Howe Sound Brewery – Total Eclipse of the Hop Imperial IPA


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  • Brewery: Howe Sound Brewing Co.
  • Beer Style: Imperial India Pale Ale
  • Pros:

    Balanced, big hop flavour with strong pineapple tones

  • Cons:

    Does not taste like 92 IBU

  • Conclusion:

    A big, strong, fruity and hugely delicious Imperial IPA

Howe Sound Brewery – Total Eclipse of the Hop Imperial IPA Review

The Total Eclipse of the Hop is a big 92 IBU Imperial IPA but it comes off a bit lighter than you may expect. The beer pours an amber-orange colour with a single finger of lacing head. A very fruity aroma of grapefruit, mango, and pineapple comes from the beer with a light boozy kick to it. The body is big and so is the flavour. A strong fruit-filled flavour starts things off with strong pineapple tones that take charge. With this comes a bit of a sweetness that leads into a fairly bitter finish. The boozyness is relatively masked by the high ibus and big hop flavour but this is a big beer. If you choose not to store the resealable bottle for another night it may just catch up with you. Either way it is worth it as the flavour is fantastic!

Alcohol – 8%
Size – 1000ml
IBU – 92

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