Bottle Rocket ISA | Phillips Brewing Company

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3.83/5
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89 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Pull the tab and getaway! Bottle Rocket ISA is packed with a bright, hoppy flavour sure to ignite your session. Unlike its big cousin IPA, this beer is light in colour and medium bodied, but packs a hop blast sure to satisfy even the most seasoned hoprotechnician. Spark it up!

Added by canucklehead on 02-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,187
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
89
pDev:
12.27%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
16
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Blasphemus-Maximus
1.3/5  rDev -66.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I don't understand the love for this beer at all. This is honestly one of the worst beers I've ever had, I can appreciate hoppiness but this is just pure bitter oversaturation of hops to (imo) hide an otherwise unremarkable ISA. This is one of the very few beers I've ever had to attempt to forcefeed myself, before tossing it away (I almost never do that) for its sheer all around awfulness. The only redeeming thing about this beer is the surprisingly nice pale straw colour and the halfway decent piney-citrusy smell. Besides those ok notes, I'd ACTUALLY rather have a can of Molson or Bud or some other bland and boring trash filled receptacle over this overrated monstrosity

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Photo of Rukeli76
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shagal
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pootz
3.21/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Can - pale straw color with a 1 finger rocky cap. West coast aroma; citrus-pine-fruity. Flavor is fruity-light bitterness with a sweet malt presence, finishes fast and lightly bitter. Weak, thin, sweet and uneventful - add insult to injury it come in a small portion can - wassamatter, afraid someone might actually catch a buzz?

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Photo of bryanzk
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LDuke
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of polloenfuego
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours an golden clear with a thin head which breaks quickly, leaving some okay lacing to be found. The smell is citrus and malts with a touch of sweetness. The taste follows the nose, the hops are citra bitter and there is some grassyness to this. The feel is light with a good amount of carbonation. There is bitterness in the finish that helps the overall experience for the posititive.

Not a bad session beer, I suspect this can of being long in the tooth and that may have affected my perceptions. Still, it is in the running for a good beer to have at the lake this summer.

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Photo of Bunman3
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josievan
3.61/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had Sunday, 07/17/16

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Photo of jrempel
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slongie
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.18/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of hunterjames
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregBeer
3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MilkLeg
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickFox88
4.23/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - From Can N/A

S - pine & grapefruit. Distinct and phenomenal smell. Lots of late hop additions here.

T - citrus hops balanced with bready malt. Sweetness after.

F: a tiny bit overcarb.

Overall, a good option for summer drinking. As mentioned, 5% is higher than most ISA

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Photo of Corson
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of staubot
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Water Barley, Hops and yeast. Very light but Big hop flavour. Very enjoyable

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Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sathanas
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BcCraft710
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of headlessparrot
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BellsFan
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Craggy, loose of white head over dark sunshine. 3.75
Greasy Citra-esque lemon with some flowers + honey dew. 4
Sweet pastry, then juicy peach, tangerine, and white melon hops. 4.25
Mango comeback and drying linger.
Light, fizzy, slight oil. 3.5

At 5%, this is pushing the boundaries of a session IPA. But it's pushing it oh-so-nicely: bright and greasy, buoyed by hop-enhancing, palate-cleansing carbonation to keep it from cloying. It is quite thin - an English Blonde could fit 80% of this hopping into a 3.7% beer. But I'll take the hit for the piles of tropical fruit and sunny citrus. Not All Day, but tops for Canada. 4.25

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Bottle Rocket ISA from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 89 ratings