Bottle Rocket ISA | Phillips Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
84
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
9.97%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 84 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of polloenfuego
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
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 -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Electros
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josievan
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
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 +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slongie
3.32/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kylehay2004
3.18/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of GregBeer
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of PatrickFox88
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
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 -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of staubot
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sathanas
4.42/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BcCraft710
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of headlessparrot
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BellsFan
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StJamesGate
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
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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Photo of alew_os
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheDixieFlatline
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Svingjo
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of HipCzech
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled during a tour of Phillips in Victoria, BC. Refreshing citrus, pine and mild caramel malt. Balanced - delivers as a sessionable hoppy ale.

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Photo of Merlin68
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of deonreds
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Bottle Rocket ISA from Phillips Brewing Company
3.91 out of 5 based on 84 ratings.
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