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

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RATINGS: 107   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (5758) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 13, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Courtesy of fiulijn. Glowing ruby, creamy head. Flowery hops in the aroma. Sweet malt giving way to an eclipse. Spearmint, euchaluptus.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 9, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity aroma of hops, pine needles and grass. Fruity flavour of hops and grass with notes of grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10607) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
cloudy brown, smooth white head. quite hoppy aroma, slighly malty. flavor is hoppy, flowery hoppy, malty. very nice. some grapefruit, full bodied. ends ncely bitter , grapefruity, fruity and refreshing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Botlled. A dark amber beer with a lazing light tan head. The aroma has notes caramel, malt, and bread. The flavor is sweet with caramel, malt, bread, and a bit of metal, leading to a dry finish. Thanks fiulijn for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
Bottle 100 cl. Courtesy of fiulijn. Pours an almost clear amber with a creamy and lacing off-white head. A little sweet caramel in the nose with some spicy hops. Medium body, fairly high sweetness, caramellish with a little citrusy hops leaving a good hop bite. Decent if not exactly thrilling. 080411

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (29687) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 8, 2011
From bottle, courtesy of fiulijn. Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is bitter, grapefruity and dry herbal. Bitter, grassy and grapefruity citrusy. Bitter and grapefruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rwgould (329) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2011
Had a sampler glass at the brewery. Appearance: translucent brown, small head. Aroma: raspberries, blueberries, spring time, oh so delightful! Palate: smooth, dry finish, medium bodied. Taste: slightly sweet, slightly bitter. Probably the best of the bunch at Howe Sound. One of the few I would walk away with.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 2011-04-08, bottle from Brewery Creek, Vancouver, 8-5-7-4-16=40
Hazy amber color; generous head, compact, and leaving a nice lace behind. Strong hoppy aroma, first of all sweaty, then a bit fruity too; there is also some yeast. Strong body, sweet toffee flavor; the bitterness is strong, but correctly balanced to the malts; the hops are enough fruity, and also resiny; light yeast; the final is somehow on the harsh side. Better from the bottle than on tap.

2011-03-18, draught at the brewpub, 7-5-7-4-14=37
A bit sweaty hop aromas. There is a moderate sweetness.

2011-03-04, draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver, 7-4-6-3-13=33
Hazy amber color; creamy head. Mild aroma of fruits, apples; light resiny hop; light earthy character, maybe yeast. Good body strength, but the malt doesn’t show its true flavor; there is some residual sugar; strong bitterness. Powerful but not shining.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10348) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
1L swingtop from Malt & Vine. Pours hazy copper with a creamy bubbling off-white/beige head. Aromas of light roast malt and floral hop. Med+ body with foamy carbonation. It has a dash of sweet that is quickly overwhelmed by a godawful amount of hop. Got hop burn. Hop seems floral/spicey with some fruitiness. Finish is burning bitter with enough malt tagging along to support it all. This is really tasty stuff. After awhile my mouth got hop fatigue, and it was going pretty smooth. Not harsh at all.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle from Manuchamp. Kick ass bottle in general. Aroma very malt forward with a grassy and citrus bitterness. Pour caramel to amber with pillow of slight off white head. Taste very malt forward and tasty with a spine of floral/grassy/citrus hops, there is a good range of bitterness, caramel and toffee. MF medium body soft carb. Overall I don’t generally like to many Canadian IIPAs or malt forward IIPA but this was very well balanced and tasty.


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