my expectations.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
artmcd8 (1515) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Pours a golden yellow with a white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast and straw. I'm not getting a whole lot of hops here to call this an IPA. Pretty bitter taste though.


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