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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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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5643) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 11, 2010
Cask at GCBF. Perfumed hop aroma. Cloudy amber, low head. Grassy and citric hops on a light body, mellow cask conditioned mouthfeel. Quite drinkable - dangerous session ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - DEC 10, 2010
Nose of caramel malts, toffees, and lightly tart fruity hops. Pours dark copper, nice creamy head, sticky lace - probably the best part of the beer. Flavor is moderately sweet with caramel, toffee, some darker fruit is there as well. Hops are medium assertive - earthy, a little floral, a little fruity, a little tart. Kind of whatever. Not problematic, just kind of boring and uninteresting and not worth the twelve bucks I paid because the label said imperial ipa and I am trying to win internet competitions.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jredmond (5341) - 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
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle - 1L crowned swing-top. Amber pour with a short tan head. Aroma is hoppy and floral but also rather grainy and bready with caramel notes. Taste is big caramel, toasted grains, sweet malt, graham crackers, floral hops, citrus notes and earthy hops. Touch of grass as well. Body is medium and slightly chewy with a soft, creamy carbonation. Mild lingering hop bitterness and light resinous feel as well. Ends with more grains, malt notes, toasted bread, caramel, floral hops, citrus notes, and earthy notes.

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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
presario (4630) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2009
Tiggmtl brought this to Grey Cup. Good head on copper/dark amber. Soft scent. ESB - Brittish. Dry woody hop character with a dry hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
Sweet caramel malt base with berry-like fruity sweetness, plenty of citrus, pine and floral hops in the nose. Clear golden brown body is topped by a decent white head that recedes slowly to a low cover with some nice lacing. Nice thick chewy caramel.bread-like malt base supports strong but balanced hop bitterness. Floral hop flavours in the aftertaste. Medium body with pleasant effervescence. Really well done. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in Nov-09.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4524) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 9, 2008
(Draught) Sampled at the Great Canadian Beer Festival 2008 in Victoria, September 7. Pours a sweet berry with pine hops base. Good malt base. Very enjoyable. 8/3/8/3/15

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4404) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4254) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
Bottle - Sweet, caramel, grain and lots of hops on the nose. Nice clear amber with a thick off white head. Bitterness right at the start to the very end. You can taste the hops throughout with a bit of grain and grapefruit. Really over the top, to the point where there is no subtle tastes. A good beer, not a great one.


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