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Howe Sound Total Eclipse of the Hop

Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
A high gravity India Pale Ale brewed with 100% barley, six varieties of hops, water and yeast. Extra barley malt nicely balances the huge volume of hops in this brew. Produced as part of the John Mitchell Series. Turn around bright eyes! 17 Plato.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (19648) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
17th September 2015
Murky amber beer, bubbly cream colour head. Palate is light and mildly crisp. Dry thin caramel malts and a trace of milky sweetness. Bitter floral hops, getting harsh. Very mild citrus. Light crisp finish brings a fair bit of hop spice. Clunky but serviceable DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3150) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Shared swing topped liter bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orangey amber color, with a fair layer of off white head foam, and spotty lacing. The aroma was pit & dried fruit, with a bit of follow up citrus, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Ditto on the taste, with a pronounced and lingering, citrus and rind-like hop bitterness. Medium bodied, with good carbonation, and some noticeable alcohol. Not overwhelming, but a decent DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanosX (47) - - MAR 22, 2015
Darker than expected for an IPA. Very little head. Aroma is if caramel and toffee. Flavour is initially light toffee notes but finishes with grapefruit. It is slightly more bitter than tart but the flavour is well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (14785) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Tap at Mission Dolores, Brooklyn. Amber color, good white head, lace. Fruity, even berryish aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor has quite amount of warming alcohol, piney bitterness. Highlight of this beer is in the aftertaste which is long and grapefruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3163) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from Redstone. Big caramel maltiness, earthy and light citrus hop barely cuts through the malt sweetness. English inspired I assume, decent drinker.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (11150) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours orange with big chunks, large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrus, tropical fruit. The taste is bitter astringent hops and pale malt. Medium bodied, off balance and kind of all over the place.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (345) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle: cloudy, heavy lees, deep copper, medium head and lace. Very lifted malted driven double IPA. Caramel. Fruity, clean and dense. Dry, bitter and not sour. Very dense malty style. Good depth of flavor. A double IPA in the English style. Malt driven rather than hops. Very good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
damzz (391) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a pale orange with a very thin white head that persists with little lacing. Nose is hoppy IPA. Taste is hoppy malt dominated by hops and a bitter aftertaste. This is a typical IPA Imperial. Nothing special. 1 liter resealable bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Aroma is a rich hop profile with citrus, lemon grass and a nice earthiness. Taste is a light sweet crisp maltiness with a fairly dominant hop body which comprises of grapefruit and tanin which leaves light bitterness burn on finish. Pretty well balanced overall. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (1003) - CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Tasted at Willow Park Beer Bash 2014. Unfortunately, there was no time for detailed notes - and I only made it through half my list even so!

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