Amnesia Brewing

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American IPA
3.62 | pDev: 10.5%
Amnesia Brewing
Washington, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 28 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of bilbobrewer
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 12oz can at a bottle shop.
Menh.....not all experiments work. Tastier and hoppier than mass produced swill, so it's not all bad. But not a memorable ale.

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Photo of woemad
4.02/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can purchased at the Rocket Market in Spokane. At the moment, this brewery seems to be getting “pushed” by whoever distributes it.

Poured a hazy dark amber color, with a more orange look to it when held up directly to light. Good-sized, creamy off-white head. Lots of lace.

Piney hop notes in the initial aroma. Citrus notes as well, but the piney hop scent is more forward. Dim malt aroma way in the back. Smells the way a good PNW IPA should.

Bitter, piney and citrusy hop flavor up front, with just enough malt flavor to balance. This tastes the way a well-crafted beer of the style should without any side trips.

Medium bodied, with a slightly oily, sticky mouthfeel. Again, just right for the style.

This is no revelation in terms of American IPAs, especially of the Pacific Northwest variety. Rather, it’s a well-done example of what one should expect going in. Seems like Amnesia knows what they are doing

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Photo of snaotheus
2.89/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

12oz can at 41 F poured into a pilsner glass. There is no canned on or best by date that I can see.

Pour has a nice color, kind of orangey amber, and a medium head that dissipates at a medium pace. But, there's lots of floaters. Little fish food flakes drifting about in the cloudy liquid. Smell is slightly bready, faint metallic hint, orangey/citrus.

Taste is orangey up front, then very piney, with some floral and breadiness. Unfortunately, there's still a little of that metallic hint here.

Mouthfeel is a bit chalky, probably due to the excessive amount of floating stuff. Overall, I could probably forgive everything else if it wasn't for the metallic flavor.

Note: I gave up on Hale's Ales years ago because of a similar metallic flavor common to every beer I ever tasted from them, in any format, at any location, including the brewery itself. I hope Amnesia doesn't have the same problem. I hope this is just a bad batch or a bad can. I'll give them another shot.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a nice finger of off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, stone fruit and citrus and grassy hops. Flavor follows aroma with caramel malt, stone fruit and orange family citrus, a little grapefruit, citrus hops, finishes with a pleasant mixed citrus hops bitterness supported by good malt. Nice medium body with a light pleasant creaminess. A nicely made, malty IPA with a good balance of flavors and a satisfying hop complement. My third enjoyable beer from Amnesia. I liked this beer more and more as I finished the glass. nicely integrated flavors.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can bought from "Lifesource" in Salem OR $1.79 Darker,burnt orange colour typical for PNW IPAS., large and frothy off white head. Very nice fresh hop aromas..floral,resin bit o pine..nice as i say. Nice flavour pretty standard malt laden hop bomb of a PNW style IPA. Mouth feel is fine and dandy per style nothing to complain about. Nice drinkable IPA in a can will think about this in camping season.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a little more than a finger's worth of head and has okay retention. The head is an off-white/light beige while the body is a dark amber that appears as a medium amber when held up to the light. Considerable lacing is left behind.

Nose- So well integrated that it's hard to pick out individual notes. Some presence. Light citrus (orange and lemon, a healthy dose of caramel with some honey, light pine and resin. A little bit of a floral character as well. Swirling reveals a touch of grapefruit.

Taste- Lots of citrus on the front and very juicy from the orange and lemon notes. Sweetness pretty much extends across the entire flavor profile with slight notes of grapefruit, matchstick, pine, and resin on the finish. I wish there were more of the caramel presence of the nose as the sweetness of the flavor profile is very one-dimensional. There is also not enough of a bittering hops profile to stand up to the sweetness either. It is also odd that the bitterness that does exist peaks at the top of the mouth and essentially disappears at the finish. There is a earthy quality to the finish that seems a little out of place. No note is bad- they just don't really mesh. Not exactly messy because there isn't a huge amount of presence to this beer either. An above average beer.

Mouthfeel- A little more than light bodied with a little bit of syrup to the texture. Appropriate amount of carbonation.

Drinkability- Fairly easygoing. The overall taste does get a little better as it opens up. 8.50 for a six pack is reasonable but I don't think I would buy this again.

Overall- Above average and simply that and nothing else. Worth a try. IPA lovers will probably find it adequate to good

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