Camelback IPA | The Phoenix Ale Brewery

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Camelback IPACamelback IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Phoenix Ale Brewery
Arizona, United States
phoenixbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
60 IBU

Added by azdback on 11-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
86
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
15.03%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
22
For Trade:
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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Strohm
3.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Billolick
3.93/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.68/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craigbelly
3.67/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of glinnebur
3.74/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ssimpson89
3.75/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgates
3.42/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngEo
3.2/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DeaconD
2.78/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TLWalsh
3.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured hazy and unfiltered from tap into a standard pint glass at a Mexican restaurant. Deep copper color, very little head. Citrus forward aroma, taste is a little confused. Sort of malty, sort of hoppy. Not hard to drink just nothing really noteworthy.

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Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tjcamm
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of PStriedl
3.88/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of snaotheus
2.76/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

2015-07-11
22oz bottle poured into a large mug. "Still Great Until" 09.05.2015. Flown home from Phoenix yesterday.

Pours slightly hazy amber with a big head and thick lacing. Lots of carbonation. Smell is not bad, but a little boring. Fairly muted, slightly piney. Not much else.

Taste is soapy pine. Can't think of a better description, and can't detect much else.

Mouthfeel is dry and coarse. Overall, not a great beer. Not horrible. But not that good.

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3.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baconcheezeninja
2.9/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MikeCross
3.05/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ahuey333
3.25/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kflorence
3.42/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dafixa
3.02/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Billlow
3.16/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JohnCassillo
2.84/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dwagner003
2.89/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of yonnie
4.1/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Pours a cloudy golden straw color. About a finger of head that turns into a half finger that lingers quite a while. Lacing is moderate. Aroma of floral hops, bread or biscuit. Taste of sweet malts, a bit of fruity hops (like the rind of a citrus fruit), a little toasty. Mildly bitter and quite smooth to drink. Slick on the tongue. A very nice lingering aftertaste. Would pair well with food.

Overall a pleasant IPA that is a nice break from the hop bombs of today, while still having nice hop flavor. Nicely balanced.

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.66/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Orange/amber in color and pretty hazy. A ton of head produced on this even from a 45 angle pour with about 4 fingers worth emerging. Head is very fluffy/soapy and clings the glass in big wads rather than light streaks. Interesting appearance to say the least.

Aroma- The nose is very spicy and earthy with citrus zest as well.

Taste- Front of the pallate sees alot of the earthy spice and citrus zest which provides a very mild bitterness. Towards the middle a sweet bready malt comes in an the cleans the hops of the pallate leaving a bread and sweet lemon finish.

Feel- Medium bodied, surprisingly high carbonation for an ipa (definitely bubbly on the tongue), and clean in the finish.

Overall- Good to see a brewery doing an english ipa for a change of pace, and this definitely doesn't disappoint. Acidic, zesty, and spicy hops meld very nicely with a bready malt and other accompanying sweet malts for an overall great balanced beer. This doesn't pack the hop punch that most (well in the U.S.) might expect for an ipa, but for the style the hops are showcased nicely.

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Camelback IPA from The Phoenix Ale Brewery
3.26 out of 5 based on 86 ratings.
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