Amnesiac Double IPA | Phillips Brewing Company

Amnesiac Double IPAAmnesiac Double IPA
BA SCORE
81.5%
Liked This Beer
3.94 w/ 248 ratings
Amnesiac Double IPAAmnesiac Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Phillips Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
phillipsbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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.

Added by BDTyre on 12-17-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,085
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
248
Liked:
202
Avg:
3.94/5
pDev:
11.93%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
47
Trade:
0
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Photo of GodOfBeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deliciousness in a can - the tallest beer can I've ever seen, 567ml.

Pours a wonderful honey orange with a thick white head, just how I like it.

Wonderful citrus, mango and piney hop aroma with some malty sweetness added into the mix.

Tastes like the sweet nectar from the tits of the Goddess of Hops herself.

Definitely try this if you're ever in BC!

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Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Dubs
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Jlefa
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of artemh
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of kwhallick
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ArrogantPrick
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Kenmac19
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Pours a nice deep amber colour with a thick creamy head of 1" that would have lasted over 2 minutes, but I couldn't wait to try it. Nice strong pine, wet grass aroma with hints of grapefruit, bread and a bit of apricot. First taste has strong resinous hops, then grapefruit and caramel malts hit the tongue and as you swallow there is the pineapple after taste. Read somewhere that this was at 85 IBU but it tastes lower than that. A nice balance of hops and malts belies the 8.5% ABV, making it a smooth drink with a sneaky kick. I could easily drink 4-5 of these and therefore would surely find out why they call it Amnesiac.

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Photo of jawnzer
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Poupae
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DrShakalu
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of stevergca
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Tivlavrie
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of g4g2008
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of milesmayhem
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Wajohnst
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MatthewWalters
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hotmailmsn
4.24/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

8.5% ABV, uncertified ibu (pretty close to 100, i guess), 650ml bottle.
A - light orange hazy color (clear orange on EXP 24/MAR/2016 batch). welly carbonated with two finger head.
S - citrus peel, herb, hoppy, floral aroma, honey smell when it comes warmer. piney & musky. pineapple, mango, peach, lychee, sweetness n tartness, melon. tea.
T - reasonable carbonation (better let it sits for a while till less carbonation), medium body. WOW! bitterness comes out of nowhere, not doubt dominates the alcohol (8.5%), travels through the mouth. pungent hop up front, maltiness comes in, hints of fruity,sweetness emerges, grassy bitterness lingering and dry. peppery, spice.
O - good value! one of my daily DIPA! it tastes like west coast IPA from green flash this time, especially the piney aroma. really hoppy which i love it! hop head definitely should get it and try it! high abv, big ibu, aggressive, all you want from an IIPA!

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Photo of RabbitHillBeer
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sammy
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had at Volo Cafe last night. Mighty smooth! A label with expiry date choices until the end of 2004 concerned me, but it didn't matter. A 650 bomber with nice foam, lace. To get through it, I broke up gulps with a bit of another stout and a strong ale. Great hoppy grapefruit aroma. Refreshing as well as creamy on the palate. grapfruit bittery aftertaste, softened by malts.

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Photo of joemcgrath27
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a clear light bronze, tower of creamy white head, nice retention with decent lacing
S - floral and citrus hops dominate, very light malt hints, along with hints of pineapple and cedar
T - earthy and floral hops are strong, light citrus and fruity notes along with woody cedar
M - lower carbonation, a mix of smooth sensation followed by a slowly building bitter
D - very nicely hopped, good balance of full mouth smooth and bitter, the 8.5% ABV goes unnoticed, a fantastic double

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Photo of andrenaline
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly hazy copper brown with a nice orange hue, solid thumb of off-white big bubbled head with solid retention leaving a nice amount of lacing leaving big bubbles sticking to the side.

S - Very aromatic hops, very floral, citrus, pine and cedar. A bit of a chocolate malt on the finish, which was nice to smell as well.

T - Rather surprised by this one, I was expecting much less, and was surprised at how well the alcohol is hidden on it. Hop bomb off the top, but the bitterness doesn't overpower it. The finish is very sweet and sticky, with caramel malts lingering on the tongue. I thought based on the scent, the hop bomb would be much stronger, but it's rather mellow, making for a very easy drinking DIPA

M - Based on the pour I thought it would be much more syropy, but was pleased with how light it was. The finish is a little sticky from the sweetness, but in a good way.

D - Very surprised by it, much better than anticipated, and a very competitively priced DIPA. Highly recommended to any IPA fan. The flavours are nicely balanced, and the alcohol nicely hidden. Now if only I didn't have to drive 8 hrs to find this stuff!

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Photo of McBastard
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a typical murky golden-amber with a frothy white head, which leaves nice lacing throughout. Smells of citrus and pine, with a subtle bready malt sweetness. I take a drink, and bombastic hops storm my palate and beat it into submission. There's notes of citrus and pine... very resinous. It finishes with lip-smacking bitterness, balanced with an underlying caramel malt sweetness. Medium bodied, sticky-icky-icky, with aggressive carbonation. Other than a bit of warmth, the alcohol is really muted. It's dangerously easy to drink. Very nice. This beer will put hair on your chest, irrespective of your gender. A nice hop bomb, by one of BC's most hop-forward breweries.

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4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of papat444
4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Part of a gift from my aunt that my brother brought back on a recent trip to their place in Surrey.

Poured from a 650ml. bottle (a notch on 2 & Dec., indicating the best before?) and shared with my wife.

Appearance: A reverse foam effect as it starts with a thin ring but expands as the pour continues. Thick and fluffy. The body is the color of light tangerine.

Smell: Pungent aroma of hops, orange, sweet grapefruit and mango.

Taste: Fleshy fruit, piney but not abrasive, mango and citrus. While not totally mouth filling, it is very good.

Mouthfeel: Bitterness is felt though not overdone. Remarkable balance as it is smooth and retains an edge.

Overall: Very much enjoyed this one. Not a huge hop bomb but it does pack enough flavor and bitterness to satisfy.

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Amnesiac Double IPA from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81.5% out of 100 with 248 ratings
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