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


on tap

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
You can almost hear the sirens as you pop the cap on this bomber. This IPA slams hop first into a classic Belgian yeast to create a super-fortress of flavour.

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fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle from Firefly, Vancouver
Deep blond color; medium sized compact head. Aroma of coarse Belgian yeast, with some paper, spices and oranges; later, vague notes of manure and citrusy hops. Good body strength; strong malt flavor, with a sharp spice/yeast character, followed by the orange and tangerine. Long, strong final, a bit fruity and moderately resiny too.
’t Smisje + Dubbel IPA comes to mind, but this one is more classy. A beer with character.

mcberko (19869) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2011
650mL bottle, pours pale golden with a white head. Aroma is very piney, with citrus hops. Flavour is also extremely piney, with light citrus and resinous hops, and Belgian yeast. Creamy mouthful due to the pine. Very enjoyable.

Oakes (19426) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
Draught. Hazy tan. The aroma has a mix of perfume, Belgian yeast and herbal hops. Creamy head. Herbal, earthy, dry with appley notes. Relatively dry in the finish.

jtclockwork (17654) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Bottle at Max’s tasting. Pours clear amber. Nose of hops, pineapple, citrus and caramel malt. Taste gets a bit abrasive as it warms - hops, caramel malt and citrus. Dry biting finish.

Ferris (17107) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottle - Sweet belgian yeast is the first to assault the senses, followed by some earthy hops in the background. Clear copper with a rich beige head. The belgian yeast is very prominent, with hops adding more bitterness than anything else. Malts are well balanced and overall a good representation of what they were going for.

Tmoney99 (15130) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex yeast and sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy yeast bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer that exceeded my expectations.

j12601 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Bottle at Max and Jess’s place. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Big bright hops, pine and citrus. Caramel, clean and bright. Medium bodied, spicy hops, citrus. Lots of grapefruit on a long bitter finish.

Sammy (13000) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
Bottle from Vancouver private store. Initially hoppy, and then a good balance, malt and yeast. Tasty, great drinkability. Would like to get more bold citrus hoppy flavour, but still one of the best of this style.Pours cloudy light orange body with a generous head and lacey.Smooth mouthfeel.

jercraigs (11087) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 2014-08-15. Lighty hazy pastel yellow body foamy white head. 3++ Aroma of floral grassy hops, light yeast. Flavour is moderately bitter throughout, floral grassy hops are the primary flavour over a dry moderately alcoholic pale malt core. Average plus bodied palate, effervescent carbonation. Much more vibrant hops than last time. 7/4/7/3/16 Bottle from the LCBO, shared at Campground Brewdown

2013-10-10. Hazy bright golden pastel yellow body with a nice white head. Aroma of green hops, mushy peas, grass, and pale malt. The flavour has a similar green herbal character to the hops, modest malt base. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Showing some age possibly? Just okay. 6/3/6/3/15 Bottle via trade with Ferris.

phaleslu (10899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Danny- thanks again! Pours a semi-cloudy gold with a white head. Tripel IPA, eh? Dry pale malts, husky grains, crackers, sweetened cereal, and only a bit of earthy hops. Light-bodied, with a sweet, drying mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I’d say this leans more toward the Abbey Tripel side of things.

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