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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: 207   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
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; its a wonderful tasting beer in a tine little green beer.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ADfan (862) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 4, 2016
In the glass the beer pours a hazy amber color with a medium head. Aroma has some malts, caramel and some citrus. The taste has some citrus along with hops and some resin. Pretty smooth beer with an average finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamnowek (1978) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2016
Super fresh and fruity nose. Smooth, resinous texture. Moderately bitter taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (1593) - CANADA - MAY 24, 2016
Appearance: clear pale amber with one fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: pithy grapefruit, caramel malt, pine resin. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, medium-dry slightly sticky and lingering bitter finish. (3/5) I understand this is the replacement for Phillips Original IPA, so Im counting it as a 1001. Nice IPA, but maltier than my preference. Not malt-forward, as such, but its obvious that this is an older-style, still strongly English-influenced IPA. The big bitterness is there, but its well-integrated and supported by the sweet caramel malt. The ABV doesnt really factor, and is apparent only as a mild warming at the very end. (15/20)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 27, 2016
341ml bottle. Clear golden-orange in colour with a thin white head, light lacing. The aroma is of caramel, grapefruit, peaches. The flavour is of grapefruit, some tropical fruits, good hop bite, juicy. Bitter mouthfeel, medium body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, hoppy. The grapefruit comes out more when it warms, quite drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
redbeered (65) - GREECE - FEB 15, 2016
bottle: pours copper straw colour with a nice head, a little weak on the aroma side mostly maltiness and a little fruity......a little sweet with a strong bitterness that increases towards end, dry finish...........a good one

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeanF (2348) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 14, 2016
Has a good foamy head and clear copper body. Aroma is malty hops, some sharpness and sweetness in the equation. Flavour is meaty malts with a good hop kick. Good balance and nice prominent flavour, good dry finish. Phillips does it again and delivers an IPA with a good malt punch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (2965) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2015
Lightly hazy gold with a large frothy head. Mostly pine and citrus with some earthy and grainy notes.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RhetoricalAns (865) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 25, 2015
Draft. Great IPA, general amber pour and standard caramel / pine resin hop aroma profile but balanced nicely. The taste is also nicely balanced. Some citrus notes throughout.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisardcath (5) - - OCT 7, 2015 does not count
One of my favorite IPAs. Surprisingly subtle aroma for its 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 its hoppy essence several minutes later. Beautiful.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Amcoleman5 (2) - - JUN 27, 2015 does not count
Malty, vanilla, chocolate, sweet, creamy head, black color, smells like vanilla and malt


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