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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: 101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blomster (249) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle, picked up at Cascadia Liquors (Quadra). Pours clear, golden, with a small, white, fizzy head. Quite a bit of fruity esters in both aroma and taste, seems like a typical Belgian yeast strain. Some floral and grassy hops that feel a little dusty. Not bad but not really good either.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2011
Bottle. Golden beer with big head. Big hop flavour and a bit of Belgian character.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle from Vancouver private store. Initially hoppy, and then a good balance, malt and yeast. Tasty, great drinkability. Would like to get more bold citrus hoppy flavour, but still one of the best of this style.Pours cloudy light orange body with a generous head and lacey.Smooth mouthfeel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
scotchzi (302) - Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Poor is on the darker side of an IPA. Smells like peanut butter on wheat bread with slight hop aroma. Taste still seams to be kinda mealy with a pretty decent hop middle. Overall ok beer.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Bottle @ home. Clear, golden orange appearance with a lively, off white head. Grapefruit, citrusy, mildly earthy hoppy nose. Mild Belgian, grapefruit citrusy, moderately bitter, moderately malty flavor. A little overly bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5980) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 5, 2011
8/5/11. 750mL bottle courtesy Adam! Nice cloudy orange-ish pour with a small off-white head. Fruity, estery aroma of Belgian yeast with a nice combo of floral hoppiness. Sweet, and almost slightly tart, flavor with more Belgian yeast, plenty of bitter hop kick, and a surprising malt presence. Not bad!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5574) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Belgian yeast, light phenol, spice, dust, hay, a touch of grain, bread, floral and grassy hops. POurs hazy golden, nice head, great lace, solid carbonation. Flavors of hay, grain, a little toast, nice floral, perfumey, citrusy hops. Some grass and hay come through in the finish. Light phenolic yeast. Dry, finish, nice medium hoppiness. Really solid stuff. Nice carbonation, a touch of alcohol here and there. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cfrancis (2248) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 12, 2011
Thanks to manuchampions for this. Pours a clear golden yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is corn, hops and bready yeast. Taste is a very pleasant bready yeast with a decent pine hop bitter blast. A really nice cross of a belgian and IPA. I’d drink this again and again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
Bottle split with mcberko. Pours cloudy yellow/gold. Aroma of Belgian yeast, perfume, hay, citrus. Flavour of yeast, herbs,floral, orange peel. Really nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MennoO (148) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 25, 2011
a new rate in a month or six, many to follow, not quick though beer is expensive in Vancouver. You get what it says on the bottle, a belgian ipa. fruitful sweet, but some clear ipa aroma. pretty decent beer


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