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Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA | Phillips Brewing Company

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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: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Green Reaper is a fresh-hop apparition sent to collect your tastebuds and guide them to the aftertaste. The hops aren't dried; they are delivered fresh to the brewhouse within 24 of harvesting maximizing hoppy flavour. But harvest time is short, so grab yours before it disappears for another year.

Added by canucklehead on 10-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,743
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
58
pDev:
7.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 58 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by IllNate:
Photo of IllNate
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber with ample pearly head with decent retention. Nose has fresh hop all over it, with that green hop smell. Just something about fresh hop that make them distinct over died. Hops are fruity, floral and green. Taste follows with big and bitter hop (fruity and floral, with green/grassy). Malt profile is sweet, but flat.

A good solid performance here but nothing outstanding and IMO it lacks depth. I had guessed at 2 hop varieties in 2 additions, but after visiting the site and watching this video it was actually only 1 hop variety in 2 additions.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns84QWiwvoc&feature=youtu.be

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More User Reviews:
Photo of BCborn
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, weird faceless Grim Reaper parody label, which evokes images of the Nazgûl from The Lord of the Rings, IMHO.

This beer pours a clear, slightly glassy medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy and silken eggshell white head, which leaves some perfectly consistent Gothic gnarled script lace around the glass as it lazily bleeds away. Very purty, I gotta say!

It smells of pungent dry grapefruit rind, a bit of juicy orange flesh, green pine cones, a mild scallion essence, and some very soft grainy and biscuity maltiness. The taste is more underripe citrus peel - mostly grapefruit and lemon - fresh pine needles, some tame vegetal green onion, and an understated dry bready malt, shall we say, 'backbone'.

The bubbles are decently frothy, the body on the light side of middleweight, and with more than a modicum of smoothness, given the heavy-handed hoppiness. It finishes quite dry, the malt still no match for the virility of the green hoppy and moderated vegetal character.

A tasty enough fresh hop IPA, which admittedly sports an obvious off-flavour, but not enough of it to detract from the whole. Still good and big and hoppy overall, and low on the sweet malt offset, for those of us who more than occasionally crave such a skewed indulgence, and not just at this time of the year.

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Photo of Cookeeman
3.72/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I went into this beer with high expectations, and it didn't disappoint. It poured a pale gold colour, with minimal white foam. On the nose you could tell this ale was fresh-hopped, the aroma was a very pungent green with some earthy undertones and a hint of citrus. Medium to light-bodied, this beer was all about the finish. A strong earthy-fresh hop kick, accentuated by lively citrus and aromatic pine notes. On my initial few sips I found this brew a little too fizzy for the style, but it didn't take long before I noticed that this quality did seem to complement the fresh flavor. I'm still on the fence as to whether I would have preferred less carbonation or not in this particular beer.... Anyways, what I found surprising about this brew was the fact that it didn't have that long, lingering hop aftertaste typical to quality IPA's, fresh-hopped or not. The fresh hop aftertaste lasted a mere few seconds, but then the palate cleared and demanded more hops! Needless to say this beer was difficult to savour, the drinkability was off the charts. I will definitely be trying to find more of this, especially since it is, in all likelihood, the last fresh-hop brew (in Victoria) until next year.

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Photo of starclimber
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of joemcgrath27
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - clear bright golden, tall head retained well enough, few strands of whispy lacing left on the sides
S - grapefruit rind, orange juice, mild earthiness, and a mild grainy malt
T - grapefruit and peppery hops start the show, followed by gentle earthy woody flavour, finishing with dry grainy malt background
M - light with refreshing carbonation, medium bitter with a dryness the builds substantially towards the finish
O - this is a very drinkable IPA that definitely has a noticeable fresh hop flavour mix, definitely hop skewed but I tend to like my IPA's that way

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of souvenirs
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Great label. Picked up this seasonal beer at the BC Liquor Store at Kingsgate Mall.

A: Clear gold with fluffy white head. Head doesn't dissipate quickly.
S: Pine and citrus hops.
T: Mild to moderate bitterness for an IPA. Piney.

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Photo of StormAles
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another cool label. Good call on the Nazgûl, biboergosum.

Appearance. Pours a hazy yellow gold with just a little amber and a finger of thick, just off-white head.

Smell. Fruity fresh hops, some grainy malts and a little bit of onion. Yep, I smell it too daftcaskbc.

Taste. Nice, mildly bitter and fresh tasting hops. Some grainy light malts and again, just a little bit of onion. God damn it daftcaskbc, you just had to plant that seed before I even tried it!! lol

Mouthfeel. Medium body, maybe just a little below with medium carbonation.

Overall. A decent beer, but there really is a little bit of onion going on there.

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Photo of CookstLiquor
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 650ml bottle. Pours a bright yellow colour with hints of orange. Nose is filled with notes of freshly cut grass, cannabis and resin. Taste is similarly exotic, herb-filled and fresh. Not too grassy. Nice tangy citrus notes and plenty of hop spice. A much better version than 2012.

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Photo of DamageCase76
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of mattsander
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Ghrymm
4/5  rDev 0%

Nice IPA could use a few more hops for my taste but very nice. Could drink it all day long.

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Photo of kirbytall
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of BigBry
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LampertLand
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Phillips Brewing 'Green Reaper' Fresh Hop IPA @ 6.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6 , plus sampled on tap at 'Fresh to Death 2015 & 2016 ,
A-pour is a gold from the bottle to golden amber in the glass with a large white head that leaves a spotty lace along the pint
S-Wow (Not the HopBomb that Pandamonium is) but Wow , pungent , pine resin , lots of citrus (grapefruit mostly)
T-strong hoppy IPA , the taste is fresh , with a minimal bitterness finish
MF-medium carbonation , almost a full body
Ov-recent re-review on Canadian Thanksgiving ('15 &'16) I'm still a little dissapointed in this beer overall , something lacking , the Nazgul still got its butt kicked by a Giant Panda , just an ok beer & fresh IPA
prost LampertLand

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Photo of BcCraft710
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZacharyReichardt
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of bumchilly25
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of Svingjo
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden colour with minimal white head that disappears quickly. There is a lot of citrus and piney notes on the nose along with a bit of honey and pale malts. That pine comes through on the taste along with unripened tropical fruit, caramel and white bread. The mouthfeel is in the medium range with a slight lingering bitterness that coats the inside our your mouth.

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Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Slongie
3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%

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Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
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