Phillips Snowcase 2015 Day #3 – Apteryx IPA

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Phillips Snowcase 2015 Calendar Day #3

Apteryx India Pale Ale – Phillips Brewing, 6.5% ABV – 341ml., (Victoria, BC, Canada)

on the front-right label:

“From the land of the kiwi comes this fruity IPA. Apteryx prominently features Nelson Sauvin hops, famous for their stamp of tropical fruit flavours and aromas of freshly crushes grapes. This IPA is sweet as.

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  • Style: India Pale Ale
  • Taste: Stonefruit-mango creamy smooth rounded hopped bitter
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: quite enjoyable

Visual: Pours tangerine orange a small dissipating head, thin hazy layer of retention, lots and lots of singular steady streams.

Nose: faint stonefruit. (lvl-3)-pungency

Attack: creamy-silky, incoming fruitiness

Mid-palate: tingly-crisp, (lvl-4)-sweetness, (MAIN) apricot-mango, toffee fruity malt

Finish: rounded dry grassy bitter hops, clean finish.

Summary: Bursting with big stonefruity-tropical flavour. Overall quite good though wished for more sustained body in late mids to finish. A memorable beer from Phillips that I’ve had in awhile.