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
Ratings:
56
Reviews:
20
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
7.91%
 
 
Wants:
2
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8
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4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of canucklehead
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Along with Driftwood and Hoyne , Phillips enters the Fresh hop market with this new release. The beer is pure juicy hops that waft off the nose and surround the mouth with each sip. The beer is pale in colour but complex and balanced which make it a joy to drink. I have to say that this is as good as Satori from Driftwood and one of the best IPAs from Phillips.

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4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ericj551
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Green Reaper pours a clear gold with a nice head that lingers. The aroma is floral, slightly citrusy and grassy hops. Delicious fresh citrusy, slightly perfume-like fruity hops come through in the flavor, with a hint of grassiness. Some malt sweetness pokes through, with a solid bitterness backing up the flavor. I was surprised and impressed, I didn't think of Willamette as a good IPA type hop, but this beer is really changing my mind!

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Photo of ZachT
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another gem courtesy of joemcgrath27...

A - Pours a slightly hazy golden colour, finger of head with solid retention and nice sporadic lacing.

N - Nose is sweet citrus, floral hop notes, hints of cotton candy and earthy pine and a touch of fresh cut grass on the finish.

T - Solid citrus hop profile, the cotton candy and hints of pineapple come through on the finish. The bitterness is surprisingly mild, especially given the hop profile. An insanely sessionable IPA, nice sweet and fruity hop flavour that goes down like water.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness on the finish.

O - Super stoked to have had the opportunity to try this brew, loads of flavour whose low bitterness makes it incredibly drinkable. An absolute pleasure to enjoy and well worth seeking out.

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Photo of leaddog
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle.

Appearance - Pours a pale amber with two fingers of frothy white head. Leaves lovely lacing on the glass.

Smell - Piney hops, citrus, tropical fruits, caramel.

Taste - Good hit of fresh piney hops and citrus hops, caramel malts, and tropical fruits. Moderate bitterness level.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall - A nicely fresh hopped American IPA. Excellent citrus notes to cut through and complement the bitterness.

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4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
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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4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into tulip 7/11/12 from notes

A clear pale copper with a tight 3 finger cream colored foam that retains well ending up as a soapy island leaving several rings of lace followed by patches and there's still foam at the bottom of my empty glass

S lemon and lime rind, faint pine, hard citrus candy, Phillips souse yeast, slight veggie notes, some floral hops with just a little toffee and mandarin orange

T much like the nose, strong rind and a slight herbal aspect with a earthy woody thing going on that's stronger towards the end

M has a nice bite and a little gritty after the fact, slightly creamy from the bubbles with a long finish

O pretty solid stuff but not the best fresh hopped brew from BC, no booze at any point and for 6$ a bomber I'll drink another

I tend to like Phillips IPA's but have yet to be blown away by one of them, I suppose "Good" is still pretty good

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +2%

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Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
3.92 out of 5 based on 56 ratings.
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