Total Eclipse Of The Hop | Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company

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Total Eclipse Of The HopTotal Eclipse Of The Hop

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
A strong India Pale Ale brewed with 100% barley, six varieties of hops, water and yeast. Extra barley balances the variety of hops in this brew. This is definitely for the hop lover. This beer is brewed in limited quantities as part of the John Mitchells series.

92 IBU

Added by BDTyre on 09-07-2008

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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Total Eclipse Of The Hop from Howe Sound Inn & Brewing Company
3.83 out of 5 based on 169 ratings.
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