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

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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2011
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours clear orange / brown with a thick creamy head. Aroma of citrus hops, caramel and mango. Flavour of mangos, herbs, citrus hops and caramel. Medium-bodied with a bitter aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2011
Interesting and tasty beer. Hazy golden-orange hue. Hops have a real richness to them. Not overly aromatic, but they’re full of zingy flavors. Lots of grass, earthy herbs and citrus (zest/peel). Malt flavors have a delicate complexity. Bread crust and dark-grain crackers. Big alcohol is hidden well. Bitterness is on the mild side. Toffee-like sweetness is mild to moderate. Balanced overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
paco (527) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle. Pours copper/light orange. Sizable head, dissipates but remains. Aromas of grass,caramel,pine,resin and citrus hops. Taste is pretty bitter. Not overpowering like I was hoping it to be. Malty body, actually really well balanced. Another above average beer from this brewery.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (1560) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Eclipse of the Hop?!? Au contraire, this bad boy is nothing but hop... six varieties, no less. Zesty, herbal, grassy, piney, floral and citrusy, lots of overlapping sensations in this one... though if a Lagerboy such as I can put away a whole litre, it’s probally an IPA Light for all you hardcore hopheads, eh? LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
patricks110 (2071) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2011
I found this beer quite enjoyable. The pour is a coppery orange with a finger of nice white-beige head. The aroma is fairly hop forward with floral and grass notes, citrus and pine. Fairly malty middle with a sweet caramel and resinous hops taste. The finish is resinous with an overbearing citrus dry hop. Not a bad IIPA, but not the best.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (23579) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
reebtogi (4819) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2011
1 litre swingtop bottle poured a hazy orangey color with big white head and nice lacing. Aroma is primarily hops and a little alcohol. Taste is balanced nicely as there is plenty of malty sweetness to dull the huge amount of hops in this beer. There is not any overpowering bitterness in this beer and it is a pleasing beer to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (3175) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 Rien à dire de négatif. Plus amer que malté. Assez rond en bouche. Bon...J’ai rien à dire de plus, c’est hoppy!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6377) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9553) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 13, 2011
Understated bitterness, less strictly than the style still very enjoyable. Worth a try. Hoppy aromas. Copper to mahogoney body, tiny head, yet with a lace sheet. Orange simcoe flavours, a little fruity, a little boozy, average mouthfeel. Bottle enjoyed with Mike Tessier et femme and Presario


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