overall
87
46
style
Brewed by Howe Sound Brewing
Style: Imperial IPA
Squamish, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 131   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VertBaconStrips (2380) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - JUN 3, 2010
Excellent look - big thick tan cap with great retention, Guinness-like lacing, deep orange / red with lots of suspended flecks. There are tons of sweet citrus, resin, ruby red grapefruit and cotton candy from hops and it comes across fairly fresh as well. Taste wise this is an absolute raping by hops. My taste buds are taking a well deserved "Williams Beat down"(old old skool youtube vid of a black chick beating the hell out of some dude real good). Man, just a shit load of hops - damn! Im so down with this. The malts dont balance this at all and I could care less. Semi-sweet caramel holds out when warmer. There is some hop heat as well.. actually, lots of it. Resin, raisins, grapefruit. Thick middle, just a massive hop atomic bomb. Fn A! Permanent hop destruction. 1L of bitter medicine.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barncatmatt (2283) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 19, 2012
1L bottle from a private order organized by walter, thx man! deep orange thick frothy tan head, lovely. steeped crytal malt, iced tea, american barley wine nose. the flavour is deep and complex, the finish is long and dry. pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fred82 (2250) - Qubec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
1L bottle brought back by my brother.
Appearance : Slightly hazy amber with medium foamy and creamy head. Lots of lacing.
Aroma : Resinous and piny hops with caramel malt. Light bready notes.
Taste : Piny and citrusy with caramel. Resinous. Nice citrusy and piny notes but a bit hidden by the caramel.
Overall : A bit heavy on the caramel for my taste. A bit heavy overall. Not enough aromatics for me to match the grain bill. Still well done and enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2228) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2012
pours a cloudy dark amber with a large tan head. smell is of caramel, malt, some floral, and hops. taste is creamy, slightly bitter, caramel, malt, and a little spice. ends smooth and bitter.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2013
huge bottle, thats re-sealable! woot! poured into pint glass, murky brown orange cloudy pour, white head.. cramel hoppy aroma..taste is pretty awesome, grapefruitl lots ofr caramel and fruit , hoppy., just awesom

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (2154) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 15, 2013
Sampled at Howe Sound. Hazy amber with a thin beige head. Very weak peach aroma. Surprisingly light taste, some booze, not much malt or citrus, high IBUs. Medium-full body. Very unexciting Imperial IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lagerboy (2131) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2011
UPDATED: APR 20, 2012 Eclipse of the Hop?!? Au contraire, this bad boy is nothing but hop... six varieties, no less. Zesty, herbal, grassy, piney, floral and citrusy, lots of overlapping sensations in this one... though if a Lagerboy such as I can put away a whole litre, its probally an IPA Light for all you hardcore hopheads, eh? LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2046) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Amber with a loose head. Aroma is a light hoppiness, pine, floral & soap with a light honey sweetness. Taste is soapy with citrus, hops, and light caramel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (2000) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
Poured from a slightly chilled 1L bottle into a pint glass. Biggest aroma here is caramel followed by a sweet maltiness. I sense a little bit of floral notes too. Pours to a slightly cloudy light amber colour with an ample head and nice lacing. Initially, it seems a bit watery but that went away after a few sips. This IPA has a well balanced hop/malt profile and a nice bitter finish. All in all a decent IPA, but not spectacular. I could see the being a nice session beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Luvystypotables (1860) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Aroma of citrus and a trace of caramel. Pours a caramel colour with a lasting well laced head. Mildly bitter taste with a lot of malt. Creamy feel with a bitter finish.


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