Electric Unicorn White IPA | Phillips Brewing Company

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Electric Unicorn White IPAElectric Unicorn White IPA
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Electric Unicorn White IPAElectric Unicorn White IPA

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Electric Unicorn is a hop-infused White ale; best enjoyed while riding a mystical mono-horned laser beast, racing through the galaxy to the sonic backdrop of screaming metal guitars. Time to ditch reality and take this India pale fairy tale for a ride.

Added by Rutager on 09-13-2012

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Ratings: 98 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of LDuke
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shagal
3.05/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LloydDobler
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of cknoch
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hotmailmsn
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6.5% abv, 75 ibu, 341ml bottle.
A - cloudy lemon yellow with one n half finger white head.
S - citrusy, wheat, banana, little tart, yeast, coriander, grassy. fruity, peach, maltose, cherry bubblegum.
T - mild carbonation, smooth, puffy mouth feel. medium light body. classic beglium white ipa taste, banana, bubblegum. orange peel, sugary sweetness, somehow lack of bitterness, but some wheat malt base. dry out fast.
O - i was expecting more about this, it was ok at the beginning, oddly you enjoy it more n more as it gets warmer. glad to see them in six pack tho.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

341ml bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a hazy golden yellow with one finger of white head that leaves cartoon snowdrift lace as it recedes.

Smells of citrus rind, stone fruit, white bread, spicy yeast and mild resiny hops.

Tastes of more bready pale malt, pithy tart citrus, mild peppery yeast and more piney hops.

Feels soft and frothy. Medium bodied with fluffy carbonation. Finishes off-dry.

Verdict: Recommended. Pleasant and relaxing.

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Photo of GregBeer
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SSS
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-Clear golden yellow, with a pure white head
S-Dank pine and Citrus with a spice lingering in the background, also a floral aroma with bread notes
T-The dankness of the hops used pedomijoate this beer, I get the 'white' by the absence of malt character.
M-Medium mouthfeel with a high carbonation, reminiscent of a Belgium style beer. Dry, crisp finish
O-This was a pretty good beer, not sure why the ratings are so low. Perhaps the expectation of a white IPA is up for debate

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Photo of 4ster
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FrazFraz
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TerryW
3.77/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of iamstevetay
3.07/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Long813
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Electros
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of boszormeny
3.1/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of raylpendleton
3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Cycle69
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveBar
4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just over $6.00 for a 650ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well and pours a 2" high white head that lasts forever. Rather light gold color and filtered clear. Foam looks creamy

S- Lemon, herb, orange peel.

T- Light and mild for 6.5%. No heat, not a trace. Sweet and bitter. Nice combination. Nothing too powerful but a mild blend of coriander and various citrus flavors. Hops open up over time and warmth

M- Creamy head. Nice overall brew

O- Nice brew overall. Just a colorful brew at a reasonable price. The hops come alive as it warms so go slow Danielson.

Food Pairing

This wonderful little brew went well with........ Lasagna. This one was high on meat and low on noodles to give a gummy cheesy pan of delicious goodness. This brew opens up with time and the combo just grows better and better


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Photo of artemh
3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mick303
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bright golden ale, poured in an IPA glass, clear with a good head and retention, lots of visible carbonation.

Smell is pronounced with floral aromas, light coriander and spice, a little yeasty and with a creamy lactic character. Good.

Taste has a gentle floral hopiness, retained malt sweetness, clean breadiness with some light spice, cherry and florals, little bitterness and a smooth refreshing hop character. Lot of citrusy floral hops.

I found the feel to be light and refreshing. 6.5% was certainly not in your face, this was quite refreshing with some sweetness, and a creamy character.

A good IPA, quite refreshing and light, some interesting spice and floral character, a bit sweet and not as yeasty or spicy as I moght like for a BIPA, but I dont know thats what they were targetting.Quite nice beer.

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Photo of biegaman
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I can't even count the ways in which "White IPA" should be considered a misnomer. Regardless, Electric Unicorn does, at least visually, straddle both worlds; it has the pale yellow colour of a Witbier but doesn't look remotely like one given that its clear, sunny disposition is polar opposite to the style's characteristically clouded complexion. It does, however, share the moussy head and solid retention.

An aroma heavy in orange peel is no surprise given that flavour is typical of both IPAs and witbiers; this perfumy, potpourri-like air is exactly the kind of thing I was anticipating. Other tropical fruits can be found in there too, pineapple and grapefruit being the most obvious two.

It's not hard to tell this beer hails from the Pacific Northwest - the prominent weedy hoppiness in the flavour totally gives it away. While that pungency does factor into the taste it doesn't have the final word; an especially bright, almost candied citrus note buzzes around the finish like a relentless mosquito.

Not that I expect the brewer to follow the instructions manual on a recipe like this, but a texture this creamy would suggest that unmalted wheat and/or oats, frequently used in witbiers, made the final cut. Good call. That creaminess helps recalibrate the mouthfeel given all that pithy, fruit peel bitterness.

I've had so-called "White Stouts" (that, by the way, like this, were technically yellow) which made me roll my eyes. A "White IPA", however, which combines zesty orange peel and pungent, fruity hops is actually a hybrid that makes sense. Electric Unicorn is a pretty good beer. In fact, the only criticism I have is of the term "White IPA" which, let's be honest, is silly but doesn't really matter anyhow.

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Photo of imfinished
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy yellow color ale with a nice pure white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of citrusy hops with lightly sweet wheat malt notes is quite refreshing. Taste is a nice mix between some lightly sweet wheat malt notes with some citrusy hops notes which are well balanced against the malt bill. Body is pretty full for style with good carbonation. Doesn't’ re-write the rule book but very enjoyable nonetheless.

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Photo of Wajohnst
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Electric Unicorn White IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
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