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Hop Circle IPA | Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
216 Ratings
Hop Circle IPAHop Circle IPA
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
Ranking:
#12,700
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
216
pDev:
9.9%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
38
Trade:
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Scrylol
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice orange color with two fingers of head, slowly disappears leaving a thin film of bubbles with lots of lacing.

Smells of orange, grapefruit, citrus. Plenty of tropical notes. Very nice.

Big bitterness and toasted malt upfront with some citrus, earthy and piney notes. Plenty of hop flavor and some tropical flavors in the middle. Leaves a dry aftertaste of grapefruit with some slight earthy notes. Also a bit grainy.

Medium body, plenty of carbonation tickling the tongue.

A nice IPA from Philips Brewing.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of IronDjinn
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 341 ml brown bottle, as part of the Hob Box 12 pack. Pours out a slightly hazed golden hue, with a loose creamy ivory head that retains to a thick cap.

Clean grainy, biscuit malt on the nose, with dry leafy hops.

Grainy and biscuity malt up front in the flavour, followed quickly by sharp bright leafy green hops, finishing with intense grapefruit and tangerine rind.

Medium-bodied mouthfeel, slick texture, with medium carbonation.

Pretty much a straight forward in your face hop fix, which delivers the goods without overwhelming. A little bit of depth to the hops but the intensity tends to detract from that. Can't win them all, but this is worth picking up if you're looking for an assertive American IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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Photo of BashOnABike
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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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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Photo of CrazyMike
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden yellow appearance with a small amount of head that slowly settles down leaving good retention. Smell consists of citrus, lots of hops with a hint of grapefruit, malt and booze.

Taste consists of powerfull hops that dominates most of the flavor; also consists of the same features as the smell, grapefruit, malt, citrus and a hint of booze. Thin bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is a bitter hop taste.

Overall, this is a decent IPA with a lot of good features, I think the thin body waters down the taste a bit, but it's refreshing and drinkable. Definitely worth a try.

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Hop Circle IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 216 ratings
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