Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #12 – Crazy 8s Annu-Ale (IIPA)

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Phillips Snowcase 2014 Calendar Day #12

Crazy 8s Annu-Ale – Phillips Brewing, 8.0% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

more info about this beer can be found on their Snowcase website:

on the front-right label:

“Happy Holidays to you! We brought back one of our favourite anniversary ales to b ring cheer and good times to all. Enjoy this hoppy gift to your palate!”

  • Style: Imperial IPA / Double IPA
  • Taste: Controlled citrus grapefruit hopped bitter toffee malt SMOOTH
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes

Visual: Pours clear golden orange with a small lasting foamy head, a decent layer of retention, several slow but steady streams.

Nose: bursting lively citrus hops, strong floral notes (lvl-7)-pungency

Attack: creamy mouthfeel-smooth, subdued sweet hops

Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, (MAIN) orange citrus, soft biting grapefruit bitter hops, toffee malts

Finish: lingering bitter hoppiness, smooth finish.

Summary: All-around easy drinking IIPA where you don’t feel the ABV or the heavy hops. Fabulous.