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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: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 Devil’s Elbow rapid on the Elaho River, north of Squamish, BC, Canada
14.2 Plato


3.5
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2696) - 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.

3.6
   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.

3.4
   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.

3.3
   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!

3.4
   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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2009
pours a cloudy amber-orange with a large white foamy head, and good lacing. smell is of pine, hops, and some citrus. taste is creamy, slightly metallic, hops, a touch of pine, grain, and some caramel, ends dry and bitter.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2010 Once again, Howe Sound delivers the goods in a lovely one-litre swing top bottle. Beginning with a rocky white head of three fingers depth, the body was a rather cloudy amber/orange. The head fell away into some nice lacing, and the aroma was properly hopped, along with some obvious pine notes. Lovely! The taste was the story of a proper IPA with good hopping and malts working together. Good mouthfeel with this one along with a nice finish. Howe Sound is perhaps now my favourite Western Canadian brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4707) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 20, 2009
1L swing top. Amber liquid. Glass is half foam and half beer. Lasting head. Decent hop flavour. Citrusy with woody notes.


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