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Phillips Bottle Rocket ISA

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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Session IPA
Victoria, Canada

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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Pull the tab and getaway! Bottle Rocket is an India Session Ale packed with a bright, hoppy bitterness sure to ignite your tastebuds. Unlike its big cousin IPA, this beer is light in colour and medium bodied but packs a hop blast sure to satisfy even the most seasoned Hoprotechnician. Spark it up!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Can, drank at Rockleys. Didn’t take notes, but I recall liking this little guy! Pale-ish malts, lemon and pine hop character, low sweetness, nicely bitter. I know I enjoyed it!

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cinctus (174) - - SEP 26, 2014
Hoppy as usual. Citrus as usual. Lots of carbonation. Just a normal old lager spiked with bitter aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (416) - CANADA - JUL 24, 2014
Pours a clear gold with one finger of fluffy white head diminishing to a thin skim and spotty lacing. Nose is sharp citrus and piney hops, light floral and earthy tones. Taste is light caramel malt turning bitter immediately. Mouth feel is light, with moderate carbonation and an off-dry bitter finish. Yep, I can see classifying this as a session ale. The taste is far less aggressive than suggested by the nose, and the finish is light, clean, and off-dry. That’s not to suggest it’s completely without fault - the flavour is light nearly to the point of boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5040) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 14, 2014
The Great BrewDad Victoria Pub Crawl 2014 - Amber in color clear with thin head. Super Hoppy aroma and flavor. Nice low alcohol makes for a great session beer.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1153) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
Canned sample from Mlcc. Golden colour. Bubbly. Biscuit flavour. Great sessional ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
AgentAle (795) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 9, 2014
Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, tanin, a slight earthiness. Taste is like aroma. The malt profile isnt very complex but there is a satisfying sweetness and roastiness to it. The bitterness arrived almost immediately and left a slught tartiness in finish. Body is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
houblonchien (89) - CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Goes down well on a summer day! Pours amber with white head. Some citrus and pine on the nose and tongue. A touch of biscuit. Nice balance with mild, bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
Hazy blonde, fruity and slightly earthy hop aroma. Clean, bitter up front with sweet pale malts. Mangos and oranges and pine...so good together. This nails the modern pale ale.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1355) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2014
Or 24 carats, petite mousse blanche, limpidité et minceur extrêmes ; arômes fortement houblonnés, rappelant surtout les agrumes et les ananas. En bouche, cette session est plutôt simple, comme le veut le style : houblons, houblons, encore un petit peu de houblons, et une mince trame de malts pour soutenir le tout. Le mélange souffre d’être légèrement aqueux, et aussi un peu de son haut taux d’alcool pour le style, mais au final, c’est une excellente mouture pour le genre.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
exeter (362) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 29, 2014
It has all the flavours of an IPA without layering your tongue with the last sips flavour so of course you can have more.


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