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Electric Unicorn White IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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Electric Unicorn White IPAElectric Unicorn White IPA

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84
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 9.33%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Electric Unicorn is a hop-infused White ale; best enjoyed while riding a mystical mono-horned laser beast, racing through the galaxy to the sonic backdrop of screaming metal guitars. Time to ditch reality and take this India pale fairy tale for a ride.

(Beer added by: Rutager on 09-13-2012)
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Ratings: 38 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.44/5  rDev -8.3%

Noxious26, Oct 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Poured a cloudy, golden yellow with a thick, creamy, rocky head that retains well.
smells of hops with light citrus, tangerine, mild spice (all spice or clove)
tastes starts off with the hoppy pine followed by a clove and citrus ending with a biscuit malt.
I really enjoyed this beer, very refreshing and light. leaves the tangerine lingering in your mouth.

PaulietheBrit, Sep 24, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +5.6%

Pazuzu136, Sep 17, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%

TRiGS, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

IanSpindler, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Corson, Aug 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

andrenaline, Aug 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

kwhallick, Aug 06, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into an English pint glass. Very light gold with a gorgeous creamy white head that retains its form well. Wonderful hop aroma, lychees, pineapple, muscat grapes, and tangerine with just a hint of spicy Belgian yeast. Hops lead the way on the nose. Taste features more of the yeast components, shortbread cookie, pears, coriander, and light clove, soda crackers, and reasonably bold hops that evoke tropical musky guava and perfumed lychees, pink grapefruit, fresh cut grass, lemon tea and just a whiff of spruce. Light bodied yet quite sweet, with a rather wet fruity hop finish that recalls grapefruit and orange smoothies. The Belgian character is certainly detectable but decidedly downplayed in favor of the American hops, and one can pick out quite a few flavors here. Rather brilliant summer IPA selection with more alcohol than a session brew (this might be rather deceptive ... ABV seems much lower, subjectively). Different flavor for Phillips in that the house yeast character is missing (different strain obviously) and the hops are tasty but not pungent. Not a criticism, as much as I do love Phillips IPAs.

CalgaryFMC, Jul 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

goodknite, Jul 29, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Mack, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

taylur, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Boozecamel, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

chinmoosic, Jun 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

jrenihan, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of souvenirs
3.2/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 ml bottle purchased for $5.50 plus deposit at the BC Liquor Store.

A: Slightly cloudy and straw-coloured, with an inch or a little less of white head.
S: Slightly sweet, floral and citrus hints.
T: I'm not a fan. It's by no stretch of the imagination the worst beer I've ever had, but I wouldn't drink it again.
F: Could be thicker.

souvenirs, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Aggro, May 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Erik-P, May 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

smekermann, May 08, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can't really tell if there's been any attempt at balancing the flavours in this beer. Maybe mixing an average wheat ale like a Hoegarden and an average IPA together would taste better? Doesn't get much for yeasts flavor, neither for hops. A little piny. It's not bad, just not balanced. Like the flavours are annihilating each others while a great white IPA can be such a magical experience.

The best thing about this beer is the label notes that inspired me to listen to Ozzy's first solo album. Randy Rhoads was a pretty awesome guitar player!

Niceroad77, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

rogerdandy, Apr 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

ZachT, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

oldp0rt, Jun 10, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a style I'm still pretty skeptical about. There have only been a couple that have really wowed me. That being said, I enjoyed this beer a lot more this year than last. Don't know if it's different or if its me. It pours a cloudy yellow gold with a nice fluffy white head. The aroma is hoppy, with a nice mix of citrusy hops and a yeasty, bready character. Fruity citrus, light sweet malt and estery yeastiness fill up the flavor. Hard to tell if any of the citrus is from actual citrus or from the hops, and the same goes for spices.

ericj551, Jun 02, 2013
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Electric Unicorn White IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.