Electric Unicorn White IPA | Phillips Brewing Company

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Electric Unicorn White IPAElectric Unicorn White IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
95
Reviews:
24
Avg:
3.73
pDev:
8.85%
 
 
Wants:
2
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22
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Ratings: 95 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of mattsander
3.06/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Slightly hazy yellow, nice long-lasting white head and tiny bubbles. Nice looking beer.

S: Sweet wheat vibes all over this thing. Citrusy coriander, spicy/earthy noble type hops. Kinda strange but I can get into it.

T: Very sweet. Almost cloying... I have to say Im not a fan of this beer. Grainy aftertaste. It reminds me more of a very sweet strong wheat beer than an IPA of any kind. Not much bitterness.

M: Full and creamy. I couldn't finish the bomber, its just too sweet and one noted.

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Photo of iamstevetay
3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of boszormeny
3.1/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - clear straw golden with plenty of small suspended sediment, thumb of white head dissipated to a thin covering leaving plenty of sticky lacing
S - very yeasty and wheaty aromas, sour citrus, peppermint, and a mineral/vitamin aroma, very busy
T - peppery and grainy up front, a bubble gum thing going on, not much of the yeasty flavour here, a faint hint of plastic or rubber late in the finish, does not live up to the nose
M - fairly light and well carbonated, slightly thin, just a touch of dry
O - very busy to the detriment of the beer overall, it doesn't seem to add up to something significant, nice try but not my bag

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Photo of souvenirs
3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

650 ml bottle purchased for $5.50 plus deposit at the BC Liquor Store.

A: Slightly cloudy and straw-coloured, with an inch or a little less of white head.
S: Slightly sweet, floral and citrus hints.
T: I'm not a fan. It's by no stretch of the imagination the worst beer I've ever had, but I wouldn't drink it again.
F: Could be thicker.

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Photo of GregBeer
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raylpendleton
3.24/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Boozecamel
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
3.35/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy straw coloured liquid with minimal head.

S: Muted yeast, grassy hops and citrus.

T: Lemon, yeast, wheat, coriander and grassy hops.

M: Medium level of carbonation and a medium viscosity.

O: I expected more after Pandamonium, but this wasn't particularly my thing.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.37/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle poured into tulip 19/9/12

A bright yellow with lots of tiny suspended particles, I don't see many bubbles but there's a thumbs width of foam that leaves some random lace

S pop the top and I get orange and coriander, I read the bottle and sure enough its a White IPA, more Phillips house notes that I just can't shake after I caught on. some peppery spice and cereals with some hoppy notes but IPA levels? you decide

T not as nice as the smell, tastes like a basic Wit with Phillips flavoring, lemon and a little more hops and booze then I associate with the style. I could take it or leave it

M not quite medium bodied and its airy too my surprise as I couldn't see much carbonation in the liquid but there's to much in the mouth

O its OK but I'm not sold on it, it would get nearly perfect scores for labeling however

its unfortunate really that I can't replicate the ideal serving conditions of "riding a mystical mono-horned laser beast racing through the galaxy to the sonic backdrop of screaming metal guitars" this one might get straight 5's if that was the case

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Photo of hotmailmsn
3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
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 Noxious26
3.44/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of jrenihan
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of smekermann
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of Beervana
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spinrsx
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wajohnst
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fader
3.56/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Rutager
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another awesome label and name. Unicorn, cliff, space, lightning, eagle head logo, psychedelic font. Could there be any more awesomeness packed into a single label?

Appearance. Pours a fairly clear straw-gold with almost a finger of white head.

Smell. Spicy hops and yeast, some lightly toasted wheat, a little citrus and a bit of onion.

Taste. Sweat roasted wheat, spicy and lightly floral hops, a little bit of fruity yeast, and a little bitterness in the back end.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ lively carbonation.

Overall. Interesting style. Lots going on and still quite drinkable and refreshing.

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

Photo of Niceroad77
3.61/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Can't really tell if there's been any attempt at balancing the flavours in this beer. Maybe mixing an average wheat ale like a Hoegarden and an average IPA together would taste better? Doesn't get much for yeasts flavor, neither for hops. A little piny. It's not bad, just not balanced. Like the flavours are annihilating each others while a great white IPA can be such a magical experience.

The best thing about this beer is the label notes that inspired me to listen to Ozzy's first solo album. Randy Rhoads was a pretty awesome guitar player!

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Photo of IronDjinn
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a hazed straw hue, with a short creamy white head that retains to a thin cap.

Sweet soft wheat and coriander are most present on the nose, mild floral and citrus hops.

Wheat and spicy Belgian yeast appear first in the flavour, with faint fruity esters in the middle, finishing with lemon and grapefruit rind, some grassy hops, then soft phenols that linger in the aftertaste.

Light-bodied, with a soft smooth texture and fairly brisk carbonation.

An excellent easy-drinker, quenching and flavourful without being intense or overwhelming. This would be excellent as a summer sipper.

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Photo of Cycle69
3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Electric Unicorn White IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
3.73 out of 5 based on 95 ratings.
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