Howe Sound Brewing Co. – Hopraiser West Coast IPA

Howe Sound Brewing Co. – Hopraiser West Coast IPA

Rating

4 out of 5
Appearance
3.5 out of 5
Aroma
3.9 out of 5
Flavour
4.2 out of 5
Mouthfeel

Total

3.9
3.9 out of 5

Overview

  • Type: India Pale Ale
  • Brand: Howe Sound Brewing Co.
  • Pros:

    A nice balance of malt tones with northwest hop flavour

  • Cons:

    Not as much bitterness from the hops as you may expect

  • Conclusion:

    A big flavoured, low bitterness west coast IPA

Howe Sound Brewing Co. - Hopraiser West Coast IPA ReviewHowe Sound Brewing Co. – Hopraiser West Coast IPA  Review

In the line of Howe Sound Brewing’s west coast inspired beers comes the Hop Raiser, an big and piney, India Pale Ale. From the 1.0 litre bottle this beer pours as a cloudy amber-orange colour with one fairly thin finger of lacing head. An aroma of toasted malt, caramel, pine and a big northwest hop bitterness. The hop tones take a front seat in a big an aromatic IPA. The body is quite big with a creaminess to it. The flavour has a surprisingly strong malt tone and a distinct sweetness that leads into the true northwest hop flavour. For being a fairly hop-forward beer the bitterness is rather subdued leaving a nice balance of malt to bring out the complexities and unique flavour of BC Beer. The Hopraiser is not the biggest IPA on the market but is a great representation of BC’s authentic west coast flavour.

 

Alcohol – 6.0%
Size – 1000ml
IBU – 50
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Howe Sound Brewing Co. - Hopraiser West Coast IPA Review Howe Sound Brewing Co. - Hopraiser West Coast IPA Review

Tags: howe sound, ipa

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