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Camelback IPA - The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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Camelback IPACamelback IPA

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75
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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.19
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | 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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3.12/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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.

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3.8/5  rDev +19.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +26.6%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3/5  rDev -6%

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.

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3/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +25.4%

Subtle hops, with a medium finish

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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +9.7%

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3.2/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.56/5  rDev +11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.59/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

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3/5  rDev -6%

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3.39/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Camelback IPA from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
75 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.