Devil's Elbow IPA - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
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Reviews by spointon:
4.33/5 rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I poured this one from a brown, 1 L crown capped bottle that also has a swing-top closure so the bottle can be re-closed between pourings and also reused (I will soon put home brew in it).
A= This ale poured a deep, hazy gold color with orange highlights. The head was white and very dense. Started off at about 3/4" and took a long time to settle into a 1/4" cap that lasted forever. Tons of sheet and web lacing down my glass.
S= This one smelled like malty sweetness and slight caramel up against fruity esters and restrained spicy/earthy hops. A kiss of citrus made it interesting without taking over.
T= Much like the smell. Maltiness was firm with some nice biscuit notes and light caramel sweetness. The esters were really nice, lending just the right amount of fruity complexity. The yeast character was definitely English but again restrained. The bitterness was not huge but it shouldn't be either. Nice hop flavors without crushing bitterness. Finished fairly dry.
MF= Medium bodied, with modest carbonation level.
D= Crazy drinkable English IPA here. Has a great great malt and hop flavor balance. I have had this twice now and will continue to seek it out.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2012 06:23:22 | More by spointon
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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
Devil's Elbow IPA from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.