1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Devil's Elbow IPADevil's Elbow IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
87
very good

83 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: canucklehead on 08-07-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by madtappers:
Photo of madtappers
madtappers

Washington

2.98/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml swing top bottle into a 4 oz sampler glass at the spring beer fest.

Very clear golden color with perfect white head. No hop aroma that was noticeable to the nose.

Upon my first sip this was a very blah beer, with little flavor, reminded me alot of Kokanee on steriods. Beer is very drinkable just not a special IPA.

Side note the swing top bottles are cool!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2010 21:56:30 | More by madtappers
More User Reviews:
Photo of Josievan
Josievan

Iowa

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-11-2014 15:39:30 | More by Josievan
Photo of graymatter
graymatter


4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-26-2014 23:49:26 | More by graymatter
Photo of Chadzo69
Chadzo69

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-19-2014 22:27:31 | More by Chadzo69
Photo of Mosstrooper
Mosstrooper

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-19-2014 01:09:35 | More by Mosstrooper
Photo of mpenning13
mpenning13

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-18-2014 01:36:42 | More by mpenning13
Photo of mactrail
mactrail

Washington

3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Pours an orange-amber color in the tall chalice. Plenty of foam and even some lacing, though on the coarse side. Tang of carbonation on the tongue. Light body with some fragrant resiny notes and a sweet flowery aroma.

This is a pretty unpretentious hoppy brew. Some browned biscuit taste but quite a light malt flavor. Resiny with the grapefruit peel taste taking over the rest of the flavor profile. It's not anything complex or interesting, but it's an easy drinking IPA as long as you like it plenty bitter.

I know I bought this one several months ago, so it may not do the hops any justice, but it's a pleasant light and bitter brew. From the big swing-top jug purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 05:58:39 | More by mactrail
Photo of Idrankthat
Idrankthat

Saskatchewan (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-30-2014 23:53:42 | More by Idrankthat
Photo of Niceroad77
Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-09-2014 05:58:00 | More by Niceroad77
Photo of McBastard
McBastard

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-01-2014 23:13:20 | More by McBastard
Photo of rogerdandy
rogerdandy

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-10-2013 15:39:20 | More by rogerdandy
Photo of Erik-P
Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-18-2013 07:46:02 | More by Erik-P
Photo of FinnHawk
FinnHawk

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

11-18-2013 04:03:55 | More by FinnHawk
Photo of krankyjoe
krankyjoe

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-03-2013 16:42:57 | More by krankyjoe
Photo of smekermann
smekermann

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

09-18-2013 07:44:46 | More by smekermann
Photo of mikeg67
mikeg67

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Vancouver. Pours orange with white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, biscuit malt and orange marmalade. Body is medium, creamy and crisp. Taste is of citrusy, peppery hops, biscuit malt, orange marmalade and ripe fruit. Finish is long and greapfruity. Very nice IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2013 16:21:18 | More by mikeg67
Photo of adhallick
adhallick

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-03-2013 18:45:03 | More by adhallick
Photo of TwoTrees
TwoTrees

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

07-30-2013 19:10:31 | More by TwoTrees
Photo of KStark
KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-24-2013 13:53:11 | More by KStark
Photo of schopenhauerale
schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-13-2013 06:13:17 | More by schopenhauerale
Photo of strongaf
strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-21-2013 07:39:54 | More by strongaf
Photo of schnarr84
schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-05-2013 07:40:22 | More by schnarr84
Photo of KalanM
KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

11-29-2012 02:24:36 | More by KalanM
Photo of urbantornado
urbantornado

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-28-2012 18:11:27 | More by urbantornado
Photo of 604growler
604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-26-2012 16:12:47 | More by 604growler
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Devil's Elbow IPA from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.