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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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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.


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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AWISLguy (1573) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2012
8oz sample at the Taphouse Grill. Pours a reddish orange with an off-white head. Aroma has caramel, floral hops and something metallic. Taste is of sweet caramel, resin and some woodiness. Finishes sweet and not very smooth. The metallic nose is a bit off-putting. That is what I get having a bartender who looks like Russell Crowe talk me into a brew.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JanosX (22) - - MAR 22, 2015
Darker than expected for an IPA. Very little head. Aroma is if caramel and toffee. Flavour is initially light toffee notes but finishes with grapefruit. It is slightly more bitter than tart but the flavour is well balanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (13367) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
Tap at Mission Dolores, Brooklyn. Amber color, good white head, lace. Fruity, even berryish aroma. Medium-bodied. Flavor has quite amount of warming alcohol, piney bitterness. Highlight of this beer is in the aftertaste which is long and grapefruity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnnniee (2664) - 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.

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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (316) - Napa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2015
Bottle: cloudy, heavy lees, deep copper, medium head and lace. Very lifted malted driven double IPA. Caramel. Fruity, clean and dense. Dry, bitter and not sour. Very dense malty style. Good depth of flavor. A double IPA in the English style. Malt driven rather than hops. Very good beer.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
damzz (308) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours a pale orange with a very thin white head that persists with little lacing. Nose is hoppy IPA. Taste is hoppy malt dominated by hops and a bitter aftertaste. This is a typical IPA Imperial. Nothing special. 1 liter resealable bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (922) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2014
Aroma is a rich hop profile with citrus, lemon grass and a nice earthiness. Taste is a light sweet crisp maltiness with a fairly dominant hop body which comprises of grapefruit and tanin which leaves light bitterness burn on finish. Pretty well balanced overall. Appearance is a clear gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (609) - CANADA - NOV 6, 2014
Tasted at Willow Park Beer Bash 2014. Unfortunately, there was no time for detailed notes - and I only made it through half my list even so!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vadie (910) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 28, 2014
Un bon impériale très malté. Pas d’agrumes juste de houblon dans l’arôme et le goût. Un peu sombre pour le se est pas aussi complexe pour que ça soit une très bonne impériale mais un bon boisson quand même!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ads135 (3216) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Mediocre IPA. One of the mildest double IPAs I’ve had. Musty aroma, and slick mouthfeel.


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