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Amnesiac Double IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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very good

194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | 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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

dejongjohn, Dec 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

shagal, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

NWer, Nov 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

KimberlyO, Nov 14, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

DrShakalu, Oct 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

little_brother, Oct 07, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
4.4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this one from Rutager in a recent trade. Cheers!

From a bomber into a snifter

APPEARANCE: Pours a two finger, thicker looking, fluffy, bright white head with great retention. Head slowly faes to a nice foam cap and coats the sides of the glass. A hazy gamboge orange in color with no carbonation evident. A thin wisp remains until the end and leaves lots of nice lacing down the glass. Really nice looking beer.

SMELL: Nice, big nose of pale malts, caramel, honeydew melon and plenty of nice citrus, hoppy aromas. Grapefruit, orange peel and lemon for sure. Fruity, bold, and very enticing.

TASTE: Plenty hoppy again, and lives to the nose for sure. Pale and caramel malts up front, then lots of citrus fruit at the swallow. Grapefuit, orange peel, lots of pineapple and honeydew melon, as well as some nice lemon zest for sure. Big and lingering aftertaste of pineapple and honeydew melon sweetness, as well as lots of bitter grapefruit and lemon flavors. This is flavorful and enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium levels of carbonation. Semi-creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly oily and mouth-coating on the palate. A bitter bite lingers as well. Nice and oily feel, though it needs to be a little creamier for top marks here.

OVERALL: An excellent IPA for sure. Lots of big, fruity, hoppy aromas and flavors on this one; another great example of the awesome beer that is coming out of BC at the moment. A slightly creamier palate would have helped support the flavors a bit more and really brough this one to the promise land, but regardless, this is a top quiality beer that I'd love to drink again. Thanks again Rutager! Don't forget this one again next year.

Jeffo, Sep 20, 2012
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Molson2000, Sep 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Edgerrin32, Sep 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

artemh, Sep 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

likeemdark, Aug 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

thefullpython, Aug 10, 2012
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ChuckGnarly, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

wesbray, Aug 01, 2012
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bigorange, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Coastal_Brew, Jul 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

dannykugler, Jul 14, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden colour, very slightly cloudy. Moderately sized white head. Decent lacing, moderate retention.

Smell contains caramel malt, some citrus fruit and some pine. Not a big smell.

Taste consists of citrus fruit and a fair bit of caramel malt. Fairly bitter. A bit of pine. Pretty good but nothing stands out about it.

Full bodied, moderate carbonation, a bit of an oily feel.

Overall, decent but not exciting.

jrenihan, Jul 09, 2012
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sansho, Mar 23, 2012
Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.