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Howler | Black Husky Brewing

very good
12 Reviews
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Brewed by:
Black Husky Brewing
Wisconsin, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by atone315 on 04-28-2014

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3.92/5  rDev -6%
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.

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3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not what I would categorize as an imperial pale ale. That being said this "Amber honey ale" has some good qualities. The honey sweet upfront character is not malty and dissipates quickly and gives way to a hoppier dry finish.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Beautiful pour - a dark hazy golden color with a nice thick finger of head

Smells of sweet malt and a minor hop presence. Slight tinge of alcohol on the nose.

The taste was overly sweet. Sweet malt, sweet honey, a slight hop presence, but not balanced enough for the sweetness. Very strong beer as well.

The mouthfeel was medium to thick and coats my mouth.

Overall, decent brew but this bottle was very sweet and strong.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.84/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

22 oz bottle, 2015. Wow. I'd heard this is good, but this has totally swept me off my feet. Huge bitterness, awesome balance of hop flavors. I'd put this up against anything.

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3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle num 1334, thanks to nvrthswayagain (reddit) for this one. Shared with rudzud.

Big creamy head, 1 finger, nice lacing, hazy dark ruby red with mild honey color.

Nose big sweet malt, reddish candy, lots of caramel, into citrus piney hops, candied orange peel, bit fruity, some honey as well.

Taste big sweet malts, candy sweetness and heavy with little toffee, etc. Big piney earthy hop, older feel hops, candied orange, into honey, mostly dry mild sweet honey, with warming booze. Finish bitter orange peel and booze, weird tangy hop thing, quite earthy, too.

Mouth med to fuller bod, decent carb, warming tingly booze.

Overall ok but meh. Not quite what I was expecting for a great DIPA, perhaps it has a bit too much age on it, but without a bottling date tehre's no way to really tell. I did enjoy it a bit more than rudzud, but still wasn't as strong as i expect for a great DIPA these days.

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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Howler from Black Husky Brewing
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