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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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BA SCORE
84
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30 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 30
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 01:22:17 | More by CalgaryFMC
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Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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07-13-2014 02:08:21 | More by taylur
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-21-2014 04:54:17 | More by Boozecamel
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

06-17-2014 06:25:47 | More by chinmoosic
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-03-2014 05:14:11 | More by jrenihan
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 03:50:18 | More by souvenirs
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

05-18-2014 09:02:09 | More by Aggro
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-11-2014 03:47:18 | More by Erik-P
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-08-2014 01:55:40 | More by smekermann
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

3.56/5  rDev -3.8%
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!

Serving type: growler

05-02-2014 01:57:16 | More by Niceroad77
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-03-2014 20:37:35 | More by rogerdandy
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

08-27-2013 02:48:31 | More by ZachT
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Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

06-10-2013 00:01:15 | More by oldp0rt
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2013 01:27:51 | More by ericj551
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-25-2013 07:59:37 | More by schnarr84
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-21-2013 23:57:15 | More by Kmat10
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rodrigueZflyingf0x

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed straw hue, with a short creamy white head that retains to a thin cap.

Sweet soft wheat and coriander are most present on the nose, mild floral and citrus hops.

Wheat and spicy Belgian yeast appear first in the flavour, with faint fruity esters in the middle, finishing with lemon and grapefruit rind, some grassy hops, then soft phenols that linger in the aftertaste.

Light-bodied, with a soft smooth texture and fairly brisk carbonation.

An excellent easy-drinker, quenching and flavourful without being intense or overwhelming. This would be excellent as a summer sipper.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 08:00:18 | More by IronDjinn
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

11-09-2012 02:53:48 | More by bumchilly25
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear straw golden with plenty of small suspended sediment, thumb of white head dissipated to a thin covering leaving plenty of sticky lacing
S - very yeasty and wheaty aromas, sour citrus, peppermint, and a mineral/vitamin aroma, very busy
T - peppery and grainy up front, a bubble gum thing going on, not much of the yeasty flavour here, a faint hint of plastic or rubber late in the finish, does not live up to the nose
M - fairly light and well carbonated, slightly thin, just a touch of dry
O - very busy to the detriment of the beer overall, it doesn't seem to add up to something significant, nice try but not my bag

Serving type: bottle

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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle - what's with the laser-eyed beast theme on the labels of the more recent Phillips offerings? And were that I could accompany this with some bitchin', shreddin' metal tunes, but my better half happens to be watching Real Housewives reunions while I do this. Compromises, me auld sons...

This beer pours a very hazy, pale yellow straw hue, with two fingers of tight, creamy, foamy white head, which settles rather slowly, eventually leaving some random sharp wave crest lace around the glass.

It smells of somewhat tart orange rind, mild pale grainy malt, earthy Belgian yeast, softly spicy coriander, and a slowly growing bitter pine hoppiness. The taste is moderately sweet wheat grain, a subtle lemon citrus fruitiness, some weak earthy spiciness, throttled Low Country yeast, and nicely even piney, leafy hops.

The carbonation is soft, and generally quite yielding, the body a near full flag medium weight, and quite adequately smooth. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the wheat and barley malt bravely pushing through the now staid yeast and still weirdly IPA-worthy hops.

I know that this is different from the majority of the previous Belgian IPAs that I have come across, in mostly one simple area - it isn't astringent, either via yeast, hop, or whatever. It's actually quite pleasant - soft and approachable, alluring in its balance. A stellar intro for the style, and equally appropriate for those who might deem themselves old hands as such.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 06:18:23 | More by biboergosum
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kelvarnsen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +8.1%

09-28-2012 17:39:27 | More by kelvarnsen
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Electric Unicorn White IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 30 ratings.