Wild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPA | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Wild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPAWild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPA

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Screamin’ Beaver, an amped up version of our spring seasonal Beaver River, is back by popular demand for a 2011 edition. Only 1,000 bottles of this delicious brew will be available for sale. This monster weighs in at 9.9% ABV and 99 IBUs. Screamin’ Beaver has been dry hopped and aged on oak staves. Even scarier than the stats, this beer is incredibly drinkable and nicely balanced. Be very afraid.

Added by Sammy on 05-09-2010

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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.99/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.96/5  rDev +29.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of bobsy
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cask pint of double IPA at the Rhino for about $5. I guess those west end rents aren't as high as I thought they were.

Rich copper with a splash of blood orange and a creamy yellow tinged head that dropped to a film, leaving some streaks of lace behind. Grapefruit, big caramel and vanilla aroma is not overly hoppy, but pleasing nonetheless. Nice flavour isn't quite double IPA, but is certainly bigger than a regular IPA. Call her an IPA and a half. Quite sweet with a lot of caramel and some neat vanilla (did they use oak chips in this?). Hops come through as tropical - some mango, pineapple and grapefruit. Alcohol is well-hidden. Fuller, creamy mouthfeel is great. Ridiculously drinkable... truly ridiculous.

Not quite what I expected for the style, and one that divided the opinion of those that had some. Three of us liked it and two didn't. Hard to view explicitly as a double IPA, but its still up to Beau's high standards. That said, I wish an Ontario brewer would tack on a few points in alcohol and 50% more IBUs.

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4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this beer in the Beau's best of 2015 pack.As much as I find this a pretty tasty beer I can see where some people might find it offensive so I'll try and be through here.

Appearance - This beer pours a deep cloudy caramel amber with 2 fingers off white head, the head fades leaving a thick film over the top. Carbonation seems to be fairly lively.

Aroma - The aroma has a strong oak smell, pretty normal considering its oak aged, followed up by caramel malts, floral hops, pine hops,light citrusy smell in the very back.

Taste - the oak flavor is strong, almost as if a drop of scotch was added for good measure. this is followed up by caramel malts again extremely strong, caramel and oak overpower this beer giving it a very smooth malty taste. the next thing I taste would be the hops, Their balanced out well with the malt so there not ridiculously bitter but I get floral hops some pine bitterness and lastly very light grapefruit.

Feel - the body isnt exactly full but it leans more in that Direction. and it has a very smooth creamy feel, It is very dry on the end with a light lasting bitterness. The alcohol content of 9.9 percent is very well hidden.

Overall - This is one of the more interesting double IPA's Ive tried, aging it in oak has brought out some very interesting flavor profiles and the booze is well hidden, Its oddly smooth for an IPA but still has that IPA feel. wow this is a complex one. enjoy.

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4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice tawny copper color with a beige finger of head nice coating lacing. Aroma is very woody and oaky, with some pine resin and caramel. More on the maltier Side of an ipa, but its alright. The taste is incredibly diverse. Oaky and woody, bitter and piny, caramel and toffee. It's got a hefty feel, soft creamy body.

This is a bit of a retraction from a typical DIPA, but it was largely enjoyable! Thanks Chris!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Best of Beaus Mix Pack 2012
600ml bottle poured into a goblet. ABV 9.9%.

A - Poured a clear mahogany with copper highlights. 1cm cream head. reduced to surface bubbles. Some lacing.

S - The aroma is on the malty side with lots of caramel then followed by oak, pine, some spice and a bit of citrus. The oak becomes more prominent as the beer warms.

T - Caramel with a hint of molasses upfront, citrus fruit in the middle, a bit of vanilla, the finish is a combination of smoky wood and plenty of bitter hops.

M - Medium carbonation, medium-heavy body, some prickliness on tongue, sticky, oily, a bit of heat, lasting aftertaste. The ABV is well hidden.

O - This is very drinkable. Good beer.

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Part 2 of 4 - Best of Beau's Pack.

Hazy bark brown pour with a touch of crimson in it. Two finger soapy off white head lacing is decent for the abv and the barrel aging.

Right off the bat you get a sweetness of cookies from the malts and the barrel. There is an oak presence followed by a bitterness of pine and some grass. Vanilla and brown sugar with a touch of alcohol. There is some strawberries and caramel in the back. Overall a quite sweet and malty DIPA.

Sweet malts, brown sugar and vanilla from the oak. Bitterness in the middle with a lingering sweet and woody finish. Caramel and toffee on the tongue and the bitterness helps bring everything together.

Medium body, decent carbonation.

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3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

600 mL bottle picked up at the LCBO as part of their "Best of Beau's" sampler; bottled Nov. 23 2013. Served slightly chilled and poured into a tulip.

Pours an attractive, crystal clear ruby-amber colour, topped at first with nearly two fingers of foamy, off-white coloured head. It wilts gradually over the next few minutes, smearing the glass with rings of lacing and eventually settling into a thin, frothy cap with a creamy collar. The aroma is a little subdued for such an allegedly bold beer - frankly it confuses me how such a strong brew can have such a weak aroma. At least the notes of pine resin, oak, toffee, grapefruit citrus and apricot that manage to waft out of the liquid are enticing - meek as they might be. To be fair, the aroma intensifies somewhat as it warms.

The flavour is pleasant, and remarkably balanced given the style - this one claims 99 IBUs but it sure doesn't taste that way, with a robust malt bill to counter the hops (in addition to the effects of the oak aging). Brown sugar sweetness comes through initially, accompanied with some nutty malts and hints of apricot. Oak and vanilla also manage to make their contributions known, with the hops remaining relatively silent until the finish - when notes of pine resin and grapefruit pith bring in some much-needed bitterness. The aftertaste is a mixture of resiny bitterness, wood, and some slight heat from the alcohol content. On the fuller side of medium-bodied, with a somewhat slick, creamy feel on the palate, owing largely to the low carbonation levels. I found that this beer improved significantly once at room temperature. It's one of the more drinkable DIPAs I've had during my BA career, but one bottle would still be my limit for the night before I'd need to move on to something else.

Final Grade: 3.81, a respectable B+. Screamin' Beaver Oak Aged Double IPA is a well-brewed beer, but it isn't really what I'm looking for in this style - the hops are bafflingly subdued, which causes this one to come off as more of a 'barleywine lite' than a serious DIPA. But I shouldn't get ahead of myself - I still enjoyed this beer, and for a 9.9% brew it is superbly well-balanced and dangerously drinkable. This was probably a godsend a few years back when domestic DIPAs were rarer than sober Irishmen, but with Twice as Mad Tom being so ubiquitous nowadays I doubt I'll return to this any time soon. Give it a shot, but don't expect to be blown away.

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3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

600ml Bottle from the Ottawa LCBO - part of the mixed 4 pack for $25

Appearance - Hazy brown colour with an average size frothy off whitec oloured head. There is a low amount of carbonation showing and there is some fair lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, caramel/butterscotch, hops

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and hops. There is also some vanilla and I can pick up on the wood aging.

Overall - Maybe I should have drank this bottle a while ago, but it's still packing quite a hop bite. It's also still very boozy and a tad harsh. It needs a touch more sweetness to balance things out. A decent beer but for the style I was expecting more.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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Wild Oats Series No. 3 - Screaming Beaver - Oak Aged Double IPA from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 49 ratings