From Squamish BC’s Howe Sound Brewing comes their new beer in the Sea To Sky Series of beers a “Double IPA”. I am a little confused as this bottle states its the 8th release in the series but the Baltic Porter With Red Grape was also numbered 8. The beer poured a golden colour with an off white head. The aroma consists of some maltiness, juicy fruit notes including pineapple, tropical fruit, oranges and floral hops. The flavour is of passion fruit, mandarine oranges, stone fruit, candied mango, caramel, honey, resin, pine, bitterness and alcohol. The alcohol content comes in at 8.5% with an IBU of 55. Howe Sound definitely delivered with this new release and its nice to see that they are doing more of the Double IPA style now.
Commercial Description: A juicy, full flavoured and delicious Double IPA. Hop notes of candied orange peel, watermelon, nectarine, ripe berry, passion fruit, rose petal, and resin are forefront on top of a clean malt profile. This beer is big balanced and simply beautiful.