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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: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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


3.4
   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 (2055) - 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 (4594) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with yellow highlights. The head is large, dense and sticks to my glass. This beer looks beautiful... And that’s where the good ended for me. Aroma is of whole hops, spice, honey and an overwhelming stank of over boiled vegetables. It smelled like peas and carrots that were boiled to the point of turning grey and then left out of the fridge for a few days. Palate brought the same as the nose. This beer really didn’t do it for me, I found the boiled vegetables off putting and had a hard time finishing this beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2009 Bottle. Pours a rich red/gold with a touch of haze. Forms a thick, white,head that has incredible lacing. Aromas of grapefruit, melons, spruce and pine, with a great malty undertone balancing out the hops. Palate is wonderfully hopped, with decent matiness backing it up. Well made, not astringent, I really enjoyed this.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Picked up in Whistler, BC. Copper with medium head. Nice balanced IPA with solid bitterness to finish, slight taste of butterscotch is out of place.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
09maso3 (72) - vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 23, 2009
1 litre bottle. cloudy gold with thin white head. floral citus hop aroma. some floral hop taste bitter finish. Would have liked them to get the AAUs up but its still ok as a session.


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