Phillips Brewing Co. – Bottle Rocket India Session Ale


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3.9 out of 5


  • Brewery: Phillips Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: India Session Ale
  • Pros:

    Balanced, unique session flavour

  • Cons:

    High ABV for style, heavy on the carbonation

  • Conclusion:

    Nice ISA with a bit more to it that the style usually boasts.


Phillips Brewing Co. – Bottle Rocket India Session Ale Review

The Phillips Bottle Rocket, India Session Ale (ISA) is a rich yellow coloured IPA that pours from the can with three fingers of head. The smell coming through this thick, slowly dispersing cap is of hop bitterness, grapefruit and a mild spice. The flavour starts off light and fresh building into quite a hoppy, floral and citrus finish. The hop/citrus notes balance one another well making for a very drinkable but flavourful ale. As the spring days warm this is a beer to keep in mind for a day in the park, on the beach or at the BBQ. Grab a six pack and enjoy.

Alcohol – 5.0%
Size – 6 x 355ml
Price – 13.35 / 6 pack (Cold Beer and Wine)


Tags: ipa, isa, phillips

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  1. mikescraftbeer
    mikescraftbeer 13 March, 2013, 20:34

    Hmm maybe I will have to try this. I hate buying 6 packs though.

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  2. Brian
    Brian 24 March, 2013, 15:48

    I quite enjoyed this one. I’ve always been skeptical of session ales, but I was impressed by the hop flavour they were able to achieve without that fake metallic hop flavour (see Cariboo IPA…)

    A beach beer for sure.

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