Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA | Phillips Brewing Company

Green Reaper  Fresh Hop IPAGreen Reaper  Fresh Hop IPA
BA SCORE
82.1%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 56 ratings
Green Reaper  Fresh Hop IPAGreen Reaper  Fresh Hop IPA
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:
#7,883
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
56
Liked:
46
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
7.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
8
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 56 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.54/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alew_os
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
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 Beervana
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Svingjo
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
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 Kenmac19
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kirbytall
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Ghrymm
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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 Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of ZacharyReichardt
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of DamageCase76
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rogerdandy
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of ZachT
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed a bottle obtained from Co-op liquor store in Crowfoot, Calgary. Pours a light amber yellow like apple juice, with a ton of white foam that starts big but settles out fairly quickly. Muted color almost reminds me of another style, like a pale ale or even a lager. Aroma pretty assertive, lots of orange and grapefruit citrus, fresh resin, a little pale sweet malt but the fresh hops lead the way. Palate is marijuana resin, wood, pine sap, a big green chlorophyll brightness like fresh grass ... This is a leafy hops forward beer and the citrus is quite subdued for a west coast IPA, more lime and lemon pith than fleshy fruit flavors. Minimal tropical taste. You have to search for the caramel malt to find it. I get some sulfurous green onion flavor that is associated with hop varieties like Summit (not sure if that is in here), a flavor I find interesting in very small amounts ... Here this element is too aggressive. The finish reveals some interesting herbal flavors reminiscent of anise seed or licorice, a wormwood-esque medicinal flavor that goes well with the herbal emphasis here as opposed to the big fruity flavors you often get with this style. Reminds me of Hop Circle with some extra green layers. Not a fan of huge carbonation levels in ales but would have appreciated a few more bubbles here. I really like Phillips (count the reviews if you don't believe me), usually they strike a great hops-malt balance and are masters at capturing some unique hop flavors. This one stands tall with the rest of the troops but is not at the vanguard.

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Photo of leaddog
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of CookstLiquor
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
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 StJamesGate
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Steady pocked sepia head that trails over bronze body with some hop floaties.
Intoxicating orange segment, hop resin and bark nose.
Madeleine up front with Citra-ish grapefruit rind hops with some skunk and lychee.
Pithy finish and powdery bitter linger.
Oily, light to medium, slight chew.

Lean, direct IPA with some popping hops, especially on the nose. But I don't know that I get much fresh hoppiness off of it - not so different from Hop Circle, really. It's well done, but I've seen this done before.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82.1% out of 100 with 56 ratings
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