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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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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TheHOFF43 (1730) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (10) - CANADA - JUL 21, 2014
What a cool beer. Lots of Belgian yeast/dough, some spice, syrupy malt and piney hop bitterness. Taste opens almost like a honey mead; big, pungent yeast, lots of spicy, boozy warmth, and a dry, piney, floral hop finish that subdues the alcohol warmth but lets it linger ever so slightly. Lots going on here, and it’s all very well-balanced. Good tasting beer, and it has a really cool label which greatly affects my opinion of the contents.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (127) - - JUL 18, 2014
650 ml bomber with an awesome label. Pours a clear, filtered golden colour with a big pillowy white head and a fair amount of carbonation. Fruity Belgian yeast wafts across the room as soon as this is opened. Tastes are of pine, yeast, honey, with hints of caramel. Overall, an interestingly hopped beer, that has above average aromas and flavour. The only real knock I have on it is that huge Belgian head, that resists settling. This one is worth purchasing more than one of.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (434) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2014
650mL bomber. Pours surprisingly clear golden with a massive white head that laces incessantly, a really nice looking brew. Lots going on aroma-wise as well, pine and citrus pith hop with yeasty spices, dried fruit and a toasty malt backdrop. Slightly sweet with a bitter finale and traces of alcohol. Creamy and full bodied. I heard Ontario’s recent shipment of BC goods was pretty stale, but this seems above par to me. Nice work,

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdobbs (352) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A great sweet fruity nose. A rich great flavor: robust bitterness, candied fruit, super sweet oranges, caramel, toast. This is a huge and very drinkable

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1674) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours gold with full head and lots of carbonation. Aroma of pine, pineapple, toffee and toasted malts. Flavors of green pineapple and resin. Long bitter finish. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (477) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 9, 2014
Pours sparkling gold with a plush two finger cap. This is a spicy, yeasty & piney IPA. It’s thick with flavour, most of it good (deep hops & zesty yeast) & some of it not so good (a slight mineral water aftertaste). Shawna takes a sip & says its like licking a deep woods hiking trail. Overall, I really like it. Tasty, refreshing & chewy. As it settles in the glass in turns into a groovy IPA with the Belgian twist. My kind of brew. And absolutely love the label design.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frothmeister (545) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours a clear golden colour with a one finger white head. The nose is up front with the Belgian yeast. Wet concrete, paraffin, lemon zest, light spice. The taste starts with metallic hops, light citrus, mineral notes, spice, and considerable bitterness and leads into more Belgian characteristics, yeast, mineral notes, with lots of spice and wet concrete in the finish. A little sweet under the yeast, and hops, but it’s a good effort.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Metalchopz (2207) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Single bomber from the LCBO. Pours a rich golden colour with a frothy white head that is huge, stays long and creates loads of fluffy foam lacing. Smells like an IPA at first pour with citrus grass, but the Belgian Ale yeast comes out as soon. The mix is a fruity and caramel one. The taste is pretty sweet and the dry finish is quite low. Some decent bitterness does appear in the aftertaste. Still, can’t say I am a fan of this one. Much better out there for the style, like Duvel and Chouffe ones.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jksipa (285) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Slightly cloudy pale yellow with a fluffy off\f white head that fades slowly and leaves a bit of lace. Nose is earthy hops with citrus (mostly orange peel) and pine as well as lots of yeasty spice. Light caramel sweetness to start with the bold hops providing a great bitterness in the middle which is countered in the end with a peppery spice. Medium oily mouth with average carbonation and a long dry spicy finish. Listed here as a DIPA but listed on the bottle as a Belgian IPA. Definitely has a Belgian yeast character but the hops are enough to not make the yeast the focal point.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Aromas of mango, pineapple, pine, some citrus, white pepper and just a touch of fusel on the back. Golden colour beneath a creamy head that lasts for a while. The taste is definitely bitter balanced with topical fruit coming though. Medium to light bodied, leaving a bitter and slightly spicy after taste. Almost a winner, but just falls short in one or two areas.


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