Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Amnesiac Double IPA

Amnesiac Double IPA is a strong beer born in Victoria, British Columbia. It's made by the Phillips Brewing Company and contains a juicy 8.5% alcohol. The 650mL bottle features an elephant with a knotted trunk on the label, and also has a mysterious symbol with "HWO" in it--what's up with that? On pouring this stuff out, I was surprised to see that the amber liquid was remarkably clear for an India Pale Ale, let alone for a double. It poured with a luscious off-white head.

The aroma bellows bitter and booze, though there is also a pretty assertive resin streak and the promise of citrus fruit. The flavour is typical of a double IPA, with considerable bitterness atop a sweet, boozy base. The finish is very hoppy and also a bit dank, with a sticky, hempen weight.

Amnesiac is a pretty enjoyable beer, even if it wasn't a particularly memorable one. Though it does come in awesome bottles and packs quite a punch.

Rating: 7.5 out of 10.

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