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Brewed by Phillips Brewing Co.
Style: Imperial IPA
Victoria, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This is a BIG beer. Mind Blowing ammounts of hops give this beer tons of flavour and aroma. Not for the faint of heart. The big mean cousin to the original Phillips IPA.

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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - SEP 3, 2011
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.


5
HopsWarden27 (2) - - APR 8, 2017 does not count
The best. Possibly the best IPA out there. There are others that capture my attention all the time, but none that I come back to as often as Amnesiac and for as long. Incredible beer and super consistent

3.5
teamrunkle (381) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2017
Pretty good beer. Lacing. From a bottle. White head. Not too boozy. Would have it again.

3.7
Brettsky06 (444) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2017
Pours a hazy yellow with a bit of sediment. Big tropical aromas and flavour. Taste of pine bitterness as well.

3.9
Christpuncher (3112) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2016
aroma is piney and hoppy. flavor starts out malty, sweet, but it has a nice piney and hoppy finish. slightly bitter. pours copper with a thin white frothy head. had out of a tall boy can in whistler.

3.5
andrewje41 (3879) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 4, 2016
650 mL bottle poured. Pours a hazy, snow globe golden color with a spinning active head. A ton of sediment in this for being a decently fresh IIPA. That’s cool. Extra flavor. Slightly metallic aroma with a citrus blast. Flavor is a citrus bitter, with a slight metallic, but overall a pretty good imperial. Has a bite to it. Interesting.

3.8
QcBeer (187) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
Couleur dorée clair et 100% transparente avec une belle effervescence et une mousse blanche somptueuse et riche. Un nez d’abricot, de citron, de pèche. Dès l’entrée, un malt caramélisé prononcé, une légère touche herbeuse et citronné avec une finale assez amer. Bien!

3.7
beerplace (1691) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
568ml can. Pours a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is tropical fruits, slightly raw and skunky, some sweetness of candied fruits, bakery spices. Taste is slightly skunky and sweet, with tropical fruits bitterness. Strong piney bitterness aftertaste. Good one, but slightly "dirty" beer.

3.8
DomD (306) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle into glass. Aroma of citrus and hops. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a good amount of head. Heavy bitter taste as is expected in a double IPA. Full bodied with slick texture and most definitely a bitter finish. For some reason the aroma wasn’t that great but other than that it was quite good.

3.8
kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Orange pour with white head at hop in brewpub in Calgary. Very fruity and bitter. Citrus. Orange. Grapefruit. Not bad.

3.9
BeerAndPonies (171) - Medicine Hat, Alberta, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
650 ml in Phillips’ unusually-shaped, quickly-narrowing neck bottle,from Real Canadian Liquorstore, served in my Great Western 590 ml convex glass. Pours an orangey-amber shade with generous fine, slow carbonation and a smooth milky cap that holds together like dense, top-notch meringue. Loads of bright grapefruit, orange, and citrus with a side of fresh piney hop notes on the nose; on the tongue, juicy citrus and tree fruit in spades with only after-sip bitter touches. Smooth, silky, and clean-finished with that refreshing little bitterness to swipe the palate clean. A simple-profiled but smashingly enjoyable DIPA that even the hop-naïve can love.


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