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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: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GothGargoyle (1473) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
Described as a Belgian IPA. Golden with a small pale head. Aroma is apricot, caramel, citrus, hint of fresh cut grass. Taste is orange marmalade, peach, pine. Reasonably thin on the palate with a crisp bitter hoppy finish. Hops dominate a little too much - there isnít much of a Belgian character to back it up. I can detect some subtle aspects of a Belgian Tripel but they are too low-key.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (4920) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle: Poured slight hazy beige with some orangey color notes with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of floral hops notes with some sweet malty notes. Taste is a bit sweeter then I had expected with some notes of dry hops with light citrus undertones. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Finish is quite dry and interesting though malt profile is a bit too sweet with not much complexity; Belgian yeast didnít real come through. Interesting though lacking some balance and not something I would drink on a regular basis.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. Off orange color. Small head. Aroma of piney hops and the usual "belgian" yeast. Taste up front is very piney. The Belgian yeast flavor is the second thing I taste. I get some orange and some earthiness. Very dry with a decent bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
Draught. Hazy tan. The aroma has a mix of perfume, Belgian yeast and herbal hops. Creamy head. Herbal, earthy, dry with appley notes. Relatively dry in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Draft @ Alibi Room. Golden. Even lacing. Skunk weed signals lovely nice hops! Soft yummy smooth palate. Off dry resinous. I like this type of beer generally although this one is a wee bit sweeter than I would like.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (7147) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 19, 2011
Bottle, shared with Parksy and Mark. Hazy golden orange, finely bubbled white cap. Aroma is nice perfumey hops, lemongrass stands out, and whether itís in here or not, for some reason Iím getting coriander. Hoppy palate too, citrusy and and grassy, a little estery, dry crisp finish. This was really nicely done as a hoppy Belgian blonde.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1510) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2011
Sour, spicy yeast aroma. Pours a slightly carbonated golden with nice head. Some astringence...dry slightly hoppy finish and some metallic notes. light body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4447) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
650ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a generous white head that settles to some sporadic but thick lacing. Aroma is hops, hops and more hops. Taste is citrusy hop bitterness with some floral and grassy hops in there as well, with a little malty sweetness in the background. This is a really nice IIPA which screams to be tasted.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cirrhosis (1232) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 7, 2011
Love the label looks awesome!! looks like golden peach with a thin white skiff floating on top. lemony hop something, a funk, not to much spice, ginger ale. Aroma is not that bad but it aint no big whoop. Taste is pretty much the same but add in dusty furnace that just got turned on for the first time in winter. Bitter finish that lingers a long while. Peachy stuff and ya simple stuff. 8% who knew I sure couldnít tell it was there. I could drink this again but will eye????

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1812) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 26, 2011
A beautiful orange tinted gold body with a thick foamy white head that leaves massive rings of sticky lacing. A nose of lemon and esters permeating the moderate NW hop. Light and sweet malts go mostly unnoticed among the hops and yeast. A noticeable funk note with a unique ítripelí yeast. The taste is sweet and fruity in the middle with a mild yeast taste that intensifies with the hops on the finish. A good balance between the forceful hop and the beautiful, floral yeast. The funk noted on the nose is present as a slight astringent aftertaste. A medium body with a smooth, creamy drinkability. Overall, this is a very unique and tasty brew with an unusual funky yeast.


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