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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: 107   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 Devilís 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
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2011

Bottle 100cl. w. swing top @ [ Tasting by fiulijn ].

Light unclear medium to dark amber orange colour with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, orange - citrus, grass, mandarin. Flavour is moderate sweet and moderate to light heavy bitter with a long duration, malt, malt and hop bitter, metalic, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110916]

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29284) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma has notes of malt, straw, and minerals, the flavor is sweet with notes of malt, straw, and alcohol, leading tol a bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2011
Bottle at Alex. Cloudy amber coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops and grass with notes of pine needles and exotic fruits. Fruity and hoppy flavour of citrus and grass. Dry hoppy finish,

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19370) - TyresŲ, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2010
Bottled in Kimberley, BC. Clear amber, rich head. Citric grapefruit aroma. Mid sweet with above medium body. Crystal malt flavour, but with the edginess often associated with it. All focus lies on hops: grapefruit and kumquat springs to mind. Refreshingly hoppy . Nothig unique about this IPA, but itís very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14513) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 31, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2014
2014-08-31, draugth at Sunset Grill (Tap House & Whiskey Bar), Vancouver, 12oz, 6-4-7-3-13=33
More caramelly than I remember, with strong bitterness, fruity hint, but hops are not bright, and there is some vegetable in the aroma and in the final.
Unexciting.

2013-01-13, draught at Kingston Taphouse and Grille, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Dark amber color, with small creamy head. Caramel is the main aroma component, followed by mild sweaty hops. Smooth mouthfeel, good caramel flavor, with strong bitterness, a lot of resins, and a trace of lemon and bergamot.
Too much caramel centric, and with earthy hops this time, but still a solid choice.

2012-01-21, draught at Earlís in Yaletown, Vancouver, 5-4-6-3-10=28
Amber color. Sugary boring aroma. Caramel flavor, quite dry, aggressive, with too high bitterness. Is this really Devilís Elbow, or the wrong tap, or is the tap just not fresh?
For the record, I passed the pint to a less snob mate, I couldnít finish it.

2011-09-16, 1L swingtop bottle from BC Liquors, 7-4-7-4-14=36
Hazy amber color; medium sized head. The hop aroma is also a bit sweaty and footy. Medium body, some caramel flavor, with grassy hops, and correct bitterness level. Good but not fresh.

2011-03-18, draught at the brewpub, 8-5-7-4-16=40
Hazy light amber color; small head. Nice fruity aroma; the hops are also lightly sweaty and musky. The too high carbonation has some negative impact on the flavor, but the toffee flavor is still quite good, very dry; maybe it could be better if the body were wrapping the mouth more. Strong bitterness, with some resins. Gets better as it gets warmer in the glass, and with less carbonation.
Very enjoyable and straight forward IPA.

2011-03-09, 1L swingtop bottle from Point Grey, Vancouver, 8-5-7-5-15=40
Hazy orange-amber color; medium sized compact head, persistent. Nice, perfumy hop aroma, fruity, with some breadcrumbs too. The mouthfeel is dry, with a clear malt/grains flavor, some caramel, bread, overall very good; the hop is present mainly with resins, a sweaty character, and some bitter oranges. Long, dry, resiny final, with light astringency. Very pleasant, fresh, aggressive.

2010-03-27, 1L swingtop bottle, 7-5-8-5-15=40
Cloudy amber color; beautiful, creamy head; nice lace. The hop aroma is strong and with high quality, a bit breadish. Dry toffee flavor, followed by light sweetness; powerful bitterness, the hops are biscuity and a bit resiny. Very strong and long final. It seems very fresh, dangerously drinkable hop potion.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13555) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2013
On tap. An amber colored lightly uncear beer topped by a finger-thick, off-white head. Lightly citrusy and piney aroma with some caramel maltyness in the back. The flavor is pretty much the same, a shot of caramel malts and sweetness serves as a backdrop for bitterness and hoppy flavors. Lasting finish with fruityness and a decent bitterness. Overall, quite nice, but a bit heavy on the caramel malts I think. 130703

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (12551) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 5, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2006 Bright copper colour (hazy when from the bottle). Fresh fruity-hoppy aroma with pears, plums and salmonberries. Light body carries woody, grapefruity bitterness and a hint of toasty malts. Served with low carbonation that renders it a little syrupy.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Sample at Atlantic Beer Festival Moncton. Clear golden amber color, medium white head. Aroma of caramel and light pine. Taste has pine, caramel, light citrus. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 28, 2010
1 L swingtop from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy light amber with a 4 finger fomay beige head. Aroma is floral/citrus. Didnít get malt. Medium body with foamy carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with floral and some citrus hops. Itís smooth and bitter. The bitter really goes on and on. In this size bottle no doubt of that. A really nice import. I like it a lot.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Devilís 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


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