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


on tap

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
This locally handcrafted ale is unfiltered and unpasteurized to enhance its character It is brewed with the finest Canadian Barley, hops, pure water and our signature yeast. Because this beer is naturally carbonated, it may have a light dusting of yeast at the bottom. Pour it slowly to leave the yeast in the bottle, or pour it in, it tastes great!

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phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2011
355ML can. Pours blond, fizzy and frothy. Tons of hoppy greatness in a tiney little green can. Hints of citrus, resin and earthy aromas dominate the glass. The taste is powerful and bitter; but refreshing and long lasting. overall; it’s a wonderful tasting beer in a tine little green beer.

andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 Pours a fairly clear golden colour with a nice sticky white cap over the top leaving white half way up the glass. Aromas of pine, grassy, citrus hops, and light sweet pale malts. Flavours of pine/citrus/oniony resinous West Coast hops, a strong hop bitterness with a nice touch of mild toasty notes, and malty sweetness. This is exactly what a West coast ipa should taste like.

shadey (2135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2004
Wow... I can’t believe you people are rating this beer so poorly. I thought this was delicious. Definite citrus aroma and flavor. Grapfruit aftertaste. This was a pleasure to drink.

HazelRah (276) - Summerland, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
Nose of hops, is a little sweet from the crystal and chocolate malts. A little more citrusy than hophead. Coats the tongue in fine fashion. Hops pick up steam up the sinuses as it warms. Lovely hop bite at back of the throat.

DerWeg (1682) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2010
Creamy carbonation and head, solid orange color, big citrus bose, lots of orange citrus flavors, and grapefruit and lemon-zest bitterness. Some candy-citrus fruit flavors, late finish is grassy-dry, feel is creamy, medium full and perfect. What took you so long?????

Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2011
From a Bottle - this one hit the spot. Perfect mix of bitter hoppy taste and flavor. Get One!

Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours a clear yellowish gold with a huge white frothy head that last forever and leaves lots of lace. Aroma is a huge citrus, grassy burst with some pine. Taste is grapefruit and pine with a great balance of malts. Bitterness isn’t huge but it’s present and blends very well with the beer. Phillips you have yet another gem!!

chrisardcath (5) - - OCT 7, 2015 does not count
One of my favorite IPA’s. Surprisingly subtle aroma for it’s taste with minor notes of caramel, grass and spruce/pine. Pours clear, deep golden-brown in color with medium body and tasteful bitterness. Slick, yet lively on the palate with a long finish in which you can still taste it’s hoppy essence several minutes later. Beautiful.

Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Bottle courtesy of boutip. Pours copper with a huge white head. Smells of bitter citrus, some soap, biscuits. Tastes of a nice blend of caramel, lemons, oranges, some pepper and spices, wildflowers and a bit resiny. Nicely balanced finish.

fiulijn (20515) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 9, 2014
2014-03-04, draught at The Black Frog, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Cloudy light amber color with small compact head. the aroma is hoppy and sweaty. Smooth mouthfeel; some dry cereally malt flavor; strong bitterness; strong grassy hop, then some hop resins, sweat, a bit aggressive.
Good but not a refined beer; better with food than alone.

2013-01-03, bottle at The Greedy Pig, Vancouver, 8-4-8-5-16=41
Golden color, hazy, with small head. The aroma is very nice, fresh, with hops, and mild manure characteristic. Lean body, with good, mild, toffee flavor, some malt crispness, and an excellent hopping; there are some soft and piney resins, a good fruity character, and a manure shade. It’s extremely drinkable, an extra quality.
Very fresh; delicious today.

2011-08-14, draught at Malone’s Urban Drinkery, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy light amber color; small sized creamy head. Moderate aroma of malt and hop. Good flavor of malt and toffee; the hopping is both resiny and fruity, and without excess; indeed a fresh and balanced pint.

2011-03-13, bottle from Brewery Creek, the Hopbox, 7-4-6-3-13=34
Deep blond color; small head. The aroma is initially very resiny, but then it becomes more delicate, balanced, fruity. The mouthfeel is at the same time smooth and dry; some dry toffee flavor (not impressive), followed by a strong bitterness, with some boring resins and not enough hop qualities. Long final.

2011-03-08, draught at Bier Craft, Vancouver, 7-4-6-4-13=34
Hazy bond color; small head; served too cold. The aroma takes some time to develop, it will then show an interesting sweaty hop and British yeast character. The flavor is more lean than impressive, but highly drinkable; strong bitterness with some resins. A beer with some interesting side, although rather simple.

2008-07-30, draught at The Railway Club, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Hazy golden color; creamy head. Very nice hop aroma, delicate fruits (mango, oranges), creamy. Good toffee and caramel flavor, and strong bitterness; the hop comes with some resins (side to side with Big Kettle ESB, it has less aromatic hop, more hop oils, less sweetness). Good.

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