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

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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Straight from the Phillips’ dept of renegade science comes this super-charged isotope: chemists doubled the brewtrons of spicy rye malt and citrus hops in our Krypton Rye PA recipe to create this hop atomic variant. Careful, it radiates flavour.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
Not bad, but definitely misses the mark. Pours a bright golden yellow body with a thin and dissipating beige head. The nose is fresh, floral, zesty and is definitely the best part of this beer. The taste is rather bland and flat with light caramel and rye notes, lemon and grapefruit, mild resin and sweetness. A bit bland overall though. The body is a bit messed with a lack of a resinous smack. Overall, a good brew but boring!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (6518) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
650mL bottle, pours a hazy golden with a medium white head. Nose of relatively restrained (for a IIPA with rye) on the rye notes and citrus hops, though these are really the only two notes that characterize the aroma - and quite a pleasant one. Flavour packs more of a punch, with very skunky hops due to the rye; there’s a bit of orange marmalade as another reviewer denoted, with a light malt backbone that doesn’t do much. Overall, certainly a bigger wallop than the regular rye PA, but this is inferior - just more skunky and rye-dominated. Gets pretty harsh the more you drink, in an undrinkable way. Decent, but I was hoping for something more "round" and balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
pours a clear golden colour with a foamy white head. Strong fruity hop aroma orange and citrus. The flavour starts with fruity hops then a light malt in the finish.it has a nice bitterness which is pretty well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4524) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 24, 2012
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Liquor Plus Douglas. Pours a medium frothy white head atop a orange body. Nose of sweet oranges. Flavour is very marmalade, good tart counter-balance. Lasting bite through the finish. I suppose I like the original Krypton more but this strengthened version is rather enjoyable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
MikeBFriesen (8) - CANADA - NOV 21, 2012 does not count
Very disappointing. Its an IPA. But not a very good one. The label makes it out to be amazing. Good head, lace bubbles, but, Its watery, overly mineral. The hops are there, but I was expecting more balance with a nice body from an 8.5% ABV beer. There is no body and it too dry. And that is a big part of what makes this beer disappointing. An IPA needs some body and not too dry to balance the bitterness of the hops. Its just bitter. Not going to buy again.


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