IrishBoy (4200) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 19, 2010
1L bottle from Country Club Liquors. Nose of caramel, citrus, and floral hops. Clear copper orange with a big light beige, glass lacing, head. Flavor is bitter, caramel, and a hint of toast. Decent IPA, but kind of expensive in the 1L swingtop. VertBaconStrips (2389) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUN 5, 2010
Another 1L bottle to pound back from this surprisingly good brewer. Deep bright amber brew with a small white cap that melts away to a skim but produces some very good slippery lacing. The aroma is decent but average at best. Nectarines, solid malts, spice, light peaches - smells like it will taste watery. Well it isn’t watery on the taste. It does lack the citrus flavours that I want in large quantity. Caramel malts, solid bite form the hops. Some pine and resin mix in well enough. Medium body, decent zippy carbs, the brew coats my teeth nicely. I would have preferred a longer bitter finish but the malts on the back end are there to help out. A good beer but this does not even come close to rising above the plethora of IPA’s available. Probably a decent IPA for someone who doesn’t want a hop bomb. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 31, 2010
1ltr swingtop bottle. Rating #47. Slightly hazy golden orange color with a decent white head and pretty good lacing. Lots of citrus aroma’s, more grapefruit than anything, not bad really. Light bitterness in the front, but it finishes on the tongue with some pretty heavy duty bitterness, more grapefruit with moderate sweetness and a long lasting bite on the back of the tongue. (1255) paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours orange and bubbly with a nice white head. Plenty of hops on the nose and then even more hops. Some sweet fruits in there too if you really dig. Taste is straight bitterness. Not a lot else going on here. A little too carbonated for me. Not bad but not special either. I’d love to try it off tap though. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2010
Howe Sound Brewing Company--Devil’s Elbow India Pale Ale 2010 1.0 Liter Bottle. 6.00% ABV--68 IBU’s. (3.0 / 5.0) Cloudy amber gold color. Earthy hop mild floral front. Rich caramel doughy earthy mild crusty sweet body. Smooth mild hop spice end. Oregon Spring Beer & Wine Fest 3 oz. Taste. Sampled 4/2/2010. 1 Liter $6.99 Each.
mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 13, 2010
Pours golden with a light head. Very light and subtle hops and grassy flavours. Middle-of-the-road IPA. jonas (7588) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 18, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 Re-rate: 5 3 7 3 12
Cloudy orange golden, white lace.
Fruity and Berrylike base flavours, orangepeel and grass. Medium light body, light resinny on the palate, a hint salt. Slightly fruitsalad but pleasant enough
olde rating: 6 4 6 3 12
Bottle. Hazy golden, lacing foam. Light grassy nose and flavour, ok balance. Medium to light body. Grassy finish and ok aftertaste. manuchampions (1244) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2009
Pours a murky orange copper with a thick, foamy head. Aroma is subdued but promises grassy hops. Taste is well balanced with neither the hops nor the malt being particularly distinguishable...perhaps I should retry this after it warms up a little. The finish is slightly piney hops that don’t stick around too long. It’s more of a British style IPA in my estimation, well made but not really a west coast behemoth. thataussieguy (1) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 30, 2009 does not count
1L bottle, poured cold with sediment. small lumpy head. after leaving this to warm up a little i could smell orange, grapefruit and lots of hops. taste. wow bitter but very sweet, really begging to be 7%-10% though.
will drink again
patricks110 (2496) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2009
So, so, so bitter. This could pass as an IIPA if it were higher in ABV. Pour is hazy yellowish orange and frothy huge head. Aroma is spicy, hoppy and more hops. Some citrus elements. Taste is super hops with some spicy tones and dryness. Overall, a great IPA. I love the 1L swingtop bottle too.