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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
pours a cloudy dark amber with a large tan head. smell is of caramel, malt, some floral, and hops. taste is creamy, slightly bitter, caramel, malt, and a little spice. ends smooth and bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (2041) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Amber with a loose head. Aroma is a light hoppiness, pine, floral & soap with a light honey sweetness. Taste is soapy with citrus, hops, and light caramel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2022) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
Excellent look - big thick tan cap with great retention, Guinness-like lacing, deep orange / red with lots of suspended flecks. There are tons of sweet citrus, resin, ruby red grapefruit and cotton candy from hops and it comes across fairly fresh as well. Taste wise this is an absolute raping by hops. My taste buds are taking a well deserved "Williams Beat down"(old old skool youtube vid of a black chick beating the hell out of some dude real good). Man, just a shit load of hops - damn! I’m so down with this. The malts don’t balance this at all and I could care less. Semi-sweet caramel holds out when warmer. There is some hop heat as well.. actually, lots of it. Resin, raisins, grapefruit. Thick middle, just a massive hop atomic bomb. F’n A! Permanent hop destruction. 1L of bitter medicine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (1950) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 10, 2013
On tap at Barley Brothers Winnipeg. This was quite a bitter IPA, and didn’t have the malty balance that you normally expect with a double IPA. Still, it was quite enjoyable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
piscator34 (1889) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
Draft sample at Barley Bros. Hazy orange in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas of orange, white grapefruit, dried leaves, and caramel syrup. Dank C-hops and pine upfront followed by a pale and caramel malt base. Finishes with an odd heavy + leafy bitterness paired with a heavy sweet malt note that doesn’t quite balance out.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markas101 (1788) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Giant lfip top bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada vie Coop. Hazy auburn colour. Off white head. Resin-passionfruit aroma. Full body. Bright hop finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (1753) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - 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!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2010
Best. Beer Name. Ever. Bottle. Pours hazy amber, medium, persistent pale tan head, spotty lacing. Nose is grassy, with citrus, hay, and a pronounced graphite/mineral/barnyard thing going on. Not "Bretty" or infected, but odd. Flavors of toasty crystal malt, grapefruit, orange rind, and mild pine, along with that earthy aspect again. Well balanced, but odd....

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (1620) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2013
huge bottle, thats re-sealable! woot! poured into pint glass, murky brown orange cloudy pour, white head.. cramel hoppy aroma..taste is pretty awesome, grapefruitl lots ofr caramel and fruit , hoppy., just awesom


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