Ascension Triple IPA – Howe Sound Brewing

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From Squamish, BC’s Howe Sound Brewing comes the Ascension Triple IPA.

This beer pours a nice dark honey brown, very clear with very obvious carbonation.  The head is a solid light tan, with fine bubbles and good staying power.

The nose is a blizzard of tropical notes with mango, pineapple, papaya and apple are all readily noticeable.  There are undertones of fresh cedar needles and an evergreen forest after a rainstorm.

The flavours start off surprisingly sweet, mirroring the tropical aromas on the nose.  The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, which at 11% ABV makes this a dangerously easy drinker.  There are some bitter notes but they are fairly subdued.  The finish is very long, fading from tropical to bitter.  The bitter lingers a little past it’s welcome but another sip takes care of that.

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