Phillips Amber Ale | Heavy Seas Beer

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36 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heavy Seas Beer
Maryland, United States
hsbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by pentathlete on 01-08-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.65
pDev:
10.14%
 
 
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0
Gots:
5
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Photo of richj1970
3.44/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.57/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had on-tap@ Phillip's Famous Seafood in the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport

Appearance - Served up in a pint, the brew is a relatively clear and copper in color. Served without a head, and not much lacing left as the brew is consumed.

Smell - Pretty typical amber aroma. Fair aroma of caramel and bread with faint touches of earth and grassy character.

Taste - Follows the nose. Decent amount of caramel and bready malt flavors that are met with a touch of estery, apple-ish character and hops that add a bit of bitterness as it rounds into the finish. I wouldn't call it bland, but there's nothing of particular interest here.

Mouthfeel - On the lighter side of medium-bodied with fair carbonation. Goes down smooth with a fairly crisp finish.

Overall - About what was expected. Decent flavor, but doesn't do much to excite the palate. It's just a good 'kick back and drink' kind of beer.

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Photo of JDW4195
3.14/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mynie
3.79/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

One of them old school east coast brews. I don’t know if it’s served exclusively at Phillip’s locations, or whatever. It might have once been, back when people cared about it.

Pretty, classic American pale pour. Filtered amber-orange with a nice white head.

Smells faint, perhaps a bit too chilled. Light fruit and a little bit of toffee. Pleasant, but even for its style it’s way too delicate.

Tastes like a classic, nearly hopless American pale ale. Big fruity malt up front, bright with nodes of Juicy Fruit gum, moving into a more biscuity middle, sweet toffee finish, and then just a little, teeny tiny bit of dry hops to balance the fruit on the finish. Very good for what it is.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noooddle
3.33/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Skillet
4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNForsyth
3.37/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Huffs
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBass
4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DarthGator
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of juzh12
3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LexingtonBeer
2.75/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Toasted malt is a little too overpowering here.

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Photo of MarvinSnyder
3.9/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BBS323
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beerded_drunk
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beersquirrel1337
4.04/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of silverking
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of rodlavers
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of GFD400
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of thomas2357
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of racingkenny14
3/5  rDev -17.8%

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Phillips Amber Ale from Heavy Seas Beer
3.65 out of 5 based on 36 ratings.
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