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


on tap

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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (3534) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2011 Rien ŕ dire de négatif. Plus amer que malté. Assez rond en bouche. Bon...J’ai rien ŕ dire de plus, c’est hoppy!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3501) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (3152) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle from Redstone. Big caramel maltiness, earthy and light citrus hop barely cuts through the malt sweetness. English inspired I assume, decent drinker.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3143) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
Shared swing topped liter bottle poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orangey amber color, with a fair layer of off white head foam, and spotty lacing. The aroma was pit & dried fruit, with a bit of follow up citrus, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Ditto on the taste, with a pronounced and lingering, citrus and rind-like hop bitterness. Medium bodied, with good carbonation, and some noticeable alcohol. Not overwhelming, but a decent DIPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (3070) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
1L brown swingtop, capped. Dark orange amber coloured brew. Seems to have a little haze. Poured with a very large thick and pillowy head. Nice lacing with some sticky rings left on the glass. Aroma has candied orange/citrus, and some light leafy notes, undertones of caramel malt. Flavour is orangey hops, decent citrusy bitterness with a sharp grapefruit finish. Long hoppy grapefruity finish attacks the back of the throat nicely. Medium body, medium carbonation. Another higher strength beer that hides its alcohol well. Nice bottle presentation as well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (3002) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle, from Triangle Wine. Ok aroma, sweet. Cereal malt. Little citrus, grapefruit and orange. Cloudy brownish orange color, good head and lace. Bitter sweet flavor. Thicker body, creamy mouthfeel, bitter finish. Well. It’s a big sweet iipa. Never like when the deScription says balanced IPA. It’s sweet, hops aren’t a mix I seem to like. My fear is it has travelled too far, but it is what it is to me...ok

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2910) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2824) - Dublin, IRELAND - OCT 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2012 Appearance: red orange with a thick off white head. Aroma: dough, malt, hops, lemon. Flavour: tangy orange, raw hops, fresh cut grass. Nice ! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2788) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 11, 2012
Pours cloudy gold with unfiltered goodness and a small frothy white top. Aroma is citrus hops and sweet honey malts. Taste is a nice warming citrus and earthy hop bitterness. Sweet honey malt follows and smoothens out. Nicely balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2674) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 16, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a thin head. Aroma is sharp west coast hops with little identifiable malt. Taste is all hops with very little malt to report...leaves a puckering bitterness on the tongue but not one that is very complex. It’s average, not exceptional

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