Dismiss Notice
Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

Learn more...
Dismiss Notice
Introducing: Project Extreme Brewing (a Dogfish Head + BeerAdvocate project)

Nasty Habit IPA | Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Nasty Habit IPANasty Habit IPA
BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
123 Ratings
Nasty Habit IPANasty Habit IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada
mt-begbie.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

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.

Added by ritzkiss on 02-05-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,770
Reviews:
64
Ratings:
123
pDev:
10.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
14
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Mids84
1.48/5  rDev -60.5%

Photo of DaftCaskBC
2.56/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Dark amber liquid with minimal white head.

S: Non existent hops, only clean yeast.

T: Lemon, buttery, caramel and toffee.

M: Medium viscosity and carbonation.

O: With the heavy amount of C-120 malt, this would make a good ESB, but as an IPA its lacking. Mt. Begbie should just rebrand this recipe as their ESB.

 319 characters

Photo of olradetbalder
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

Photo of ILOVEHAM
2.79/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of chugalug06
3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Dark amber colored brew with nice lasting foamy ice colored head. Lacing is grim. Good clarity.

Mild aroma. Fairly medicinal. Chamomile, floral, buttery.

Kinda uninspired flavors. Easy drinker, smooth, very mild flavors, next to zero bitterness or sweetness. Missing bitterness. Carbonation is medium prickly and nice. Flavors are kinda weak, bland pine, sugary, heavy caramel.

Much more of an ESB or amber than IPA. Step 'yo game up Canada!! Can't recommend.

 465 characters

Photo of kjyost
3.02/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bomber acquired at the MLCC within 2 weeks of its touchdown in Manitoba. Poured into a Hoegaarden glass.

A: Clear copper with a nice head and pretty darn good lacing.
S: Soapy. Lack of hops on the nose. A hint of earth and bit of sweetness. Completely off for what I consider an IPA to be.
T: Sweetness with a bit of bitterness. Caramel, burnt sugar, a touch of spicy hop. Not much else.
M: Well carbonated, finishes drier than it looks. No building biting bitterness of an IPA.
O: IPA? This is a barely serviceable English Pale Ale. Honestly, bought two bombers with one to send out on the CanBIF. I am pretty sure I will be returning the bottle. I cannot send this out and feel good about it...

 697 characters

Photo of rappmann
3.18/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber bottled July 26th. Poured into a nonic pint glass.

A - Deep copper colour, when poured one finger of tight white head that dissipates quickly leaving a bit of a film on the glass, and minimal lacing.

S - I get a lot of pine and resin out of this beer, it's got a bite, which is pleasing.

T - Unfortunately the taste doesn't really transfer over. It tastes watery and not really what it smells like at all. A bit of pine on the finish.

M - This beer goes down really well, nice carbonation, light to medium body on it. As a result of the hops not really converting here, it goes down like water.

O - Not a terrible IPA, it's not as fresh as I'd like it to be, but in Ontario, it's as fresh as it gets. If I could find a fresher bottle I'd give it another try, otherwise I doubt it.

 799 characters

Photo of MeisterBurger
3.21/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a medium amber with an off-white head. Laces nicely.

The aroma is grapefruit pith, pine and caramel.

The taste isn't nearly as bitter as the aroma led on. Some nice biscuit, caramel and grapefruit zest.

Carbonation level was a tad low.

And yeah. This was merely okay for me. Much more of a pale ale than an India Pale Ale. And I don't find myself with much to say about it one way or the other.

 404 characters

Photo of bryehn
3.26/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Never heard of this beer until I saw it blindly on the shelf. Great name and art. No freshness dating. Using an oversized wine goblet.

Pours a hazy, grapefruit tinged copper color in the center, with a light golden amber making up the outer half. Not much head except a bubbly tan colar. Spotty lacing.

Smells like caramel, fruit punch and chocolate. A bit too sweet for me but it's definitely a full aroma.

Tastes like caramel or toffee, sugar, then has a bit of chocolate and coffee taste. Bitter finish with a thin diacetyl buttery flavour.

Syrupy mouthfeel. Has a sour cherry tone to the aftertaste.

This was definitely and old IPA, but retained a lot of bitterness when it became a dark caramel bomb. Reminded me of Dead Guy Ale quite a bit.

I definitely need to try a fresher iteration of this one.

 813 characters

Photo of CanuckRover
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a tempting deep amber. Nice white head settles to a good film. Spotty lacings.

I'm getting a rather unpleasant aroma off this one. Sort of rotten vegetal deal. That seems out of line with most reviews, but hops still seem pretty fresh, so not sure what the deal is. After it warms up the unpleasantness fades away a bit, but it's still there.

Big hop hit up front. Resinous pine and grapefruit. That weird vegetal note is there, but not nearly as bad as the aroma might lead you to believe. Malt verges on toasty. Very dark caramel flavours. The heavy malt backbone is partly in the Canadian IPA tradition, with striking similarities to an English ESB. Pretty interesting.

This is worth trying. The aroma put me off, but I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Nice complex beer straddling a couple takes on the style.

 841 characters

Photo of Noxious26
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Split a 650ml bomber with a friend last night at Beer Bros in Regina. Poured in a tulip glass.

Dark amber to reddish brown and a little hazy. Cream to light beige coloured head is 3/4 inch and full of big bubbles and frothy.

Aroma is sweet and citrusy. Grapefruit, citrus and caramel sweetness.

Malty with hints of caramel of the start are pretty muted. Citrus hops come into the middle and finish again on a bit of a muted note.

Medium bodied and a little oily from the hops. Moderate carbonation.

This is a pretty average IPA. Nothing outstanding but nothing offensive either. Worth a try but there are lots of other better offerings out there.

 651 characters

Photo of mactrail
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Mit
3.35/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

a-pours a nice amber colour with a respectable head.

s-grapefruit hops....nice malty backbone.

t-Seems like the malt and hops retreat to the back ground. I assumed the flavour would mirror the smell.

m-solid for the abv.

d-despite the fact that the flavor was a little lacking I would drink this alot.

I was pretty happy with this offering from BC. Really nice to see Canuck brewers making a nice AIPA.

 407 characters

Photo of mrnobody
3.37/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

650ml bomber poured into an oversized tulip.

A: Pours a clear amber with one finger of pocked off-white head which disappears but leaves some lacing.

S: Tropical fruit and pine. Very nice.

T: The taste is very clean and lacks the bitterness often associated with the style. On reflection, it's a bit bland, a little sweet malt, a little grapefruity bitterness.

M: Lively carbonation but not overdone, refreshing. The body is average for the style.

D: I'd say it's fairly high other than the lack of flavour. I guess it would depend what you were in the mood for.

For some reason, it took 2 months for this beer to make its way from the brewery to the lcbo. Although that's within the acceptable range for an IPA, depending on the hopping, I can imagine this tasted better a month ago. Then again, maybe not.

 816 characters

Photo of CWVegas
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of EspressoGuy
3.43/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: clear bright copper; head dissipates quickly
S: little; some slight grapefruit rind;
T:soft, rich, mellow; bitterness is there but not very noticeable except in the finish; wish there was more hop character; very well balanced to the point that malt and hops seem to cancel each other; pleasant as a session IPA but I think it would get lost with food which is when my favourite IPAs really shine I think.
M: very rich and full bodied
O: a very nice beer that I would buy again but not particularly memorable.

 512 characters

Photo of FondueVoodoo
3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: A clear deep copper amber with delicate slow bubbles forming a cream laced cap.

S: Top notes of sweet malts followed by grapefruit, a caramelized grapefruit rind. Some hints of minerals at the end.

T: This brew strikes first with mild malts followed with fruity bitter hops. On parting there's a mild bitter after taste, nothing too pronounced and definitely balanced off by the malts.

M: Light to medium with a mild carbonation. my drinking partner and I agree it's a little on the light side.

O: For an IPA there seems to be a fair share of malts, it's a decent brew with a reasonable mix of malts and hops. Great art work on the bottle, the brew feels a little low on hops or too thin on mouth feel, on a hot day that might well be enjoyable.

 756 characters

Photo of sdm9465
3.49/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy blonde color ale with a relatively large foamy head with average retention and some alight lacing. Aroma of bitter hops with light citrus notes is not as powerful as I would have expected. Taste is a solid mix between some citrus notes with caramel malt and some floral hops with a bitter finish. Body is light with good carbonation. Not bad but nothing really exciting here.

 397 characters

Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of mrmanning
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle samples from Cratez via the Lick Bo'. Thanks Mike. Deep cloudy copper with a tight bubbled off white foamy cap. Aromas here were caramel malty but also quite hoppy, with C-hop pine,citrus, and fruity malts adding mango , LYKEE, straaaawwwwberry. This beer tasted not quite as hoppy as the nose would have had me believe. Still good though. Solid toffee malt profile with subtle citric hops and pithy bitterness, add a bit of pine and mango for good measure. Almost seemingly an EPA of sorts, but with American style hopping, WELL DONE! Thanks for sharing Mike.

 567 characters

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Edgerrin32
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TheBeeraholic
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Nasty Habit IPA from Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 123 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.