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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Squamish, Canada

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A refreshing, lightly hopped golden ale brewed with all-natural Lillooet honey and made with barley, honey, hops, water and yeast. It is brewed in recognition of the Sea to Sky regions highest peak, Mount Garibaldi (8,776 ft, 2,675 m) which was named for Italian hero Guiseppe Garibaldi, the man of two worlds.
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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Heffman (5) - North Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 23, 2007 does not count
I enjoyed this brew at the inn itself in Squamish and raved about it. Okay, I had three bottles but please don’t let the wife know....I was happy to find it at the park royal liquor store a few weeks later at which time I bought six of the large one litre bottles to take home to the mrs (and others)... back to the beer itself, it was a clean, refreshing product with a nice honey nose, and I’m not talking about the nice waitress tho her nose was cute too....the beer had a real nice malt character to it...it sure poured a nice head with a good fine carbonation---not too gassy like I’ve tasted amongst the commercial beers.... this is a great beer well worth tasting (over and over) Cheers, TD

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2009
Glory be to one litre swing-top bottles. If only they’d be a better fit in my little beer fridge... This one poured a smallish white head, maybe one finger’s worth but no more, and really no lacing to speak of. Colour is a medium gold. The aroma does indeed feature honey above all else, and was most pleasant. The taste was again of honey, but just enough to let you know that it was there and no more. Mouthfeel and aftertaste were "proper". Yeah, I’d like more of this one.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lumikuuro (26) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
1 litre bottle with new artwork for 2009, abv now 5.0%. Appearance: Golden, slightly opaque at first before settling and becoming clear. One to two finger head, creamy and white, when poured into curved pint glass. Head diminishes quickly, leaving no ring and no lacing. Aroma: Sweet liquid honey and gentle hops, some grass. Taste: Very much like the aroma. Quite a lot of Lillooet honey, fairly sweet, but slightly tempered by the modest but noticeable hopping, which is vaguely grassy. Not as overly sweet as many honey beers of the pacific northwest, but a prominent flavour. Initial level of sweetness does not increase to the point of unpleasantness like some of its competitors. Refreshing, clean finish which impressively manages to lose a little of the honey so as not to make this a sickly honey ale. Mouthfeel: Smooth from the honey, functional. Pleasant. Drinkability: Depends if you’re in the mood for honey. Drinkable enough over the course of a pint or a litre, but only sessionable if you’re in the mood. Yet that is the case for pretty much every honey beer around here; this just happens to be a better one than you would normally find. Accessible to the masses, yet brewed well enough to be able to be appreciated by true beer lovers. Decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bulldogops (1048) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
1L Bottle, swing-top. Pours a golden brown with a bubbly white head. Aroma is honey, sweet caramel, malts, and a hint of citrusy hops. Taste is rich with honey, caramel, and malt. Finish is lightly hopped, and quite smooth. This beer is delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (6438) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours clear golden with a decent off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a light pale malt flavor with a subtle addition of honey sweetness. A nice session beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stizz19 (59) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Pours a golden color with a quickly dissipating white head. Smells of honey (duh). It tastes a bit too carbonated to me. Ok beer, good for summer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Malakin (469) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 13, 2004
Golden color with a strong honey aroma. Hops and honey in flavour with a hoppy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6406) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 22, 2011
Bottle ? ml
Aroma: light refreshing , frontal malts with slight clean hop behind.
Appearance: sunny gold , sparkly with white top. Sparse lace.3+
Palate / Taste: medium light bodied. Clean , refreshing ,easy going. Frontal sweet with slight citric hop to it. No major faults noted. Proper good golden ale. Great for summer days.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (2593) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
1L brown flip top bottle. Hazy and golden. White head dies quickly and leaves no lacing behind. Nose has pleasant honey, some floral notes and bread. Taste has bready malt, grain, light floral notes. Sweetness is thankfully kept to a minimum, bready aftertaste. Light body, average carbonation. Decent, drinkable, not a lot of depth, but somewhat refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2011
Single bottle purchased from Co-op Liqour Store on 05/27/2011 in Calgary, AB. Colour: Mostly yellow with just a dash of orange and medium spoty white head. Nose: Extremely soft but with character. Was able to detect young malt, touch of industrial honey, and a hint of peach. Taste: Light sweet, light sour, light bitter. Again - very soft. Light fruit basket from start to finish - a spot of sourdough mid to late. Creamy mouth feel. Why so mild here?


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