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


on tap


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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gigglebyt3 (1) - Campbell River, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2013 does not count
My favourite favourite beer! Its hoppy as itís name suggests but its sooo smooth, i could sip this all day.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
afksports (16) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Itís hard to comment that a 92 out of 100 is "underrating" a beer, but Iím going to do it. Maybe Iím just having it very fresh (courtesy of Mom), but this West Coast IPA is full of pine, grapefruit, sap with caramel and crystal malt, and a light body that finishes bitter and clean. Its aroma is perhaps the best, blending Belgian yeast and hops to make a freshly peeled orange skin. The 8% is a little too high for me, but thereís no trace of it in the taste. Light appearance, good head and lace, smooth drinking. This Belgian IPA should just go ahead and define the style. Itís impressive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRatKing (122) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 7, 2013
I donít even know where to start. This beer is two of my most favourite breeds crossed together: the heady, sharp taste of a genuine IPA, and the rich, mellow sweetness of a Belgian. The hops gives you so much citrus and aroma, while the Belgian yeast provides the kind of richness that makes you want to just savour every mouthful. Hoperation Tripel Cross is easily on my top five beers of all time. Phillips Brewing, you magnificent bastards.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sheffee (28) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 23, 2013
Unique IPA. Clear, golden appearance, some good lacing. Very floral hop aroma, slightly herbal. Taste is loaded with lots of floral/herbal hop flavour, not a lot of bitterness, evident Belgium yeast influence. Palate was clean, crisp and pleasant. Will come across light to those that are used to American IPAs.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UXO (1524) - CANADA - NOV 18, 2014
Pours clear pale gold with a fat two fingers of loose white head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, moderately heavy lacing. (4/5) Nose is grassy and floral hops, Belgian funk, indistinct fruit and spices. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, strong bitter, mild funk. (9/10) Light body, moderate carbonation, lingering funky bitter finish. (4/5) This is probably on par with the best Phillips brews Iíve had so far. Decent balance of pungent hops and Belgian brett-like funk, with light malt supporting. Not as bright as Bottle Rocket, but the Belgian funk adds an interesting character singling this out from the rest of the Phillips stable. (17/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Matts_Property (830) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WoodersonMB (26) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 27, 2013
Orange/golden in appearance capped off with beautiful white head. TONS of orange and citrus on the nose underlined by some Belgian yeast. A bit bitter but also so damn smooth. Sunshine, a patio and a pint of this would be perfect. Great beer - seek this one out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 27, 2011
Clear and golden with slight haze. Small head. Some lace. Medium carbonation. Noticeable aroma of hops and fruity "belgian" aromas: pear, apple, a little musty hop. Medium bodied malt. Alcohol is well masked. Tastes great, an excellent hybrid of Belgian Tripel and IPA flavours. Wow! Me likey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagerboy (1956) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2011
Pleasing pale golden, frothy white head with nice lacing. Hoppy citrusy aroma and taste, love the blend of Belgian yeast and intense hop, bombs away!

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