Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours an amber color with a nice creamy off white head and a bunch of lacing. It has a medium amount of carbonation.
The aroma is nothing special. I am getting some malt and a little citrus.
The flavor is actually a well balanced. I am getting some good malt,citrus and a little toffee. Just a touch of pine thrown into the mix. Just the right amount of hopís thrown in there.
It finishes with a long bitterness that really lingers around. I like this one and could even see it being a session beer. Howeís stuff is usually just average. But this one is above overall.
thb (644) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fairly unremarkable but well done IPA. Citrus and piney hoppiness, but not too much. Malty balance, but not too much. Punchy alcohol, but not too much.
fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, ITALY - JUL 31, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2012
2012-01-21, draught at Earlís in Yaletown, Vancouver, 5-4-6-3-10=28
Amber color. Sugary boring aroma. Caramel flavor, quite dry, aggressive, with too high bitterness. Is this really Devilís Elbow, or the wrong tap, or is the tap just not fresh?
For the record, I passed the pint to a less snob mate, I couldnít finish it.
2011-09-16, 1L swingtop bottle from BC Liquors, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Hazy amber color; medium sized head. The hop aroma is also a bit sweaty and footy. Medium body, some caramel flavor, with grassy hops, and correct bitterness level. Good but not fresh.
2011-03-18, draught at the brewpub, 8-5-7-4-16=40
Hazy light amber color; small head. Nice fruity aroma; the hops are also lightly sweaty and musky. The too high carbonation has some negative impact on the flavor, but the toffee flavor is still quite good, very dry; maybe it could be better if the body were wrapping the mouth more. Strong bitterness, with some resins. Gets better as it gets warmer in the glass, and with less carbonation.
Very enjoyable and straight forward IPA.
2011-03-09, 1L swingtop bottle from Point Grey, Vancouver, 8-5-7-5-15=40
Hazy orange-amber color; medium sized compact head, persistent. Nice, perfumy hop aroma, fruity, with some breadcrumbs too. The mouthfeel is dry, with a clear malt/grains flavor, some caramel, bread, overall very good; the hop is present mainly with resins, a sweaty character, and some bitter oranges. Long, dry, resiny final, with light astringency. Very pleasant, fresh, aggressive.
2010-03-27, 1L swingtop bottle, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Cloudy amber color; beautiful, creamy head; nice lace. The hop aroma is strong and with high quality, a bit breadish. Dry toffee flavor, followed by light sweetness; powerful bitterness, the hops are biscuity and a bit resiny. Very strong and long final. It seems very fresh, dangerously drinkable hop potion.
omhper (18348) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in Kimberley, BC. Clear amber, rich head. Citric grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with above medium body. Crystal malt flavour, but with the edginess often associated with it. All focus lies on hops: grapefruit and kumquat springs to mind. Refreshingly hoppy . Nothig unique about this IPA, but itís very good.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
1 L swingtop from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy light amber with a 4 finger fomay beige head. Aroma is floral/citrus. Didnít get malt. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with floral and some citrus hops. Itís smooth and bitter. The bitter really goes on and on. In this size bottle no doubt of that. A really nice import. I like it a lot.
IrishBoy (3687) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1L bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose of caramel, citrus, and floral hops. Clear copper orange with a big light beige, glass lacing, head. Flavor is bitter, caramel, and a hint of toast. Decent IPA, but kind of expensive in the 1L swingtop.
VertBaconStrips (1951) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Another 1L bottle to pound back from this surprisingly good brewer. Deep bright amber brew with a small white cap that melts away to a skim but produces some very good slippery lacing. The aroma is decent but average at best. Nectarines, solid malts, spice, light peaches - smells like it will taste watery. Well it isnít watery on the taste. It does lack the citrus flavours that I want in large quantity. Caramel malts, solid bite form the hops. Some pine and resin mix in well enough. Medium body, decent zippy carbs, the brew coats my teeth nicely. I would have preferred a longer bitter finish but the malts on the back end are there to help out. A good beer but this does not even come close to rising above the plethora of IPAís available. Probably a decent IPA for someone who doesnít want a hop bomb.
Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1ltr swingtop bottle. Rating #47. Slightly hazy golden orange color with a decent white head and pretty good lacing. Lots of citrus aromaís, more grapefruit than anything, not bad really. Light bitterness in the front, but it finishes on the tongue with some pretty heavy duty bitterness, more grapefruit with moderate sweetness and a long lasting bite on the back of the tongue. (1255)
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange and bubbly with a nice white head. Plenty of hops on the nose and then even more hops. Some sweet fruits in there too if you really dig. Taste is straight bitterness. Not a lot else going on here. A little too carbonated for me. Not bad but not special either. Iíd love to try it off tap though.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Howe Sound Brewing Company--Devilís Elbow India Pale Ale 2010 1.0 Liter Bottle. 6.00% ABV--68 IBUís. (3.0 / 5.0) Cloudy amber gold color. Earthy hop mild floral front. Rich caramel doughy earthy mild crusty sweet body. Smooth mild hop spice end. Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest 3 oz. Taste. Sampled 4/2/2010. 1 Liter $6.99 Each.