Phillips Brewing Co. – Octofox India Pale Ale

Phillips Brewing Octofox IPA Review


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  • Brewery: Phillips Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: India Pale Ale
  • Pros:

    Big malt and hop balance with true northwest flavour

  • Cons:

    Bigger malted notes than expected

  • Conclusion:

    A well malted, big northwest style IPA.

Phillips Brewing Octofox IPA Review Phillips Brewing Co. – Octofox India Pale Ale Review

The Phillips Brewing team came together to experiment with a number of hybrid hop combinations and the result was the Octofox, a full bodied, big-hop IPA experience. Reminiscent of Starfox from the days of N-64 this creatively labelled beer pours from the bottle as a light amber colour topped with a full three fingers of head. Through this lightly lacing head comes a big, northwest hop aroma with citrus and tropical fruit tones galore. The aroma will make any hop-head drool in anticipation. The body is more malt-forward than you may expect with a big malt along side the formidable hop. Together these two make a statement in a big but balanced flavour explosion. The malt tones balance out the bitterness of the hop and leave a bitter-citrus flavour to come through in the finish. BC loves hops but often forgets about the malty side of a big beer. The Octofox is a great representation of both sides in a delicious seasonal offering from Phillips Brewing Co.

Alcohol – 6.5%
Size – 650ml
Price – $6.90 (Craft Retailer)


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Categories: Beer Reviews, Top BC Beers
Tags: ipa, phillips

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Dustan Sept

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  1. Wes Anderson
    Wes Anderson 24 December, 2014, 09:38

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