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Devil's Elbow IPA - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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Devil's Elbow IPADevil's Elbow IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.79%
Wants: 9
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: canucklehead on 08-07-2005

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 Devil's Elbow rapid on the Elaho River, north of Squamish, BC, Canada.

68 IBU
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Ratings: 99 | Reviews: 41
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Devil's Elbow IPA from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.