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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.54/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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India Red Ale

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3.5
Brettsky06 (522) - Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 4, 2017
Pours a nice coppery red color. Pine and light caramel make up the aroma. Taste is nicely balanced between hops And malts. Very enjoyable IPA

4
Lagerboy (2239) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2017
Bomber. Clear red copper, firmer off-white foam settles and mostly fades. Pungent aroma of forest fruity hop and caramel/ toffee malt. Well balanced taste of deeper rich not too sweet toasted caramel /toffee malt and piney citric fruity hop. Average carbonation, medium bodied, aggressively hopped. Bordering on Impy status, this one is a winner. One would think a beer this good might be in their regular rotation, yet it’s not even on their website. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3
dfearnley (2315) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 22, 2017
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Orange, spruce, pepper, wheat Adjunct: Orange, light malt, and earthy notes; cloudy amber (lots of particulates) with a frothy, off white, head; very chalky

3.3
Crit (4057) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 14, 2017
Bright amber,lasting beige head.Vague piney hop nose.Light piney hop profile, good malt in bak. Long lasting hop bitterness in finish

3.2
Ferris (16496) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 22, 2016
Bottle - Piney and resinous hops with a dark woody malt backbone. Deep dark copper gold with a decent white head. Bitter an woody with some pine and resin and a malty finish. Not bad.
Earlier Rating: 1/12/2015 Total Score: 3.6
Bottle - Earthy and orange hops with a dark caramel nose. Deep copper with a nice rich head. Big up front bitterness with some earthy hops

3.4
UXO (1922) - CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
Appearance: clear medium amber with two fingers of fine light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (3/5) Aroma: sweet citrus, caramel/toffee malt, pine, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, off-dry moderate bitter finish. (3/5) For the record, I’m not scared of clowns, they’re just fucking creepy, OK? Mostly because the makeup communicates one thing, while the actual facial expression can be the complete opposite. Likewise, this is a pretty decent example of the style, but it’s a style that tends to be neither fish nor fowl. Fairly evenly-matched malt and hop characteristics are present here, but instead of a balance, it feels a little more like a fight. (14/20)

3.3
sulawang (1197) - - JAN 5, 2016
Visual: Pours clear reddish brown with a small 3mm creamy dissipating head, 1mm layer of retention, clusters of steady active streams. Nose: fruity tangerine hops, sweet malt background. (lvl-5)-pungency Attack: crisp-almost creamy, incoming dry bitterness Mid-palate: (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) tangerine/grapefruit citrus, toasted barley malt, resin Finish: grapefruit oil bitter hops, lingering medium bitterness. Summary: Pretty solid in terms of mouthfeel and flavour. I enjoyed the full, almost-creaminess as well as the balanced sweet malts with the citrus hops. Wished for more carry in the finish.

3.8
bulldogops (2907) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Rating #1406 25.12.2014 - 341mL Bottle #19 from Phillips Snowcase. Clear golden amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, piney, lemon zesty and cookie dough malt. Taste is more of the same, dry piney citrusy hops and pastry malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying. Delicious. Fucking clowns.

3.4
VertBaconStrips (2402) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - AUG 27, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2016 re-rate

I’ve really come to like this a lot more. It’s quite rich and that’s a big thing with me lately. There’s a bready quality I like now that I couldn’t find standing in a mountain lake with +8C air. And this stuff - pine, tang, orange, rrgf on the sweeter side than usual and a large pile of malts. Stupid Phillips is proving me wrong and finding a consistent spot in my fridge.
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In Honeymoon Lake one hand reviewing while minnows feast on my rotting feet. Hand to bottle to mouth. This is standard Phillips stuff. This one is over bitter minus any depth. Also plain. Some candy sweetness, malts that seem like rye (aren’t), there’s a loon doing bizarre shit just out a bit from me. This beer is a bust but might not be if I had a plethora of pints on tap. Smelling out of the bottle proves there is a solid maybe exciting aroma. Another kwalitee reevewwwww......

3.8
stantheman (1098) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
On tap at Cotto in North Burnaby. A dark amber ale with yellow-tan head and sharp hop nose. Tasting confirms big bitter hop presence and some trace malts in the background. Nice! 3.8.


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