Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA | Phillips Brewing Company

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Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPAHoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
You can almost hear the sirens as you pop the cap on this bomber. This IPA slams hop first into a classic belgian yeast to create a super fortress of flavour.

Added by canucklehead on 02-13-2011

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Ratings: 137 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of Tivlavrie
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCborn
3.59/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZachT
4.31/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilkLeg
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LampertLand
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Phillips Brewing 'Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA' @ 8.0% served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $5.50
A-pour is a light/pale gold from the bottle to clear gold in the glass with a medium size white head leaving a streaky lace along the pint
S-not as potent/smelly as 'Electric Unicorn'
T-mild & mellow tasting Belgian IPA ,
MF-low/mild carbonation , big full body
Ov-ok beer , good Belgian IPA , I will visit again
prost LampertLand

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3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Svingjo
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a nice golden colour with a thin head. Definitely hops on the nose with some lime and earthiness. Not as hoppy on the tongue as I was expecting with some banana/pineapple flavour in the back end.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +9.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -42.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of kirbytall
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Good but the flavour reminds me of wheat beer

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4/5  rDev +1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%

650 mL undated bottle at 40 degrees into imperial pint glass
Aroma of floral hops
Head large (7cm), white, frothy, very sloooowly diminishing to an uneven frothy layer > 1 cm thick
Lacing OK – partial rings with stalactites, medium islands, all with tiny to medium bubbles
Body light yellow, clear
Flavor begins with a floral hoppiness ending in a refreshingly bitter aftertaste; no malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 4, Palate 3.75, Overall 3.875. Final weighted score: 3.9
This is an interesting beer – a Belgiun IPA that only tastes like a straight IPA, ie no yeast phenolics detected. This is a good thing. The alcohol is well hidden and is only showing up in its effects, not in the nose or taste. The nose is hoppy – too bad it’s floral rather than coniferous – but that’s just my preference. Great head that lasts and lasts and lasts. Overall, a pretty darn good brew from the Great White North.

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Photo of byronic
3.15/5  rDev -19.8%

Pours a lightly cloudy yellow haze with an incredibly large white puffy head. Lively carbonation leading to good retention. Mild notes of hops, some citrus fruits but mostly yeasts. Tastes of a mixture of grasses and yeasts with an almost soapy consistency. Some notes of fruits such as melon but unfortunately overpowered by the off-putting mouth feel.

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3/5  rDev -23.7%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.85/5  rDev -2%

Large format bottle poured into a tulip glass. A cloudy golden yellow with ample creamy white head on top and the expected Belgian IPA aroma of spicy medicinal phenols, fruity esters, and floral aromatic hops. I am getting clove or perhaps allspice, banana peel, pineapple gummy candy, cidery apples and pears, and something tropical (presumably from the hops), guava perhaps? Palate features a rather pungent array of phenols, I am even getting some so-called "bandage" flavor here and there amidst the aforementioned spices and fruits. Not bad at this level but this as an assertive Belgian yeast that threatens to push its luck a little. Initially I was tasting the malts up front as well, honeyed cereal perhaps, but these flavors rather quickly receded into the background as the yeast and hops essentially stomped them into the pavement. This brew developed nicely over the course of a pint, with dry floral aromatics, grapefruit, sour tropical berries and unripe pineapples wrestling some control away from the yeast. Comes across as thin of body and quite fizzy, with a strong lingering dry finish of yeast special effects and the aforementioned floral/citrus hops. I certainly have had more refined examples of this style (or of tripels proper for that matter) but I am enjoying this on its own merits. Cool label concept as well. This is indeed a bit of a bomb run on the tastebuds.

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Hoperation Tripel Cross Belgian IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
3.93 out of 5 based on 137 ratings.
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