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

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Devil's Elbow IPADevil's Elbow IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
howesound.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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

Added by canucklehead on 08-07-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
43
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
9.59%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of leaddog
3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a copper amber with two fingers of off-white head.

Smell - earthy, leafy, and hint of piney hops, caramel, bready malts, and hint of citrus.

Taste - The earthy, leafy, and hint of piney hops are at the forefront. The bready malts follow suit alongside the caramel, hint of citrus, and a touch of nuttiness not obtained in the aroma.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with the hops lingering.

Overall - An enjoyable brew that displays some American IPA characteristics (ie. the hops). This is more hop-forward and the malts are more on the English side of things. I have to start sampling some more of Howe Sound's brews in the near future.

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Photo of mecmd
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachT
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Eric_Standard
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of boszormeny
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of morrowd3
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BcCraft710
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienI
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of headlessparrot
3.51/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djcreepshow
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mousel
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sathanas
3.42/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sansho
3.56/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mistahmojoryan
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abad
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drknight
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Corson
3.72/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bunman3
3.93/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very pleasant, dry-tasting IPA. It leans to the bitter and resiny end of the hop spectrum, which is usually a good thing. My last two forays into the world of Howe Sound brewing have been very positive - I will have to remember to sample more of their products!

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Photo of alew_os
3.54/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigBry
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monorailred
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Jimbob-Aloobob
4.29/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beardo
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Calgary. A muddy flat orange-brown amber hue with a moderate amount of sudsy beige foam. Smells like toasted biscuit and a little citrus rind, some woody pine notes. Slightly thick sturdy body with low grade carbonation, tasting of biscuit, toast, and a little walnut overlaid with grapefruit, lemon, and lime hops. Not particularly sweet to my palate. The malts taste English and the hops are a hybrid model, more American than classically earthy/floral although the latter elements are indeed present. Some pine in the dry, biscuity finish. More assertive than traditional old world examples of the style in both malt and hops departments but its ultimate alligiance should not confuse you.

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Devil's Elbow IPA from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
3.86 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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