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Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Vankleek Hill, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Inspired by the Beaver River (rivière Castor), which connects Ottawa to many communities to the East, this IPA is designed to appeal to Hop Heads. Taking the malt and yeast profile of a traditional British style India Pale Ale and adding an American-style citrusy punch, our Beaver River is both assertive and drinkable. Beaver River is brewed with local spring water and the ingredients are 100% certified organic.


3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shaynsawchuk (651) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
600 mL bottle. Aromas of pine and citrus, a little yeasty as well,. Pours a really appealing copper color with nice carbonation and a foamy white head. Nicely balanced bitterness and sugars, feeling a little more accessible and easy drinking than other bigger IPAs. Not over hopped, so it’s easy on the palate, finishing rather smooth. Much more pleased with this than the maker’s Lug Tread Ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
WheatKing (1319) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 25, 2012
Pretty good. These IPAs are a good conduit to the brewmaster’s palate and apparently his tongue is solid. Gave a sip to my sister and she got immediate beer face so I’m surprised it’s only 52 IBUs. Nice combination of citrusy and earthy hops. I could drink this all day. Give these guys a decade and they’ll be huge.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1436) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - APR 20, 2012
600mL bottle from LCBO. Pours clear amber with a thin head. Aroma of tropical fruits and a little pepper. Slight sweetness up front, followed by spicy piney hops and cherries, and finally a very bitter finish with hints of alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baldric (16) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2012
Nice copper to amber colour. Lovely colour, actually. Good solid head that lasts a few minutes then disappears. Lacing is present, but of average quality. This beer is a bit thin in body, and has a pretty thin mouthfeel, but has a clean finish with a great hoppiness. The hop character is slightly bitter but is at the forefront. Because the malt is a bit thin, it makes the hop character come to the forefront. Personally, I’d like to see a bit more malt character. The bear is perfectly bright, but Beau’s claims that it is un-filtered. I don’t see how you can make a beer this clear without mechanical filtration.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukin (516) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
bottle. Copper-orange pour, good head/lace. Aroma of citrus/pineapple hops. Taste has caramel malts, lemon, bitter biting finish. Nice beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Boutip (5133) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle: Poured a clear medium amber color ale with a nice foamy head with good retention and some light lacing. Aroma of light dry floral hops with semi-sweet caramel malt notes. Taste is a mix between some light floral and somewhat dry hops notes with a semi-sweet caramel malt backbone. Body is a bit thin for style with good carbonation. Lacking some hops punch and body is a bit too thin for the style IMO but still enjoyable nonetheless.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
asheft (2700) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
[on tap at Arrow and Loon, Ottawa] Sweet toffee aroma with a little citrus, but a bit weak. Clear orange-bronze under a lacy, white patch. Flavour is a good balance of bitter and sweet, faintly toffee malt. A bit more bitterness comes in late. Medium body, moderate carbonation, moderately bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gethinbeer (2284) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 19, 2012
Cheers JoeMcPhee. Copper colour with a big frothy white head and lace. Lovely fresh aroma. pleasant malt, hop scented aroma. Great flavour. Malt, hop and floral citrus fruit notes. Tangy bitter texture. Lovely beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yrstruly (333) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours amber with a minimal white head. Slight citrus and caramel aroma with some grassy notes. The taste is more citrus and caramel. This is on the lighter side of medium-bodied with a decent bitter, grapefruit finish. A good, but not great IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
C2H5OH (64) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 11, 2012
600mL bottle; bottled on Feb 22, 2012. Pours clear amber with a creamy, off white head. Good retention. Nose is earthy and malty. Hay, caramel, and toffee, with some grassy/piney hops and a candied sweetness. Taste-wise we have caramel malt with some fruityness, followed by some earthy notes and grapefruit. Good hop bitterness comes through near the end. Mouth-feel is fairly thin with light carbonation. Finish is dry with substantial bitterness, leaving burnt toast and grapefruit. Not amazing, but a solid and decent IPA.


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