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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%
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10612) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Tap at Craft Beer Market. Pours hazy amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is pine, citrus, and resin hops, caramel and cookie malt, pear, apple, and cherry esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, supporting sweet malt, light fruity esters, and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10444) - , 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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle shared at a tasting. Pours orange with big chunks, large frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel, toffee, citrus, tropical fruit. The taste is bitter astringent hops and pale malt. Medium bodied, off balance and kind of all over the place.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9340) - 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

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (9264) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
1L swingtop. Hazy pale golden pour. Thick white head. The aroma is sort of herbal. Light malt sweetness with a kiss of faint hoppiness. A little bit of peppery alcohol. It’s sticky but there isn’t nearly enough hop flavour or bitterness to get this into DIPA territory - meh, really poor. The malt is appropriate and there aren’t any real brewing flaws but there’s a whole lot more hoppiness required.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (8725) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2010 On tap at the Alibi Room - pours a golden/red. Aroma of skunky hops, herbs and marijuana. Flavour is potent herbal hops with a lingering bitterness. Fairly unspectacular IPA, but at the same time refreshing.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8396) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Biscuity pale malts also deliver honeyed sweetness while citrusy hops try to shine in this balanced Double IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty honeyed golden.
-The aroma is a tad deficient for a Double IPA, but the flavor profile fulfills the hoppy promise.
-The mouthfeel is cuddly; not too lean, not too round.
-Worty allusions show up in the aroma at times.
-This is not nearly as intense as your average West Coast Imperial IPA, but it is very tasty and well put together.

On tap at Alibi Room.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8334) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (7720) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2012
Bottle thanks to Lizzie. Pours a hazy sappy amber with particals a yellowish brown head that lasts and laces. Aroma has a good amount of pine hop with resin with a strong backing sweet grain. Flavor has pine hops with resin and sweet grains.


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