Bottle Rocket ISA - Phillips Brewing Company

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87
very good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 02-02-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

355ml can. My first ISA, it would seem. Phillips just keeps those 'hopsplosive' hop puns a-comin', don't they?

This beer pours a clear, pale golden yellow colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves some broad patches of fuzzy lace around the glass as it quickly melts away.

It smells of sweet honeyed caramel malt, bitter citrus cream, acerbic pine resin, and further musty, leafy hops. The taste is bitter orange, lemon and grapefruit pith, some mild tropical fruit notes, fleshy, almost woody pine needles, bready caramel malt, a bit of zingy yeast, and an earthy leafiness.

The bubbles are pretty laid-back, just providing basic support, the body an adequate medium weight, generally smooth, with a slightly frothy airiness that evokes idle thoughts of creaminess. It finishes off-dry, the malt and fruitiness of the hops enough to overcome the push of the still prominent bitterness.

A nicely hopped-up IPA, with an industry-standard 5 points of alcohol - not quite sessionable in the traditional sense, but as far as IPAs these days go, a fair drop-off. However, given the more noticeable grainy, yeasty house flavour going on here, I'm not sure I'd want to drink this all night, even if I do applaud the marketing angle here.

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3.69/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 355ml can. Pours a bright pale yellow. Surprisingly light in colour. The nose is very West Coast-style IPA, with lots of bright cannabis and citrus notes. It's a very light-bodied beer over all with not much sweetness, lots of grainy malt notes and plenty of tangy lemon/grapefruit hop notes. Refreshing!

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3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to biboergosum for this one.

Poured from a 355ml. can, best before Jul 25 (year is smudged but looks like 2013).

Appearance: A slightly hazy, light gold body. Streams of bubbles continuously rise. A healthy white head that lasts quite a while. Good showing of lacing all around.

Smell: Fresh orange, tangerines, good hops tempered by a little malt, some mango.

Taste: Nice resin-like start, good plush fruit, orange slices, sticky sweetness (not too much). There is a vegetal finish that doesn't linger but offsets the flavor a bit.

Mouthfeel: Nice balance here. Hops reined by the malt, bitterness still shines, good carbonation keeps things lively.

Overall: A pretty good IPA that gives a hop fix with no heat.

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3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz Can received in trade with Rejtable - thanks!

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size off 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, grains, citrus, a mustiness

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and grassy hops. There is also a bit some light citrus and some breads/grains.

Overall - A very drinkable beer with just enough flavour to keep it light yet interesting. Definitely something I'd buy again if readily available to me. The one draw back is some sort off odd musty type smell going on.. but it's very light.

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A-pour is a light gold from the growler , to a clear gold in the glass with a small off-white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint

S-distinct hoppy smell

T-big hop flavor for a ISA , lemon citrus on the final swallow

MF-low carbonation , medium body , no dry mouthfeel lingering on the palate

Ov-ok/good beer , sampled alongside Van Is. 'Sabatoge ISA' & Russell 'Hop Therapy ISA'

prost LampertLand

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Bottle Rocket ISA from Phillips Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.