Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Phillips Crazy 8's

Phillips Crazy 8's (8th Anniversary brew)

Rate beer 3.83
Beer Advocate B

Has it been 8 years, since Matt launched the brewery on maxed out credit cards and a dream? It makes a great story anyways.

Taste +4

This is a hoppy one right from the removal of the cap. As soon as you open the cap, the wafts of alcohol and hops let you know this beer means biznas! The fresh hop nose caries scents of pine oil and floral. The best part is the colour; it is almost an iridescent amber with an amble fluffy head that sadly faded fast. It is the taste that we are all after and it does not disappoint. The hops are huge, smooth, not astringent with all the shades of hops (pine, floral and citrus). There is just enough malt to hold it all together.

Aftertaste +2

Once the citrus and alcohol warmth fades, the mouth is fully coated with cooling hops. The finish is dry and begs you to add more sweet liquor.

Alcohol Content +1 8%

Does this mean that when Phillips brewery turn 16 they will start making a 16% beer?

Value +1

If you like a double IPA, pick this one up before they are all gone. I plan to.
Ingame Enhancement +1

The Night Terror Campaign for L4D is well done and epic. Mr. Boo and Nipper recreated the Disneyland Haunted Mansion ride, a scene from Harry Potter and LOTR as maps. Well done!

Overall 9/10

Phillips Brewery had done it again. Their big hoppy beers are the best.

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