Howler - Black Husky Brewing
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4.25/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Black Husky Howler Imperial Pale Ale
Enjoyed on tap at the Sugar Maple. Served in a snifter...
A) Amber colored brew with about a finger of head that reached the top of the glass. Nice retention...
S) Pleasantly piney... A Black Husky specialty. Hint of citrus fruit. Drizzle of honey...
T) Follows the nose... A well balanced brew from a flavor perspective. The alcohol was very well hidden for a 10%.
M) Full bodied with soft carbonation. The feel was quite similar to their regular pale ale on tap. The piney bitterness is assertive and palate coating.
O) Admittedly I was a little buzzed while enjoying this brew, but I'm not a beer judge. I'm just a regular guy with a healthy or perhaps unhealthy enthusiasm for beer. Anyhow, this is another tasty offering from Black Husky. It's right up there with Sproose Joose, (I'm aware they had to change the name.), Sparkly Eyes, and their Pale Ale. Glad to recommend this brew...
Serving type: on-tap
07-06-2014 13:19:11 | More by RoamingGnome
4.16/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
To begin with, IPA's are not my favorite style of beer, but I do appreciate and enjoy them , so keep this in mind for this review. For me, this beer is definitely an IPA, loaded heavily with hops but balanced with honey sweetness. Very enjoyable.
A: This poured a rich slightly cloudy amber color forming a 1/4" head that foamed down to a thin line after about 30 seconds. Great color, when swirled left a foamy amber trail, very appetizing.
S: Of course hops assails the senses first, but there is a pleasing citrus / flowery smell to this beer as well. I'm uncertain if that was from the combination of hops used or perhaps the honey coming out, whichever, it was pleasing.
T: In my opinion, this is one of the better IPA's I've tried. Very crisp strong hop flavor up front but it finished with a citrus sweetness that leaves a nice aftertaste. The bitterness is often too much for me in these styles of beers and the typical aftertaste often deters me ... however, this left more of a sweet aftertaste in my opinion, which I appreciated and felt the beer got the upfront hop hit from an IPA but was smoothed out at the end with perhaps the honey. Good job Black Husky. This was my first beer from the brewery, I will definitely be purchasing more, and trading to get this out there.
M: Very crisp clean mouth feel; the effervescence behind this beer was nice giving it that fresh feeling. This is something I would drink after going for a run or cutting the lawn.
O: This is a great beer (and this is coming from someone who doesn't really like this style all that much). The beer just felt refreshing and I will certainly be recommending this to others.
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 14:18:14 | More by Carb-Overlord
3.93/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
poured 22oz bomber into snifter.
A - Cloudy dark honey amber in color with a thin half finger head.Thin cap stays and leaves behind spotty lacing.
S - Good amount of honey, caramel from malts with floral notes and a slight dank citrusy smell in the background.
T - Starts off more caramel malt and sweet honey, but the bitterness from all the hops takes over. Bitter, floral, and citrus notes seem to to be the biggest players in the flavor department.
M - Nice, smooth mouthfeel with a medium body and good carbonation.
O - A solid offering from Black Husky, and you definitely can tell there is honey used in this beer. Not quite as good as the Pale Ale and Sproose, but those were awesome.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2014 21:32:46 | More by Ri0
Howler from Black Husky Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.