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Beer review: Philips Brewing Co. “Hoperation Tripel Cross”
This is a nicely done, hoppy belgian IPA. Yes, it is very hoppy, but the bitterness of the hops is rendered palatable through the balance of alcohol (8%) and a fresh, citrusy character. There is a lovely floral, malty note on the nose, and in the mouth there is that distinct grapefruit note which characterizes many west-coast IPAs. A slightly spicy, almost peppery note rounds out the finish of what is an all-around refreshing, very tasty beer.

Beer review: Philips Brewing Co. “Hoperation Tripel Cross”

This is a nicely done, hoppy belgian IPA. Yes, it is very hoppy, but the bitterness of the hops is rendered palatable through the balance of alcohol (8%) and a fresh, citrusy character. There is a lovely floral, malty note on the nose, and in the mouth there is that distinct grapefruit note which characterizes many west-coast IPAs. A slightly spicy, almost peppery note rounds out the finish of what is an all-around refreshing, very tasty beer.

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Beer review: Tree brewing “Serendipity” Whiskey barrel-aged beer
Before you try this beer, sit down, because it packs a punch! At 8.9% alcohol, it is not a refreshing, summer sipper. What it is, though, is a hoppy, chocolatey, well-balanced dark beer. The base for this beer is Tree’s Hop Head Black IPA, so the hops are… apparent, to say the least. These give this dark, malty brew a nice bitter, citrusy counterpoint and the result is a strong beer with exceptional complexity and an unmistakable whiskey note from the barrel treatment. This beer is not for the faint of heart, and will divide opinion, but is well worth a try if you like your beer dark and flavourful.

Beer review: Tree brewing “Serendipity” Whiskey barrel-aged beer

Before you try this beer, sit down, because it packs a punch! At 8.9% alcohol, it is not a refreshing, summer sipper. What it is, though, is a hoppy, chocolatey, well-balanced dark beer. The base for this beer is Tree’s Hop Head Black IPA, so the hops are… apparent, to say the least. These give this dark, malty brew a nice bitter, citrusy counterpoint and the result is a strong beer with exceptional complexity and an unmistakable whiskey note from the barrel treatment. This beer is not for the faint of heart, and will divide opinion, but is well worth a try if you like your beer dark and flavourful.