Rule of Thirds
Phase Three Brewing

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New England IPA
Ranked #1,269
Ranked #11,504
4.14 | pDev: 10.39%
Phase Three Brewing
Illinois, United States
Notes: Brewed with a heavy handful of pilsner malt, loaded with oats and wheat. Fruity, bright, fresh hop character, crusher. Brewed with Citra, Galaxy, and Nelson Sauvin.
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Photo of WoodBrew
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not sure where I got a can of this beer. It poured a hazy orangish with white head that is not leaving any lace. The scent had bitter tropical fruit notes. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with dank tropical fruit presence. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall its a good beer.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on June 19, 2019. A semi-sweet finishing, yet soft and pillowy base lay the foundation for the intense green hop character that these hops bring. The complexity in this one offers notes of stone fruit, exotic tropical fruit, like lychee, citrus, tropical vegetation, and Earthy dankness.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy orangey yellow with a finger of white foam. Tons of melon, orange, sweet grapefruit, pine, and lemon with light grassy hops and pilsner malt. Taste is the same, leaning hard on the melon and sweet grapefruit with some banana too, plus a strong malt presence that stays bright and light. Very crisp in the finish. Feel is crisp, refreshing, highly drinkable, and bright.

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Photo of mschrei
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Phase Three ale pint glass. Extremely cloudy color of dark orange juice, thick and creamy head and lacing. Something off about the smell. Kind of a funky malt base under citrusy notes of orange and pineapple. Taste is dank hops, mildly tangy citrus with more grapefruit and pineapple than orange, a strong aftertaste of caramel malt. Medium bodied, mouth watering, clean, crisp. Not great, but another good offering from Phase Three.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, no apparent freshness date. Murky yellow-orange body is capped by a thick creamy beige head. Aroma is concentrated citric green hops: orange & grapefruit pith, earthy pine. Loaded with flavors from the hops, grapefruit, orange, pine, apricot, and melon saturate the palate. Very full and creamy body, soft carbonation, hops burn the throat slightly, finish is bittersweet. Solid NE-DIPA.

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Photo of brewskis
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned a week ago. Pours a full on hazy orange color. Looks like OJ. Produced a two finger off-white head.

Aroma brings layers of big passion fruit, white grape, concord grape, orange gummi bear, mango, yellow grapefruit, lychee, apricot, lime, and floral. There is a dirty dankness layered over all the fruits. There's a confectioner sugar sweetness and a ever-so-slight doughy malt to back it all up.

Taste brings a lot of the aromas already mentioned. A little more muddled than I'd like, but we'll see what another week does to it. At this point, I get lots of passion fruit and white grape, tangelo, lime, ruby red grapefruit, and kiwi. The hop character is still very strong a week in, but there is a medium sweetness and a crackery, slightly doughy malt to balance some of it out.

High medium to low full body. Creamy, soft as it should be for the NE style.

Going into this one, I thought it would be my favorite of this brewery so far. It certainly still has the potential after another week or so...taste is a bit muddled with so much hop flavor. As it stands, it's still a great NE style DIPA.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.38/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Canned 6/19/19; drank 6/21/19 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; thick, frothy lace.

Honeydew melon, table sugar & mild orange citrus & faint caramel notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Caramel & honeydew melon flavors up front; orange zest & cream flavors on the finish, with a lager-ish note on the aftertaste that wasn't very complimentary.

A step backward for Phase Three's hop program, in my opinion.

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Rule of Thirds from Phase Three Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 20 ratings