Beaver Bite IPA | Paradox Brewery

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Beaver Bite IPABeaver Bite IPA

Brewed by:
Paradox Brewery
New York, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by tobelerone on 10-03-2013

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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.54/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tao_1988
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
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 sgregory
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
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 paulytasker
4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Brad007
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
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 +0.3%
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 jeffmck09
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
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 +4.4%
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 ADKbeerguy
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of smithj4
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oberon
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -0.5%
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 Mikexw
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
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 alexsergio
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ScottP
3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
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 Prost76
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shoretaxi
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tarheel219
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atr2605
3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
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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Beaver Bite IPA from Paradox Brewery
Beer rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 86 ratings