Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 3, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was VERY happy with this beer. Actually not overwhelmingly hoppy-- in other words, I thought this was an unusually well balanced brew. Impressive, fluffy head that took a while to recede, golden body color. That familiar aroma of pine resin and citrus, without the slightest harshness. Fairly silky palate, but with a dry, sticky finish.
Paired this bottle with a nice plate of curried lentils with feta cheese and cherry tomatoes.
brleo (64) - - MAR 8, 2014
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This makes most IPA’s look like light lagers. Weighing in at a hefty 8.5% abv, Amnesiac is a pure punch in the mouth. Aroma is straight-up pine and lemon furniture cleaner. Appearance is a cloudy orange. Taste is absolutely foul - piercing pine oil, boatloads of citrus peel, bowlful of potpourri. Leaves a rank, lingering bitterness in the mouth.
Even IPA fans might have trouble stomaching this nasty hop-laden trip.
northropfrye (1888) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 8, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Quite a disappointing double IPA. Medium dark yellow body with frothy white head and nice lacing. Damp hops and citrus aroma. Taste is very medicinally bitter with a touch of nuttiness. Like biting on an aspirin and a walnut. Not nicely balanced. I usually expect double IPAs to have that nice sweet malt balance to them, but this doesn’t have it. It’s not horrible, but just not something I would drink a lot of. Nice elephant.
brontebeach (140) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle in Whistler BC. Phillips produce a good average standard, this one again scores well at high 3's.
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Madsen1635 (117) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Almost clear yellow pour with inch thick creamy white head. Powerful aroma with grass and citrus. Taste is balanced with nice bitterness.
pictoman (326) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 650mL bottle. Clear, golden yellow with full white head. Grapefruit hop aroma, very subtle caramel malt. Bitter hop taste with a mild biscuity caramel malt undertone. Alcohol hidden, medium body. Balance doesn’t seem quite right.
YanIpa (143) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Couleur orange doré clair, mousse qui se dissipe rapidement et laisse une belle dentelle. Arôme de pamplemousse, agrumes et certains malts doux. Goût de pamplemousse, de pin, soutunue. Trés bonne Ipa
minihame2 (154) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange colour and a tan head. Very fruity aroma with orange and only slight hint of hops. Mouthfeel is soft and rich. Medium carbonation. Taste is soft with medium bitterness. Fresh and enjoyable beer.
fletchfighters (998) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bomber bought in Vancouver
Clear straw orange amber color, white frothy head with good sticky lacing and a lot of visible carbonation.
Lots of citrus peel and aspirin. Bitter, bitter nose. Any malt in this??
Pure citrus peel in the taste, Orange peel, lemon peel, grapefruit peel, and slightly chalky again. Highly bitter.
High carbonation, light feel, gets very mineral like in the mouth. Needs some sweetness or more malt to soften it and give it more body.
AgentAle (334) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Very bitter cascade hop aromaTaste: Very potent bitterness that hits immediately and persists throughout....cant quite pick up maltiness of any sortAppearance: clear gold body with frothy head
RumRunner101 (643) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden pour with white head. Aroma is freshly crushed malts, grapefruit rind. Big citrus flavour, minor bready malt backing. Grapefruit lingers. Not too bad.