Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #3
- My Rating: [C+], I gave it a (3 of 5) on Ratebeer.com
Octofox India Pale Ale – Phillips Brewing, 6.5% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)
on the front-right label:
“Straight from our hoptomology lab, hybrid hop combinations alter IPA structures to yield unique flavour sequences. With soft citrus and fresh pine balanced against a full-bodied malt backbone, Octofox is selectively crafted to be broadly enjoyed.”
- Style: India Pale Ale
- Taste: Citrusy grapefruit caramel malt bitter hops
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: not quite
Visual: Pours translucent golden brown with a smallish dissipating head, a fine micro-layer of retention, light fine-sticky lacing, several slow-spread out streams.
Nose: orange-citrus hops, hoppy malt (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp bite, tingly
Mid-palate: incoming hoppy bitterness, (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) medium caramel malts, grapefruit hops, metallic, pine
Finish: citrusy bitter hopped finish.
Summary: Very citrusy, moreso than usual bitter hopped IPAs. Malts carries through to the finish. Not particularly fascinating but quite drinkable.