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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Ratings: 212 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of Everydayoff
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

341ml bottle poured into a pint glass.

Slightly hazy orange amber color with thick creamy off-white head as a showcase, the head well retains itself with very good retention before slowly collapsing to an everlasting frothy layer on the surface and leaving sticky lacing wave all around.

Very crisp citrusy hop in the aroma, it also discloses notes of peach, melon, and mango while malt being a good support with its biscuit, candy (like an orange candy), and caramel.

Straightforward taste of good IPA, hop dominates the taste buds with its zesty citrus together with orange spice, peach, melon, mango, and moderate grassy bitterness. Malt is still in supporting like the aroma with its biscuit, sweet candy, and caramel.

Medium body with quite smooth mouthfeel from its moderate crisp carbonation, the feeling is quite refreshing with a dry finish.

Very easy drinkable IPA with loads of citrusy hop character which is precisely from the C hops, it is good in overall.

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of maclean25
4.33/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elvisdoc
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BCborn
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden, slightly opaque. Tight bubble, unrelenting head. Citrus aroma. Assertive bitterness followed by grapefruit rind and pine flavours. Faulty dry with a hint of honey malt

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Photo of jrempel
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kylehay2004
3.31/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Supergenou
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MilkLeg
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcCraft710
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Crusher
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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Photo of Damacdon
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of headlessparrot
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hotmailmsn
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6.5% ABV, unknown ibu, 341ml bottle.
A - amber orange clear with finger n half white head.
S - citrus, mango, peach, passion fruit, tangerine, not really piney. grassy, "medicine". dank, caramel, toast malt.
T - great carbonation, refreshing, light mouthful, fruity like juice! well balanced with malt n hop, not so hoppy tho, but stick in tongue long enough. interesting unique funky aroma n taste of phillips'. smoky after taste from peat.
O - it's a really good IPA, dry, more on the fruity side, refreshing especially on a hot summer day! sorry I was wrong, it's indeed pretty hoppy and lingering!! which makes it even better, n thing learned is that couldn't write an accurate review with only first zip. Phillips always make good beer! cheers!! WILL buy it next time!! dryer & hoppier than RED RACER IPA.

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Photo of BellsFan
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of N_E_Beer
3.34/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not my cup of hops, lol. At that price point Lighthouse may be a better option.

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Photo of Niceroad77
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is a beer for serious hop heads. This one is all about the IBU's. Lots of leafy, resinous, dry finished hops happening here. I enjoy one of these from time to time, just to kick ass on my taste buds.

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Photo of FrazFraz
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BdM
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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