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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


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3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, - OCT 18, 2008
Clear amber colour with thin off white head. Citric hop nose. Mild bitter hop and floral taste with lingering bitter finish.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewGoblin (261) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
In my experience, when the Devil gets involved with something, it usually makes it more fun. Especially if that something is already fun to begin with. Bringing only his mildly devilish elbow to this beer, one must assume that he is a fan of sweet maltiness over outrageous hop presence. Which is fine by me since most IPAs that make vague Satanic reference would likely try to molest your tongue with hops. Bronze with an off white set of horns, lots of honey and caramel in the aroma teamed with citrus hops. Lightly sweet and a bitter finish on this slightly oily, mid carbonated demon.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hidden_Pooch (276) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
I really enjoyed this malt forward IPA. Poured a Orange amber colour with a small head. Aroma was of pine, caramel, and toffees. Tasted of big caramel malt and toffee, but also got some lighter pine and resin flavour. Had a medium body with low carbonation and a weak bitter finish. Perfect for splitting with other brew dogs.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDalkoholic (2141) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle from Pacific Liquor: Created a fluffy layer of foam while the liquid was a golden blonde and had a ton of sediment floating about. In the nose, scents of honey and oats with a floral aroma of earthy hops with perhaps the slightest dash of spice. The flavor is heavy with a bitter taste of hops that release some notes of honey, pollen, dirt and sticky syrup like base of malts. This was a good drink and did keep my interest, but I doubt I would buy it again; however, the size of the bottle was the perfect amount to catch a buzz before bed time.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
guil0000 (248) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
Pours a hazy golden red color with a large white head. Malt aroma, with some pine and eartyness and some tangerine. Taste is sweet with some good bitterness on the finish. Medium to full mouthfeel. Kind of a mild ipa not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2014
A malty aroma, good looking beer with a caramel colour and a thick creamy head. A bitter malty taste with a bitter malt palate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1826) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Large flip top bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada. Medium amber, honey passion fruit aroma. Sweet brown sugar, then a resin-fruit takes over. Finish is long more resin.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreenJeremy (71) - Spruce Grove, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2014 Pours honey-brown with a thick white head. Aroma is citrusy, a bit of grapefruit, and floral notes. Also some bready character as well. Taste is bitter upfront, with the mentioned aromas coming through. medium mouthfeel, with lingering bitterness. pretty good ipa

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Madsen1635 (222) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle. Clear brownish pour with creamy white head. Aroma has sweet malt and some hops. Taste has a balanced bitterness. Very nice. A decent size to share (1l).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseMartineau (74) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Pours deep copper, nice head, great nose and the taste has a nice hop with a medium finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (501) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
1 litre swing top bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, earthiness and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, light orange zest and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.


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