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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (7571) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 23, 2013
Bottle from CBB. Hazy blond, low fine head. Nose of orange, honey, bread, peach. More yeasty flavor, citrus, honey, bread, Belgian yeast spice. Strong bitterness, long lasting. Clean and tasty. Good American tripel, I would say.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours a little hazy golden colour with big soapy white head and sticky lace up the glass. Aromas of grassy, piney, and some citrus hops, and mild malty sweetness with a fruity belgian yeast profile. Flavours are medium-high earthy bitterness, some pine and light lemony-citrus, and faint malty sweetness. Tasty beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
simonblaine (404) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
Very citrousy and grass / straw aroma. Hoppy and bitter taste that lingers. Pours a somewhat cloudy auburn colour with a substantial head. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1749) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2012
Nice enough brew! Pours darkish straw, hazy, with a significant foamy head and long lacing. Nose is pretty muted, some yeast, maybe some citrus. Lots of juicy flavours... Up front some piney hops, some citrus, some sweeter fruit in the background, and the finish is yeasty and some grassy hops. Tastes are light sweet and medium bitterness. Medium body with lively carbonation. Solid beer for sure, but this is more Belgian than ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1503) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a light hazy golden color with a HUGE, dense, white head. Aroma is pretty hoppy with a lot of earthy hop notes, mild citrus and just a touch of pine late. Flavor has a strong earthy hoppiness come through first with a mile pine and light citrus kiss late in the flavor. Malt contributes a very light sweetness but not much is detected. Body is modest with a moderate amount of carbonation. This brew produced one of the craziest heads I have seen as it was super thick and didnít want to dissolve at over time, reminiscent of a root beer float. Overall a pretty tasty brew. The belgian portion of this brew is lost under the hops. Flavor has a lot of pelleted hops smell in the taste.....that dense hops aroma that you can taste when you are adding the hops to your brew.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHOFF43 (1786) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with nice hop aroma. Flavor is disappointing. Lots of earthy/grass flavors that take over the beer. Very average.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
stantheman (786) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2012 Large bottle. I must say I did not care for this brew at first try. Itís a super hoppy IPA, but the hops are very unusual. More piney and grassy by far than Iím used to. By the end of the bottle I now have a new favorite IPA!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (6104) - Garching b. MŁnchen, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle. Slightly hazy green golden ale with a creamy white head. Aromatic hops on a Belgian fruit funk, nicely balanced. Chewy mellow body. Aromatic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lupulist (49) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2012
Poured from a 650ml bottle into a tulip glass. Pours a lighter golden colour than I expected, with a thick and rich white head. Has a pleasant pine-y aroma from the hops, and the distinct smell of the Belgian yeast. Citrus and bready yeast tastes predominantly, with a bit of pine. Ends with a short, slightly bitter finish. A decent Belgian IPA, but not the best in its class.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Itís hard to comment that a 92 out of 100 is "underrating" a beer, but Iím going to do it. Maybe Iím just having it very fresh (courtesy of Mom), but this West Coast IPA is full of pine, grapefruit, sap with caramel and crystal malt, and a light body that finishes bitter and clean. Its aroma is perhaps the best, blending Belgian yeast and hops to make a freshly peeled orange skin. The 8% is a little too high for me, but thereís no trace of it in the taste. Light appearance, good head and lace, smooth drinking. This Belgian IPA should just go ahead and define the style. Itís impressive.


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