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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
An assertive ale that is heavily bittered and dry-hopped providing an intensive aroma and brewed using selected English and North American barley and hops. It is named for the dramatic grade 4 Devilís Elbow rapid on the Elaho River, north of Squamish, BC, Canada
14.2 Plato


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
1 litre swing-top bottle poured a slightly hazy golden-orange color with an abundant off-white head and loads of lace. Aromas of citrus and floral hops and some grainy malt. Taste is very well balanced between the malts and hops with both sweetness and the bitter. A fine medium body and plenty of carbonation make this an overall enjoyable drinking experience.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2011
Decent IPA, though itís pretty malt-forward, similar to many Canadian IPAs that seem to have that English-style slant. Malt flavors are rich with bread dough, bitter cocoa powder and toast. Hops mostly offer flavors of citrus rind and grass. Hop aromas are a bit restrained, with just a slight floral hint. A moderate bitterness is balanced with a mild sweetness. Slightly sticky finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2011
1L bottle, split with mcberko. Pours cloudy orange brown with fine white lacing. Aroma of caramel malt backing and citrus hops. Flavour is essentially the same, with a medium body. Average.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bendrixian (1056) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 15, 2011
1L bottle. High carbonation with an almost lemon cream coloured head and has cloudy orange colour. aromas are fruit forward, hoppy citrus note and only slight malted notes. The palate is medium to fuller bodied tastes dry hopped bitterness mixed with fruity hoppy notes. Lacks any real complexity and has a slight metallic feel to the finish but a pretty good everyday , high carbonation IPA.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
rwgould (331) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
Had a sampler glass at the brewery. Aroma: blueberries, vanilla. Appearance: clear orange, no head. Palate: smooth start, very dry finish. Taste: medium sweetness, very very bitter. Itís okay.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sask89 (409) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 22, 2011
Pours a slightly dark amber colour with a medium off-white head, mostly clear. Aroma is of spruce and citrus hops, noticeable grapefruit and light maltiness. Taste is bitter throughout, but not particularly strong, also present is some sweetness. Light-medium body, soft carbonation and on the palate, long finish. Overall a good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2011
1 liter Bottle at Mustang Powder. Pours a hazy golden with an off white head. flacidish mouthfeel. Not terribly bitter but soapy, resin notes power through on the taste. Very drinkable and enjoyable.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 22, 2010
Clear amber color/ ivory head. pine, grassy, caramel aromas. light bodied. Soapy, grapefruit flavors with toasted caramel, big bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 19, 2010
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thb (671) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 18, 2010
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.


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