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


on tap

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RATINGS: 111   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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 Devil’s Elbow rapid on the Elaho River, north of Squamish, BC, Canada
14.2 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thataussieguy (1) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2009 does not count
1L bottle, poured cold with sediment. small lumpy head. after leaving this to warm up a little i could smell orange, grapefruit and lots of hops. taste. wow bitter but very sweet, really begging to be 7%-10% though. will drink again

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2066) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
So, so, so bitter. This could pass as an IIPA if it were higher in ABV. Pour is hazy yellowish orange and frothy huge head. Aroma is spicy, hoppy and more hops. Some citrus elements. Taste is super hops with some spicy tones and dryness. Overall, a great IPA. I love the 1L swingtop bottle too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Devil’s Elbow IPA
Date: September 27, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: City Center Liquor, Surry, BC
Appearance: hazy orange, frothy off white head
Aroma: light sweet fruity aroma
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of bitterness, touch of spicyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
Smells strongly of cascade hops, I love it! There’s a nice red hue to the goldenness but it’s very clear and not that dark. The taste reminds me almost exactly of dogfish head 60 min IPA initially but finishes quite smooth and evenly. There is a distinct lack of high alcohal taste to even out the high IBU’s. A very, very nice IPA, but my tendancy is to want it to be a double.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2009
Pours hazy amber good head, Very floral hoppy aroma smells greeat. Very bitter hoppy flavour, tons of cascade, dry hoppy finish good IPA. Not breaking the law or anthing but pretty damn good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2941) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 26, 2009
1L brown flip top. Deep gold, orange hints. Hazy. Holds a full and thick white cap. Good clinging lace rings in the glass. Nose has citrus (grapefruit, orange), slight spiciness, and moderate sweetness. Flavour starts with caramel and toasty malt, then moves to floral hop flavours and ends with moderate citrus bitterness. Aftertaste is grapefruity and earthy. Light body, mild carbonation. Good hop character packed into this one, solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
murraybula (1) - Prince George, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2009 does not count
Nice amber color, if at fridge temperature quite hazy, but at the proper temperature just a very slight haze. A bit of peppery spicy nose, some fruit with toasted malt in the background Has fairly high carbonation medium sized bubbles, gives a large head when poured, settling down to medium fine bubbles, lice lace on the glass. The head last quite long. Do not serve it too cold or the body and malt are overwhelmed by the high hopping. Bitter taste, with sweet malt undertones, some fruitiness. Bitter after taste, with some background sweetness with a a long dry lingering finish. Quite a bitter beer overall, but seems quite close to style. The large 1 litre bottle definitely gave me a lot to taste. When I first tasted it I thought it was quite out of balance, but it was at fridge temperature. This is quite a good beer at a bit warmer temperature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2009
Bottle. Slightly cloudy dark golden beer. Small head that diminishes fairly slowly. Nice hop aroma. Slightly sweet pale malt taste with resinous, piney, citrusy hops. Easy drinking. Pretty much par for the course for a BC IPA. The 1L potstopper bottle is cool. A little overpriced, but I would like to sample it on tap next time I am in Squamish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2009 32 oz swing top bottle via Mys Swap 4 (thanks riversideak!), Pours a semi hazy copper. Large and very chunky off white head. Nose is mild and herbal hops. Taste is orange and earthy hops on a toffee malt backbone sitting on a nice piece of fir wood. This is a british style meets west coast style IPA..reminds of washington’s Terminal gravity IPA. Very earthy aftertaste with a touch of burnt grapefruit/orangepeal. What does burnt citrus taste like? I have no idea..but this comes close lol, It actually sort of works!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TipsyMcStager (1139) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 22, 2009
Pours amber with citrus nose. Large foamy head.Mid range malt. Satisfying hop finish.

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