Blue Hour
Phase Three Brewing

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Style:
IPA - New England
ABV:
8%
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Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 9.61%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
8
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Phase Three Brewing
 
Illinois, United States
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Notes: This Double IPA we’re calling a Vermont Style DIPA was brewed with a specific yeast that produces notes of stone fruit and a classic English yeast character. This sorta “classic” haze brewed with no wheat, no oats, strictly focuses on a big charge of Simcoe and a touch of Amarillo hops. Juicy and dank. Hazy, but not murky. West coast vibes with a Northeast flare. Not to be overthought.
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stortore from Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can into a tulip snifter. Had 10/19/20.

Pours a hazy orange color, with a two inch head of creamy foam with very good retention and a good amount of foamy lacing. Aromas of orange, peach, light grapefruit, some yeast and malt, some pine, a light, herbal aroma. The flavors are pretty much alike- orange, some peach and grapefruit, some passion fruit as it warms, pine, malt, an herbal flavor. Has a light hop bitterness up front, a little more on the finish. Smooth, a very good lighter body, well carbonated.

The Simcoe hops star with lots of orange in the aroma and flavor, but really well done overall. Like this one better than it scores.

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mschrei from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tried the can as a half pour to see if it’s like a certain Vermont IPA. Pours a hazy gold with a fluffy head that dissipates into a light foam and lacing. Nose-in the glass, hoppy scent with a bit of a dank bready/floral note. In the can, it’s more of a standard hoppy citrusy scent. Taste-in the glass, hoppy characteristics of a mildly tangy citrus and a bit of dank bitterness. In the can, taste is similar, but stronger, like pouring it opens it up more but takes away the concentration of flavor (spreads it out?). Feel-in the glass, medium bodied, slightly mouth watering, definite booze presence. In the can, pretty much the same, except it feels like it’s actually less boozy. Two takeaways: like that certain Vermont IPA, I think it’s better to not pour this one, and while it’s good, it’s nowhere as near as good as that Vermont IPA.

Oct 20, 2020
Blue Hour from Phase Three Brewing
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 8 ratings