Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Black IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap


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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
Crafted in collaboration with our friends at Great Lakes Brewing from Toronto, buckets of black malt give this beer a deep earthy-brown colour and a huge body. Generous portions of bittering hops add balance and tip the flavour profile definitively to the hoppy side of the scale, while Belgian yeast endows the collaborative brew with a slightly spicy undertone.

Editor’s note: initially at 9.1%, went to 7.3% in 2013

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (677) - Ontario, - DEC 3, 2012
Crazy good. From the bottle the huge flower hop aroma surprised me. Then the pour was almost black with frothy beige head. Taste was mild bitter.

kerenmk (5269) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 2, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Ori. Black with a beige head. hoppy, a little nutty with some iodine in the nose. bitter, dry and hoppy taste. Medium-to-full body, bitter finish. Good.

DSG (15301) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 23, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Tempo. Thanks Ory. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of citric hops, slightly stale, slightly soapy. Flavor of roast and slightly stale citric and piney hops, with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied.

MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Barrel aged edition from their 2014 snowcase. Really nice earthy and malty tones with a woody flavour on top of the phillips citrusy goodness.

BeerGolem (829) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle 650 ml. Pours dark brown with thick frothy beige head and lots of lacing. Aroma features an interesting mix of hops, Belgian yeast and spices, Taste is on par. Full bodied beer. Really good black IPA.

RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Jasper wine cellar & liquor store. Light yeasty aroma; with mango and pineapple notes. Very different to other BIPAs I’ve had. Light body, subtle roast with a semi sweet finish. Would have liked a bit more oomph to it!

tderoeck (10335) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2014
13/VI/14 - 65cl bottle from a trade @ Klaas’ place, Gentse Biervereniging, Bier van de Maand, blind tasting - BB: 12/VII/14 (2014-630) Thanks to McBerko for the trade!

Clear red to purple brown beer, huge creamy irregular beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, leaving a nice lacing in the glass. Aroma: chlorine, bit soapy, peaches and apricots, lots of apricots! MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very hoppy, lots of coffee, bitter hops, bit chemical, fruity, lots of apricots. Aftertaste: bitter, coffee, bit sourish, very fruity, fresh and dried apricots, bitter hops, dry bitter ending. Very decent beer, still too much to the black and not enough to the ipa side for my liking.

suedehead288 (427) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2014
2014.06 - ’bier van de maand’-proeverij ten huize Klaas - wordt bij deze afgevinkt - lekkere geur, perzik, koffie - zacht van smaak

AgentAle (1817) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014
Aroma is that of dark malts, clove and yeast. Taste is a roasty maltiness that is paired with a very pronounced bitterness that lingers until finish. Body is black with a bubbly pearl head that retains well.

Oakes (19010) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 20, 2014
Pretty close to black and with a lot of head. Aroma has lots of piney hop and some vague yeasty phenols in the background. Very fruity like chocolate covered oranges, lots of bitterness, dry finish, with a hint of alcohol late. Phenols are very subtle. Nice brew.

UXO (1922) - CANADA - APR 18, 2014
Pours nearly black with just a hint of cola brown at the edge, two fingers of persistent tan head and moderate lacing. Nose is piney hops, roasted malt, Belgian yeast. Taste follows suit, with citrusy and earthy hops leading the way, and chocolate malt following. More medium than full-bodied, surprisingly light for such a dark beer, and smooth, with a dry bitter finish.

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