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Amnesiac Double IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Uh, we forget...Oh Yeah, this is a big beer. Mind blowing amounts of hops give this beer tons of flavour and aroma. Not for the faint of heart. The bigger, meaner cousin to the Hop Circle IPA.

(Beer added by: BDTyre on 12-17-2004)
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a schooner at the Sugarbowl in Edmonton.

A - clear amber brew with a half finger head and very thin lacing

S - big grassy hops nose on this; dominates

T - the hops flavor is a little smaller than the nose, but it still solid and gives a strong bitter attack to the beer, in the finish it's well balanced with slightly sweet bready malts. The bitterness endures and sticks in the back of the throat

M - medium bodied and slightly oily; moderate carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden with just a hint of booziness

D - quite drinkable for an Imperial IPA - has a nice balance

Overall a relatively tasty beer; would recommend this for a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2011 22:23:51 | More by DoktorZee
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pale golden orange, 1.5 fingers white head, lots of lace. Smell is quite malty, earthy hops, with some citrus and orange zest, bits of grapefruit as well, kind of weak but not terrible. Taste is malty and sweet, bitter earthy hops, touch of citrus, moderate bitterness throughout and also a touch metalic at times. Lightly carbonated, medium-full body, lightly slick. An OK beer a perhaps at one time this may have been a great DIPA but with so many high quality offerings available almost everywhere this is pretty lackluster.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 11:50:07 | More by peensteen
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Amnesiac looks memorable enough: golden sunset in colour, twinkling highlights, fluttering bubbles, and a patch of head that leaves sea-spray patterns of lacing all up and down the glass. Full points for appearance. This ale is every bit as aesthetic as its label art.

The nose is overrun by a bitter green herbalness, as it arguably should be. There's a lot of pine-like resins and bitter, festering tropical fruit skin qualities; this smells like brown lime and mushy lemons, all coated in a sticky tree sap substance. The malts also impart a scorched caramel note.

The ale isn't much easier on the palate, impressing a combination of cutting citrus acidity, raw onion-like pungency, a pinch of fresh-grated ginger-like zest, and burnt butterscotch. Overall it's a considerably bitter mouthfeel, with little to soften the sizable IBU count.

That said, there are redeeming shortbread cookie and biscuit notes, as well as caramelized grapefruit, grilled pineapple, and spiced orange peel flavours. It's a highly flavourful ale, there's no question, but not everyone will be able to stomach the 8.5% alcohol and accompanying intensity.

Amnesiac is a beer good enough to remember having. In fact, I still have vivid memories of the last time I reviewed it, just over 8 years ago. Having had countless more incredible DIPAs in the time since I still like it now about as much as I did then. It's a good one, that's for sure.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2014 02:19:32 | More by biegaman
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drinkininthewood

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bottle from the lcbo. $5.95 served slightly chilled in a snifter.

A- Clear copper color with a white head of sticky foam. Lace and decent retention.

S- The aroma is not overpowering but does have nice floral hops with aromas of orange rinds and a flutter of grass and malt.

T- nice crackery malt sweetness up front, fresh bread, solid bitterness balances the beer. The bitterness is quite floral with citrusy undertones and nice hoppy finish. Apparently IBUs roll in around 85 but i cant say that i agree. As the flavors of nice piney hop oils are present they just don't overpower. Maybe because the brew is so well balanced. Nonetheless a great tasting well balanced DIPA.

M- Full bodied. Left my lips sticky. Great carbonation and perfect for the style.

D- Alcohol is very hidden and this is a good tasting beer. Dangerous combo.

Overall a good example of the style at the price that i feel is fair for a beer this big. Good all around.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2014 01:44:51 | More by drinkininthewood
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

2/5  rDev -49.5%

07-25-2014 19:28:41 | More by cfalovo97
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edugasmtl

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-24-2014 05:01:09 | More by edugasmtl
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Dubs

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

07-22-2014 01:24:39 | More by Dubs
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ThirstyDutchman

British Columbia (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.2%

07-20-2014 20:22:50 | More by ThirstyDutchman
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

07-20-2014 14:51:38 | More by Howlader
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KrisDLSmith

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

07-20-2014 12:33:19 | More by KrisDLSmith
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Hippityhop25


3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-20-2014 03:25:33 | More by Hippityhop25
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $8.00 for a 650ml bottle. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass

A- Opens well pouring a good white head. Clear and gold. Head lingers

S- EXCELLENT!! A lot of hops happening here at the lights out stage. WOW. When you take you time you find an abundance of malt.

T- Very good. Enjoyable not just for the above but that grapefruit goodness that is hops! All the hops though are at finishing and there is not much bitterness. Boil more in boys!

M- Pretty good and dry.

O- Very good. Expensive though. No hint of alcohol so go easy and don't drive.

Food Pairing

This very good IPA goes well with... Sushi!

Enjoy

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 20:05:05 | More by DaveBar
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WillAndSarah

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

07-18-2014 22:24:11 | More by WillAndSarah
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Oidmoe

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1%

07-14-2014 21:53:11 | More by Oidmoe
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

07-13-2014 00:50:32 | More by mick303
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Bf_89

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

07-09-2014 00:37:12 | More by Bf_89
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

07-08-2014 17:07:29 | More by yancot
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-30-2014 23:19:22 | More by ArrogantPrick
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Ericbeech_87

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-28-2014 19:42:01 | More by Ericbeech_87
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qpaladeau

Alberta (Canada)

5/5  rDev +26.3%

06-24-2014 18:28:06 | More by qpaladeau
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Beervana

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

06-23-2014 19:25:22 | More by Beervana
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

05-26-2014 05:25:53 | More by Kurmaraja
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stevergca

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

05-12-2014 20:38:25 | More by stevergca
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StJamesGate

New York

4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bright brass with crusty, snowy head.
Nose of powdered lemon drink mix and mint - intoxicating, never smelled anything like it – plus a whiff of citronella.
Floury tortilla, lots of lemon zest, herb, and citrus Vitamin water hops.
Lemondrop finish and ruthless grapefruit ring bitter linger.
Lt-med, oily, round, no burn, dry.

The light end of DIPAS, with lots of oil and a fair kick, too. All about the lemon. By turns delicate, pungent, and lingering. Very West Coast – does this better than many PDX beers. A step beyond for pale, clean DIPAs.

Serving type: can

05-11-2014 07:22:05 | More by StJamesGate
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intoxabroad

Taiwan

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-10-2014 10:46:31 | More by intoxabroad
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Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.