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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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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 650 ml bottle that I brought back from the Coop in Calgary.

A light orangey amber colour with medium cloudiness. The thick yellowish white head of fine foam lasted right to the bottom. Average lacing and retention.

The aroma is full of citrus and pine with a touch of sugar. Not overwhelming but a nice prelude for the taste.

A medium hop bomb. Lots of citrus and pine bitterness. The malt mitigates the hops' bitterness very well. The hops lasted well in the taste.

A medium smooth feel considering the hops and alcohol levels.

Amnesiac is a rich double IPA. Oddly I find the malts the real star in this brew. The malt is the real backbone in the taste and allowed me to enjoy the hops. I suggest that some more aroma hops would make this a superior double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 01:44:39 | More by ssmack
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LongRoad

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

03-17-2013 01:06:17 | More by LongRoad
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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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CamBone43


4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-26-2013 22:20:39 | More by CamBone43
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RoryVear

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +11.3%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2013 10:03:13 | More by RoryVear
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

02-14-2013 13:40:02 | More by DaPan
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JonnyBeers

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

01-11-2013 20:12:07 | More by JonnyBeers
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goalie35

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-29-2012 00:33:09 | More by goalie35
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dejongjohn

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-20-2012 05:51:14 | More by dejongjohn
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-29-2012 02:48:11 | More by KalanM
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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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NWer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

11-17-2012 03:49:50 | More by NWer
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KimberlyO


4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

11-14-2012 11:53:14 | More by KimberlyO
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DrShakalu

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-22-2012 21:47:46 | More by DrShakalu
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little_brother


4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-07-2012 19:32:16 | More by little_brother
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Jeffo

Netherlands

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2012 19:10:36 | More by Jeffo
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

09-19-2012 23:40:30 | More by Molson2000
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Edgerrin32

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

09-13-2012 21:42:03 | More by Edgerrin32
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artemh

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

09-08-2012 17:40:09 | More by artemh
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likeemdark

California

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

08-25-2012 17:55:32 | More by likeemdark
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thefullpython


3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-06-2012 05:29:54 | More by ChuckGnarly
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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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bigorange

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

07-18-2012 21:38:36 | More by bigorange
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Coastal_Brew

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.5%

07-14-2012 21:32:01 | More by Coastal_Brew
Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.