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Nasty Habit IPA - Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

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Nasty Habit IPANasty Habit IPA

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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co. visit their website
British Columbia, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A generously hopped IPA, balanced by a diabolical blend of rich specialty malts and pure mountain water. A wicked ale that leaves you lusting for more.

(Beer added by: ritzkiss on 02-05-2010)
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4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oh yeah. I'm liking this.

Pours a moderate head that settles to a thin film, leaves fine lace. Muddy, hazy orange colour. Great nose, smells fresh and inviting. Oranges, pine laid over a sweet malt. Very appetizing.

Hoppy and citrus to taste. Lots of orangey goodness. Noticeable carbonation, but not overwhelming. This is a very, very tasty brew.

Well done. Recommended.

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4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: gorgeous deep amber; clear; solid, tan head with great length

Aroma: citrus and tropical hops - orange, pineapple, mango golden raisin - and a hint of pine too

Taste & Mouthfeel: those hope aromas are coming through in the taste, but with a stronger resinous pine flavour, predominantly in the finish when it all but takes over; floral notes too, pollen; like a walk through a garden; properly balanced with malt and tree sap sweetness; spot on carbonation and medium body makes for an easy-drinking brew

Overall: from the first taste I knew this was one of my new favourite IPAs; the hop flavours have flow, being gentle but not weak, and very interesting; very well crafted

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4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A most excellent IPA, in a province where there are two other heavy-hitters in the market (Hop Head & Paddy-whack from Kelowna & Nelson, respectively) plus another from a bit further afield (Amnesiac, from Victoria).
I have enjoyed many Revelstoke brews over the years but this one is my new favorite of theirs.

Nice hop aroma, caramel malt notes + a pleasant bitterness in the taste. Looks good in a glass too.
Very drinkable. Nice!

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4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to my BA in crime andrenaline for the B.C. haul
A - poured a clear copper golden with a solid thumb of head that retained well, strong lacing
S - nice mix of piney and floral hop aromas, some sweet caramels malt notes, and hints of tart citrus
T - pleasing floral and more subtle pine up front, balanced subtly but well with caramel and smoky malts, some grapefruit flavours with a peppery finish
M - medium carbonation, full flavours giving way to pleasant bitter and slightly dry feel
D - very well balanced feels and flavours, good hop flavours but so biting as some IPA's get, impressed all around

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4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Good finger of head, nice gold copper.

S - Lots of hops, fruity, citrusy, spicy and floral, very fragrant.

T - Bitter. Good citrus notes, with floral and a malty sweetness backing.

M - Bitter, creamy, smooth. Alcohol is nicely hidden. Bold and full bodied.

D - Quite good.

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4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 ml bomber poured into bomber 15/6/11

A clear copper with a fast falling thumbs width of cream colored foam that fall quickly and leaves a few random patches of lace

S guava, tangerine, grapefruit rind and some pine, pretty solid nose for a IPA, just a little caramel but mostly tropical fruits

T a little toned down compared to the smell but very similar with more caramel, some pineapple and slightly more pine then the nose

M medium bodied and creams up from the bubbles and leaves a little behind on your gums

O decent IPA for sure with a great nose and solid in all other areas

5$ for a bomber is a deal in my books, I could smell this one the second the cap hissed and can't think of a reason for you to not try this brew.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden brown apperance with bubbly white head that slowly settles down leaving some lacing. Smell consists of malt, hops, citrus with a hint of brown sugar and various fruit, impressive so far.

Taste is simar to the smell, consists of citrus, brown sugar, floral hops. Fruit taste consists of orange, mangos and grape fruit. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Aftertaste is a citrusy, grassy taste.

Overall, this is a clean and tasty beer. The fruit alone is up for interpretation. If you come across a bottle, I recommend you pick it up.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An overall good hopped-up IPA. I'll pick this one up again for my Canadian stock.

I like murky beers and this has a nice deep golden colour. Not as much lacing as I'd expect from a high-hop beer but not bad anyway.

Great aroma with strong citrus, peach and tropical fruits with some sweet malt to balance. The finish is relatively dry and has a good moderate level of bitterness with grapefruit and lemon.

The carbonation is medium and makes this med-high flavoured beer go down quite smooth and easily.

Worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a copper amber color with a wispy shortlived head. The glass is draped with lace. Light caramel and dough malt notes and some piney hops fill the nose. Hop bitterness is the prominent feature of the taste, but its less brash than most America IPA examples. Some melon and grapefruit flavors mingle with the aforementioned pine. Cookie dough malts provide a more than ample counterpart to the hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a nice subtle carbonation. Finish is lightly bitter and doesnt linger long.

This is a decent IPA. I prefer them hoppier, but this is very tastey. Recommended, especially to the unitiated hophead.

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4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful light amber colour with orange highlights, one finger beige head, good carbonation and lace. Nice up front hoppy aroma, citrus, grapefruit, pine. Taste to match the smell, grapefruit suggestions with piney resin, sharp bitterness, snappy, a bit tart, cleansing mouthfeel and medium body. Nicely balanced with a malty presence to counter all that bitterness, tasty and refreshing, I like my IPA's like this one. Too bad I can't get more of this, I picked it up in Calgary in August, now I'm at the mercy of the LCBO. Edited to add: My mistake, biegaman just reminded me that he picked this up for me at the LCBO; sorry for the unwarranted slam LCBO, you occasionally do come through!

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Nasty Habit IPA from Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.