Hop Circle IPA | Phillips Brewing Company

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212 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoptimization capacitors activated. Taste probe functions optimal. Aroma sensors in overdrive. Engage. Let this otherworldly IPA abduct the hell out of your senses. The gravitational pull of Hop Circle will have you searching the galaxy for another close encounter of the thirst kind. Resistance is futile.

Added by bobsy on 05-10-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
212
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

Photo of ZachT
4.59/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of Converge
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into a 16oz pint glass.

A - Pours with a fluffy white head, about 2 fingers high, which dissipates down to a small cap that coats the glass in a sheet of lace. The body here is a clean amber-copper. I've also gotta let my love of Phillips bottle designs influence this rating, love the presentation of their beer.

S - Delightful hop forward aroma. Lots of citrusy C hops here, with strong notes of grapefruit, orange, and peach. Nice pine resin and earthiness too. No real malt in the aroma other than a bit of caramel; but I'm not complaining.

T - Great hop character, with lots of citrusy and piney hops leading the way. Grapefruit, orange, and a touch of peach and mango. Piney hops appear in the finish, with a balance of nutty caramel malt. Firm bitterness lingers. Simple, but really nice stuff.

M - Nice prickly feel from the carbonation, but not too much. Body is light-to-medium. Light bitterness in the finish from the hoppy flavor. Smooth and goes down really easy.

D - A damn good IPA from the West Coast. Great hop flavor with an easy drinking feel to it. I really enjoyed this one and I'm sure I'll be enjoying MANY in the future.

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4.36/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Props to my brotha in beer andrenaline for the hook up
A - clear golden bronze, bubbly with a nice white head that dissipated slowly leaving a solid cover
S - could smell the hops as it was poured, floral, pine, and mixed fruit, with grains and sweet candy
T - a great floral perfume hop bouquet, more subtle pine note, grainy, with a lemon and spice blend to finish
M - great carbonation level, easy drinking lightness, the hop bitter is enjoyable and lasts through the finish with some citrus bitter lingering
D - a hop head sessionable beer, a great flavour feature that goes down super easy and tastes like another

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Photo of Jkmacauley
4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

If u like hops u come to the right place

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4.3/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

In my view, this is what an IPA ought to taste like and for a fraction of the cost of Driftwood's Fat Tug.

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4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The closest thing to a "Bell's Two Hearted" I have ever enjoyed from a Canadian brewer - an excellent beer!

Appearance is an average amber gold, with some sediment and not overly carbonated.

Aroma is absolutely stunning - almost a benchmark blend of citrus, pine and everything good I associate with west coast hops! Likewise the flavour is beautfully well balanced with a lingering, bitter finish. Some might find the finish a touch overly bitter, but I think it's a delightfully sustained ending to a truly impressive beer. A new beer for me and one I will make every effort to find again.

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Photo of Mehinaman
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pretty solid IPA that I had on draft while on vacation in Victoria BC. Hoppy, bitter and plenty of carbonation. A very refreshing IPA

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4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber-pale colour, light, lots of carb, high retent head with messy lacing

S: Citrus upfront, lots, with some hop and a little malt. Mostly a hard-to-describe Philips phenol. Probably the best part of tasting!

T: Burnt malt upfront, with citrus and hop in mid, then more burnt malt. Three-stage makes for an interesting palate.

M: Frothy even as a second growler pour, very light and sessionable, moderate carb.

O: A very nice-looking, tasting and smelling beer. Phillips has saturated the style, but is still remains unique in my mind, possible due to the lack of filtering. Good for a friday night, one can easily pound a few back while still feeling refreshed: amazing!

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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Hop Circle IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 212 ratings.
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