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Bottle Rocket ISA - Phillips Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

57 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 57
Reviews: 12
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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

schnarr84, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
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.

biboergosum, Mar 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

ericj551, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of CookstLiquor
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!

CookstLiquor, Feb 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

KStark, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

schopenhauerale, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of canucklehead
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First of the BC brewers to make a session IPA. Phillips puts its in a funky can and makes it hoppy and light on the mouthfeel. The nose is pure PNW IPA but the colour is lighter and the finish is on the thinner side than the standard IPA. It works as a session beer and come Summer this will be a patio fave. I might prefer the regular IPA most of the time but this is perfect for a lighter brew.

canucklehead, Feb 02, 2013
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Bottle Rocket ISA from Phillips Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.