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Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPAHoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA

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89
very good

113 Ratings
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 02-13-2011)
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Reviews by goalie35:
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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-07-2013 00:01:52 | More by goalie35
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

09-07-2013 22:42:12 | More by cam477
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trail77

British Columbia (Canada)

4.33/5  rDev +9.1%

3X is a really nice representation of a brewery doing a casual version of an experimental contemporary style. Pretty obvious the cross of typical Belgian pale ale yeast with a bright fruity NW hoppy profile... clearly cloned or at least inspired by Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel... this regular 22.oz. bomber at local Victoria shops is a welcome addition to the already impressive Phillips' hop styles...
Presumably, if delving into this rare breed, you know what to expect... if not, good luck!

04-30-2011 07:31:37 | More by trail77
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

08-18-2013 15:53:36 | More by FadetoBock
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BashOnABike

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

4oz taster @ The Island Beer Festival, Club 919

A: Hefeweizen-IPA-esq, light-gold with fair head but nice, clean lacing

S: Bananas, Clove, hoppy but still sugary, some malt

T: Light banana and clove, hoppy but more floral than scent, very complex palate!

M: Light and foamy like a weizen, lingers on tongue

O: Great fusion (IMO) of two of my fav styles, which I guess constitutes a Belgian IPA! Definitely a winner.

02-27-2012 05:05:31 | More by BashOnABike
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -16.9%

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a big fluffy white head. Aroma has Belgian yeast, hops, fruits, and sugar. The taste is kind of all over the place, with an almost cloying sweetness coliding with bitter hops. Light body with good carbonation. Overall it's not bad but I've had much better Belgian IPA's.

03-09-2011 02:57:59 | More by chickenm
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

4.16/5  rDev +4.8%

Appearance: clear, dull orange/gold; big, fluffy white head with great retention

Aroma: fresh cut grass, citrus - grapefruit, some herbals reminiscent of a wheat beer - coriander, clove - quite a lot of it actually

Taste & Mouthfeel: texture stands out, thick and buttery relative to a typical IPA, a solid but smooth body; hops tend to the fruity side, more of banana, mango, before turning to some spice and resin bitterness in the finish; interesting compliments going on, between the solid body and complex flavour, fruity start and bitter finish; very different from the usual IPA, would pair easily with food

Overall: it's called a Belgian IPA and the distinction provided by a unique yeast is easily noted and very welcome

06-27-2014 00:45:37 | More by BGDrock
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

650ml bomber from a trip through Abbotsford, BC., earlier this year.

This beer pours a slightly hazy pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of thinly puffy, foamy white head, which leaves a decent layered array of webbed lace around the glass as it gently fades away.

It smells of orange, pineapple, and kiwi, amongst a pervasive, but subtle yeasty character, over top a dry grainy, bready malt. The taste is somewhat sweet and tangy, fruity bready caramel malt, the zestiness lingering - grapefruit and pineapple rind the most culpable - some mild Belgian yeast edginess, and mildly grassy, floral hops.

The carbonation is average, just a wee bit frothy here and there, the body medium-light in weight, and fairly smooth given all those yeast and hops conspiring and colluding. It finishes mostly dry, with a slight grainy, crackery malt push amongst the latent hop zig and yeast zag.

An agreeable Belgian IPA from Canada's English culture central - the yeast and booze perception both kept rather restrained. So, in essence, we're left with a nice and drinkable hoppy IPA, one with a slight Flanders predilection.

10-16-2011 04:32:29 | More by biboergosum
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

08-07-2011 03:59:44 | More by Sammy
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +11.6%

A - poured into a tulip, a clear bright golden, solid white head left consistent lacing as it dissipated slowly
S - yeasty aromas of sour citrus and banana, herbal and grassy hop smells, very interesting
T - grassy hop bomb up front followed quickly by pungent ripe fruit yeastiness, finishing with earthy and floral flavours, the layering of the flavours is unique and special
M - light with medium carbonation, a strong bitterness dominates
O - an unique and outstanding blend of flavours that come through in layers, a hop bomb as the label depicts with the big belgian flavour creating a unique dichotomy, in my opinion Phillips is one of if not the absolute leader of Canadian craft brewing

10-23-2011 00:49:02 | More by joemcgrath27
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-03-2012 18:18:05 | More by elricorico
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +6.5%

Purchased at the LCBO for around $6.00 for a 650ml bottle. Served at 6deg C in a draught glass. Alcohol on the label now reads 7.3% not 8%.

A- Wicked good. Enjoyed the POP and super good head that lasted

S- Very good. Super good grapefruit etc. I like it a lot

T- Very good and I enjoyed it a lot. Tart and dry. There is a lot of malt but just can't say that is it overpowering or anything like that.

M- Dry. It is a refreshing IPA that is this dry

O- Very good. I like this one and will save one for the future although it is a Triple IPA. As time passes I can see the hops leaving but at least I have something to compare to.

Food Pairing

This nice little Triple IPA went well with...Spicy salmon sushi roll topped with Tabiko caviar and roasted sesame seeds

Enjoy

07-20-2014 00:51:10 | More by DaveBar
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%

Appearance. Light golden straw with a little haze. A finger of white head that doesn't last too long but leaves a little nice lacing.

Smell. Fruity belgian yeast and grassy hops. Lemon, orange and berries. Smells good.

Taste. Light grains and belgian yeast. Grassy, herbal hops and a little spice. A little fruit, maybe melon, but not as much as the smell would suggest. Some lasting, grassy hops.

Mouthfeel. Lighter body, medium strong carbonation.

Overall. Nice belgian ipa. Could go though a few glasses of this pretty easy ...and fully intend to.

04-14-2011 00:15:29 | More by Rutager
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Bottle: Poured slight hazy beige with some orangey color notes with a large foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of floral hops notes with some sweet malty notes. Taste is a bit sweeter then I had expected with some notes of dry hops with light citrus undertones. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Finish is quite dry and interesting though malt profile is a bit too sweet with not much complexity; Belgian yeast didn’t real come through. Interesting though lacking some balance and not something I would drink on a regular basis.

03-17-2012 14:49:07 | More by Phyl21ca
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jaypurvis

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-26-2012 02:41:16 | More by jaypurvis
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

07-20-2014 02:05:31 | More by WillAndSarah
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

Poured from a bomber into a stemmed tulip glass

Pours clear and copper in color with a massive, white fluffy cloudy head that resemble merange as it slowly settles leaving islands of sudsy islands floating on the beer surface and massive amounts of lacing. The nose and taste are quite similar though the nose is soft. They highlight all though wonderful typical Belgian notes (bananas, cloves, yeast, raw dough) but has a nice fruity hop profile finishing long and dryish. I pick up a metallic aftertaste that more or less disappears after the beer warms a bit. Medium body and carbonation keeping this beer smooth and drinkable.

07-16-2014 17:08:47 | More by mtomlins
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largadeer

California

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-24-2014 23:50:04 | More by largadeer
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a bright clear golden hue, short creamy white head that settles to a thin cap.

Leafy and citrus rind hops on the nose, some peppery spice, and dry grainy malt in the background.

Dry grains and spice up front in the flavour, finishing with dry grapefruit rind and pith, more herbal down the line and into the aftertaste, with an astringent mouthfeel long into the aftertaste.

Lighter-bodied mouthfeel, texture gets a bit sticky from the hops, moderate carbonation.

Reminds me a lot of a Saison with its dryness, but since this is a new-ish style anything kind of goes at the moment. Quite enjoyable for what it is, I'd go back for more.

10-24-2011 05:45:33 | More by IronDjinn
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Sneevel

Norway

4/5  rDev +0.8%

02-15-2012 20:28:47 | More by Sneevel
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pudoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

11-21-2011 04:17:32 | More by pudoo
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adhallick

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

08-05-2013 04:42:05 | More by adhallick
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

07-15-2013 05:35:50 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

11-03-2013 14:19:40 | More by DamageCase76
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

Part of a gift from my aunt that my brother brought back on a recent trip to their place in Surrey.

Poured from a 650ml. bottle and shared with my dad.

Appearance: A banana gold color, with good lacing. Sheets rather than chunks.

Smell: Banana, pineapple and hops.

Taste: Herb-like upfront with a touch of tropical fruit and some yeast. Hops are felt.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation with some nice bittering.

Overall: It was quite good. Has a decent hop bite with overtaking the Belgian side of it.

11-21-2011 13:23:23 | More by papat444
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Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.