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Amnesiac Double IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 70
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 13
Gots: 9 | 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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ackeeper

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-26-2013 22:11:08 | More by ackeeper
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hoser

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A old favourite bought back from British Columbia by a friend. Maybe I am getting old but Double India Pale Ales are getting harder for me to drink. Golden colour with with plenty of hop bite and always a pleasure to drink even if I still have half a glass after the bottle being open a couple hours. Although I rarely rate beer here because of the word count asked for. My editors at other magazines would cut this review done to one or two sentences as I am padding the word count. All in all a nice DIPA that I would gladly reach for again. Matt please start shipping to Alberta.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 04:19:50 | More by hoser
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

03-23-2012 21:33:52 | More by sansho
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-26-2014 05:25:53 | More by Kurmaraja
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

05-09-2012 03:31:42 | More by bumchilly25
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ElsieFI

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

04-17-2014 22:57:12 | More by ElsieFI
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krankyjoe

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-03-2013 16:38:45 | More by krankyjoe
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smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-18-2013 02:23:58 | More by smekermann
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thefullpython


3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-10-2012 04:48:13 | More by thefullpython
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wesbray

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

08-01-2012 19:02:38 | More by wesbray
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shagal

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-24-2012 04:18:15 | More by shagal
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-12-2012 07:28:47 | More by cbnz
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-16-2013 13:56:17 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

02-27-2013 21:01:42 | More by IanSpindler
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

07-19-2013 02:03:18 | More by kjyost
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maclean25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

11-10-2013 07:24:09 | More by maclean25
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Phillip's Brewing 'Amnesiac Double IPA' the 2012 edition @ 8.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $6

A-pour is clear gold with a small off white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint glass

S-grapefruit , floral , strong pine

T-crisp tasting IPA with a huge hop/bitterness at the end

MF-low/mild carbonation , full bodied

Ov-ok/good beer , my least favourite among the brews sampled , a miss for my palate

sampled alongside Lagunitas 'Sucks' , Deschutes 'Hop Henge' & Driftwood's 'Twenty Pounder' recently

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2013 05:03:00 | More by LampertLand
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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

My first foray into an India pale ale; I've never bothered with any other brand and only bought this on recommendation of a liquor store employee.

It pours a cloudy golden brown colour with a big white head. Decent lacing with big bits of foam even halfway through It smells of hops (the bottle states the beer has a "mind blowing amount of hops") and not much else; faint hints of fruit, almost like strawberries.

The taste is bitter, with mostly hops and pretty much nothing else. This isn't entirely bad, but it comes off as somewhat one dimensional. Fizzy, but it doesn't feel overly carbonated. Fairly tasty, but again a bit one dimensional and the rather high ABV and bottle size will limit this beer's ability to be a "session beer".

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2004 04:18:38 | More by BDTyre
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GClarkage

California

3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/28/05- Purchased at a BC Provincial Liquor Store in Kelowna, B.C.

Presentation- 22oz bottle with a dating strip on the bottom. Was this brewed in the second week of October, or do I have a beer that was brewed in Oct 2002??? Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance- Amber, slight clouded pour. Decent amount of yeast sediment jump around in the glass. 3/4 inch head at first, but immediately turns to no head within seconds. No lacing to be found here.

Smell- The scent is fine. Lots of grapefruit and pine hops mixed together with a what seems like solid caramel malted base.

Taste- Fair hop to malt balance. First the malt sets in leaving you with a medium toasted taste as well as a caramel flavor. The hops are pretty bitter. Mostly a sharp grapefruit aspect that leaves a long after bitter taste.

Mouthfeel- Very low, almost no carbonation. Seems as it's approaching cask style. Think this bottle may be a bit old?

Drinkability- Taste was decent enough, this may have really been a hophead brew when it was fresh. Seemed really flat though. Would like to try a fresh one some day.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2005 17:47:12 | More by GClarkage
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elricorico

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours very orange and clear, like a dull version of orange Crush. A Rocky off-white head formed more than one finger thick, and left plenty of lacing on the glass.

The smell is very flowery and full of citrus. I smell a bit of sweet lemonade. As it warms it leans more towards the citrus side. Overall it is a very fresh smell, and pretty inviting.

In the mouth is a balance of flowery sweetness and bitterness, but once you swallow the hops hit fairly big. Each mouthfull leaves the back of the mouth full of bitter flavour, with a touch of citrus tucked in.

I found it to be a bit thin, and the carbonation felt a little flat. I would have liked this one to be a bit more lively in the mouth.

It is a good beer, but my palate won't take it for long. I don't mind the hops, but I don't see my taste for it lasting more than one glass of this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2006 02:13:03 | More by elricorico
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
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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allergictomacros

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear dark copper. Head is smallish, but is creamy and laces well. Head recedes to a thin cover, but retains quite well at that level.

S - Aroma is a touch sweet and floral hops. Seems to be a slight nuttiness and soy sauce and toasty grain aromas as well.

T - Flavour is heavy maltiness, but not sweet, and a hop kick. Bitterness lingers for a good long time.

M - Thick, rich and creamy.

D - Most certainly not a session beer. Quite a heavy beer, but the first few sips are quite refreshing. Tasty, but doesn't have the hop profile I expected. Alcohol is well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2006 00:27:37 | More by allergictomacros
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml Bottle received in trade with Rejtable - thanks! Best before Oct 2013

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, caramel, apricots, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and grassy hops. There is also some apricots and grapefruit.

Overall - Really good stuff. I've had a few other IPA/APA's from this brewer and this beer seems to have more of what they are lacking. More sweetness, more fruitiness, and more hops. I'd pick this up again if it was available locally.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 00:47:15 | More by spinrsx
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Grunewald

British Columbia (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured from a 650ml bottle into a tulip glass. It pours clear warm red with a substantial head leaves a covering of snowy lace.

S - sweet malt, strawberry, cherry candy (licorice), fruit and piney hops.

T - sweet fruity malt, citric hops hit fast and become bitter like the rind of a grapefruit. This rind flavor lingers into the finish and some burnt toast flavors show up as well.

M - medium-high carbonation, syrupy body, warms in the stomach with a semi dry finish in the mouth and throat. The syrupy body combine with the quite active carbonation makes this a definite sipper.

D - lots of character though it was hard to finish the whole 650ml bottle. If this was available in smaller bottles I would pick this up for an occasional single.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2009 04:27:47 | More by Grunewald
Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.