Phillips Brewing Co. – Barnstormer Saison IPA

Phillips Brewing Co. – Barnstormer Saison IPA

Rating

4.2 out of 5
Appearance
4.4 out of 5
Aroma
4.6 out of 5
Flavour
4.2 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

4.4
4.4 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: India Pale Ale, Saison
  • Brand: Phillips Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    Great flavour in a big saison with a hop kick that makes it an "IPA"

  • Cons:

    Not really an IPA

  • Conclusion:

    A citrus infused, big bodied Saison with a delicious hop kick

Phillips Brewery Barnstormer Saison IPA Review Phillips Brewing Co. – Barnstormer Saison IPA Review

Blending styles is where BC breweries seem to be heading and Phillips has stretched their style-imagination with the new Barnstormer, A Saison IPA. From the bomber bottle this beer pours as a golden-straw colour that is lightly clouded. From the beer comes three full fingers of lightly lacing head that gives off a citrus-saison aroma. Wheat, coriander, and citrus notes are joined with a nice citrus hop scent that adds an additional layer of complexity. The body is quite big with a light booziness to the flavour. A strong carbonation joins the Belgian wheat tones and the hop flavour gives a distinct citrus and tropical fruit flavour to the beer. The coriander spice is rather subdued under the other flavours but offers a light addition to the flavour. This is not really an IPA if you ask me but it is a hopped up Saison with a stronger than typical alcohol factor. It may not be what you would call an IPA but it is very delicious. The citrus and spice tones make it extremely refreshing while remaining a big and bold, summer beer.

Alcohol – 7.2%
Size – 650ml
Price – $7.80 (craft retailer)
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Tags: ipa, phillips, saison

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