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

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RATINGS: 114   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (12629) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2014
Golden-amber, lots of woody hop and rich caramel malt, some abv coming out in the finish. A bit of diacetyl blasts out in the finish as well, unfortunately.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6910) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
1 liter swing top bottle pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a full tan head of foam. The aroma offers up pine hops, some cherry and raisins like dark fruity esters and then it gets into resiny bitter hops mixed with some grapefruit like citrus hoppiness. The taste delivers a mix of bitter pine hops, some dark fruity esters, some malts and then biscuit malts. To midway it picks up some pleasing citrus hops and then it heads into a mix of resiny pine hops, resiny bitter citrus and various modest malty notes. This is a little estery for the style but still enjoyable as the hops are thick and balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2014
1 L. swing-top. Mostly clear copper with a small layer of creamy bubbles. Nose is orange toffee, earthy tea leaf and whiffs of dry cocoa and wood. Tastes of sourish tangerine, toasted malt, cocoa, evergreen resin, and earthy dried leaf and wood. Medium body has a soft smooth carbonation and a big dry finish. An interesting and tasty IPA that pays a nice homage to the traditional English style while incorporating some new era hops as well.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4406) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Pours amber into an English pint. Gloppy seafoam head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing. Stale cooked veggie aromas. Soft with sweet caramel and citrus upfront turning to bitter grapefruit in the lasting finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5144) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Very tasty. At 8% it doesn’t seem overwhelming, and it still pretty crisp . Plenty of malty flavors, of course, but also crisp grassy, citrusy hops. Dangerously drinkable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mikedR (1224) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Very nice, very drinkable. What I like here is the slightly sweet malt. Provides a good counterbalance to the hops and the bitterness. Recommended!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1845) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Giant lfip top bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada vie Coop. Hazy auburn colour. Off white head. Resin-passionfruit aroma. Full body. Bright hop finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8445) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose and taste of resin, grapefruit, burnt toast and grain. A touch harsh in the bitterness in finish. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseMartineau (87) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2014 One litre bottle, pours deep Amber, slight haze. Very hoppy, which I love, and a very long bitter finish, also what I love, so for me it?s really good.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Tformby (4) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013 does not count
Lovely malt forward with strong hop finish. True to English style. Very well balanced.


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