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Beaver River I.P.Eh? - Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

Beaver River I.P.Eh?Beaver River I.P.Eh?

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BA SCORE
84
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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.17%


Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company visit their website
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
Citrusy & piney-earthy hoppiness complemented by bready maltiness, fruity esters and caramel flavours.

60 IBU

(Beer added by: CanuckRover on 04-25-2009)
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DenisKolkin

Ontario (Canada)

3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

600 ml bottle served well chilled into a pint glass. Purchased from LCBO for $4.35 CDN.

Appearance - Clear, honey brown and amber color. Dense frothy finger and a half of foam with good retention and leaves sticky, spidery lacing. A few stray bubbles float to the surface. Really enticing.

Smell- Some tropical fruit namely pineapple and other citrus aromas. Crisp pine aromas and light malty scents too. Pretty we'll balanced in the nose.

Taste- moderately bitter, with a dry earthy taste. The tropical fruits are there but more subdued but more lemon lime rather than pineapple and without the refreshing nature those fruits normally offer. Malts and booze are present but well- hidden.

Mouthfeel- smooth with a medium body and lowish carbonation.

Overall- a pretty tasty IPA but doesn't have much that separates itself from the pack. Nonetheless highly drinkable just other cheaper and slightly better options are available.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 00:59:06 | More by DenisKolkin
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO 600ml bottle for $4.85. Served at 10deg C in a water glass.

A- Excellent! Opened very well and poured with a 1" head settling to a film within a minute.

S- Excellent! A true English IPA. Very good. Citrus and lemon hints. Corriander

T- Excellent! Very good. Enjoying this one a lot. Carbonation is excellent and the bitter bite on the tongue in place

M- Excellent and tart as expected from an IPA

O- Excellent! Put it in a can on the shelf for $2.50 and they will have a regular customer. Will buy again unless they raise the price

Food Pairing

This wonderful Canadian IPA paired well with... Chicken parmesan. This wonderful IPA just cut through the cheese and tomato sauce like a Jewish mother through their children's self esteem.

Enjoy!

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 14:54:01 | More by DaveBar
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beaus bomber bottle into pint glass. Colour is an orangey coppery brown with a nice creamy head that has really great retention and lacing. Beer is unfiltered and cloudy.

S - fruity, a touch of grapefruit, pomegranate, pale bready malts, some light melon character to it. Definitely not a west coast citrus bomb, this is subtle, some pine, earthy and slightly herbal. Understated, with a fair bit of caramel maltiness, but interesting.

T - starts of with red fruits, cherry and apple, lemony, then more of a malt profile comes out, bready and toasty caramel. Its a bit sweet. Toffee and caramel, but some earthy hoppiness to balance it out. Finish is dry, hay note, and earthy.

M - moderate bodied, with an appropriate carbonation. A bit of a coating sweetness but it is a tasty session IPA, goes to a bit more bitter on finish. Easily drinkable with a moderately assertive palate.

Overall a decent and tasty, though not inspiring take. Certainly an approachable IPA that also has some flavour, the hops are restrained and earthy, some citrus to it. It does make for a decently rounded IPA, but Ontario has more exciting offerings in the style recently. One I would have again certainly, but not a must try I think, far from the promised hop bomb. Still overall enjoyable experience.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 00:54:32 | More by mick303
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thehyperduck

Ontario (Canada)

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

600 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO; packaged March 10 2014. Beau's products have only recently become widely available in these parts, so this is one of the few remaining OCB IPAs that has successfully eluded my ticking efforts. Until now, anyway. Served slightly chilled.

Pours a lovely golden-amber colour with a bright, clear complexion. Seated atop the liquid is two fingers of frothy, billowing off-white head that gradually recedes into a soapy cap and collar. Great lacing - this IPA certainly looks the part, and the aroma is quite enticing, too. Lots of pine sap, grapefruit and some floral hop notes accompany some caramel and biscuity sweet malts.

Not a bad IPA at all, and balanced with a stronger malt profile than many beers in this style. Caramel and some bready, biscuity malts provide an undercurrent of sweetness, with the white grapefruit pith and pine notes of the hops demanding more of your attention toward the finish. A little buttery, with some marmalade vibes. It finishes bitter, but not overly so given the style, leaving a piney, earthy bitterness behind on the palate. Medium in body, with a smooth, almost creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation levels. At 5.6%, this is one of the more sessionable examples of the style I've had.

Final Grade: 3.78, a B+. Beau's Beaver River seems to have hit the market around the time that IPAs started to really gain traction in this province, with many other OCB competitors having been spawned in the past half-decade. Comparatively, this one falls somewhere in the middle. It's a balanced, relatively light example of the style that I am enjoying, but to be honest there is nothing creative or unique about it. Worth a shot if it's a fresh bottle like this one, but there may be better options at lower price points.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 07:17:33 | More by thehyperduck
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ssmack

Ontario (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A bright amber gold with a huge, thick, sparkling, amberish head that starts at 2 inches and lasted to the bottom of the glass. Very good lacing with large bubbles.

I did not need to get close to immediately enjoy the aroma that is balanced with sweet biscuit malt and freshly cut hay hops smells.

There is lots of hops in the taste. Bitter taste of hay and grass. The taste is consistent with the aroma. A long lasting bitter aftertaste.

Medium, slightly oily feel.

This is a solid American IPA but it needs more complexity in the hops and a stronger maltiness in the taste to take it to the next level.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2013 01:20:07 | More by ssmack
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IdeaSpeeder

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type - 600ml bottle, poured into a nonic glass

Appearance - Pours an amber colour but with a tint of organge. Some decent lacing. The head leaves something to be desired and dissipates quickly,

Smell - Not a lot of fragrance to this one. What is there is very sweet, almost like honey. Certainly not the hop aroma that generally accompanies the style. Disappointing.

Taste - Very drinkable. Some spices. Having trouble discerning what they are tho. There is some hop bitterness coming through but it seems pretty underwhelming for the style. Taste may be more comparable to an APA. Maybe just me though.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Medium body, with a crisp and satisfying finish.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 03:12:20 | More by IdeaSpeeder
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decimator

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

600ml bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV 5.6%.

A - Poured a slightly hazy golden orange with a 2cm frothy off-white head. Head reduced to a very long lasting cap. Good lacing.

S - Citrus, some grass, some earthiness, backed by caramel sweetness.

T - Mildly sweet caramel flavours, citrus, some spice, finish has a nice bitterness with a light but lasting aftertaste.

M - Medium-heavy body, medium carbonation, some resin like stickiness (probably from the dry hopping), drying finish.

O - Pretty good and well crafted as I'd expect from Beau's. It has a good amount of bitterness without being a hop bomb. Time to grab another one as this can be enjoyed repeatedly in a session.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 01:55:55 | More by decimator
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dipso123

California

3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A) amber in color, decent head, floaty bits that looked more like trub than yeast

S) For an IPA "designed to appeal to hop heads" the aroma is tiny and what is there is rather malty and biscuity rather than hoppy

T) much more of a UK IPA than a WC IPA but with increased bitterness

M) more full than dry with a lingering bite

O) in the spectrum of beer as a whole I'd call this a 3.5 but in the spectrum of the IPA market it is well below that.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2013 23:22:37 | More by dipso123
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - clear copper with a tall soapy head that left random blobs along the glass as it receded
S - earthy, peppery, mild citrus, caramel, and a little grainy
T - interesting hop mix of herbal and earthy with a pleasant lemon juice citrus, light pepper, and slightly salty
M - lighter body, somewhat creamy, mild bitter with a citrus crispness, an easy drinker
O - solid all around, unassuming and flavourful, the more sips I have the more i like it, this could be easily sessioned

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 02:22:08 | More by joemcgrath27
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bright medium amber with a small off-white head that leaves spots of lacing.

Light aroma of caramel punctuated with tangerine. Herbal hops with a good bitterness, particularly toward the finish. Caramel malt is prominent but finishes dry.

Medium body with good carbonation. As is typical of a lot of Canadian IPehs, this beer seems to feature the astringent bittering properties of the hops much more than the aromatics or other flavors.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2012 23:21:48 | More by CliffBrake
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yet another brew courtesy of peensteen, thanks for the hook-up!

A - Pours a crystal clear copper color with a reddish hue, two fingers of head with solid retention and some nice sheeting lacing.

S - Musty citrus, wet cardboard, burnt sugar and toffee on the finish.

T - exactly as described, a mix between the musty English hop and a bold and bitter citrus hop lingers on the finish. The caramel backbone complements the hop profile. Scrumptious!

M - Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet given the bitterness of the finish.

O - A solid IPA that delivers both the English and American hop notes. Full flavored, easy drinking and highly recommended to anyone who has access to it.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 02:18:56 | More by andrenaline
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Intrinsic

Germany

4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

IPEh? is a delightful little beer. Pours a beautiful copper colour with an off-white head that leaves nice lacing. The smell is quite sweet but no dry-hopping here - at least not that I can tell. A hint of grapefruit. But once you take a sip, it's no longer a hint. It smashes your tastebuds with citrus, almost no up-front malty sweetness (contrary to the smell), and VERY bitter. Hmmm... I think that's the description of the ideal American IPA. Slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall - wow. Good job Beau's!

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2012 20:21:19 | More by Intrinsic
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -11%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a clear medium amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light dry floral hops with semi-sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is a mix between some light floral and somewhat dry hops notes with a semi-sweet caramel malt backbone. Body is a bit thin for style with good carbonation. Lacking some hops punch and body is a bit too thin for the style IMO but still enjoyable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 15:12:08 | More by Phyl21ca
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Yeoman9459

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

We were lucky enough to get this beer in my LCBO eventhough it isn't in Toronto or near Quebec. Comes in at 5.6% ABV for their 2012. Comes in a 600mL.

Appearance - copper pour, nice two finger head that turns into a nice small layer ontop of the beer. Looks like a nice easy drinking ipa. Filtered, little carbonation. Good looking bottle as well, enjoy their caps, "This Machine Kills Imports".

Smell - citrus and pine mostly.

Taste - right upfront its nice and fruity and ends piney.

Mouthfeel - Feels extremely nice, could easily crush a couple of these in a sitting. The bitterness starts off big and dies down pretty fast but leaves your mouth dry enough to need more of it.

Overall - it is an amazingly sessionable beer. I recommend this beer to people who are seasoned ipa drinkers as well as people who are looking to get in to the craft ipa scene because it gives you a taste of piney, fruity, american and english ipa's.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 03:03:57 | More by Yeoman9459
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korguy123

Ontario (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle into tulip.
Fresh batch.

A- Copper pour with two finger white head. Great lacing.

S- Good solid pine and citrus hops. Slight biscuit aroma with a floral backing.

T- Citrus and pine with cracker finish. Very middle of the road, but good.

M- Light to medium bodied, slightly chewey with a bitter aftertaste.

O- Quite good, I'm really happy it's fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 00:34:12 | More by korguy123
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slitherySOB

Ontario (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out an almost golden orange colour, and sits atop it is a thick, white, fluffy head that leaves plenty of lacing on the glass. Smells of the forest. Earthy, piney aroma, with some citrus and grassy hops as well. Tastes of dry crackers and hops. Some citrusy grapefruit as well. Mouthfeel is medilum bodied, medium carbonated, and a bit... oily. A very pleasant beer, and one I'll be having again. I love IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2012 22:58:03 | More by slitherySOB
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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single bottle from the old LCBO, packaged on Feb 15th. I vaguely remember having this on cask in Toronto, but I was in no condition to remember details, so it's great to see this again.

Poured into a nonic. Deep amber-copper, nice billowing head that settles to a sturdy thin layer, with frosty lacing. Fine lookin' brew.

Nose is a bit funky, but it's got a nice woodsy character to it, with fruit, cracker and citrus.

Nice earthy IPA, certainly more towards the English style, but I tend to like when the two styles of IPA are blended together into something new. The citrus tartness really gives this brew a lot of bite, but the malt profile allows Beaver River to be enjoyed - possibly even sessioned, given the lower ABV. Finish is pepper-citrus, long and lingering. Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

An enjoyable IPA, certainly worth purchasing. I know it's a seasonal, but I hope that they will bring this brew into regular rotation.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 21:22:36 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Digimaika2

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Clear caramel-amber colour with quite a creamy and bubbly foam head. Commendable retention and sticky lacing.

S: Pine, caramel and cracker, citrus, and a pleasant damp mossy-earthy aroma (albeit slightly faint).

T: Cracker-like malt backbone with pine and grapefruit-like hops coming through to provide an overall balanced and mellow taste. Peppery spice also detectable. Noticing some pleasing floral elements as this warms up. Quite tasty.

M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation level. An appropriate oilyness with a finishing dry and bitterness.

D: A good, smooth, and well balanced IPA that is one of the more sessionable IPA's I've had in a while.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2012 03:30:11 | More by Digimaika2
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Groulxsome

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Into a tulip from a bottle dated February 22.

A (3.5): Copper with some orange hues, a big loose head with very big bubbles. The head quickly dissipated with some light lacing. It's handsome, but a little too brief.

S (4): Smells pretty good! I get some of that citrus and the sweet, graham cracker smelling malt. The malt seems to be a major player here, over the hops. From the smell, it's more English style.

T (4.5): Wow! Not what I was expecting. None of the big up-front aroma hop character of West Coast-IPA's. Comes on with a little citrus (like a splash of sour lemon), followed by a really robust biscuit malt flavour, it then descends into a rich deep, earthy, bitter. Just when you're acclimatizing to that bitter it gets more bitter with piny-resiny, almost coppery, tongue-coating bitterness. Again, I'm saying a really assertively bittered English.

M (4.5): Medium and creamy with a pretty assertive carbonation. It's only 5.6% but there is a little tinge of heat from the alcohol, which, as I always say, pairs well with a deep wrap-around-your-tongue bitter.

O (4): The beer says (on its tag that I'm only now looking at) that it is "designed to appeal to hop heads." They say they've combined the malt and yeast profile of an English style and added an American-Style "citrus punch." If I were going to slot it into a style it'd be more English than American, but maybe that's how I'd like a "Canadian IPA" to taste…

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 23:36:23 | More by Groulxsome
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice clear golden/copper color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down very slowly and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrus, pine and grapefruit with a strong malt profile giving it some nice caramelly notes.

Taste: Like the aromas, i'm getting that grapefruit and pine taste from the hops but it also has alot of bready malts.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel and it leaves a nice lingering bitterness.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good flavors and aromas. Good I.P.A. but the hops were a little too drowned out by the malts for my liking.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 20:07:00 | More by SebD
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a riedel magnum red wine glass

A: Pours a deep amber color, with almost foam? Even pouring it violently, the beer shows no sign of carbonation! I was afraid it would be flat, but beer has a almost decent, low carbonation level.

S: Pretty hoppy, with cooked orange rind, notes of caramel and tea, spices.

T: Pretty nice, good bitterness, but not much aromatic hops. Lacks a bit of originality. It would be a pretty toned down american IPA, or a pretty toned up english IPA. Overall, good but not oustanding.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2012 00:01:02 | More by Caudalie
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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes:

Appearance: beautiful amber with hint of a deeper red; produces a great head

Aroma: nothing too strong, get a sense of balanced hops and malts

Taste & Mouthfeel: very crisp, cutting flavour and mouthfeel; turns very hoppy quick and last long on the tongue; very clean taste and nice carbonation

Overall: a great IPA with a hoppiness that jumps out quick and sticks with you in a nice, refreshing way.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 00:41:15 | More by BGDrock
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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very tasty! An older bottle, packaged March 3 2011, that has held up remarkably well.

Beautiful clear, orange-hued amber with decent head and carbonation level. Mouthfeel has an unexpected sharpness at the end. Aroma is primarily malt focused, although that may be a function of the bottle's age. However the taste is a magnificent hop blend that melds into a brilliantly bitter finish. A finish that lingers!

I don't remember being so impressed with earlier bottles, but I'm newly inspired and this is a beer I would definitely purchase again. Not to mention its genuinely clever name...

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 23:41:35 | More by hopsolutely
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cyrenaica

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

600ml bottle
5.6% ABV
I tried this beer on April 8, 2011 after purchasing from the Queen's Quay LCBO outlet. The beer poured a translucent copper colour with a generous light brown head. The aroma was pine, citrus, and malt. Very much like an English bitter. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation. The flavour was malty, with grapefruity hoppish bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 23:29:57 | More by cyrenaica
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appears to be a new, but still old-looking label. I quite like the old-timey cap too, with "Oh Yeah" the last thing you see before cracking this 600ml bottle - how does it know how I feel right now? Thanks to tbeckett for getting this spring seasonal across the Canadian Shield to me.

Into my favourite American pint glass, this beer pours a clear, medium brassy orange hue, with two solid fingers of dense, foamy, honeycombed ecru head, which leaves a nice array of Swiss cheese lace around the glass as it evenly subsides. It smells strongly of bready biscuit malt, and soft floral citrus notes that fade quite quickly. The taste is buttered bread malt, and a re-enlivened bitterness, some decent herbal pine hops coming up for air. The carbonation is sprightly, but not invasive, the body medium weight, smooth amongst a nosy booze warming. It finishes with another shift in balance, this time back to a more even bready malt, and subdued grassy, woody bitter hoppiness.

Since the attached promo card beat me to it, I'll just paraphrase it - a traditional British-style IPA, with a (measured) American-style hop punch. That's pretty much it, and fairly enjoyable for the compromise.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2011 02:25:19 | More by biboergosum
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Beaver River I.P.Eh? from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.