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


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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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Storm_Shadow (116) - British Columbia, - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours yellow with a white head. Tastes citrus, floral, etc Not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerAndPonies (116) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
355 ml can from a six-pack from Real Canadian Liquorstore, served in a goblet. Pours a bright, clear medium amber shade with moderate carbonation and a pearly white head that retreats to leave fronds of lace. Aroma is primarily of lemony/limey citrus and juicy resinous hops, with fresh, light malt winding its way around and tying things together; flavor is a good balance of lemon and pine hoppiness and faintly sweet malt. Thin and dry-finished, with a soft bitter bite. Another nicely-done, balanced ale...I am absolutely loving the beers in the ISA category on the whole. A pedantic part of me feels an ABV maximum between 3-4% ought to be a strict criterion for the "Session" designator...but if the malt-to-hops ratio is within reason and the beer is generally good, why fuss with a percentage point or two? Just bring it on.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (7954) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Can. Pours a clear gold with a touch of copper and a white head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a musty grass note with a bit of resin and a grain backbone. Flavor has more of a bread note with earthy grass and a bit of light pine supporting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MunBro (789) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 16, 2015
Phillips nails it as usual! Nice and hoppy with a refreshing tropical citrus blast. Great for summer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blackmetal (175) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2015
nice fruit and hop blend but somehow is uninspiring compared to many of their other great beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuelMTL (233) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2015
From 355 ml can. Pour is hazy yellow with a thin white head. Nose is citrus and grassy hops. Light body with strong fruity hop flavors. Citrus and papaya. Dry and medium bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Light sessionable IPA with a nice hop nose!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (1985) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2015
355 ml can, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Hazy yellow, almost no head. Surprising citrus hop aroma with some herbal spruce resin in the background. Sharp citrus flavour, some bubblegum and a long milky herbal finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7798) - 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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cinctus (183) - - SEP 26, 2014
Hoppy as usual. Citrus as usual. Lots of carbonation. Just a normal old lager spiked with bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (760) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5117) - 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.

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