Double IPA (S2S) – Howe Sound Brewing


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.

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Cosmic Wave Double IPA – Tofino Brewing Company


From Tofino Brewing out of Tofino on Vancouver Island comes their “Cosmic Wave Double IPA”.   The beer pours an orange colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of resin, mango, citrus, caramel and floral hops.  The flavour is of and bitterness.  There are some alcohol notes in the flavour for sure but at 9% that is not to surprising.  This Double IPA is on the sweeter side of the spectrum but is still quite tasty.

Commercial Description:  JOIN US ON A TRANSCENDENTAL JOURNEY FREE FROM THE SHACKLES OF PHYSICAL EXISTENCE AND BEYOND THE KNOWN REALMS OF CONSCIOUSNESS. LET YOUR MIND’S EYE GUIDE YOU TO THE ASTRAL PLANES OF EXTRASENSORY NON-BEING WHERE WE WILL COLLECTIVELY RIDE THE COSMIC WAVE OF UNITY DEEP INSIDE THE ENDLESS BARREL OF THE INFINITE VOID. ALSO, THIS IS A STRONG HOPPY BEER.

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