Amnesiac Double IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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89
very good

211 Ratings
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Ratings: 211
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 12
Gots: 26 | 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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4.8/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my favourite IPA(double or single) of all time.

A-Beautiful copper reddish-brown. Clear. Veeery fluffy white head that lingers for a few minutes. Be careful with your pour.

S-This beer smells delicious. Huge hop aroma with orange and tangerine notes. I detect a little bit of maltiness in the aroma as well.

T-Like I said, this is my favourite beer. The hoppiness is huge but not overly bitter. There is a hoppy sweetness along with a slight maltiness that takes the edge off the sometimes overly aggressive hop flavours you get in other IPA's.

M-There is definately some carbonation to this beer. It lends itself well, however, to the aggressive flavours. It wakes up the pallette and facilitates the exceptionally strong and aromatic flavours. Alcohol is well hidden.

D-Almost scary. Since the alcohol is nearly undectable, this goes down like water. I'd almost say it's more drinkable than Phillip's regular IPA.

Overall- Amazing craft brew that is reminiscent of some of the Western American IPA's out there today. I am very impressed with Matt Phillips' brews.

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4.53/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A nicely balanced approach to the style.

A: Copper-bronze, darker than most (similar to Hercules DIPA). Fluffy off-white head, great retention and lace.

S: Bready, caramel malt, with a fresh, floral hop aroma. A hint of citrus, but doesn't scream "Pacific Northwest".

T: Bready and caramel malt flavour is well balanced with hop bitterness. Nice hop flavour that's assertive, but not overwhelming, and still allows sufficient malt flavour to come through. Some Northwest citrus flavour, but it's smooth, well-rounded, and integrated with the rest of the brew. Alcohol is well hidden!

M: Body is quite full, slightly creamy and acidic. Moderate to high carbonation (keeps feeding the head).

D: It's good. It's a big brew, but it's not overwhelming. Very well balanced.

I think this is my favourite Double IPA. It's a big brew, that still retains some balance.

I highly recommend it.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Leffe half pint glass.

A: Poured a hazy golden yellow with a 2 finger white head with good retention and some nice lacing.

S: Citrusy hops upfront with some tropical fruits in there as well.

T: Hugely hoppy and so much that it masks the high abv. Bursting with tropical fruit flavours and a long lasting finish.

M: Very smooth and quite low carbonation

O: A great double IPA, I could never get bored of this one and I thoroughly recommend it to anyone who hasn't tried it

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was hesitant for some reason on my first try years ago due to the very simple label, but that's the only modest thing here. Huge nose, beautiful citrus, piney taste and it'll get ya too at 8.5%. This was my first DBL. and I must say, she wasn't gentle at first, but she did leave me longing for her warming embrace.
For Canada, this is the best Dbl. IPA hands-down. Looking at taste, smell, appearance and overall value for the beer your getting. $4.25 for the bomber. That may be on the higher end for US beers but that is low end price for Canadian beers and its competitors are selling for $6-11 a bottle for christs sakes.

Cheers

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Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.