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Camelback IPA - The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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Camelback IPACamelback IPA

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Ratings: 64
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.21
pDev: 16.2%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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:
Beer added by: azdback on 11-20-2011

60 IBU
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of dwagner003
2.89/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yonnie
4.1/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Pours a cloudy golden straw color. About a finger of head that turns into a half finger that lingers quite a while. Lacing is moderate. Aroma of floral hops, bread or biscuit. Taste of sweet malts, a bit of fruity hops (like the rind of a citrus fruit), a little toasty. Mildly bitter and quite smooth to drink. Slick on the tongue. A very nice lingering aftertaste. Would pair well with food.

Overall a pleasant IPA that is a nice break from the hop bombs of today, while still having nice hop flavor. Nicely balanced.

Photo of CTbrew32
3.66/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Orange/amber in color and pretty hazy. A ton of head produced on this even from a 45 angle pour with about 4 fingers worth emerging. Head is very fluffy/soapy and clings the glass in big wads rather than light streaks. Interesting appearance to say the least.

Aroma- The nose is very spicy and earthy with citrus zest as well.

Taste- Front of the pallate sees alot of the earthy spice and citrus zest which provides a very mild bitterness. Towards the middle a sweet bready malt comes in an the cleans the hops of the pallate leaving a bread and sweet lemon finish.

Feel- Medium bodied, surprisingly high carbonation for an ipa (definitely bubbly on the tongue), and clean in the finish.

Overall- Good to see a brewery doing an english ipa for a change of pace, and this definitely doesn't disappoint. Acidic, zesty, and spicy hops meld very nicely with a bready malt and other accompanying sweet malts for an overall great balanced beer. This doesn't pack the hop punch that most (well in the U.S.) might expect for an ipa, but for the style the hops are showcased nicely.

Photo of dbc5
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bschinelli
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Lobina
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Brewsed
3.12/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

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.

Photo of Nate23
3.8/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of jamesjmacdonald
4.04/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of mikefuski17
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of blbarnett3
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of t2grogan
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of JonAdams
3/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

Photo of kgoings
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of alextreinhard
4/5  rDev +24.6%

Subtle hops, with a medium finish

Photo of gnaztee
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Rocketman2013
3.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Kmd8184
3.2/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of NateBenner
3.56/5  rDev +10.9%

Photo of rpsedillo
3.75/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of GClarkage
3.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of ryannosaurus
3.54/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Photo of Mrose78
3/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cfitterer
3.5/5  rDev +9%

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Camelback IPA from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 64 ratings.