Nasty Habit IPA | Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.

Nasty Habit IPANasty Habit IPA
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Nasty Habit IPANasty Habit IPA

Brewed by:
Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
British Columbia, Canada

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

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Ratings: 123 |  Reviews: 64
Photo of Kremlock
3.6/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Clear copper colour, no head and no lacing.

S: Caramel, toffee, sweetness on the nose. Bread with maple syrup. Hint of pine and a bit of citrus.

T: Caramel and toffee on bread, has a low pine flavour coming in. Once the sip is done and over with you get a risidual sweetness.

M: A bit thin, a bit under carb for my taste. However I do find that the IBU are low on this IPA and so is the flavour/aroma of the hops. So in a way the undercarbing is ok as there is nothing to clean up. A bit dry on the finish.

O: This is a safe IPA. Good, great to enjoy in large quantity without resulting in being "hop-ed out".

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of BGDrock
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: gorgeous deep amber; clear; solid, tan head with great length

Aroma: citrus and tropical hops - orange, pineapple, mango golden raisin - and a hint of pine too

Taste & Mouthfeel: those hope aromas are coming through in the taste, but with a stronger resinous pine flavour, predominantly in the finish when it all but takes over; floral notes too, pollen; like a walk through a garden; properly balanced with malt and tree sap sweetness; spot on carbonation and medium body makes for an easy-drinking brew

Overall: from the first taste I knew this was one of my new favourite IPAs; the hop flavours have flow, being gentle but not weak, and very interesting; very well crafted

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3/5  rDev -20%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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.

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Photo of Digimaika2
3.62/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(3.5) A: Clear copper with a hazelnut shade. A finger of head that disappears quickly but leaves a clinging foam to the glass as this goes down.

(4.0) S: Damp woody pine, citrus, rich nutty elements, and a wonderful bread-like malt aroma. Nice and earthy with a solid dose of spices. A real robust and full aroma. Very nice stuff.

(3.5) T: A restrained caramel and bready malt backbone with characteristics of generous pine, nuts, spices, and soft grapefruit. Flavours compliment each other well and provide easy drinkability. Bittering pine and floral elements contrasted with just enough sweet caramel and bread.

(3.5) M: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly resiny and chewy with a bit of syrup-like stickyness.

(3.5) D: Was happy to see another BC brewery available at the local liquor store. Would like to try their other offerings as I found this to be pretty tasty.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of spinrsx
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bomber from the LCBO for 6$

Appearance - Clear copper colour with an above average size fizzy/frothy off-white coloured head. There a low amount of carbonation and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Malts, hops, oranges, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste hops and malts mixed with grapefruit and pineapple. There is also some pine/resin mixed with a bit of a apricot sweetness.

Overall - I was pleasantly surprised by this one. It has some flavours found in a DIPA but in a lower ABV format. It could use a touch more hop bitterness but it has a perfect amount of sweetness. I'll buy more.

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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.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A real nice orange amber body, quite clear and some minimal rising carbonation. Head is light tan and always manages about a centimeter of a collar while drinking. Good lacing, and some minimal retention.

Nose hits with tea like hops. Herbal grass. Slight sweet malts hide in the backbone, with a subtle touch. Overall not bad.

Taste hits with a good hop blast. Flavor feels very tea like and herbal. Slight grass and a lingering sense of mellow orange and bitterness. Chewy hop oils coat the palate quite nicely, body is very solid and rich, with a decent malt backbone, often pops out with a bit of sugar sweetness.

This tastes more English than American to me, but no complaints. A decent IPA worth drinking either way.

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3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale reddish-copper colour, about a finger of off white head, some lace as well. Smell is of juicy citrus hop, pink grapefruit and orange mostly, underlying presence of lightly toasted malts, but nice and hoppy at the forefront. Tate is all citrus and tropical fruit, grapefruit, orange and lemon, bits of caramel and toasted malt, lightly sweet and bitter throughout. Med carb and body, oily at points. Good but not a world beater, very solid and worth a revisit.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Nasty Habit IPA from Mt. Begbie Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 60.2% out of 100 with 123 ratings
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