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Amnesiac Double IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 24 | 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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Ratings: 206 | Reviews: 77 | Display Reviews Only:
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1.75/5  rDev -55.7%

chippo33, Oct 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -49.4%

cfalovo97, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of BGDrock
2.7/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: clear, dull gold, turning to amber; big fluffy white head with great retention

Aroma: light citrus hops, honey, mildly floral, lemon

Taste & Mouthfeel: lot's of burning, astringent hop bitterness with little to balance it out - like just chewed a pile of tarragon leaves, but a least the palate feels cleansed...all pine needles and resin, without real character, and pithy; does mellow out in time, but still lacks any depth or really interesting flavour

Overall: a totally one dimensional IPA, bordering on unpleasant when it comes to taste, if decent in other aspects

Note: reading the other reviews it's almost like I had a different beer. may be a result of transport and storage at LCBO warehouse, as I had it almost as soon as I bought it. Balls.

BGDrock, Aug 06, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

ThirstyDutchman, Jul 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

DaveJanssen, Feb 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

drewone, Apr 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

papawu76, Dec 03, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

oldp0rt, Jun 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Corson, Oct 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

deonreds, Jan 22, 2014
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep dirty amber and hazy ale with a nice foamy head with some great retention and some good lacing. Aroma of bitter hops is dominating with some subtle notes of resin hops. Taste is also dominated by some bitter hops with some light resin notes. Malt presence is a bit weak for the style and some citrus notes would have been appreciated. Interesting and probably one the first bottled IIPA coming from Canada but slightly below average for the style.

Phyl21ca, Oct 04, 2007
Photo of ism
3.23/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

650mL bottle I brought back from a Vancouver vacation, eagerly waiting for a good time to enjoy it. Notched for November, and opened in time, if it means consume-by. A fluffy, slightly peach head perches atop an amber-tinted brown body, bubbles lazily rising upward. Moderate floral aroma with a bit of pine resin is somewhat inviting, though not exciting. The flavor profile follows -- a pine/grass bitterness guided along by an earthy grain base, with very subtle hints of citrus zest. Underpowered for a double IPA, flavorwise, but hides the alcohol very well, and favors a medium body while providing refreshment. Goes down smooth, and does not linger as long as it should. Easily quaffable but easily forgettable, which is a shame since it is a quality brew.

ism, Nov 21, 2007
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

real_human_bean, Aug 06, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

byronic, Aug 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

bigorange, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of IronDjinn
3.4/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up while in Victoria.

Came in a 650 ml brown bottle. Pours out a cloudy marmalade hue, tall frothy off-white head that settles to a dime-width cap, small amounts of lacing.

Perky, fruity, citrusy hops appear first on the nose, the malt is difficult to decipher as a result.

It's all mostly hops in the flavour as well, which is what you all showed up for when you grab a bottle of double IPA. The Cascade hops own the show, and they are accomodating. The malt profile is basic, and appears once the ale has really warmed up, caramel and crystal malt it seems. A soapy, piney aftertaste to it.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, creamy and full in places, rounded, yet leaves a rather watery impression overall.

An okay IPA, yet doesn't live up to the "double" title in my opinion. The abv% does hit home under the radar after a while though, which lends it a bit more credence. An enjoyable beer nonetheless for those who like their hops.

IronDjinn, Jul 23, 2007
Photo of tbeckett
3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle from a liquor store in Vancouver. Confusing bottling date which I'm assuming is the 4th week of March. Not sure if it's best before or what.

A - Pours a slightly dark golden colour. Bright. Nice carbonation coming up and a one finger white, thick head. Great thick rings of lace with the entire head intact.

S - Resinous, juicy hops, grapefruit.

T - Strong resinous hops. Sweetness up front with some toffee and alcohol. Boozy pineapple

M - Nice carbonation, medium oily body and a dry and slightly bitter finish.

O/D - Doesn't seem like this is too fresh. Tasty but the sweetness is pretty strong which leads me to believe it's a little older. A decent but underwhelming Doubled IPA.

tbeckett, Feb 14, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

peensteen, Jul 29, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of CBA- thanks man! Pours out cloudy orange brown. Fairly good off white head. Aroma is earthy malt and hops. Taste- follows the aroma. Not a big west coast style DIPA, moreso almost british like. Malt is solid- tobacco and dusty, but no big hop bite. Booze is well hidden and drinkability is decent. Not too many canadian dipa’s out there , so I tip my hat.

oakbluff, Jul 21, 2007
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Caudalie, Nov 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Aggro, Mar 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

foremdhall, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

smekermann, Jul 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

KeKeKumba, Nov 01, 2014
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Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.