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Hop Circle IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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Hop Circle IPAHop Circle IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hoptimization capacitors activated. Taste probe functions optimal. Aroma sensors in overdrive. Engage. Let this otherworldly IPA abduct the hell out of your senses. The gravitational pull of Hop Circle will have you searching the galaxy for another close encounter of the thirst kind. Resistance is futile.

(Beer added by: bobsy on 05-10-2010)
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

07-10-2014 13:24:18 | More by stevergca
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Happyhopper

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-08-2014 03:20:49 | More by Happyhopper
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torqueo

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-06-2014 09:06:17 | More by torqueo
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-19-2014 20:46:11 | More by Mack
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chubb-a-lub

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-07-2014 18:39:34 | More by chubb-a-lub
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-26-2014 02:36:12 | More by Kurmaraja
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KeeganRohovich

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-09-2014 01:47:27 | More by KeeganRohovich
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2014 20:50:37 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-25-2014 04:33:12 | More by cam477
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jcubz

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

04-20-2014 19:30:04 | More by jcubz
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-24-2014 03:30:32 | More by artemh
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phys1028

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

03-05-2014 04:00:03 | More by phys1028
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

02-20-2014 02:30:56 | More by ZachT
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YamagamiTravis

Saskatchewan (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

02-10-2014 19:27:18 | More by YamagamiTravis
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Duggyb

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

02-01-2014 18:44:24 | More by Duggyb
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BeerClubNiagara

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-19-2014 18:41:25 | More by BeerClubNiagara
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wertschy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Exeter

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

12-21-2013 09:34:55 | More by Exeter
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-10-2013 14:53:13 | More by rogerdandy
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

341ml bottle at Heartwood Community Cafe.

A: yellow, visible carbonation, minimal head that dissipated quickly
S: not picking up much of anything - a hint of citrus, maybe?
T: grassy bitterness, maaaybe a hint of melon or tropical fruit, not well balanced
F: smooth, medium-bodied
O: Not bad, but it's certainly no Fat Tug or Lord of the Hops. I wouldn't get it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 05:10:49 | More by souvenirs
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Hoptron_3000

Australia

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-05-2013 06:07:25 | More by Hoptron_3000
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montrealbcr89

Quebec (Canada)

2/5  rDev -47.9%

10-30-2013 17:35:25 | More by montrealbcr89
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beerhunter13

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

10-24-2013 00:59:07 | More by beerhunter13
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

One of the more widely available BC IPAs in sunny Alberta, finally tried this one as part of a Hop Box mixed pack that caught my eye because of a Simcoe single hop offering (review to follow). Pours a yellow to light orange with shockingly good head retention, that sucker sat there like a fortress for quite a while as I waited for the beer to warm up to a more ester-friendly temperature. Aroma was the expected west coast citrus, with grapefruit and orange leading the way followed by a dank marijuana herbal blast. Palate was actually quite devoid of citrus or tropical fruit, these are there in the form of some orange and grapefruit rind but take a decided back seat to tons of hemp oil, pine resin, tea, and leafy flavors that leave a major vegetal impression as opposed to fruit. Whoa. Little in the way of sweet malt to provide balance, maybe a little nuttiness. Not bad if you are in the mood to drink a pot soda without the sweetness. Aroma suggests more complexity than what the palate delivers.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 01:42:02 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a 6 pack of this at the LCBO.

From a bottle into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, foamy, white head with good retention. Hazy gamboge orange with no carbonation evident. Head fades to a thin film. A splotchy film remains until the end and leaves some lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts, light caramel notes with some grapefruit, light melon and pineapple perhaps. Definite cascade hop presence for sure. Bold and enticing.

TASTE: Pale malts and melon sweetness up front, some grapefruit and hop bitterness at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of hoppy cascade grapefruit, grassy bitterness and some melon sweetness as balance. Really nice.

PALATE: Medium body and carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes dry on the palate. Nice and creamy feel.

OVERALL: This is really, really good. Really like the hop bill on this one, and it's really well balanced as well. Other reviewers might be expecting something different, but as far as standard IPA's go, this is a top-class effort. Luckily this one is available at the LCBO all the time. Great stuff, and will definitely be a go-to when back in the Loo. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 18:59:30 | More by Jeffo
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Hop Circle IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.