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Phillips Amber Ale - Heavy Seas Beer

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Phillips Amber Ale
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BA SCORE
82
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17 Ratings
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Ratings: 17
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 9.78%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: pentathlete on 01-08-2006)
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silverking

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-12-2014 14:20:35 | More by silverking
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-13-2014 17:45:29 | More by Dave_Treat
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

01-31-2014 23:46:06 | More by rodlavers
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GFD400

New York

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-29-2013 00:35:58 | More by GFD400
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thomas2357

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.2%

05-01-2013 21:30:29 | More by thomas2357
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racingkenny14

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -16.2%

04-11-2013 21:35:50 | More by racingkenny14
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Gww1864

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

07-04-2012 21:08:49 | More by Gww1864
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mscudder

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - a clear copper/amber. Light and average head/lacing

S - I'm getting light caramel notes and some toasted malts.

T - Light bread, with a nice smooth progression. Very drinkable. This reminds me of a high quality Yuengling, here the sharp "bite" is no longer present.

M - Ideal carbonation for an amber in my opinion. Very smooth and could be enjoyed for a prolonged session.

O - The best word I can describe this brew is "light." Good drinkablilty makes this a beer worth buying again as a nice alternative to heavier, bolder brews but lacks a certain presence to be bought regularly.

Thanks to HopCity for stocking this in their growler selection.

Serving type: growler

02-15-2012 03:24:39 | More by mscudder
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smibroncos

New York

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A. Poured a clear apricot, with a fluffy white one finger head. Nice lacing on the glass.

S. Malt, cereal, hay

T. Sweet malt and bitter hops. Tastes just like beer, although there is nothing really special it is at best a decent brew.

M. Light to medium bodied, small bubbles, decent on the tongue.

D. A decent brew in a pinch but nothing spectacular

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2010 22:53:36 | More by smibroncos
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plaid75

New York

4.08/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Rattle N Hum in NYC.

Poured a clear amber hue with a half finger white cap. There was decent retention and lacing.

The smell featured a clean soft caramel and a faint grassy hop.

The taste was very well balanced with a grainy malt and neat hop.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.

Overall a well balanced a very easy to drink ale.

Serving type: on-tap

10-02-2009 20:45:59 | More by plaid75
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OtherShoe2

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this on tap while waiting for a flight in Atlanta.

A pale copper brew with a decent white head that left a little lacing on every sip. Nice clarity, and looked like a lighter Sam Adams lager.

Smell lightly of toasted malt, some hop, and caramel elements.

Flavors of lightly toasted bread, some dry cracker flavors with a little caramel sweetness and some nice crisp hop bitterness. This actually reminded me a bit of Geary's Pale Ale -- to the point in a blind taste test I might have trouble distinguishing the two.

This brew had decent carbonation and medium body.

Overall, it went well with the food, and drank well on it's own. Smooth, but nothing too distinctive or in your face. If I could get this up here, I'd drink this during grilling season.

Serving type: on-tap

04-18-2009 15:10:53 | More by OtherShoe2
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aquatonex

New York

3/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

While waiting for my late flight out of ATL for the first time, found this brew at a supposedly famous crabcake place called Phillips.

Pours copper in color with a little bit of bubbly head, I suppose that is why they called this an amber ale. However, the flavor characteristics remind me most of a Sam Adams Ale for some reason, so it was pretty decent. Some moderate hoppiness with mild malts, slightly sweet slightly hoppy, nothing too much to dwell on. Went down like a Sam. Altogether, I'd drink it again, not a bad beer but not really an amber either.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2008 01:50:36 | More by aquatonex
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Phillip's at Norfolk International Airport:

The body is a clear reddish-copper amber capped with a fizzy white head that quickly reduces to a ring and leaves a few scraps of lacing on the glass.

The smell is malty with a little spicy caramel, the taste is the same, with a bit of an earthy dryness in the finish tussling with a note of dry cocoa mix.

Very smooth and medium-bodied with good drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2008 01:25:55 | More by cvstrickland
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thekevlarkid

Maryland

3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

OK, so I sampled this brew in Atlanta at the Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Concourse D. Found it at a Phillips Seafood restaurant location, which is based in Annapolis, Maryland. This is also hometown to the Clipper City Brewery who brews this beer for Phillips Seafood. In Atlanta. And it's not really an amber as much as it's a re-branded Clipper City Pale Ale. Get all that? You will be tested. So was this beer.
Poured off the tap a with creamy tan head composed of tiny bubbles. Nice retention and very good lacing. Clear amber color makes this an all around great looking brew. Pleasant light hop aroma with some malt there too. The flavors were at first hoppy, then some smooth malts come in and lead to a finish that is again hopped and crisp. The hops take center stage as it warms up (clearly it was an American Pale Ale at heart). Medium body and a decent mouthfeel but a little on the watery side. Still, for a Pale Ale this is worth checking out.

Serving type: on-tap

08-21-2008 19:26:06 | More by thekevlarkid
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tugdriver7

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

According to CC braumeister Hugh Sisson, this is a re-badged CC Pale Ale; and it was on sale following the tour. Deep gold color in the glass with soft carbonation and quite a bit of foam that disappeared quickly. A touch of sweet caramel in the nose, and in the initial taste, with a nice (Clipper City trademark) hops bitterness int he aftertaste. Definitely something worth trying. If you can, check out the Clipper City Brewery tour too. Not a bad way to spend a Saturday afternoon. And the libations are great too.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2008 00:31:11 | More by tugdriver7
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ViveLaChouffe

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft in a tall pilsener glass at the Phillips Famous Seafood restaurant in the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, Concourse C.

Pours a pale amber with a billowing ivory head. Smells of lightly sour, biscuity pale malt. No hops to be detected.

Taste is also far more malt than hops. Biscuity, lightly caramel tasting malt. that is not to say this is a bold, big beer by any means. Mouth is on the thin side with just a bit of wateriness in the finish. Lightly crisp and an easy drinker. Tasty enough and great with a crabcake!

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2006 18:42:20 | More by ViveLaChouffe
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pentathlete

Virginia

3.88/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apparently brewed for Phillips Seafood Restaurants though I picked my sample up at a Maryland retail outlet. Can't find any info on the Clipper City website or at Phillips' website.

Ruddy gold, slight haze, small white head that falls to a ring. Sweet malts dominate the nose with a clean water scent providing the background. The malts dominate the early taste then a carbonic segue to a reasonable (not strong) hop finish. The mouthfeel is fine, though light. Satisfying amber ale. Easy to drink, nothing bad about this. Bet it goes great with any of those crab dishes.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2006 00:03:26 | More by pentathlete
Phillips Amber Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
82 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.