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


on tap


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2362) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 25, 2013
Bottled sample. Gold in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of sweet orange, lemon rind, white pepper, icing sugar and herbs. The flavour is a more earthy-herbal blend, backed by more sweet citrus. Medium bodied with a good amount of bitterness. A bit of a strange animal. I liked the aroma, but it was just a bit too earthy in the mouth for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
Pours a nice light orange with big white head. Aromas of fresh oranges and lemons. That Belgian yeast strain too. Flavours are citrus and yeast with a nice bitter citrus taste. There is a rather unpleasant metallic aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (3299) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 20, 2013
Appearance is rather pale orange with foamy head and nice lacing. Definite aroma of citrus, sweet yeast, orange peel. Taste is moderately bitter with nice belgian sweet yeast qualities. Definitely donít come into this one expecting American Style DIPA, because the Belgian notes are definitely present. Enjoyable and somewhat unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
I donít even know where to start. This beer is two of my most favourite breeds crossed together: the heady, sharp taste of a genuine IPA, and the rich, mellow sweetness of a Belgian. The hops gives you so much citrus and aroma, while the Belgian yeast provides the kind of richness that makes you want to just savour every mouthful. Hoperation Tripel Cross is easily on my top five beers of all time. Phillips Brewing, you magnificent bastards.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1479) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 1, 2013
Slight haze on a straw yellow beer with a foamy white head. Aroma is pine, some citrusy hops and a faint belgian yeast aroma. A little bit of spicy yeast, where i had hoped for more. Some grassy hop flavour and light citrus . A pretty nice, but reserved DIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Knappster (34) - - MAR 13, 2013
Bitter tasting room/ Vancouver, Ca- Reid, 8%- strong Profile - lingers well and finishes with a oooooh and an aaaaaaaah ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mnurda (1245) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
Part of the sampler tray at the bitter tasting room in Vancouver. Very similar to an American ipa. Loved this one ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
probstblueribbon (3726) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2013
14 oz glass at National Beer Hall. Clear deep golden, thin white head. Strong pine and grass, a little dank and citrusy, biscuit malt support, no Belgian character. Medium + body, pillowy effervescence. Pine, juicy peel, marmalade, oddly intense biscuit and cracker, peppery, very drinkable for alcohol content, no Belgian character; dry with pretty good bitterness and an oddly peppery cracker dank finish. Not what I expected. Still fairly good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burnabyt (27) - - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from a 650ml bomber. Clear blonde body. 2 fingers of white foam which recedes slowly sticking to the glass, and leaves a bubbly film. Aroma is of sweet, tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry, crisp. 0n the tongue we get the belgian yeast esters upfront- hints of papaya and pineapple. The hop finish is sharp and bitter. Overall, pretty decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gigglebyt3 (1) - Campbell River, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
My favourite favourite beer! Its hoppy as itís name suggests but its sooo smooth, i could sip this all day.

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