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Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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89
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 8.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 10-25-2012)
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

ZachT, Dec 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

schnarr84, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

rogerdandy, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

shagal, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

toddomundo, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

DrShakalu, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%

Along with Driftwood and Hoyne , Phillips enters the Fresh hop market with this new release. The beer is pure juicy hops that waft off the nose and surround the mouth with each sip. The beer is pale in colour but complex and balanced which make it a joy to drink. I have to say that this is as good as Satori from Driftwood and one of the best IPAs from Phillips.

canucklehead, Oct 25, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +9.3%

Green Reaper pours a clear gold with a nice head that lingers. The aroma is floral, slightly citrusy and grassy hops. Delicious fresh citrusy, slightly perfume-like fruity hops come through in the flavor, with a hint of grassiness. Some malt sweetness pokes through, with a solid bitterness backing up the flavor. I was surprised and impressed, I didn't think of Willamette as a good IPA type hop, but this beer is really changing my mind!

ericj551, Nov 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

bumchilly25, Oct 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

KStark, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of leaddog
4.11/5  rDev +1%

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.

leaddog, Nov 10, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

andrenaline, Mar 31, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -1%

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.

CookstLiquor, Oct 22, 2013
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4.03/5  rDev -1%

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

wordemupg, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mattsander, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Derek, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Kmat10, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

smekermann, Oct 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

604growler, Oct 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

650mL format. 5C serving temp in a medium nose wine tasting glass (sorry it is my preferred glass for anything under 8% ABV and North American origin)

Lightly haze, pale gold pour with good white sea foam heads, dense and 6-7 cm condensing to about 4cm and fading to a thin and constant film with good lacing.

Smells of fresh, slightly sweet hops and light spice. Grapefruit and caramel notes.

Slightly sweet, but very chewy malt base; berry and not fully browned toffee. Moderately complex hop center and citrus hops notes on top. Good moderately refined carbonation gives a good creaminess and additional body. Hop oil and very, very light resin on the mid palate and savory grapefruit (salmon berry like the Evergreen? Maybe, but it is all I can taste now that I put that in my head, the carbonation gives a ‘furry’ texture and the hops adds a pine ‘tree spit’ forest berry quality. No I’m not high)

Wet, malty coating finish that is short and clean thereafter.

Frankly I was expecting more from this beer, considering the Pandemonium. While a nice, approachable wet hop beer, it lacks the depth in hops that the Sartori (driftwood) or Tim Warp (Townsite) offers. I must clarify that I cannot compare this to the Pandemonium directly as Phillips took a big look on that one financially. Drinkable, approachable and affordable; mildly complexity with fair balance that I would like to see more in NW style IPAs more often, mainly in the texture and milder juicy malts.

OF001, Nov 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

schopenhauerale, Nov 28, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -2.9%

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

joemcgrath27, Nov 30, 2012
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3.86/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

StJamesGate, Oct 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

I went into this beer with high expectations, and it didn't disappoint. It poured a pale gold colour, with minimal white foam. On the nose you could tell this ale was fresh-hopped, the aroma was a very pungent green with some earthy undertones and a hint of citrus. Medium to light-bodied, this beer was all about the finish. A strong earthy-fresh hop kick, accentuated by lively citrus and aromatic pine notes. On my initial few sips I found this brew a little too fizzy for the style, but it didn't take long before I noticed that this quality did seem to complement the fresh flavor. I'm still on the fence as to whether I would have preferred less carbonation or not in this particular beer.... Anyways, what I found surprising about this brew was the fact that it didn't have that long, lingering hop aftertaste typical to quality IPA's, fresh-hopped or not. The fresh hop aftertaste lasted a mere few seconds, but then the palate cleared and demanded more hops! Needless to say this beer was difficult to savour, the drinkability was off the charts. I will definitely be trying to find more of this, especially since it is, in all likelihood, the last fresh-hop brew (in Victoria) until next year.

Cookeeman, Oct 26, 2012
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