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Amnesiac Double IPA - Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.62%
Wants: 13
Gots: 12 | 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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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3/5  rDev -24.2%

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

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

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

Thailand

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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

Utah

4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

05-06-2013 01:23:30 | More by curtismontcalm
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to VoodooImpStout for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Best by 7/2013.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with a citrus zest flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 00:46:06 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -24.2%

04-22-2013 01:39:00 | More by drewone
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
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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sclitch

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

03-28-2013 15:05:25 | More by sclitch
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
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 +7.3%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

02-27-2013 21:01:42 | More by IanSpindler
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CamBone43


4/5  rDev +1%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
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 +1%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +1%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

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

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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


4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

11-14-2012 11:53:14 | More by KimberlyO
Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.