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86
45
style
Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 92   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
DuffMan (10451) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2010
Enormous swing top bottle, shared with Parksy (our second go at this brew, actually). Starts off right: beautiful hazy dark orange with a lively golden head that retains well. Aroma is quite sweet and hoppy, peachy and slightly piney. Flavour is a bit of a conundrum: fruity and a little piney, but with an odd dirty quality to it. Not really earthy or funky, but just not as crisp and biting as I like. It became a little cloying after a while, but still a worthwhile brew.

2.7
GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
750mL flip-top at Campdown Brewdown. Hazy red to orange pour with yellow foam. Cheesy and dusty nose. Taste is heavy tea and tannic dust/sawdust. Sticky candies. Old, stale, sticky DIPA.

3.5
MartinT (9932) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Biscuity pale malts also deliver honeyed sweetness while citrusy hops try to shine in this balanced Double IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam covers the misty honeyed golden.
-The aroma is a tad deficient for a Double IPA, but the flavor profile fulfills the hoppy promise.
-The mouthfeel is cuddly; not too lean, not too round.
-Worty allusions show up in the aroma at times.
-This is not nearly as intense as your average West Coast Imperial IPA, but it is very tasty and well put together.

On tap at Alibi Room.

3.5
bb (9519) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Malt and light grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and pine lingers with caramel.

2.7
JoeMcPhee (9427) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2011
1L swingtop. Hazy pale golden pour. Thick white head. The aroma is sort of herbal. Light malt sweetness with a kiss of faint hoppiness. A little bit of peppery alcohol. It’s sticky but there isn’t nearly enough hop flavour or bitterness to get this into DIPA territory - meh, really poor. The malt is appropriate and there aren’t any real brewing flaws but there’s a whole lot more hoppiness required.

3.3
mabel (9246) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4730-20120818] Growler. Lightly smoked tangerine rind hops aroma. Hazy, dark orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter grainy orange pip flavour. Medium-full boozy body. Interesting to sample. (7/4/6/3/13) 3.3
(@ Campground Brewdown 2012, Millmont, PA)

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8660) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2014
1 liter swing top bottle pours with a clear deep copper body that supports a full tan head of foam. The aroma offers up pine hops, some cherry and raisins like dark fruity esters and then it gets into resiny bitter hops mixed with some grapefruit like citrus hoppiness. The taste delivers a mix of bitter pine hops, some dark fruity esters, some malts and then biscuit malts. To midway it picks up some pleasing citrus hops and then it heads into a mix of resiny pine hops, resiny bitter citrus and various modest malty notes. This is a little estery for the style but still enjoyable as the hops are thick and balanced.

2.8
jredmond (8333) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Sampled at Kramer’s Campground Brewdown 2012. Pours an amber body with light white lacing. Aroma is sweet, fruity malts and light grassy hop. Mouthfeel is light with notes of fruity malts, toasted malts, and light hop characters. Double IPA?? Hmmm.

3.8
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 5, 2011
1000, swingtop, capped. Pours an opaque dark brown, nearly black. Enormous dense surging creamy tan head, tons of suds, dense sheets of lace, just an absolutely gorgeous beer to look at. Nice rich mango and grapefruit nose, fruity and acidic both. Creamy medium body, almost thick, with lively carb. Toast, caramel, nuts, pine, and grapefruit on the mid-palate. Very pleasant, refreshing, and drinkable, if not a startling revelation. Nice crisp piney finish. Thoroughly well-executed DIPA.

3.5
blankboy (7714) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2012
Bottle [1L]. Pours a cloudy orange-copper with an average size lasting fluffy white head. Lots of hops in the sweet aroma, citrusy and resiny, but also lots of bready malt and some alcohol. Flavour is also hoppy along with a lot of malt and quite a long, big bitter finish and a bit of an alcoholic bite. Average bodied. A pretty good DIPA. -- Rated via Beer Buddy.


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