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

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RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Pours a rich deep amber colour, mostly clear with a small tan head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy with caramel most noticeable, there is some pine and spruce present though. The taste for the most part is mild, slightly sweet and not overly bitter. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate and soft carbonation. A nice beer but not what I would expect from an imperial IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5847) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2010
Cask at GCBF. Perfumed hop aroma. Cloudy amber, low head. Grassy and citric hops on a light body, mellow cask conditioned mouthfeel. Quite drinkable - dangerous session ale.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeZasada (292) - Beaumont, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2010
1L Bottle. Pours a hazy, reddish amber with a lasting tan head that laces. Aroma of citrus. Tastes fairly malty, warming, with moderate bitterness, some pine and citrus. Finishes with a citrus bitterness. Very, very good...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 9, 2010
Colour: Fizzy peach-red, medium low head. Nose: Olive, hummus, roast chicken, tart hop, what an odd mix. Taste: Rich and vibrant lightly sugared hops burst onto the scene, candied figs follow, delicious malt, woody shrubs, and blistering bitter hops again to end the show. Medium finish. Just a touch over-carbonated but a damn good show.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
Enormous swing top bottle, shared with Parksy (our second go at this brew, actually). Starts off right: beautiful hazy dark orange with a lively golden head that retains well. Aroma is quite sweet and hoppy, peachy and slightly piney. Flavour is a bit of a conundrum: fruity and a little piney, but with an odd dirty quality to it. Not really earthy or funky, but just not as crisp and biting as I like. It became a little cloying after a while, but still a worthwhile brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
Excellent look - big thick tan cap with great retention, Guinness-like lacing, deep orange / red with lots of suspended flecks. There are tons of sweet citrus, resin, ruby red grapefruit and cotton candy from hops and it comes across fairly fresh as well. Taste wise this is an absolute raping by hops. My taste buds are taking a well deserved "Williams Beat down"(old old skool youtube vid of a black chick beating the hell out of some dude real good). Man, just a shit load of hops - damn! I’m so down with this. The malts don’t balance this at all and I could care less. Semi-sweet caramel holds out when warmer. There is some hop heat as well.. actually, lots of it. Resin, raisins, grapefruit. Thick middle, just a massive hop atomic bomb. F’n A! Permanent hop destruction. 1L of bitter medicine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
Best. Beer Name. Ever. Bottle. Pours hazy amber, medium, persistent pale tan head, spotty lacing. Nose is grassy, with citrus, hay, and a pronounced graphite/mineral/barnyard thing going on. Not "Bretty" or infected, but odd. Flavors of toasty crystal malt, grapefruit, orange rind, and mild pine, along with that earthy aspect again. Well balanced, but odd....

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 12, 2010
From a 1 L Bottle. Was very disappointed, as I thought this would be a lot more flavorful and hoppy. The best part of this beer is its name.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - APR 28, 2010
Pours a glowing hazy orange with a nice white head. The aroma is malty and hoppy. Citrus, caramel, honey, pine, grass, and herbs. The flavor is somewhat malt forward with a decent kick of hops. Caramel, grapefruit, orange peel, grass, pine, honey, spice, and a nice bitter finish. Not a bad IIPA, just a little too malty forward for me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2707) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
1L brown swingtop, capped. Dark orange amber coloured brew. Seems to have a little haze. Poured with a very large thick and pillowy head. Nice lacing with some sticky rings left on the glass. Aroma has candied orange/citrus, and some light leafy notes, undertones of caramel malt. Flavour is orangey hops, decent citrusy bitterness with a sharp grapefruit finish. Long hoppy grapefruity finish attacks the back of the throat nicely. Medium body, medium carbonation. Another higher strength beer that hides its alcohol well. Nice bottle presentation as well.


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