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Phillips / GLB Puzzler Belgian Black IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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89
very good

48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 11-01-2012)
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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%

08-16-2014 22:09:50 | More by andy1701
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Mack

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-20-2014 11:16:45 | More by Mack
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-20-2014 05:57:30 | More by Howlader
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CWVegas

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-24-2014 03:39:28 | More by CWVegas
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maclean25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-18-2014 04:11:31 | More by maclean25
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

5/5  rDev +23.5%

05-12-2014 21:03:16 | More by stevergca
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-15-2014 01:04:15 | More by Beervana
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rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-03-2014 20:38:17 | More by rogerdandy
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Aggro

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-24-2014 17:09:01 | More by Aggro
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vondutch

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +23.5%

03-17-2014 18:16:43 | More by vondutch
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RYthebeerGUY

British Columbia (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

03-06-2014 03:33:24 | More by RYthebeerGUY
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

02-06-2014 18:15:24 | More by Niceroad77
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

02-01-2014 06:06:16 | More by cbnz
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

01-31-2014 06:49:06 | More by shagal
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -4.7%

Enjoyed a bomber obtained from Co-op liquor store in Calgary, poured into a Belgian-style goblet. I probably should have used an IPA glass. A nearly pitch black brew with ample brown head and a rather unique aroma/taste profile. There's some Belgian influence in the form of yeast-derived (presumably) spice notes and a burlap sack-like dryness but this is not what grips the taste buds. Smells and tastes like pot resin, brown rye bread with caraway seed, pipe tobacco, burnt banana, weak clove oil, a hint of orchard fruit. Others taste citrus in this and I suppose I do as well, a generic citric rind somewhere in the mix, but truth be told I get more marijuana dankness and pine. These differences in palate add to the fun of beer tasting I suppose. Dry, woody, resinous, and spicy, with some ash helping to dry out the earthy bitter finish. A big ol' resin bomb with some dark malt character that is hard to locate amidst the hop assault. Middle of the road carbonation. This one will likely stand out in my memory for quite some time. Captures the aggressive resinous hopping that Phillips does so well, with some added spicy special effects. Did I mention its hoppy?

01-30-2014 01:45:10 | More by CalgaryFMC
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-05-2014 05:02:22 | More by FadetoBock
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

12-08-2013 04:04:45 | More by 604growler
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

12-03-2013 18:17:34 | More by Coastal_Brew
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-23-2013 16:26:45 | More by ZachT
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MrTinnedPEach

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-16-2013 05:43:47 | More by MrTinnedPEach
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-03-2013 14:21:31 | More by DamageCase76
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StJamesGate

New York

3.84/5  rDev -5.2%

On draft at Alibi Room, Vancouver.

Pours like an Irish Stout: ruby black with a tan collar than rings.
Roast and smoke on the nose.
Black rye bread, a whack of phenols, then orange oil hops.
Red berry finish and clovey linger.
Medium, chewy, smooth.

More stout than anything else. Way too phenolic. But it does hit all 3 notes named on the label.

10-30-2013 11:49:29 | More by StJamesGate
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leaddog

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

650ml bottle. I missed out on last years batch but Phillips has brought it back. The ABV is 7.3% as opposed to the 9.1% of last year's collaboration batch.

Appearance- Pours a dark brown with two fingers of foamy mocha head.

Smell - Belgian yeast, roasted malts, piney hops, citrus.

Taste - A nice mix of the roasted malts, Belgian yeast, hops and citrus flavours. Good roasted flavours and bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - For my first go at a Belgian Black IPA, Phillips delivers a flavourful brew that has a nice mix of Belgian and North American ingredients. Perfect for the time of year in Calgary when the weather is changing.

10-26-2013 03:11:56 | More by leaddog
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

10-19-2013 18:43:25 | More by schnarr84
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

10-07-2013 02:22:18 | More by kjyost
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Phillips / GLB Puzzler Belgian Black IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.