Total Eclipse Of The Hop - Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
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3.89/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured into a 20 oz snifter for a reddish copper brown with two finger head that died slow with lots of lace patches. One thing I am curious about is the amount of yeast in the beer as my glass had yeast particles everywhere (not just some floaters near the bottom) and I had to give it quite a few swirls to get rid of some, not all, of them. Just wondering if this beer normally has that much yeast or I grabbed an older bottle. The swirling definitely resulted in a yeasty smell, although the hops are not muted and I get a light citric scent along with some sweet caramel and bread/biscuit malts. For an 8 percent ABV beer they did their most to not only hide the alcohol but the hops are light, citric flavored, but not sharp or dominant at all. If anything, the yeast presence is strong so the beer has that sweet part, and sweet malts as well, but also a real slick smoothness. Not too flavorful or complex but a well-balanced ale that hits enough notes to not only be real tasty but also sessionable.
04-06-2014 13:50:10 | More by clayrock81
3.49/5 rDev -10.7%
Pours a beautiful amber-gold color with a frothy head into my glass. Lacing is present afterward.
Six varieties of hops congeal into one large, messy pine blueprint with just a touch of citrus somewhere.
Lots of sweet, biscuity malt to tide you over, in addition to that huge, messy hop bite. Speaking of which, it's also buttery and full of pine needles.
Finishes clean. Not bad.
I couldn't help but think of an Imperial English IPA when drinking this. It's nothing like the hop bombs that I've had.
12-11-2013 01:51:07 | More by Brad007
3.88/5 rDev -0.8%
1L bottle into a tulip.
Pours a dark copper color with a big white head with some great lacing. Smell is malty and hoppy both. piney hops for the most part. taste isnt as huge on hop profile as i expected, malts are also there and present but the hop bitterness hits you on the back. Mostly grapefruit and pine is what i take from the flavor. Not sure how fresh this one is either as no bottling date, id guess 3 months ish though. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.
overall pretty good IPA, would be much better fresh i think too.
09-29-2013 18:51:03 | More by Axnjxn
Total Eclipse Of The Hop from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.