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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: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pictoman (511) - 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 (10660) - 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 (1607) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6368) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks to DanielCoor for sharing. Clear golden orange color. Thin white head. Couple loose dots of lace. Nice bigger smooth, lighter, crisp carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. Nice grassy, zesty, citrusy hop aroma. Some belgian yeast. Light to moderate bitter, lighter sweet taste. Good tripel - IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6490) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Danny- thanks again! Pours a semi-cloudy gold with a white head. Tripel IPA, eh? Dry pale malts, husky grains, crackers, sweetened cereal, and only a bit of earthy hops. Light-bodied, with a sweet, drying mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I’d say this leans more toward the Abbey Tripel side of things.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (5424) - Indiana, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Bomber to snifter (thanks to whoever shared this). Looks solid; a transparent orange with sticky white lacing. Smells hoppy, malty, and a little boozy with a Belgian yeast presence. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Decent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sheffee (27) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
Unique IPA. Clear, golden appearance, some good lacing. Very floral hop aroma, slightly herbal. Taste is loaded with lots of floral/herbal hop flavour, not a lot of bitterness, evident Belgium yeast influence. Palate was clean, crisp and pleasant. Will come across light to those that are used to American IPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blackmetal (112) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
An interesting combination of grassy and spicy hops. Love the fruit undertones as per the Belgian style. Recommended but not wonderful.


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