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

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RATINGS: 110   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5979) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle [1L]. Pours a cloudy orange-copper with an average size lasting fluffy white head. Lots of hops in the sweet aroma, citrusy and resiny, but also lots of bready malt and some alcohol. Flavour is also hoppy along with a lot of malt and quite a long, big bitter finish and a bit of an alcoholic bite. Average bodied. A pretty good DIPA. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7638) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 31, 2012
2012-08-18. Dark orange body with a small beige head. 3+ Hoppy aroma, muted muddled citrus, leafy hops. Flavour is similar, modest citrusy hops and leafy green hop character. 7+ Average palate. Okay, I assume the hops are a little more robust when consumed closer to home. Bottle, Campground Brewdown 2012 our bottle, LCBO private order

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5261) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Sampled at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours an amber body with light white lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity malts and light grassy hop. Mouthfeel is light with notes of fruity malts, toasted malts, and light hop characters. Double IPA?? Hmmm.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Had this at the Campground Brewdown. Pours a mostly clear amber to ruby color with a thin to medium bodied white head. Sweet malt and toast, light hops. Malt, earthy sweet and lightly oxidized. Malt, toast, dark fruit. Earthy malt, sweet into earthiness, pungent bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8284) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
750mL flip-top at Campdown Brewdown. Hazy red to orange pour with yellow foam. Cheesy and dusty nose. Taste is heavy tea and tannic dust/sawdust. Sticky candies. Old, stale, sticky DIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2278) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Pours cloudy gold with unfiltered goodness and a small frothy white top. Aroma is citrus hops and sweet honey malts. Taste is a nice warming citrus and earthy hop bitterness. Sweet honey malt follows and smoothens out. Nicely balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LarryBeast (491) - - JUL 23, 2012
Draft sampled during HOPoxia 2012. Pours hazy gold with foamy white head. Blended floral-citrus aroma with some soggy cereal character. Good hop/malt balance. Bitter, but not overpoweringly so. Medium bodied. Abrupt finish. High alcohol content readily apparent.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
WheatKing (1279) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 22, 2012
Amber colour, dissippating head. A citrus IPA, quite bitter, verging on the paint thinner ones but not quite... I didn’t realize it was a Double when I tried it, so now that makes sense. Surprisingly little finish.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pfriesen (110) - Richmond Hill, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 15, 2012
Perfect head of white on a deep amber pour. Rich sweet citrus aroma. Low carbonation with medium body. Light caramel and grapefruit flavours. Lasting citrus pith finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wintyguy (69) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
When I drink a beer I look for balance and this beer is quite well balanced. I like that the brewer added extra malt to counter the extra hops. And with the extra malt, came the extra alcohol, but the beer hides it well. And in doing so a very sessionable ale is created. Beautiful colour. Nice flavour. Good to great head. Another winner from Howe Sound.


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