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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 aychbomb
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

aychbomb, May 03, 2012
Photo of traumaqueen
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

traumaqueen, Apr 03, 2012
Photo of RedAleMan
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

RedAleMan, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of fostachild
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

fostachild, Mar 29, 2012
Photo of WeissBoy
4/5  rDev +7.2%

WeissBoy, Mar 28, 2012
Photo of Phyl21ca
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.

Phyl21ca, Mar 26, 2012
Photo of jsnoek
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

jsnoek, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of Yeoman9459
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Yeoman9459, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of korguy123
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

korguy123, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of MattPS
4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

MattPS, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of slitherySOB
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

slitherySOB, Mar 11, 2012
Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

JohnnyBarman, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Digimaika2
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Digimaika2, Mar 10, 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 SebD
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.

SebD, Mar 07, 2012
Photo of JZ57
4/5  rDev +7.2%

JZ57, Mar 05, 2012
Photo of Caudalie
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Caudalie, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of BGDrock
3.83/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

BGDrock, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of wilmaster001
4/5  rDev +7.2%

wilmaster001, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
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...

hopsolutely, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of kelvarnsen
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kelvarnsen, Nov 30, 2011
Photo of oldp0rt
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

oldp0rt, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of cyrenaica
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

cyrenaica, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of biboergosum
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.

biboergosum, Jun 29, 2011
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
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.

TheSevenDuffs, Jun 09, 2011
Beaver River I.P.Eh? from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.