Beaver Bite IPA
Paradox Brewery

Beaver Bite IPABeaver Bite IPA
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,962
ABV:
6%
Score:
87
Ranked #16,958
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 8.74%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
111
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New York, United States
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Very Good
Beaver Bite IPABeaver Bite IPA
Notes: Our Northeast style IPA. Hazy copper in color with just enough malt sweetness to balance the bold dry hop aroma. Expect big juicy aromatics balanced with a hint of pine character.
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Photo of VoxRationis
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a custom taster pint; canned on 08/07/2019.
A: Pours a hazy, light amber color with a less than one finger, white head, rim retention, and partial rings of lacing.
S: Aromas caramel, honey, orange, apricot, and pine.
T: More sweet than semisweet. Flavors mirror the aromas, although with the contribution of a more than moderate amount of peppery bitterness.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: This is a well-made, enjoyable American IPA, more toward the sweet, peppery side of the species.

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Photo of NiceTaps
3.52/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce can in a stemmed tulip glass.

Deep golden color with a reddish-orange glow. A modest white cap settles to a sturdy film with plenty a random lacing in its wake.

Very subtle aroma. Faint citrus, some pine and caramel malt. Fermenting grass.

A little bit of lemon and pine over modestly caramelized malt.

Medium body, clean and fresh. Hop bitterness is light and lingering.

Overall, it's ok but something's lacking.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

PKG 8/7/19
Opened and reviewed on 9/15/19

Golden amber in color. Mostly clear liquid, short and flat foam cap. Unfortunately, the head dissipates away for good, leaving only a ring around the edges.

Amber sweet and honey bread malt aromatics hit my nose first. Then it's, fruit punch sweetness and pine cones for the hop side.

A nice and light crispy malt bite feels good. The malt is also slightly honey sweet but mostly filled with golden graininess. The hops come across as very earthy, dry and grainy once again. A very subtle, yet effective fruity and juicy hop complexity rides in. Very mellow, well balanced and easy overall.
At 6% abv, it's practically a session NEIPA, but it certainly has enough charecter to keep you interested.

I really enjoy the light fruity tones and crisp grainy malt balance. Juicy, piney and light feeling holds it all down.

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

$ 6.00 /16 oz draft shaker ($ 0.375/oz) from Morley’s, Massena, NY. Reviewed 7/21/19.
Age unknown, but allegedly opened that day.
Appearance – 3.5.
First pour – Unknown.
Body – Light orange, clear, effervescent.
Head – Chopped by bartender, leaving a medium density three mm crown and cap.
Lacing – Excellent! As the level drops, multiple irregular bands of extremely tiny to small bubbles remain, connected by thin columns and having thin stalactites.
Aroma – 3.5 – Weak, grassy and some floral.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins moderately bitter with some grassiness and floral tones with some lemon. No alcohol taste or aroma (6 % ABV), no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – Easy drinking and deceptively mild American IPA.

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Photo of CHickman
3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy yellow gold color with a 1-2 finger foamy white head that faded slowly and left very good spotty lacing.

Smells of orange peel, lemon zest, very faint grapefruit, floral notes, piney notes, biscuit, toasted grains and a malty sweetness that gives off hints of caramel. Well balanced.

Flavor has more grains and biscuit, cracker wheat, lemon zest, caramel, tea leaf, citrus fruit and light peppery spices. Like the nose, it’s well balanced and goes down easy.

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Photo of metter98
3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is relatively clear yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that died down, leaving a layer of bubbles covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—grapefruit and oranges seem to stand out in particular—along with some hints of pine.
T: The taste is a near mirror image to the smell and has faint hints of underlying caramel malts. The hops contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer definitely has a nice "bite" to it in the mouthfeel. It has good drinkability.

Serving type: can

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Photo of hopsputin
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: slightly hazy (looks like chill haze), copper & amber colored with some burnt orange notes. large, 2-3 finger frothy white head that seems to fade to about a 1 finger head as i'm typing

s: citrus hops..grapefruit, pineapple, and a slight sweet orange. behind that is a nice bready and sweet malt backbone along with strawberries. the finish on the nose has caramel malts and some more of those juicy tropical hops; the kind that make your mouth water when you smell them

t: grapefruit, orange zest, and sweet malts all hit your tongue right away. behind that is a nice juicy sweet clementine flavor followed by something that is a like a combination of peach and floral notes. nice bready fullness to the sweet malt flavor that acts as the backbone behind all of that. the finish has a mild grapefruit bitterness on the back sides of the tongue, as well as some sweetness from the malts on the front

m: fuller side of medium mouthfeel, with mid-high carbonation level. this one feels really full in the mouth. the sweetness almost makes the mouthfeel feel sticky as well. billed as an IPA, this almost drinks like a DIPA - but the hops do cut it a bit and make it easy to put back

o: this is a solid American IPA. It has a nice balance of hops and malts (not a bitter-bomb). it's easy to drink, refreshing, and tastes good. worth a pickup in my book

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Photo of Act25
3.87/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bitey. East coast or English IPA.
a) Body is mostly clear, lots of floating particulate, darker amber-orange with a 1-finger white3 head that lasts and laces well.
s) English or NE style IPA nose of malt base with citrus and pine lather.
t) Slightly prefer the taste with base of caramel malt lather in layers of hops: earthy, leafy, pine, forest floor, and citrus peel. Nice bitter marmalade finish.
f) Medium, chalky, mineral, big carbonation. English.
o) Neat and mid-pack east coast IPA.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Comes in a hazy copper color topped by a sticky off white head. Excellent retention with lots of lacing.

On the nose, I get grapefruit, pine, brown bready malt, blueberry, orange peel, pineapple.

On the palate, big grapefruit and orange upfront, followed by mango, pineapple, blueberry, and pine. There's a big bready malt backbone, toasty but not too sweet. Finishes slightly sweet but well-balanced with drying hops; lightly bitter, not too bitter but with a lingering resinous stickiness, and more notes of pine.

Feels medium, well-carbonated, rich and oily and well-balanced.

A really nice easy-drinking IPA with both resinous and tropical hop character. Very well done.

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Photo of Brad007
4.04/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice golden hue with a thin head into my glass. Subtle mango presence in the nose with a touch of pine. Starts out with citrus and progresses to a nice pine edge. Super fresh too (canned 12/22/17). Lingering pine resin at the back of the mouth. A very good IPA that offers the best of both hop worlds.

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Photo of lic217
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can 1 month old
Light orange/yellow, hazy, white head
Smell: Orange citrus and tropical/mango hop aroma
Taste-orange citrus and piney bitter finish
Feel: Very drinkable
Overall: good beer

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a well made ipa, but to me this is a somewhat conservative recipe, its old school at the very least. sure its dry hopped nicely and probably uses a boatload of hops, but there is a lot of richer crystal malt in here, and to me the beer seems a little overly grainy for an ipa, especially for what is trending in the style right now. thats not to say it isnt delicious and still pretty drinkable, because it is, and i even like that little extra sweet bready malt aspect this time of year, a more hearty ipa always works in the winter, especially one with a pine forward hop complexion like this one, but overall this is a bit more malt forward that i prefer in the style. the hops are great though, christmas tree and orange peel and high alpha type bitterness, and its incredibly fresh from the pint can. i also like all the carbonation here, it helps keep the beer drinking not too heavy, and it keeps it moving for me. this is solid, wide appeal sort if ipa, and one of the better beers i have had from paradox. cool to see them canning now!

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Photo of pro45
4.07/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz can. Gold color. Nose is hops, grapefruit, pine, some malts. Taste is citrusy, white bread, hops, pine needles, and I'm also getting some sugar cookie on the finish. Finishes dry. Very impressed. First beer I've had from this brewer. Next time I visit the upstate NY area I'll try to find their other offerings like the Pilsner and their DIPA. Very tasty IPA.

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Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours into an imperial nonic a clear rich copper color with a slight infusion of orange,a thick full one finger white head atop.A mix of floral, pine resin and grapefruit in the nose along with caramel and mild nutty malts,kinda old school here.Wow not a juice bomb on the palate!Resiny and pine-like flavors with mild citric notes with earthy tones in the back end.Is it it 2008 all over again?With this beer it is and I like it,well done.

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Photo of Kendo
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the can into a Piraat tulip/snifter-type glass. Body is slightly hazy orange with a 1-finger light ecru-colored head.

S: Nice nose of citrus and pine. An old-school IPA nose.

T: Modest caramel malt and brown sugar foundation, then the hops: earthy, leafy, and pine and pine needles predominantly, with a touch of grapefruit peel.

M: A little chalky. Medium in heft, carbonation is modest.

O: OK. It's semi-local, and the 4-pack was only $8.99, so a solid value. Probably won't come back to it myself, but I wouldn't turn one down if offered.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can to English pint glass.
The appearance was a soft semi-transparent bronzed light copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a mild pace. Nice semi-clingy spotty sort of lacing ran all around.
The aroma had a strength scent of bitter pine up front trying to run into some citrusy bitter rind but that seemed a bit fainter. Nice equivocal earthiness escapes into some mild breadiness shaping the all around nose.
The flavor embraced the piney bitterness pretty much all of the way through the entire consumption. Some citrusy sweet pulp to rind follows in underneath. Just a touch of the malts, somewhat clean and bready. Aftertaste hits with a nice sly crisp pine to citrusy zestiness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt on par. ABV felt appropriate.
Finish had a touch of stickiness with an absorbent maltiness bringing in the piney harshness.
Overall, it's a pretty nice AIPA that I could have again, definitely more pine than expected.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a pint glass the beer was a copper color There was a thick off-white head with abundant lacing.
Mostly pine aroma. Some citrus. A little sweet malt.
Mostly pine taste. Some grapefruit A little caramel.
A good, hoppy IPA.

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Photo of atr2605
3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-pours an orange copper with with an off white head with average retention and some lacing
S-orange,peach, pine, pear, pineapple, wheat, some biscuit
T-tons of resiny pine, some orange, dry biscuit in the finish, malt provides solid backbone without lending much flavor
M-medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation
O-flavor is a bit heavy on the pine, but not a bad brew. I'll check out some more of their offerings

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a dark amber with a thin dense head.

Aroma is a heavy caramel with herbal hops.

Taste is definitely more malt than hops, hops come second as an earthy herbal after note.

More like a hoppy English style old ale than a bright hoppy IPA.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Stoneyard Beer Hall and Grill in Webster, NY.

This one pours a nice slight hazy dark orange, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

They call this one an "Adirondack-style" IPA, whatever that means. Whatever it does actually mean, I like it- the aroma is nice. Orange peel, grapefruit rind, bready malt, and pine resin- it seems pretty classically West Coast style if I'm defining it.

The taste is pretty similar. There's a very nice bitterness on the finish, it's a bit herbal and peppery, and very piney- it's unique and I dig it. Up front there's some nice fruity hop flavors that never get too sweet.

This is light bodied, with a very crisp mouthfeel, and a good level of carbonation.

This is a cool little brewery that I need to visit soon.

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Photo of NastyNorseman
4.29/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Delicious IPA. Hops explosion. Reminds me of a west coast IPA. Pours golden Amber with tan head. Opaque with small hear that dissipates quickly. Tastes of hops and citrus. Finishes bitter crisp and medium bodied.

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Photo of Kinger22
4.72/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The aroma of this IPA is very floral and the taste is certainly hoppy, but balanced with spices and citrus. The scent is a beautiful balance of hops, flowers and grapefruit rind. As an IPA drinker this is up there with some of my other favorite local brews.

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Photo of chrishiker1409
3.99/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Brown, copper, but light. Head that quickly disipates. Left some lacing around the glass.

S: Some citrus notes, but quite piney.

T: Follows the aroma. Nice and balnced, but a solid bitter finish.

F: Moderate carbonation.

O: Not really and english ipa with the fair amount of pine presence. This was solid. I'll have this again if I pass through the area.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.6/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Originally rated this 2.5 when the brewery first opened and it fell far short of what a professionally brewed IPA should be. Recent cab was solid and well crafted but rather workaday; it's your basic citrusy IPA without a ton of depth and not particularly interesting. Looks nice enough and is easy to drink, just a bit forgettable.

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Beaver Bite IPA from Paradox Brewery
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 111 ratings