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Camelback IPA - The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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Camelback IPACamelback IPA

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BA SCORE
74
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44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.1
pDev: 17.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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Arizona

2.5/5  rDev -19.4%

09-01-2013 21:26:08 | More by TommyLiam
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07-07-2014 01:30:34 | More by GClarkage
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ryannosaurus

Arizona

3.59/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2014 02:05:55 | More by ryannosaurus
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Arizona

3/5  rDev -3.2%

04-27-2014 00:00:30 | More by Mrose78
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-13-2014 07:30:58 | More by cfitterer
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New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev +12.9%

04-03-2014 21:51:22 | More by LXIXME
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California

3/5  rDev -3.2%

02-24-2014 17:28:27 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.39/5  rDev +9.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2014 04:40:55 | More by Stinkypuss
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switzer

Oregon

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JohnnyJam

Arizona

3.19/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 01:03:48 | More by JohnnyJam
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Mexico

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Arizona

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3/5  rDev -3.2%

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Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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BucannonXC5

California

3.51/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Hotel glass (~1/3 pint)
From: A Whole Foods in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $3.49
Purchased: May 16, 2013
Consumed: May 18, 2013
Misc.: Best by Sept. 2, 2013

Poured a caramel, copper, clear color with 1-2 fingers of white head. Below average lacing on the sides. Average retention on the top all the way down.

Smelled lots of malts up front, Got bread, hay, cereal and honey grass.

Tasted similar to the nose. Got honey malts, bread, cereal and wheat, Reminded me somewhat of a Blue Moon.

Medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, malty finish.

Pretty much an average IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 07:26:26 | More by BucannonXC5
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Arizona

3/5  rDev -3.2%

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Arizona

1.75/5  rDev -43.5%

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mactrail

Washington

3.3/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This is certainly an oddity in the Brave New World of big clean hop flavors. It's the murky and earthy style that makes me think more of English brews, though rather more bitter. Color is an orange-tinted amber in the Ommegang chalice with a nice swirl of carbonation and an adequate head. A nice splash of piney aromatics to start.

Rather malty to start, which is the most pleasant part. Toasty and sweet. Not much on the actual aromatic flavors, and bitter to finish. The oddly fruity, bitter flavor I chalk up to the several hops listed by the brewer: Nugget, Cluster, Willamette,Fuggle, East Kent Goldings. This is certainly inoffensive and quite drinkable, though the IPA connoisseurs will find plenty to fault. From the 12 oz bottle bought at Whole Foods in Chandler, Arizona.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 05:10:29 | More by mactrail
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Arizona

2.25/5  rDev -27.4%

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Missouri

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Camelback IPA from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
74 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.