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

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101 Ratings
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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | 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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on cask at Bar Volo, with the owner. A very good cask, with some cloudy grapefruit and good head. Very lacey. Understated carbonation, good mouthfeel for a hoppy cask. Mild hop aromas, but the IBU is right there. Good drinkability. Had some later on tap, which came through with more mineral water. This review is the cask only.
Had it a year later on tap and big bitter, hits the style though would like better balance from complementary malts.

Serving type: cask

04-15-2010 12:02:57 | More by Sammy
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.33/5  rDev -10.7%
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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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
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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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Right off the bat Beaver River had three things going for it - it's organic, unfiltered and dry-hopped - and now that I've seen it, I'll add a fourth to that list: good looks. The beer's toasty, deep golden-amber tone, and the chill haze that accompanies it, indicate to me that this should be a confident, uncompromising kind of IPA.

... smells like I may have jumped the gun a little. Confident and uncompromising? That's a bit of a stretch. This bouquet would be perfectly acceptable if you're accustomed to milder, more malt-forward English IPA offerings. But if your ears (err, nose?) perked up when the brewery said this was "designed to appeal to hop heads" be ready for a letdown.

Or, perhaps what I should say is, don't come expecting that bill of goods you're sold on the tag. By any standard, or at least British standards, Beaver River IPEh? is, however, a perfectly quaffable ale. And though it may not be exactly as I imagined it might, it still has a firm and flavourful taste, lead by a buttery, biscuity maltiness that has sweet toffee undertones. Hard water minerals also lend a lot of (British) character.

Despite virtually no hop aroma and only a cursory note of them in the finish, this beer certainly isn't suffering from any shortage of bitterness. It's as if the kettle hop additions went according to plan but then someone dropped the ball in the later finishing and dry-hopping stages. This nippy bitterness seems maladjusted to a beer that is otherwise quite mild and agreeable. Lucky for a fruity, caramelly sweet aftertaste.

Now I know how the dog feels when we tell her we're taking her to the park but are really driving her to the vet instead. Beaver River IPEh? is a fine and perfectly enjoyable ale, but any promises of "Pacific gem hop aroma" or "American-style citrus punch" are misleading as this beer breaks, if not the letter of the American IPA law, certainly the spirit of it.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2011 20:46:27 | More by biegaman
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure why my review was removed, here it goes again. On tap at Volo.

Pours a clear coppery gold, thick white head forms, drops to a nice layer, some lace spots stick, looks good. Smell is nice, floral, light grapefruit and citrus hoppiness, touch of pine, malty middle, some caramel and biscuity sweetness, good hop presence. Taste is similar, grapefruit and a touch of pine up front, juicy, floral, lightly fruity, caramel, biscuit, nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Easy drinking IPA, not bad at all.

Serving type: on-tap

09-11-2009 15:15:27 | More by Viggo
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

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

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2011 04:03:01 | More by wordemupg
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from the LCBO, Batch 1239. Bottled March 11, 2011, into a ballooned tulip.

Pours a copper amber, with a fluffy white head; 3+ fingers. Medium sized bubbles, sticky lace and a whole bunch of chunky retention. Looks absolutely delicious. Nose has the hops, orange and some floral notes. Hint of pine and some earthy qualities, along with a touch of bread. An interesting grain/spicy quality comes out as it warms. Taste is bitter upfront, grassy, earthy and with some citrus again, maybe a hint of lemon. Bitterness prevails in the finish. Body is about medium, but gets a bit watery in the feel at times. Medium high carbonation. An interesting 'organic' take on the style, but not a pure 'American IPA' in my eyes. Interesting and something I'd revisit regularly.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 17:23:17 | More by liamt07
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.7/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Tasting notes from 6/6/11. Bottled on date of 3/1/11
Poured in to Duvel tulip glass.

A - Light amber colour; translucent, with one finger of foamy cream coloured head.

S - Some bitterness but very subdued for an IPA. Lots of bready malt notes come through that somewhat dominate the nose. I wouldn't guess that this was an IPA if the label didn't say so.

T - A good bitterness up front with some floral notes and some light citrus notes that come through after a while. A lot of grainy/bready malts with some sweet caramel. The bitterness returns in a dry finish. A decent IPA but nothing I would would ever buy again.

M - Medium body, chewy. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2011 01:48:24 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.3/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

600ml Bottle

Appearance - Clear orange colour with a large size frothy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, grapefruit, caramel

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and the beer has a sweet flavour consisting of malts, caramel, and some hops. There is a bit of grapefruit and also some of the barnyard/hay/straw flavour that can be found in Beau's Lugtread lager. It finishes with a very dry hoppy aftertaste. (almost woody)

Overall - The beer had lots of promise when I first smelled it, but when I had my first sip I encountered too much of that barnyard flavour. It's a fairly decent beer, I am just not a fan of the farm taste. After having some of the amazing west coast IPA's, I wouldn't buy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2011 18:19:45 | More by spinrsx
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a gold/copper sorta colour with minimal carbonation. Bright. Three finger fluffy white head. Good half finger retention and some nice lacing.

S - Grapefruit and pine are both very strong with some caramel in the back.

T - Lot's of pine with fruitiness up front. Less caramel and some butteryness.

M - Slightly bitter in the finish with a light to medium body and mild carbonation.

O/D - Good IPA. What I expected from Beau's. A solid IPA that's highly drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 16:55:44 | More by tbeckett
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bobsy

Ontario (Canada)

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!

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2009 14:49:03 | More by bobsy
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2012 02:18:56 | More by andrenaline
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

11-24-2011 02:09:23 | More by oldp0rt
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

09-09-2012 23:33:15 | More by Molson2000
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kwjd

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This just came to the LCBO in Toronto. I love the Beau's 600mL bottles, so picked up several without having tried this before. Pours a copper-orange colour with thick white head. Nice enough head retention, with some lacing around the glass. Smells of resiny piney hops, with some earthiness. Malt seems to be fairly bready. This is more bitter than it is hoppy, I wish it had more hop flavour, but it there. Medium bodied mouthfeel. We have a lack of IPA's in Ontario, so I'm glad to be able to buy this.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2011 23:18:58 | More by kwjd
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

02-12-2013 03:40:09 | More by DaPan
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy copper/amber colour, one finger thick white head with some lacing. Smell is of creamy malt, citrus, biscuit, caramel like light sweetness and some earthy notes. Taste is a good malt, citrus, bitter but not super hoppy, dry finish and an earthy malt typical of most Beau's stuff. Mouthfeel is a touch creamy, smooth and has a good medium weight. Solid IPA, very approachable and is an IPA that will please both the beer geek and casual beer drinker

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2011 18:47:59 | More by peensteen
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

1/5  rDev -73.2%

11-06-2012 15:53:07 | More by cfalovo97
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Mondial:

Tapped a copper gold with a decent cap, good lacing, small bubbled natural carbonation.

Aroma is boiler plate UK-styled IPA: Toffee, toast, piney-citus hops some fruit and floral tones.

Medium body, soft on the palate. Nice toast-caramel malts ride just below the resinous piney bittering, wet clean bitter finish.

A decent interpretation of the UK style.

Serving type: on-tap

06-21-2010 00:01:48 | More by pootz
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

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

Serving type: bottle

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

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2011 02:33:31 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -26.3%

05-13-2012 13:50:48 | More by Ivanhoes_Backpack
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SebD

Ontario (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
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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hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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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kjyost

Manitoba (Canada)

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...

Serving type: cask

07-11-2010 03:35:47 | More by kjyost
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Beaver River I.P.Eh? from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.