Phillips Brewing and Malting Co.- Glitter Bomb Hazy Pale Ale

Overview

Phillips Brewing and Malting Co.- Glitter Bomb Hazy Pale Ale Review

Phillips Brewing has been winning awards for a long time, such as winning their first Canadian Beer Award way back in 2007. But, much like an athlete, the later golds must feel just as special, if not more so, than the earlier ones. Back when Phillips first started winning awards the field was much thinner than it currently is. It must be so validating for one of the elder statesman of BC craft beer to still be able to strap on the cleats and show the young bucks how it’s done. Case in point, winning a gold medal at this year’s CBA’s for Session India Pale Ale, with a Hazy, nonetheless.

Glitter Bomb is hazy yellow with a billowing white head. The head lingers and leaves good lacing. The aroma is of mango and papaya with notes of kiwi, peach, and a hint of dough. It is light-bodied but with a creamy textured mouthfeel. On the palate, Glitter Bomb has a punchy bitterness. The hoppy flavours include orange, kiwi, bitter orange pith, and hints of pine and marmalade. It finishes long and medium bitter with notes of tropical fruit hoppiness and orange pith.

  • (4.25)
    Appearance
  • (4)
    Aroma
  • (4)
    Palate
  • (4)
    Flavour
  • (4)
    Overall Enjoyment
4.1

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Yellow
  • Head Size & Retention: Above average head/retention
  • Carbonation: Well Carbonated
  • Clarity: Hazy
  • Balance: Very Hoppy
  • Drinkability: Definitely Drinkable
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Juicy Malt
  • Hop Characteristics: Citrusy, Tropical
  • Palate: Juicy

Summary

Phillips brewing is one of the more established breweries in BC and for good reason, as they consistently make balanced, highly approachable and sessionable beers. Glitter Bomb is no exception.

Pros

All the flavour of a bigger hazy without the high alcohol.

A gold medal winner for Session IPA at the 2020 Canadian Brewing Awards.

Cons

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