Electric Unicorn White IPA - Phillips Brewing Company
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3.98/5 rDev +6.7%
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.
07-30-2014 01:22:17 | More by CalgaryFMC
British Columbia (Canada)
3.2/5 rDev -14.2%
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.
05-30-2014 03:50:18 | More by souvenirs
British Columbia (Canada)
3.56/5 rDev -4.6%
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!
05-02-2014 01:57:16 | More by Niceroad77
3.76/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
06-02-2013 01:27:51 | More by ericj551
3.65/5 rDev -2.1%
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.
01-06-2013 08:00:18 | More by IronDjinn
Electric Unicorn White IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.