Bottle Rocket ISA | Phillips Brewing Company

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3.86/5
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87 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:
#15,072
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
87
pDev:
10.1%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 87 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of Eric_Standard
2.3/5  rDev -40.4%

Grassy notes, a bit of citrus. Too light yet too hoppy, and very one note (even for a session ale). Not my thing.

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Photo of Merlin68
2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.18/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of pootz
3.21/5  rDev -16.8%
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 krankyjoe
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of Slongie
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Mack
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ericj551
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of EyePeeAyBryan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of kelvarnsen
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Chazz_Chetly
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brianhophead
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Bottle Rocket is an only slightly hazy pale golden colore. It's somewhere between honey colored and ripe straw. Head is dense, white and lasting.

S - Bottle Rocket's aroma starts out with the up front pine resin aroma of hops. Beneath that is a spicy, honeyed aroma. Honey becomes more caramel oriented as we move into the aroma's center. Bottle Rocket's nose turns back towards hops in the finish, giving pine resin coupled with aromas of fresh cut grass.

T - At first blush Bottle Rocket's flavor seems fairly straightforward. Body is medium - light and starts across my tongue with the spicy honey notes I found in the nose. Center comes out with a subtle combination of caramel and bready malts. Bottle Rocket's finish is full of pine resin hops, practically smacking the back of my tongue.

O - Overall, not bad. Even though its profile seems straightforward at first this is a very solid pale ale. Its honeyed and malt qualities provide sweetness and flavor that stand up well to the hoppy finish.

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Photo of Josievan
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
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 CookstLiquor
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
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!

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Photo of spinrsx
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz Can received in trade with Rejtable - thanks!

Appearance - Clear gold colour with an average size off white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, grains, citrus, a mustiness

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and grassy hops. There is also a bit some light citrus and some breads/grains.

Overall - A very drinkable beer with just enough flavour to keep it light yet interesting. Definitely something I'd buy again if readily available to me. The one draw back is some sort off odd musty type smell going on.. but it's very light.

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3.72/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BellsFan
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDixieFlatline
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
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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3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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Bottle Rocket ISA from Phillips Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 87 ratings