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


on tap

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 68   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
An assertive ale that is heavily bittered and dry-hopped providing an intensive aroma and brewed using selected English and North American barley and hops. It is named for the dramatic grade 4 Devils Elbow rapid on the Elaho River, north of Squamish, BC, Canada
14.2 Plato

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
Cinctus (201) - - FEB 10, 2013
Pours a cloudy amber tone. Has a sweet, citrus aroma, similar to its flavour followed by the sharp bitterness characteristic of IPAs. I just dont like IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7598) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2012
Draught at Grain, Hyatt Regency, Vancouver, Oct. 5. Pours a slightly hazy orange-copper with an average size diminishing off-white head with some lacing on the glass. Aroma of grain and hops, slightly resiny and fruity. Flavour of resiny hops, fruit and caramel malt along with a decent bitter finish. Medium bodied. Not an amazing IPA or anything but a pretty good one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
stuckinprague (43) - - SEP 15, 2012
A IPA, which is more about its malt profile than its hop profile. Not horrible, but the aroma seems to be where the majority of the hops in this beer went. Caramel and plum flavours as well as a surrounding mediocre citrus grapefruit bitterness. Would have loved to see more hops in this one, but drinkable none the less.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (14386) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2012
Bottle - Malty with grapefruit/aromatic hops on the nose. Thick white head and a clear amber hue. Very mild with some hop bitterness, caramel/malt character is nicely balanced against hops. A very nondescript and sessionable IPA, but nothing too unique.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
stantheman (1006) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 27, 2015 On tap at Earls in Yaletown, in Earls rhino branded sleeve. Not much head, due to pouring technique. What the hell, Im here for beer, not foam! A darker amber color on this baby. A degree or two too cold for this sipper, but itll surely warm up. A nice balance of malt and hops here. A winner!

And May 27, 2015 at Bitter in Vancouver. On second tasting, whilst admitting there is evident hop note upfront, this is mostly a malt forward IPA. Anyway its very nicely balanced. Nice fruit and hop notes, amidst the malt. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Cloudy copper color. The nose shows floral hoops an is my favorite later if this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
JHunter (676) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2012
Pours amber colour with medium foamy white head. aroma is light floral hops and a hint of citrus. a nice mix of malts and hops but missing a bit of the hop spice. has full body and medium carbonation and a medium bitterness in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Powertrip (1000) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 14, 2012
Single bottle received as a Christmas 2011 present :) Colour: Cloudy dark orange with minimal head. The caramel is evident and its intertwined with bubble gum and light pink grapefruit. More swirling brings out watermelon too. Gentle and nice. Taste: Medium-light sweet, medium bitter, light sour. The soft fruits do the prologue then the sharp bitter hops swoop in for the long haul. Although still biting on the finish, body falls a bit flat. Very drinkable as a whole.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dresden (1566) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - DEC 13, 2011
Amber with a big fluffy off-white head. Not a lot of aroma. Some citrus scent. Tastes a bit of citrus, but actually quite bitter. Its ok, but nothing to write home about.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (14376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2011
1 litre swing top bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, orange zest, earthiness and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, light orange zest and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

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