Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Black IPA
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
CDAs are also known as black IPAs. This version adds deep roasted malts to alter the hue and slightly smooth the edges

tiggmtl's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - JUN 10, 2012
Some chocolate and roasty character complement the floral and citrus hop aroma. Opaque dark brown body is topped by a generous and long lasting, frothy, tan-brown head that coats the sides of the glass with lacing. Dry roasty flavour with plenty of dark fruit and some chocolate and berries. Moderate bitterness. Medium full body with lovely soft bubbled carbonation and expansive bubbles that feels great in the mouth. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Liberty on Commercial in June 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ferris (12890) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 18, 2015
Draft - Lots of pine with a hint of roast. Clear copper with a small beige head. Lots of wood and some fresh grassy leafy herbal notes that is strong and overpowering. Not enough roast, colour is wrong, in fact everything is. Confirmed with bartender, this is it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (5084) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2015
For a black IPA this lacks much hop character, roasted Malts are not all the roasty and I picked up a bit of molasses. A by directionless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2014 Wooo! Hoppy and dark. Tons of pine and citrus flavours blast through a nice roasted malt backing. Super well balanced and lots of flavour. Loving all the new Howe Sound ones.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
Litre bottle from Jasper Wine Cellar & Liquor store. Great rich spicy aroma and taste, pouring a dark brown-black. Dry and full flavoured, with chocolate and ripe fruit notes. Bitter and roast coffee finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ipaluvr082 (71) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Good medium brown pour with fine cream head. Nose is roasty malt, chocolate, honey. This beer Tastes roasty and slightly bitter with a piney finish. Not bad, I’ll see if I still think so after the one litre bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cards04 (2686) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Well...its not black. But it has nice lacing. Aromas are malty and biscuity. Dark malts and some hop finish. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (15803) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
UPDATED: APR 19, 2014 Med brown, earthy, woody example...lots of bitterness, wood, breadcrust...good body, just enough sweetness to make it go down well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (772) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
I enjoyed this at Barley Brothers in Winnipeg. Dark with lots of roastiness and some dark chocolate element. Bitter but not crazy bitter. Nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (3290) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 30, 2014
Sweet and roasty aroma. Even some honey on the nose. Dark body plenty of lacing. Very roasty tasting in contrast to a sweeter aroma. Some hops but not a very bitter black IPA. More roast than hops especially in the aftertaste

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1176) - Calgary, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
Dark brown with reddish hue pour with frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, slight citrus, faint caramel and piney hops. Taste of burnt roasted malts, faint caramel, bitter hop finish. Full bodied, medium carbonation, long bitter cloying finish.

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