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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

149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | 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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mcpwn

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

02-09-2012 05:33:44 | More by mcpwn
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Vandelayindustri

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-07-2012 05:55:24 | More by Vandelayindustri
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DaveJanssen

Germany

3/5  rDev -21.9%

02-07-2012 03:56:59 | More by DaveJanssen
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-26-2012 11:26:33 | More by Telestic
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

01-25-2012 05:54:27 | More by cbnz
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-13-2012 00:54:09 | More by irishkyle21
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Agent1

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +30.2%

12-15-2011 09:20:22 | More by Agent1
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Torontoblue

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-14-2011 15:29:30 | More by Torontoblue
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benbou17

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-05-2011 02:56:35 | More by benbou17
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jmdr

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

12-01-2011 02:02:45 | More by jmdr
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

11-30-2011 16:17:51 | More by kelvarnsen
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-28-2011 08:01:16 | More by schnarr84
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EskimoDave

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-21-2011 03:32:39 | More by EskimoDave
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +30.2%

11-19-2011 18:59:29 | More by pudoo
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Dawkfan

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- A slightly hazed golden IPA. Little over a fingers worth of white head, spotty lacing as this receeds.

S- Big nose, this is got it all for a west coast IPA, grapefruit, pine, and light citrus notes. This is sort of sweet smelling, but not from the malt.

T- There's a thinness to this that really hurts the flavor IMO. Soft mild flavors move to an orange citrus middle and then a bitter metallic grapefruit finish. The malt is completely lost in this one, which may be leading to how light it drinks.

M- The body is really light, carbonation a tad under medium. There's a slight stickiness to it though.

O- This is the last I had from the Hop Box. I thought it was better the first time I tried it, and I'd definitely revisit it. I'd like to try it on tap as I feel it could be much better.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2011 19:35:52 | More by Dawkfan
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-17-2011 02:01:28 | More by virinow
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into tulip 24/10/11

A clear golden yellow with just a few bubbles feeding a rolling hill like looking foam that leaves a few random patches of lace

S big citric nose with grapefruit and lots of lemon rind, slightly floral and faint booze in a deep whiff with some even fainter spruce pretty solid stuff

T what I smell but with more rind and it's just not as intense with the citrus as the nose, still quite good but missing something compared to the smell

M a little thin but well carbonated and it leaves just a little behind in your mouth

O decent IPA for sure that went down a little too quick, great nose, good flavor and easy to drink, need more?

Pretty pleased with this one and a most welcome addition to my beer selection in Alberta. 2 down and 2 to go thank you Phillips Hop Box

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2011 02:27:36 | More by wordemupg
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at The Black Frog in Vancouver.

A: 1/8" offwhite head over amber liquid with excellent clarity.

S: Floral and citrus hops.

T: Floral and citrus hops up front with a somewhat malty and nutty aftertaste.

M: Medium viscosity and a medium level of fine carbonation.

O: Easy drinking IPA with a nutty aftertaste.

Serving type: on-tap

09-22-2011 16:59:52 | More by DaftCaskBC
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StarshipPoopers

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pretty clear compared to some IPAs. Slight haziness. Not much in the way of head or lacing.

S - Grapefruit and faint citrus.

T - Hops. Grapefruit dominates, while there is also some pine thrown in. Not much for malts.

M/D - Good beer. Smooth and surprisingly light feeling for the style. Has great drinkability as a result.

O - Nothing amazing, but a nice and light beer with a little bit of kick.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2011 02:24:42 | More by StarshipPoopers
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xuptygm

Nebraska

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Bright golden yellow. Small head which quickly disappears. Lots of lace on this one.

Smell: Sweet and hoppy

Taste: Hops, hops, hops! Somewhat more bitter than I would have liked, but still a very smooth and tasty IPA.

Mouthfeel: Smooth champagne (from the carbonation).

Overall: A good IPA that should satisfy the hop heads out there. Phillips is starting to impress me with the depth in their lineup. Try this one for sure if you get a chance.

Serving type: on-tap

08-24-2011 03:39:55 | More by xuptygm
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notchucknorris

California

3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy golden color with a thin white head. Really nice lacing.

S: Lots of grapefruit with an almost juicy aroma and some citrus hops.

T: Slightly malty upfront with a pretty hoppy grapefruit and citrus finish. Bitterness is a little on the high side but this wasn't quite as hoppy as I would have liked. Still, a pretty solid IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2011 23:56:00 | More by notchucknorris
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bobtomuch50

Florida

3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After a week of trying several different pricey IPA's (all beer here is pricey (wtf?) on Vancouver Island, I was tipped off by a local that Phillips is the best - he was right. If you're in Canada and like IPA's, don't waste your money & time with anything else but this one! Finally, an IPA with taste!!

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 02:30:50 | More by bobtomuch50
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale hazy orange, some floaties in the glass, one finger white head with some lace. Smell is of citrus and pine, mellon, tangerine and a fairly high malt profile here as well. Taste is hoppy, citrus nad grapefruit, light pine notes, good malting here as well, nice clean finish. Mouthfeel is fairly oily, light-med carbonation, medium body. Quite good and enjoyable would certainly like to revisit this someday.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2011 23:52:59 | More by peensteen
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The closest thing to a "Bell's Two Hearted" I have ever enjoyed from a Canadian brewer - an excellent beer!

Appearance is an average amber gold, with some sediment and not overly carbonated.

Aroma is absolutely stunning - almost a benchmark blend of citrus, pine and everything good I associate with west coast hops! Likewise the flavour is beautfully well balanced with a lingering, bitter finish. Some might find the finish a touch overly bitter, but I think it's a delightfully sustained ending to a truly impressive beer. A new beer for me and one I will make every effort to find again.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 21:29:14 | More by hopsolutely
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a nice gold with lively bubbles rising and a finger of white bubbly head that leaves some nice lacing.

Smell. Sweet caramel and some nice, citus, piney hops. Yum.

Taste. Light, toasty grains and bitter, well rounded hops. Plenty of pink grapefruit rind pine sap, and a little grass.

Mouthfeel. Light-medium body with smooth, medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. Kick ass ipa. Not sure why it took me so long to try this one, but I`ve been missing out. Great stuff.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2011 01:30:57 | More by Rutager
Hop Circle IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.