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

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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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3.7
markas101 (2529) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Giant lfip top bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada vie Coop. Hazy auburn colour. Off white head. Resin-passionfruit aroma. Full body. Bright hop finish.

3.9
Gethinbeer (2452) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 28, 2011
Thanks to the Mrs for bring this over from the west. Not that she will ever read this. Nice amber colour with a frothy white head and lace clinging to the glass. Nice fruit gum, grapefruit hop aroma. Initial caramel, fruit flavour. Grapefruit bitterness. Very nice IPA, packed with hops. Very enjoyable.

3.7
VertBaconStrips (2422) - 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! I’m so down with this. The malts don’t 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. F’n A! Permanent hop destruction. 1L of bitter medicine.

3.6
dfearnley (2379) - 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.

3.9
barncatmatt (2355) - 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
Fred82 (2332) - Québec 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
kevinsenn (2310) - 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.

3.7
beerplace (2288) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine’s. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Aroms is caramel, candied citruses. Taste is not very rich surprisingly, sweet with citrusy notes and hoppy bitterness. Malty, hoppy bitterness aftertaste. Good one though.

3.4
robforbes (2278) - 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.

3.2
Lagerboy (2239) - 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, it’s probally an IPA Light for all you hardcore hopheads, eh? LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)


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