Hop Circle IPA | Phillips Brewing Company

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very good
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 wisegreensoul
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alew_os
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oliba
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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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DamageCase76
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HipCzech
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled during a tour of Phillips in Victoria, BC. Citrus, resin and moderate caramel malt. A solid and straightforward IPA.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Black Frog, Vancouver.
Crusty white film over tarnished brass. 3.75
Passion fruit and sour citrus nose. 4
Apricot danish, then juicy orange, grapefruit rind, cantaloupe, and pine resin hops. 4
Lime Starburst and tangerine finish and jagged evergreen and powdery Lemsip linger.
Light side of medium, sticky, some oil. 4

A couple of different angles to the hops, which is a nice surprise. Citrus, yes, but also some Simcoe notes. Maybe a bit sweet and fruity, but both juicy and some real IBUs. More than I expected from Phillips. 4

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

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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Photo of Svingjo
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This poured a nice golden colour with an inch thick head that laced the glass as you drank it. The nose has a nice citrus smell, as well as a bit of pineapple and a bold hop nose. There was a bit of sweetness in the mouth, followed by a hoppy bitterness as it finished off. Thought this was very well balanced and quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Merlin68
3/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bulldogops
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Gobstyle
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Kmsh
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of kirbytall
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jeff8ham
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of crabak
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of speedonthis
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of KentCstrait
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of northof60hops
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Aleforme
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of iain_reeve
4.2/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of bmoraymond
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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