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Camelback IPA - The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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Camelback IPACamelback IPA

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BA SCORE
75
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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 16.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Phoenix Ale Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
60 IBU

(Beer added by: azdback on 11-20-2011)
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Photo of Brewsed
3.12/5  rDev -2.5%

Brewsed, Thursday at 02:19 AM
Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

Brought back by my wife from a recent visit to Phoenix. It pours a hazy amber colour with a white head. Aromas of citrus & floral hops. Taste of sweet orange marmalade & citrus hops bitterness. Good enough that I'd have a second bottle given the chance.

Jerseyislandbeer, Nov 15, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +18.8%

Nate23, Oct 25, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +26.3%

jamesjmacdonald, Oct 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25%

mikefuski17, Oct 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

blbarnett3, Oct 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of JonAdams
3/5  rDev -6.3%

Poured hazy and unfiltered from tap into a standard pint glass at the brewery.
Strong copper color (state color!). Very low head, wispy white remnants of the head lacing the glass.
Notes are orange and grapefruit, general citrus feel. The hop sharpness is a little murky, there's a cloying sweetness that keeps it from being a clean finish. Something remains on the tongue, it's like others' DIPAs but without the alcohol content?
It's a decent IPA, it tries hard, and it's drinkable. However, There are much better ones in The Valley of the Sun.

JonAdams, Sep 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

kgoings, Sep 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25%

Subtle hops, with a medium finish

alextreinhard, Sep 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

gnaztee, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Rocketman2013, Aug 28, 2014
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3.2/5  rDev 0%

Kmd8184, Aug 20, 2014
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3.56/5  rDev +11.3%

NateBenner, Aug 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

rpsedillo, Jul 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
Photo of ryannosaurus
3.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz poured to pint shaker.

Pours dark gold, half a finger of light tan head. Fairly sticky lacing. A lot of small particles.

Aroma is fairly light and vague, bread, orange blossoms and a hint of pine

Flavor is actually very nice. big sweet malt base with a good clean bitterness and some floral, herbal, orange and grapefruit notes. Reminiscent of english IPA's and some American DIPA's in it's sweetness.

Mouthfeel is a little heavy, not a lot of CO2 to liven it.

I'll stop a couple blocks short short of calling this one great... in all honesty it is cosmetically flawed with the particle issue, the aroma is less hop than I'd hope for in the style, and I personally go for a little more bubbles. Significant issues, but it tastes damn good, which saves the day. Flavor profile is appropriate to the local PHX environment... it is drinkable cold, better as it warms, and doesn't get weird during steeper temp ramps 110 degree days bring about.

ryannosaurus, Jun 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Mrose78, Apr 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

cfitterer, Apr 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

LXIXME, Apr 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.39/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy orange color with a nice soapy head and plenty of lace. Aroma is fresh and soapy. Perfume laden and floral, the brew has an interesting aroma. In the taste, caramel . Mild bitterness, toast, and toffee are full in the body of the brew. Much akin to the English counterparts. Light to medium bodied, easy drinking ale. Overall, a nice mellow English india pale ale.

Stinkypuss, Jan 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

birchstick, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

switzer, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of JohnnyJam
3.19/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. brown bottle with the date clearly printed on the label (until 1/12/2014) into a pint glass and get one finger of head.

A: Pours an amber and almost brown color with one finger of head that dissipated at a medium rate to leave more than just a ring around my glass but less than a covering of the entire glass. There is plenty of lacing. There are lots of floating particles in the middle of my glass that eventually settle near the bottom.

S : White bread and some grapefruit juice.

T: Malts and something better that I can't exactly put my finger on. Grapefruit rind I do believe.

M: Medium bodied and carbonated. Goes down pretty good.

O: I would leave the sediment in the bottle just like you would pour a homebrew. It's drinkable but not my favorite IPA to be sure. I might want to try it on tap if I am ever close to The Phoenix Ale Brewery.

JohnnyJam, Oct 19, 2013
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Camelback IPA from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.