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Howe Sound West Coast IPA

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Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Spab (2705) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
1 L bottle from LCBO. Pours a cloudy golden colour with modest-sized white head. Aroma is spicy/resiny, slightly citric with caramel and even a little floral character. Flavour has a fair amount of resin, peppery spice, light citrus zest, a bit of a floral note and underlying caramel maltiness. Rather dry. Solid.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Randy4Beer (323) - - APR 19, 2015
Murky golden amber with a good sized white head. Ton of floaters on the second glass (big 1L bottle). Aromas are light citrus, grass, black pepper. Palate is thick and creamy. Tastes are more of the citrus, with some caramel malt gliding over the tongue. This is a pretty decent IPA out of Squamish B.C. And worth a try for hopheads.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AleRider78 (129) - - APR 15, 2015
From a huge 1L bottle. Pours a pretty big frothy off white head and has a pale golden appearance. Leaves some fairly thick dirty lacing behind. Aromas of piney and citrusy hops as well as mild malty and yeasty notes. Flavours are quite hoppy, mainly citrus and pine. Malty notes abound though, it is well balanced. Has a sweet slightly sour finish. A little bit of bitterness on the palate. Smooth and silky mouthfeel. Pretty good, there’s just something a little off in the finish/aftertaste with the sweet/sourness. aka Hopraiser.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rob6239 (671) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 12, 2015
Pours hazy gold with healthy thick white head lacing glass well. A bit of sediment floating in glass from bottle. Aroma has slight pine, some soap. Taste is very dry with medium bitter

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheJester (2061) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2015
Looks like about a litre bottle. Says quart, whatever that is. Cap and a swing top. Hazy orange brown with a goodamountof sediment and a small but sticky off-white head. Nice floral/resiny aroma. Has a nice rsiny hop flavour, but the malt body is way too thin for it.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
probstblueribbon (3215) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2015
ENORMOUS 1 L bottle from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Cloudy golden with a tight off-white head. Aroma: Lots of citrus/grapefruit, resin, peppery, dusty, a bit of light caramel and Vienna/Munich support, pine, savoury/brothy, not the most friendly of IPAs. Palate: Medium+ body, slightly relaxed carbonation. Flav.: Quite resinous and peppery with some citrus (more pungent than the nose), lightly brothy with Vienna/Munich struggling for attention, dusty, a bit of an odd...floral? Thing; dry with fairly good bitterness and a long, peppery and resinous finish that still has a dusty/brothy edge.

I don’t want a full litre of this.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (6841) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
Draft - Resin, pith and grapefruit. Clear gold with a decent white head. Resin, Woody, bit of pith and spice with a long bitter finish. OK.

3.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
CletusVanDamme (12) - North Vancouve, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 28, 2015
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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Sammy (9276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 29, 2014
Not so drinkable IPA, at Bar Volo on tap. Hops didn’t hit the spot, and certainly not enough of them!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2457) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 24, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2014 A decent IPA. Amber and citrus nite but not super bitter. Okay Beer. On tap at barley Bros. Winnipeg. Named Hopraiser. 200th IPA rating.


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