Phillips Brewing Co. – King of the Carboy Glen Marshall American IPA
The King of the Carboy is back again and this time around in the form of an American IPA. The King of the Carboy is Phillips annual home brew competition and this year’s winner was Glen Marshall with his American IPA. This home-brew turned microbrew pours from the bottle with three thick fingers of loosely packed, slow to settle head. Once the head does finally settle a thick film of lacing is left clinging to the glass’ sides. The Glen Marshall brewed American IPA smells strongly of northwest style, piney hops. The aroma is exactly what you think of in a northwest IPA in a crisp, fresh and piney aroma. The flavour is also as you might both hope and expect, a slight creaminess and light malted front is simply a light appetizer before the main plate of hops is served. The middle is not overly bitter but a strong and powerful pine note takes charge. As the flavour progresses the taste moves back on the palate for a finish with a deep hop bitterness. This is an IPA brewed for the likes of the IPA lover it is big on hops with a piney bitterness that makes you want another. Head to your local BC beer store and pick up a bottle of this before it is gone.
Alcohol – 6.5%
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.20 (Cold Beer and Wine)