Howe Sound Brewing Devil’s Elbow IPA
Howe Sound Devil’s Elbow IPA
Retailing for $7.75 for a 1L bottle at the BCLDB
I poured the Howe Sound Brewing Devil’s Elbow IPA rather aggressively resulting in a rich tan creamy head that seemed to hang around for a while. The nose had a subdued sweetness to it with hints of caramel and a touch of malts. In the glass, the beer was a tempting caramel colour and a higher level of carbonation resulted in a crisp start with distinct hop character. What I found lingering on my tongue had definitive grapefruit bitterness with undertones of caramel sweetness. The great thing about Howe Sound brews is that the re-sealable 1L bottle means you don’t have to drink the entire bottle in one sitting. I tried this beer again about 4 days after writing the original review and the flavours did not suffer one bit.
Rating: 4/5 – a distinct IPA with hints of caramel and a re-sealable bottle definitely give this beer a high rating.