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

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common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 113   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.


3.8
   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 (12789) - 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 (7028) - 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 (1448) - 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 (4386) - 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 (1224) - 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 (1760) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Poured out a clear yellowy gold brew with a thick and fluffy off white cap that lasts with plenty of messy lacing. I gotta say that I used to hate this style - the belgian ipa thing - but itís growing on me like a fine mold. In fact Iím actually going to get more of these and bathe in them - not the beer but just a tub full of bottles. Wonderful lemony ever so slightly funk at some level.There is some odd creamsicle aroma that is everywhere. Slight spice, slight stink, something hoppy.. ooo Iím all specific today. Something smells like weaved stick baskets. Hoppy and holy shit the Oilers just scored 3 quick goals on Luongo - enjoy the end of the bench you sack. Yeasty stuff getting beat up by sharp lemony citrus fists. There is some peach here and that harsh bitterness that I love. Grassy, odd sweetness on occasion. Not a lot of depth but it drank pretty good. Hey, you know how I love these 8% iipaís - whatís better, eh punk? eh? eh? eh? eh? eh? eh? eh? Creamy too. Highly yet smoothly carbonated that works very well here. Medium light bodied. Pretty good and really easy drinking. Without looking Iíll guess this is my fave Phillips.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle, at home, thanks to Cole for the share. Pours clear golden, 1-finger white head, lovely lacing. Nose is cold cream, sweet yeast, lemongrass, very pretty and grassy. Flavours of grass, perfume/florals, spice, persimmon, rather dry finish, a bit hot but overall very solid. A nice brew.


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