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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Imperial/Double 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2850) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marheb (2817) - 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!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintbypint (2798) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2771) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2691) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2637) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (2452) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2444) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gethinbeer (2263) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Thanks to the Mrs for bring this over from the west. Not that she will ever read this. Nice amber colour with a frothy white head and lace clinging to the glass. Nice fruit gum, grapefruit hop aroma. Initial caramel, fruit flavour. Grapefruit bitterness. Very nice IPA, packed with hops. Very enjoyable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matt7215 (2263) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
1L bottle from a private order organized by walter, thx man! deep orange thick frothy tan head, lovely. steeped crytal malt, iced tea, american barley wine nose. the flavour is deep and complex, the finish is long and dry. pretty good.


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