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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: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


burnabyt's rating

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
burnabyt (27) - - MAR 2, 2013
Poured from a 650ml bomber. Clear blonde body. 2 fingers of white foam which recedes slowly sticking to the glass, and leaves a bubbly film. Aroma is of sweet, tropical fruits. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, dry, crisp. 0n the tongue we get the belgian yeast esters upfront- hints of papaya and pineapple. The hop finish is sharp and bitter. Overall, pretty decent. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3254) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
From a 65 cl bottle shared at home. Pours a clear pale gold with a thick white head. Light lemon nose. Flavors of mandarin orange and tropical fruits. Peppery finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
reus958 (21) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Delicious blend of a Belgian triple and an IPA. Taste of centennial. Lots of aroma and flavoring hops. Sweet malt and low bitterness for the hop flavor. 7.3% abv

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsburbidge (3) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014 does not count
Pours a golden colour with a long-lived white head. The Belgian yeast gives it a little more body and sweetness than a typical IPA, but there’s plenty of hoppiness to offset it. Overall, a very good blend of some Belgian style traits into an IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CRock (54) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2014
Bought this because of the label. Had a foamy long lasting white head. Well balanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJester (1873) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2014
650 mL bottle - says 7.3%. Absolutely beautiful pour - slightly translucent golden-orange with a fluffy white head that reduces but never disappears, giving each mouthful a bit of bitter head to contrast the sweetness of the liquid. The aroma doesn’t stand out, but the flavour is solid, with a nice balance of the malty sweetness, the yeast, and the hops. Very drinkable. A nice surprise.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HippyHop (107) - 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 (171) - - 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 (479) - 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 (380) - 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 (1780) - 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.


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