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Kaleidoscope IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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Kaleidoscope IPAKaleidoscope IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KStark on 07-12-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

KalanM, Sep 11, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -3.7%

Ericbeech_87, Aug 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Corson, Aug 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

drewone, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -5%

Thanks to Chris F. for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, earth, and berry aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, earth, and berry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but there is a better hop presence in the aroma in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 18, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

Wowcoolman, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

goalie35, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

taylur, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

g4g2008, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Mack, Jul 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

4ster, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

ElsieFI, Apr 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Beervana, Apr 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Exeter, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

MylesMac, Mar 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

adhallick, Mar 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Aggro, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of DamageCase76
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Sam Adams Boston Lager glass...

A) A big white frothy head that leaves a nice layer of lacing on the glass. Colour is rich gold.

S) This is a ruby grapefruit bomb! Loads of citrus and tropical fruit on the nose. Some faint light maltiness in the background

T) Follows the nose, loads of grapefruit and citrus, hints of pineapple, mango and tropical fruit that cover that light graininess.

M) Dry but with a bit of sweetness upfront that balances out the slightly bitter finish. Well balanced, with a lighter body.

O) A tropical fruit bomb that delivers a boatload of Mosaic hops. It is well balanced, not too bitter, not too sweet with a nice moderate carbonation. A great, summer beer!

DamageCase76, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

kjyost, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Hoptoria, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Duggyb, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of Niceroad77
3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Seems a little pale for an IPA but has nice foam.

S: Light citrus.

T: Ok, this is where it gets a bit more complex…. Good citrus. Mostly grapefruit and (oranges?). Bitter as you want an IPA to be.

M: Enough carbonation, lingering bitterness. Maybe a little too much bitterness buildup?

O: A little on the bitter side of things but overall a good IPA. I wouldn't session on it but having one at some point mid evening could feel refreshing. So not my favourite, but if you're up for a little change from your favourite IPA, this might be a good alternative.

Niceroad77, Jan 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Erik-P, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

deonreds, Dec 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

604growler, Dec 19, 2013
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Kaleidoscope IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.