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

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Beaver River I.P.Eh?Beaver River I.P.Eh?
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada
beaus.ca

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Citrusy & piney-earthy hoppiness complemented by bready maltiness, fruity esters and caramel flavours.

60 IBU

Added by CanuckRover on 04-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,108
Reviews:
59
Ratings:
125
pDev:
13.87%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 125 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of StormAles
4.71/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kjyost
4.65/5  rDev +24%
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...

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Photo of Jaydee01
4.64/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of shamus
4.59/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful amount of head with a spectacular ruby/amber colour. Lot's of very fine carbonation. Wow this smells good. last week i had some ridiculously priced Danish beer. This is local and is sooo much better. Subtle woody, malty, fresh bread, with a bit of grape or cranberry. Not overpowering just there if you stop and let it linger. This tastes much like it smells but with a more bitter aftertaste. Still just perfect. It's such a pleasure to find a local beer of such exceptional quality.

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Photo of RyanPollock
4.5/5  rDev +20%

Photo of bobsy
4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
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!

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Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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Photo of Derek69
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A very good IPA, 60 IBU so it isn't nearly as hoppy as something like Boneshaker. Poured very nicely into the glass, lots of foamy head, very nice lacing down the glass.

Right away in the aroma you can tell its an IPA, hops and citrus hit you immediately.
The bitterness is quite wonderful and a bit addicting. A 5.6% ABV makes it perfect for
a spring or summer day without making you tipsy. Sessionable for someone more adventurous.

The cloudy golden colour is quite inviting, the aftertaste sticks with you, but leaves you wanting more.

This is a very good, proper IPA, much more adventurous than other mass market vesions,
but not quite to the other end of the spectrum.

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4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted June 26th, 2009. Obtained from a CanBIF5 trade with Ralphus. Drank from the pint glass of the same brewery. Thanks Ralphus!

A: A little hazy. Pours as a nice looking beer with copper color. Head is huge and nice. Very creamy head. Very important :) the head sticks to the glass.
S: Smell is of piny hops with some floral notes. Not very strong smell more of a medium intensity. The last pour is more citrus.
T: The taste is similar to the smell however, stronger. More piny. I don't taste the floral hops, it is more piny hops.
M: The beer feels so good in the mouth. During and after... awesome.
D: Well so easy to drink. A very drinkable beer.

Great beer. I want more! Thanks Ralphus for making me discover this brewery.

(note: this one taste a little bit similar to La Ciboire from Archibald).

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Photo of mikemands
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveBar
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at the LCBO 600ml bottle for $4.85. Served at 10deg C in a water glass.

A- Excellent! Opened very well and poured with a 1" head settling to a film within a minute.

S- Excellent! A true English IPA. Very good. Citrus and lemon hints. Corriander

T- Excellent! Very good. Enjoying this one a lot. Carbonation is excellent and the bitter bite on the tongue in place

M- Excellent and tart as expected from an IPA

O- Excellent! Put it in a can on the shelf for $2.50 and they will have a regular customer. Will buy again unless they raise the price

Food Pairing

This wonderful Canadian IPA paired well with... Chicken parmesan. This wonderful IPA just cut through the cheese and tomato sauce like a Jewish mother through their children's self esteem.

Enjoy!

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Photo of Hoppy_McGee
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of baylz
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of MattPS
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Boo-urns
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aychbomb
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Molson2000
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Groulxsome
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
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…

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Photo of patre_tim
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Copper with a slight cloudiness, 3 fingers of slightly beige creamy white head with large and small bubbles as well as chunks of lacing. Little fine bubbled carbonation.

S: Pine, citrus, tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, papaya, onion, a little dankness.

T: Lots of up front bitterness, orange, mango, pine, light sweetness, onion, dankness, but mostly bitterness that is like cayenne pepper without the heat. Well balanced, solid beer.

M: Syrupy resinous body, little to no carbonation.

O: Well crafted, so proud of this Canadian IPA. Balanced, got all the hops and malt, not overly sweet. Very enjoyable.

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4.2/5  rDev +12%

Photo of 604growler
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Black Tomato in Ottawa. Somebody has been paying attention to the west coast IPAs. This has a light citrus aroma, grapefruit but with a lemon-fresh accent. The bitterness is completely respectable for an IPA and takes it's time hitting the tongue. Nice and refreshing and puts Ontario on the map for IPAs

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Photo of Ralphus
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm fairly sure my review of this beer must have been removed. Perhaps because I labelled it as cask? Who knows. Regardless, I had this beer fresh day it was released at the brewery, on cask with a hand pump at the Cheshire Cat (it was heavenly) and a few times on tap as well.

Pours a dark copper with a big off-white creamy and foamy head. It smells of caramel and light pine and the taste has much more .. particularly the pine. There's plenty of malted sweetness up front but balanced by a very sharp and piney finish. Really well done.

Mouthfeel is soft and silky smooth. Drinkability is better than average. Here's hoping Beau's releases this one again in the spring.

P.S Zorprime, glad you liked it so much.

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Photo of Jeffo
4.17/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one at the LCBO in Waterloo at the beginning of August. Glad to see a few left on the shelf!

From a 600ml bottle into a snifter
Batch no. 3586
Bottled 14 April 2014

APPEARANCE: Pours a 2+ finger, medium looking, fluffy, white head with great retention. Hazy burnt orange with medium levels of carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a foamy cap leaving lots of foamy lacing down the glass. Good thin wisp remains with lots of good lacing down the glass. Looks nice. A bit too foamy perhaps, but really good otherwise.

SMELL: Pale malts, caramel, lots of grapefruit and some pine aromas. Light lemon and orange peel on the nose as well. Aromatic and enticing.

TASTE: Pale malts, caramel, some bitter grapefruit and spicy hops at the swallow. Bold and lingering finish of bitter grapefruit, some bitter lemon, piney bitterness and some light caramel sweetness as a base. Lots of bitterness but still plenty of hop flavors to make it interesting and enjoyable. Good stuff.

PALATE: Medium-full body and medium levels of carbonation. Very creamy smooth on the palate, plenty of weight for the style as well, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Great feel here.

OVERALL: Well done Beau’s! Really like the aroma and flavor profile on this one, and the heavier, fuller feel for the style is right up my alley. Lots going on here, and at 4 months old, which some people would scoff at, this proves that IPA’s can be outstanding much longer than people might think. A fantastic IPA from Ontario. Cheers!

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4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper with an inch of thick creamy off-white head that leaves a massive web of lacing with each sip.

Lots of caramel malt, definitely more of an English IPA than an American (west-coast IPA). Now that I'm reading the little booklet that comes with the bottle, they indicate that this beer is "taking the malt and yeast profile of a traditional British-Style India Pale Ale and adding an American-Style citrus punch." Agreed.

Nice mouthfeel and carbonation. The malty sweetness balances out the hoppy bitterness.

Overall, a nice offering from Beau's.

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Photo of wordemupg
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
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

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Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 125 ratings
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