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

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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Photo of kjyost
4.63/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on cask at Bar Volo, by far the best entrant in the IPA cask challenge.

Pours a hazy orange / yellow with a stellar head that laces like crazy. The nose of the IPA is dripping with american hops' citrus aromas. It smells delectable, and makes you want to drink it immediately. The beer is very heavy on the hop presence with great flavours of grapefruit and orange playing within a fairly bitter body. Mouthfeel is a little light and creamy for my tastes, but it is from a cask. I could suck these things back constantly...

kjyost, Jul 11, 2010
Photo of shamus
4.58/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful amount of head with a spectacular ruby/amber colour. Lot's of very fine carbonation. Wow this smells good. last week i had some ridiculously priced Danish beer. This is local and is sooo much better. Subtle woody, malty, fresh bread, with a bit of grape or cranberry. Not overpowering just there if you stop and let it linger. This tastes much like it smells but with a more bitter aftertaste. Still just perfect. It's such a pleasure to find a local beer of such exceptional quality.

shamus, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of RyanPollock
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

RyanPollock, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of bobsy
4.47/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pint at Volo. Poured a nice clean copper colour with a finger of white head, and had great retention and some lace. Nice C-hop aroma mingling with a bit of pine and a strong malty backbone. Exceptional balance in the flavour - great citrus, tangerine notes, mixing with some pine, and supported by a lightly sweet malty background. Bitterness is decent, and seems to have been gradually ramped up over time, though may still fall a little short of its counterparts to the south of the border. Medium-light refreshing body with medium carbonation seems to suit both the flavours and the sunny weather well.

I liked this one a lot. Its hardly going to rape your tongue with bitterness, but it shows an expert balance that a lot of more extreme brews sadly lack. I could drink this all day long, which is a testament to the brewer's skill. Nice job guys!

bobsy, May 09, 2009
Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This reminds me of Scotch Irish Sgt Major's IPA at its prime.

Pours a light copper color with a frothy, everalsting head. The aroma is of resinous hops and butterscotch yeast esters. Toasty, caramel malts also show prominently. The taste is very hop forward with a wonderful hop bitterness that takes centre stage and dominates throughout. The very capable malt profile adds plently of doughy, sweet balance. English ale yeast also adds quite a bit of complexity. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with a luxurious, ample stream of tiny carbonation bubbles. The finish is very bitter and long lasting.

This is a tremendously enjoyable IPA. Great balance and an excellent hop bitterness.

CAMRAhardliner, May 25, 2011
Photo of ZorPrime
4.33/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted June 26th, 2009. Obtained from a CanBIF5 trade with Ralphus. Drank from the pint glass of the same brewery. Thanks Ralphus!

A: A little hazy. Pours as a nice looking beer with copper color. Head is huge and nice. Very creamy head. Very important :) the head sticks to the glass.
S: Smell is of piny hops with some floral notes. Not very strong smell more of a medium intensity. The last pour is more citrus.
T: The taste is similar to the smell however, stronger. More piny. I don't taste the floral hops, it is more piny hops.
M: The beer feels so good in the mouth. During and after... awesome.
D: Well so easy to drink. A very drinkable beer.

Great beer. I want more! Thanks Ralphus for making me discover this brewery.

(note: this one taste a little bit similar to La Ciboire from Archibald).

ZorPrime, Jun 28, 2009
Photo of Derek69
4.29/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very good IPA, 60 IBU so it isn't nearly as hoppy as something like Boneshaker. Poured very nicely into the glass, lots of foamy head, very nice lacing down the glass.

Right away in the aroma you can tell its an IPA, hops and citrus hit you immediately.
The bitterness is quite wonderful and a bit addicting. A 5.6% ABV makes it perfect for
a spring or summer day without making you tipsy. Sessionable for someone more adventurous.

The cloudy golden colour is quite inviting, the aftertaste sticks with you, but leaves you wanting more.

This is a very good, proper IPA, much more adventurous than other mass market vesions,
but not quite to the other end of the spectrum.

Derek69, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
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!

DaveBar, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Hoppy_McGee, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of baylz
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

baylz, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of MattPS
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

MattPS, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of Groulxsome
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%
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…

Groulxsome, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of aychbomb
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

aychbomb, May 03, 2012
Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Molson2000, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of 604growler
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Black Tomato in Ottawa. Somebody has been paying attention to the west coast IPAs. This has a light citrus aroma, grapefruit but with a lemon-fresh accent. The bitterness is completely respectable for an IPA and takes it's time hitting the tongue. Nice and refreshing and puts Ontario on the map for IPAs

604growler, Apr 12, 2011
Photo of Ralphus
4.22/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm fairly sure my review of this beer must have been removed. Perhaps because I labelled it as cask? Who knows. Regardless, I had this beer fresh day it was released at the brewery, on cask with a hand pump at the Cheshire Cat (it was heavenly) and a few times on tap as well.

Pours a dark copper with a big off-white creamy and foamy head. It smells of caramel and light pine and the taste has much more .. particularly the pine. There's plenty of malted sweetness up front but balanced by a very sharp and piney finish. Really well done.

Mouthfeel is soft and silky smooth. Drinkability is better than average. Here's hoping Beau's releases this one again in the spring.

P.S Zorprime, glad you liked it so much.

Ralphus, Jul 08, 2009
Photo of patre_tim
4.2/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper with a slight cloudiness, 3 fingers of slightly beige creamy white head with large and small bubbles as well as chunks of lacing. Little fine bubbled carbonation.

S: Pine, citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, papaya, onion, a little dankness.

T: Lots of up front bitterness, orange, mango, pine, light sweetness, onion, dankness, but mostly bitterness that is like cayenne pepper without the heat. Well balanced, solid beer.

M: Syrupy resinous body, little to no carbonation.

O: Well crafted, so proud of this Canadian IPA. Balanced, got all the hops and malt, not overly sweet. Very enjoyable.

patre_tim, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of Intrinsic
4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
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!

Intrinsic, May 18, 2012
Photo of CanuckRover
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Spring seasonal from Beau's brewery. Bomber dated April 24th (yesterday).

Pours a clear copper. Big, dense, creamy white head. Settles after a few sips to a nice film. Lacings are spotty but substantial.

American hops on the nose, focus on pine notes with an earthy malt aroma playing a part.

Up front it's all hops. Pine flavours hit the tongue hard and don't let up all that much. Orange zest plays a small role, but most of the sweetness comes from a sturdy english malt foundation. While it's cool, it's a hop show, but as it warms the malt really starts to come into its own and strong caramel flavours wrestle with the hops for dominance.

The body on this is fantastic. An incredibly smooth IPA with perfect carbonation.

Drinkable, but, for Ontario, this is some serious hopping.

A great beer, really hope this does well.

CanuckRover, Apr 25, 2009
Photo of zachariaIPA
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with an inch of thick creamy off-white head that leaves a massive web of lacing with each sip.

Lots of caramel malt, definitely more of an English IPA than an American (west-coast IPA). Now that I'm reading the little booklet that comes with the bottle, they indicate that this beer is "taking the malt and yeast profile of a traditional British-Style India Pale Ale and adding an American-Style citrus punch." Agreed.

Nice mouthfeel and carbonation. The malty sweetness balances out the hoppy bitterness.

Overall, a nice offering from Beau's.

zachariaIPA, May 23, 2011
Photo of wordemupg
4.13/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

600ml bottle poured into tulip May,16,2011 batch 1290

A clear copper without many visible bubbles but somehow produces a massive 3 finger cream colored foam that slowly falls to a thick 1/2inch film that leaves a partial ring of lace with every sip

S lemon rind, very faint pine with some spicy and herbal hops, a little sweet malts and toffee

T much more caramel malt then I expected but there's just enough hops to form a balance, quite the mix of hops I get some earthy, herbal, floral and a little citrus, interesting indeed but I wouldn't say its a "hop bomb" but it dose work well for it

O yet again I wanted to drop a 4.25 once or twice so slightly higher grade here, well rounded with no flaws and very easy to drink

Would make a great session IPA with only 5.6%alc I could drink this all day and still walk straight, thanks liamt07 for knocking another want of my list

wordemupg, May 17, 2011
Photo of joemcgrath27
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
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

joemcgrath27, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
4.1/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

andrenaline, May 27, 2012
Photo of notdan
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The IPEh? pours with a nice light bubbly head on top of a medium copper body. The head stuck around for a little bit and left some nice lacing down the glass. Smells mostly of piney hops with some nice malt in there too. The first sip is relatively bitter, again the piney hops and a bit of citrus mixed in with sweet malt and a bit of a bready character too. The bitterness becomes less noticeable fairly quickly but the great flavour stays around. It's remarkably balanced. This is an excellent, easy drinking IPA.

I'm on the last of the growlers I brought down to Waterloo with me from Ottawa. Thankfully I'm heading home in about two weeks and I'll definitely be back to the brewery to pick up some more.

notdan, Aug 06, 2009
Photo of bartle
4.05/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask at Volo.

Poured a lovely glowing orange around the edges blending into the copper like body, a huge creamy head that settles amongst the hazy contents. Obviously a little over carbonated while being forced through the hand pump. I Don't complain about this due to the aroma that follows.
The nose is really floral, citrus grapefruits, a hint of mangos, clementines, followed by a slight pine note. You can really get a sent of caramel from the malts and a touch of biscuit. Very cool. The floral bouquet was a little different and interesting. It had a lot of very nice tropical fruit aromas. I enjoy the hops in this one.
The taste was much to follow from the nose. Very bitter and citrusy up front. All the zest and pine just seem to swirl into the caramel malt sweetness. There isn't much hop burn from this. A little sweeter than the tap version, which at first seemed a little hop forward (I ain't complaining on either parts... just a new ball game). The mango returns in the sweetness along with some nice biscuity flavours and returns with that satisfying hop residue on the tongue.
With the over carbonation and the hand pump, this is super thick and creamy. Very frothy, smooth, and totally clean.
fantastic offering from this brewer.

bartle, Apr 15, 2010
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Beaver River I.P.Eh? from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.