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Amnesiac Double IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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very good

193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.14%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

intoxabroad, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Braz, Apr 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ElsieFI, Apr 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

adhallick, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of djoprahwinfrey
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into a snifter

A : the pour is light golden yellow with 1 finger of fluffy white head, slow dissipation into thin even lace

S : plenty of piney hops and citrus, a bit boozy

T : loads of hops and citrus at the start and throughout, grapefruit, pineapple and mango, some mild but noticeable bready malts, big bitter hop filled finish

M : big body, medium-high carbonation, dry finish

O : a very good double IPA, fresh and loaded with hops, very enjoyable.

djoprahwinfrey, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of GodOfBeer
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deliciousness in a can - the tallest beer can I've ever seen, 567ml.

Pours a wonderful honey orange with a thick white head, just how I like it.

Wonderful citrus, mango and piney hop aroma with some malty sweetness added into the mix.

Tastes like the sweet nectar from the tits of the Goddess of Hops herself.

Definitely try this if you're ever in BC!

GodOfBeer, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Aggro, Mar 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Herky21, Feb 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

deonreds, Jan 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

ackeeper, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

rogerdandy, Dec 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

marvmoreno, Nov 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

maclean25, Nov 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

DamageCase76, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

ZachT, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Chad_d_koenig, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

maplesyrup76, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

krankyjoe, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Long813, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Erik-P, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

cam477, Sep 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

jawnzer, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
3.84/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

spinrsx, Sep 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

JoshRosario, Aug 20, 2013
Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

An oft-cited "subdued" example of a double IPA but don't be fooled. One of the better IPAs on the Western Canadian scene in terms of flavor complexity and the hops are not subtle although this does qualify as a moderate hop bomb. Pours a nice amber/weak orange juice hue with about three fingers of straw-colored foam. Aroma skews towards the orange end of citrus, fermented pineapple, some harsh woody and resin notes, sweet caramel malt. Taste is an amazing layered cocktail of grapefruit, lemon, lime, brown sugar, cashews, pine resin. The body is surprisingly light for a double IPA but there is some of the classic stickiness and oil. Sure enough the bitterness emerges after the citrus fruit and it actually hits you in the bag a bit after that fruit/nut beginning. The alcohol is almost completely masked and one could imagine getting plastered on this in short order (not that most sane individuals do a double IPA session). With each taste there seems to be a different emphasis, about halfway through there was a lot of lime, later on there were some bitter nut flavors (walnuts?) and earthy alkaline spice almost like turmeric. Several beer books describe cinnamon which I didn't get at all, perhaps this is just my palate. There's spice all right, it was just more earthy than sweet brown spice to me. This is a top tier brew in my book and a really nice balance between hoppy power and aromatic elegance. A beautiful weapon like a samurai sword.

CalgaryFMC, Aug 06, 2013
Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.