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Kaleidoscope IPA | Phillips Brewing Company

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Kaleidoscope IPAKaleidoscope IPA

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by KStark on 07-12-2013

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BcCraft710
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spoony
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap into a nonic glass in Victoria, BC. Reviewed from notes dated July 25, 2016.

A-My pour arrives with a finger of nearly white head. Retention is just OK and the beer doesn't leave any lacing behind as I drink. It is clear and light golden amber in color with a bubble or two of carbonation in there.

S-The aroma is heavy on the melon and tropical fruit notes. I also sniff some citrus zest, which gives a nice touch of bitterness against the melon. The beer is more malty than many tropical smelling IPAs with nice notes of bread, biscuit, and honey.

T-The taste is less juicy and less tropical than the smel. It is sharp, rather than full-on bitter with light pine notes and zesty citrus stepping into the frame where melon once occupied things. Malts are noticeable here with biscuits and honey flavors balancing the hops.

M-The beer is lighter in heft with a slightly watery texture. Carbonation is semi-crisp.

O-I'm not sure that I liked the smell with the heavy melon aromas, but it certainly is interesting. Mouthfeel is marginal. The taste falls off slightly, but this is still a decent IPA with some good aspects.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a clear golden honey with three chubby fingers of beige head that leaves crumbling Greek archway lace as it recedes.

Smells of grapefruit zest, orange rind, pineapple, stonefruit, soft caramel and bitter pine.

Tastes of fleshy grapefruit, blood orange more tropical fruit, bready caramel malt and resiny hops.

Feels mild and frothy. Medium bodied with smooth carbonation. Finishes dry.

Verdict: Highly recommended. Snappy and refreshing.

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Photo of StJamesGate
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Crusty white froth over hay Sunkist orange. 4
Mashed papaya nose with a whack of hop herbal behind it. 4.25
Thin thread of toffee, then herb, light pine, lychee, muskmelon, gooseberry and white currants (if that’s even a thing) hops. 4.25
Lean, citric end, and salty finish.
Lt-med, clean, dry. 4

All the fruit but clean finish. Makes Mosaic play like New Zealand. Phillips are world-beaters with hops when they try. Sweet as. 4.25

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Photo of toddomundo
4.8/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Not run of the mill - pine, grapefruit etc. just plain wicked!

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3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ghrymm
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Good work on this IPA the Mosaic Hops are i nice choice. Great citrus nose small creamy head with good lacing. Tropical fruits are there .

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Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.63/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of papat444
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Best before April 5, 2015.

Aroma is juicy citrus. A very thick 3 finger head forms with no signs of going anywhere; color is a mildly hazy orange. Very tropical in flavor, zesty with a nice bitter finish. Juicy fruit; body a bit light for the style. Flavor creeps up on you, creamy overall. Not quite knocking it out of the park but i enjoyed it regardless.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of sherpahigh
4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.08/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of KalanM
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of Ericbeech_87
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of drewone
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.83/5  rDev -4%

Thanks to Chris F. for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a clear golden-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, earth, and berry aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest, earth, and berry flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but there is a better hop presence in the aroma in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle.

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Kaleidoscope IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
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