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Amnesiac Double IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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Amnesiac Double IPAAmnesiac Double IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 11.9%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | 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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maclean25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-10-2013 07:24:09 | More by maclean25
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-03-2013 14:17:32 | More by DamageCase76
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ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-13-2013 17:12:33 | More by ZachT
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Chad_d_koenig

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-09-2013 22:08:50 | More by Chad_d_koenig
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maplesyrup76

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-07-2013 00:36:21 | More by maplesyrup76
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krankyjoe

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-03-2013 16:38:45 | More by krankyjoe
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Long813

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-03-2013 00:42:50 | More by Long813
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-25-2013 00:39:32 | More by Erik-P
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-18-2013 01:08:33 | More by cam477
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jawnzer

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-09-2013 18:37:46 | More by jawnzer
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -2.8%

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.

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

08-20-2013 00:17:57 | More by JoshRosario
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

4.3/5  rDev +8.9%

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.

08-05-2013 23:25:54 | More by CalgaryFMC
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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-16-2013 13:56:17 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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toddomundo

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

06-22-2013 20:13:04 | More by toddomundo
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.1%

06-11-2013 22:10:57 | More by oldp0rt
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Ivilldo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

06-09-2013 01:19:28 | More by Ivilldo
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-26-2013 05:37:19 | More by 604growler
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Seph

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-25-2013 06:47:20 | More by Seph
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-20-2013 05:07:06 | More by Kmat10
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Poupae

Thailand

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

05-17-2013 15:43:08 | More by Poupae
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drrone

Utah

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

A - Clear straw/amber. 1 finger of head that quickly faded. Light lacing

S - Nice hoppy, pine and citrus nose

T - great hoppy hit, with nice citrus notes, light malt backbone and pine/grass hints. Quite tasty.

M - Easy to drink, light to medium body. Good carbonation.

O - Pleasantly surprised by this. Well done.

05-14-2013 01:27:41 | More by drrone
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curtismontcalm

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

05-06-2013 01:23:30 | More by curtismontcalm
Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.