Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA – Phillips Brewing Co. (Victoria, BC, Canada)

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Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA – Phillips Brewing Co., 6.5% ABV, 650ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada) (*local BC craft brew*)

printed on the front-right label:

“Green Reaper is a fresh hop apparition sent to collect your taste buds and guide them to the aftertaste. The hops aren’t dried; they are delivered fresh to the brewhouse within 24 hours maximizing the hoppy flavour. But harvest time is short, so grab yours  before it goes out of season for another year.”

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  • Style: (Wet-Hopped) IPA
  • Taste: Bitter grapefruit-piney hopped bitter plain barley malt
  • Where I got it : BC Liquor Stores
  • How much: $6 – 650ml., October 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: nah pass

Visual: Pours golden orange with a large, slowly dissipating foamy head, webby sticky lacing, suspended large bits of sediment, a few bubbles here and there.

Nose: grapefruity hops, sweet malt. (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: micro fizzy-creamy

Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, light tangy-sour, (MAIN) bitter citrus-grapefruit, grassy, piney, barley malt

Finish: biting bitter grapefruity piney hops, plain barley malt, lingering bitter hop finish.

Summary: Lots of building bitterness, but mainly the dry grapefruity grassy type if that’s your thing. Nothing extraordinary and was hoping for more vibrant hop oils since this being a wet hopped IPA.