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Phillips Slipstream Cream Ale (aka Draught Dodger 2008)

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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Cream Ale
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Admin Notice (Capflu): Slipstream Cream Ale is 2008's version of Draught Dodger without the Maple Syrup (confirmed June 9, 2008). I suspect they are using up the last of the old labels.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
RD400F (175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle to sam adams glass, beer poured a transparent dark amber color with a cream colored head that rapidly faded. Aroma carries some grassy hop notes with caramel...but unfortunately not much else. Taste is typical beer taste...subtle blend of malts and hop but nothing to set it apart from the rest of the crop. Palate...thin bodied, easy drinking co2 medium. Overall...not bad but nothing special.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
a_sully (80) - - JUN 29, 2014
Between an amber and a brown colour, white head and rather clear. Smells of toffee. Taste of malts and toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Clear medium amber orange colour with a average, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, fruity, nutty - straw, light caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, nutty, straw. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
AgentAle (580) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Aroma is a roasty caramel and molasses one. Some vanilla. Taste is a sweet maltiness paired with a basic bitterness. There is some malt richness but the overall malt/hop complexity is fairly basic.Appearance is a clear dark amber with well retained heading

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bcBelgianbrew (82) - , British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Hazy and copper. True, smells of sweet toffee. Flavour is on the sweeter side. It is smooth, small bubbles just before it finishes. As the liquid warmed in my goblet, the taste got less desirable. Not bad mind you, just the malt came forward. Not as balanced as others have suggested. Am I smelling a hint of banana? I like they put the ingredients on the label. This should be legally mandatory.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alanthebeerguy (140) - - DEC 21, 2013
An OK cream ale. Pours cloudy amber, lacks head. Smells of roasted malt, toffee, dough. Taste is malty, sweet finish. A bit too malty for an ale for me. Not a great balance, malt and sweet predominate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RumRunner101 (733) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
Clear, deep amber pour. Aroma is caramel, butterscotch, bread. Flavour is doughy, slightly sweet, barely noticeable hops and a crisp finish with some caramel sweetness.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
brleo (68) - - DEC 15, 2013
Just ok...but for me to say that about anything even remotely connected to Phillips Brewery is something - just not a fan. Slipstream, it seems, is one of the few more malty offerings by a brewery known chiefly for cramming as much hops as is humanly possible into almost every beer they brew. Pours a light reddish-brown, not much head on it. Aroma is quite faint - mostly bread. It tastes like they desperately wanted to stuff hops into it, but held back - it has that slight hint of hops to it, but thankfully not to much. Taste is mostly biscuit, bread, with some caramel. Not too bad. Overly-carbonated, but a decent lingering flavor. I would drink it again, oddly enough - it’s not so bad.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (2925) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottle - Caramel and grains. Clear amber with almost no head. Caramel and grains, with very little bitterness. A little dark and grainy for a cream ale.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bulldogops (1039) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 24, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Re-rate - December 16, 2013, Bottle from the Phillips Snowcase (Beer 16). Awarded one more overall point for toasted malt flavour. 5-3-6-3-12 2.9 341ml bottle from Coop - Phillips Showcase 5%. Clear, copper coloured pour with a decent tan head, good retention. Aroma is roast malts,hint of nuttiness, caramel. Taste is very bready, hint of dry maltiness.Creamy mouthfeel, with a breadiness thats sustained in a smoothish finish. 5-3-6-3-11 2.8


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