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Howler - Black Husky Brewing

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
Wants: 9
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Black Husky Brewing visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: atone315 on 04-28-2014)
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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.

Ri0, May 11, 2014
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I'm so proud of our little Wisconsin brewery, Black Husky. This is definitely one of the best straight-ahead double IPA's I've ever had. The mouthfeel is so chewy as to be a liqueur. While the intense hop bitterness is a force with which to be reckoned, the buttery smoothness makes this brew emminently drinkable.

It is a serious ABV, though. I'm totally reeling. Yet the sweetness counterbalances the

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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.

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Howler from Black Husky Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.