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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
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.22/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Masterkush7 (511) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 27, 2014
Pours a clear copper colour with a moderate sticky white head that leaves tons of lace up the glass. Aroma is toasted malts, fruity, grassy and caramel. Flavour is resin, pine, grapefruit, caramel, malty up front and a large in your face bitterness that lingers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
Hazy blonde..aroma is fresh fuggles, goldings...maybe American versions thereof but certainly more English than I was expecting for a "west coast" IPA, given they have another IPA on the menu. Lots of bitterness..grassy...the wrong hops for the job but thereís a lot of character and itís well-made even if the concept isnít ideal.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RumRunner101 (773) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 21, 2014
Golden pour with white head. Aroma is piney. Flavour has a light malt base with an increasing hop intensity to the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Whids (49) - - JAN 11, 2014
Just your average IPA. Not much in terms of nose, kinda weak actually. Citrus and some sweet honey tastes. Very dry and bitter finish. Not bad, not great, lacks any real complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14777) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2014
2014-01-07, bottle from Boundary Crossing, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Hazy golden color with small head. Mild aroma, where crispy malt notes are detected, lightly biscuity. Lean, dry, but with a good mouthfeel; pleasant malt flavor, moderately crispy and biscuity; correct bitterness level (medium-high), with some grassy feeling and light citrusy touch.
Fresh and very pleasant APA, not excessive.

2013-12-30, draught at Tap & Barrel, Coal Harbour, Vancouver, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Deep blond color with compact head. Very nice aroma of hops, fresh and fruity (7.5); would score more if the aroma was deeper. The mouthfeel is dry, but also smooth; the malt flavor has a toffeish tone, some caramel; very strong bitterness, with some hop resins, light fruity and flowery presence, but also a chicory-like bitterness in the final.
Not perfect but anyway a fresh good APA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alanthebeerguy (157) - - NOV 19, 2013
Pours clear golden color, nice head that flattens quickly. Smells of apricot, honey and citrus. Taste is honey, little barley with some floral notes. Finishes more bitter with lingering after taste. A good IPA, but could use a little more balance between the hop sweetness and bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gerbeer (1807) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 20, 2013
1 liter bottle. Pours a dark gold with medium head. Lost of sediment. Aromas of citrus and resin. Flavors of bitter hops, light sweet fruit, and resin

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eyrish (92) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Classic Howe Sound 1 litre. AWhiffle taster courtesy of Lagerboy. Hazy amber pour. Thick, cumulus cloud head. Sweet citrus hop nose. Hints of honey and apricot. Finishing with a dry hop blast. Resinous and chewy feel on the palate. thanks you with every sip. very enjoyable

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1238) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 3, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2013 Hopraiser West Coast IPA, 1 litre capped pot-stopper shared with Eyrish and one other at West Bay Whiffle. Murky light brown-ish orange, foamy off-white head settles and fades. Floral fruity aroma, tropical, apricot and citrus. Surprise! Bitter resinous pine sap taste dominates, overshadowing and unbalancing the caramel malts and fruitiness. Average carbonation, medium bodied, more aggressively hopped. Finishes dry and bitter. DNFL (Definitely Not For Lagerboys)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn (1080) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
"Hopraiser West Coast IPA" at Howe Sound. Clear yellow, thin white head. Bready aroma with citrus fruit. Dry bready taste, with citrus, and a grainy bitter aftertaste. Light body.


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