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Easy Beaver (Wheat Session IPA) - Belching Beaver Brewery

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Easy Beaver (Wheat Session IPA)Easy Beaver (Wheat Session IPA)

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Reviews: 5
Hads: 34
Avg: 3.78
pDev: 32.54%
Wants: 1
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Belching Beaver Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Smarty_Pints on 05-04-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Hads: 34
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Pours a chill-hazed amber color in the tall goblet. Foam is white and fairly persistent. Body is thin, as typical for a session IPA, but there is more malty substance than would be expected in a lower-alcohol brew. Flowery aroma with a citrus fragrance.

This starts with a pleasant malty warmth. Bitter aftertaste. Distinct grapefruit taste with plenty of acidity. Overall this is crisp and flavorful, though more bitter than needed except for the certified IPA categorization. Sudsy and appealing mouthfeel.

Somebody needs to blind-taste a line-up of a bunch of these style of brews. This seems like one of the better ones. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in San Diego for $6.49.

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Pours that classic wheat beer look - a hazed slightly orange/straw-like hue, fatty white head, great retention, with thick coats of lace from start to finish. Aroma is sweet and malty with intensely aromatic tropical fruit hop goodness - just like the look, this one has a classic wheat beer aroma with a good dose of dry hopping. Flavor follows suit - a lot of tropical fruit, the wheat sweetens it up a bit, gives it a good malt back (uncharacteristic of a lot of "Session IPAs") and adds a slightly tart finish. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, mellow carbonation, finishes dry and crisp.

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Pours unfiltered gold with a smallish finger high white head. Decent retention and loose lacing.

Initial pour stirs up a big pungent passion fruit and pineapple aroma that is strongest a couple inches above the glass. It settles in quickly to a more stock lemony wheat, grass and pine hop influence that is much more subdued and stable.

Bready with a touch of grain husks and lemony wheat. Pine and warm yellow citrus with a finishing hay and grassy flavor. Bitterness is average for an IPA but it lingers far through the finish of the drink coupled with a grainy bite and pine/grass clippings.

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Easy Beaver (Wheat Session IPA) from Belching Beaver Brewery
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