Beaver Beer Big Red - Beaver Beer Company

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34 Ratings

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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.27
pDev: 19.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beaver Beer Company visit their website
Connecticut, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gavage on 01-01-2012

Crafted from a heady blend of English & domestic style malts, combined with a bodacious infusion of Pacific Northwest hops, Big Red is a sinfully delicious session brew. Big Red's malt backbone lends a smoothness and balances the impressive hoppy tones added through the kettle & dry hopping process. Its citrus aroma, brilliant medium-copper color, and long standing foam provide a most satisfying sensory impression. Not astringent or sweet, Big Red Beaver is an IPA you can enjoy day or night. After one taste you're sure to say "bottoms up".

55 IBU
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Ratings: 34 | Reviews: 7
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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.3/5  rDev +0.9%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #70 (November 2012):

Without a doubt, we have a hoppy beer here. Not solely measured in bitterness, but flavor as well. While there might be some balance here, there are other characteristics that weigh in on the palate that are not as favorable. Yeast seems to run too far on the palate and the hopping is a bit chaotic and does not mesh well.

STYLE: American IPA
ABV: 6.0%

LOOK: Cloudy rust hued amber, lots of froth

SMELL: Hop forward, catty, cumquats, green peppercorn, caramel, bread crust, yeast

TASTE: Smooth, medium bodied, balance bitterness, caramel, toasted biscuits, blood oranges, pithy, mild alcohol, broth, nutty, green onion, semi-dry bitter finish

Photo of KTCamm
3.53/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours cloudy reddish amber. 1/4 inch white foam mostly settles down. Very faint toffee nutty smell, but have to draw it out. Standard amber ale taste - caramel toffee on top. Very minor hop amidst the malty flavor.

Not sure how this is an IPA. More like a hoppy amber. Pretty good blend.

Photo of nebula1999
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I always love to try the new stuff I see at my local packie. The Beaver Beers caught my eye.

Nice reddish brown color, offwhite head.

Aroma is mild for an IPA, but I don’t need a big bold IPA all the time. An even malt-hop profile in there. Rich.

Taste again, is mild, but definitely has that IPA character. Graininess is right there, and followed by a nice hop finish.

This doesn’t blow my taste buds away, and it doesn’t need to. It is a great, drinkable America IPA. ABV isn’t astronomical either. Another plus for me.

Photo of Gavage
3.68/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a reddish orange color with a 1" head that falls quickly.

Smell: light grapefruit and a earthy hop presence are most notable.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, apples, and a nice bitterness. Some mild earthy and bready qualities round it out.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with some drying late. Aftertaste is long lasting.

Overall: a nicely drinkable IPA that is nicely refreshing and satisfying.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.5/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours reddish. Nice tan cap. Head laces well. Body is mildly hazed.

S-Smells quite nice. A unique hop aroma and a very distinctive malt scent. Malt is like a cinnamon roll and sweet bread. Hops are piney and citrusy of course.

T-Flavor is nice as well. Malt outshines the hops in my opinion. Malt is more delectable,but the hops are more aggressive. Surprisingly very bitter. Enjoyable.

M-Medium body. Crisp carbonation. Lightly slick. Light enough to evoke consistent sipping.

O/D-A tasty little IPA with a goofy label. This six-pack won't last long but it fails to separate itself from the gigantic population of 'good but not great' IPAs.

Photo of 96GreenMonster
4.94/5  rDev +51.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easy drinking IPA. Best sessionable IPA in my opinion, taste like a better Harpoon IPA to me. Little smokey, little spicy, little hoppy, little bitter. Not overwhelmingly hoppy. I've had it on draft and in the bottle, it's pretty heady with good flavor.

Photo of alexgash
3.38/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz. bottle.

Robust amber-orange with some floaties. Tall, rocky, whipped head. Very nice lacing. Nose of caramel and fruit malts (definitely some crystal malt in here). Floral, piny, and citrusy hop aromas.

Slightly astringent grain that soon gives way to herbal, floral, minty hop bitterness. Fruity malt sweetness fills in. Toasted caramel edge. Moderate body with a slightly fizzy feel. Not bad, but plenty forgettable.

Beaver Beer Big Red from Beaver Beer Company
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