Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: canucklehead on 10-25-2012)
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Photo of kirbytall
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of Ghrymm
4/5  rDev -1%

Nice IPA could use a few more hops for my taste but very nice. Could drink it all day long.

Photo of djoprahwinfrey
4/5  rDev -1%

A - pours a clear light golden/yellow, 1 finger of moderately thick white head, a good ring and some lace stick around until the end

S - piney hops, tropical fruits, some sweet caramel

T - fresh piney hops to start, some sweetness, grapefruit, peach, the bitterness is moderate and this ends slightly dry with MORE PINE

M - medium body, moderately bitter, some dryness near the end, medium carbonation

O - This has a solid hop profile that seems to change throughout, it tastes very fresh and is refreshing but compared to some of Phillips' other IPA's this seemed a bit more relaxed

Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of ZacharyReichardt
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of DamageCase76
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of rogerdandy
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of ZachT
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.6/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed a bottle obtained from Co-op liquor store in Crowfoot, Calgary. Pours a light amber yellow like apple juice, with a ton of white foam that starts big but settles out fairly quickly. Muted color almost reminds me of another style, like a pale ale or even a lager. Aroma pretty assertive, lots of orange and grapefruit citrus, fresh resin, a little pale sweet malt but the fresh hops lead the way. Palate is marijuana resin, wood, pine sap, a big green chlorophyll brightness like fresh grass ... This is a leafy hops forward beer and the citrus is quite subdued for a west coast IPA, more lime and lemon pith than fleshy fruit flavors. Minimal tropical taste. You have to search for the caramel malt to find it. I get some sulfurous green onion flavor that is associated with hop varieties like Summit (not sure if that is in here), a flavor I find interesting in very small amounts ... Here this element is too aggressive. The finish reveals some interesting herbal flavors reminiscent of anise seed or licorice, a wormwood-esque medicinal flavor that goes well with the herbal emphasis here as opposed to the big fruity flavors you often get with this style. Reminds me of Hop Circle with some extra green layers. Not a fan of huge carbonation levels in ales but would have appreciated a few more bubbles here. I really like Phillips (count the reviews if you don't believe me), usually they strike a great hops-malt balance and are masters at capturing some unique hop flavors. This one stands tall with the rest of the troops but is not at the vanguard.

Photo of leaddog
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle.

Appearance - Pours a pale amber with two fingers of frothy white head. Leaves lovely lacing on the glass.

Smell - Piney hops, citrus, tropical fruits, caramel.

Taste - Good hit of fresh piney hops and citrus hops, caramel malts, and tropical fruits. Moderate bitterness level.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A nicely fresh hopped American IPA. Excellent citrus notes to cut through and complement the bitterness.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of CookstLiquor
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 650ml bottle. Pours a bright yellow colour with hints of orange. Nose is filled with notes of freshly cut grass, cannabis and resin. Taste is similarly exotic, herb-filled and fresh. Not too grassy. Nice tangy citrus notes and plenty of hop spice. A much better version than 2012.

Photo of StJamesGate
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Steady pocked sepia head that trails over bronze body with some hop floaties.
Intoxicating orange segment, hop resin and bark nose.
Madeleine up front with Citra-ish grapefruit rind hops with some skunk and lychee.
Pithy finish and powdery bitter linger.
Oily, light to medium, slight chew.

Lean, direct IPA with some popping hops, especially on the nose. But I don't know that I get much fresh hoppiness off of it - not so different from Hop Circle, really. It's well done, but I've seen this done before.

Photo of smekermann
4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of KStark
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev -1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

Photo of andrenaline
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another gem courtesy of joemcgrath27...

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden colour, finger of head with solid retention and nice sporadic lacing.

N - Nose is sweet citrus, floral hop notes, hints of cotton candy and earthy pine and a touch of fresh cut grass on the finish.

T - Solid citrus hop profile, the cotton candy and hints of pineapple come through on the finish. The bitterness is surprisingly mild, especially given the hop profile. An insanely sessionable IPA, nice sweet and fruity hop flavour that goes down like water.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - Super stoked to have had the opportunity to try this brew, loads of flavour whose low bitterness makes it incredibly drinkable. An absolute pleasure to enjoy and well worth seeking out.

Photo of wordemupg
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into tulip 7/11/12 from notes

A clear pale copper with a tight 3 finger cream colored foam that retains well ending up as a soapy island leaving several rings of lace followed by patches and there's still foam at the bottom of my empty glass

S lemon and lime rind, faint pine, hard citrus candy, Phillips souse yeast, slight veggie notes, some floral hops with just a little toffee and mandarin orange

T much like the nose, strong rind and a slight herbal aspect with a earthy woody thing going on that's stronger towards the end

M has a nice bite and a little gritty after the fact, slightly creamy from the bubbles with a long finish

O pretty solid stuff but not the best fresh hopped brew from BC, no booze at any point and for 6$ a bomber I'll drink another

I tend to like Phillips IPA's but have yet to be blown away by one of them, I suppose "Good" is still pretty good

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear bright golden, tall head retained well enough, few strands of whispy lacing left on the sides
S - grapefruit rind, orange juice, mild earthiness, and a mild grainy malt
T - grapefruit and peppery hops start the show, followed by gentle earthy woody flavour, finishing with dry grainy malt background
M - light with refreshing carbonation, medium bitter with a dryness the builds substantially towards the finish
O - this is a very drinkable IPA that definitely has a noticeable fresh hop flavour mix, definitely hop skewed but I tend to like my IPA's that way

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Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
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