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


on tap

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RATINGS: 134   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (20882) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty grassy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy grassy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11932) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 7, 2012 A golden amber ale with a thick off white head. In aroma, a nice lightly floral hops, oranges, caramel malt. In mouth, a good malt base with nice floral hops, with developing grapefruit notes. Medium bodied. One of the best Beau’s offering. On tap at Black Tomato, May 2009. 7-4-7-3-14

Dry Hopped with Summit: A clear dark amber ale with a thin lacing light mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with light herbal hops. In mouth, a sweet caramel malt with oily mouthfeel, nutty notes, light coffee notes, roasted, faint grassy hops, not bad. Cask at Wellington Gastropub, May 1 2012. 8-3-7-3-13

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (10327) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2010
Enjoyed on cask at Bar Volo, with the owner. A very good cask, with some cloudy grapefruit and good head. Very lacey. Understated carbonation, good mouthfeel for a hoppy cask. Mld hop aromas, robust hop flavour. Good drinkability. Had some later on tap, which came through with more mineral water. This review is the cask only.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (9777) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle - Grassy and citrus hops. Clear copper with a foamy white head. Grassy hope, a nice balanced malt and bitter finish. A bit of spice and the malts really shine in the middle. A nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2009
UPDATED: APR 25, 2012 2012-04-21. Crisp dark amber body is near headless but looks nice. Mild aroma, muted sweet malt, very lightly fruity floral hops. 6+ Mild flavour, sweet non-deScript malt character, vey mild fruity hops, whispers of a leafy floral hop character. 6+ Average plus palate with ight carbonation. Okay, it is enjoyable but pretty mild overall. 7/3/6/3/14 Blind Tasting on Cask at Volo IPA Challenge

2009-05-08. Crisp orange amber body with a nice foamy white head and lacing. (4+) Aroma is pleasantly hoppy with sweet orange citrus and mild resin (7+). Flavour is likewise hop forward with a similar sweet orange citrus profile, resin takes on a touch more pine needle character than it did in the aroma. Malt is supportive, muted caramel blends well with the hops. Touches of grapefruit and lemon seeds in the finish linger briefly. (7+) Average plus bodied palate seems to suit the beer nicely. Rather good, well balanced. Bit tame compared to those from south of the border but it is rather quaffable, which I expect was the idea. Will try again - Definitely Beaus best so far. 7/4/7/4/15 On tap at Volo

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9051) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
Deep amber pour. The aroma is fairly hoppy. A bit of citrus and a bit of light earthiness as well. There is a little bit of light estery fruit as well as a kiss of toast. Very assertively bittered - to the point where it’s a little bit medicinal. A light lingering citrus flavour. It’s okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8855) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 24, 2009
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy, resinous hops dwell within well-developed toasted, biscuity malts for a pleasant, diplomatic India Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the clear amber.
-A drop of butterscotch is found in the nose, but never appears in the flavor profile.
-The body is well rounded and the carbonation smooth.
-The finish focuses on resinous hop bitterness.


   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2012
Bottle, shared with Robbie. Light copper amber, average white head. Aroma is very malty, lots of toast and caramel, with earthy hops playing a distant afterthought. Nice toasty malts on the palate too, but again there is a virtual absence of aromatics. There is however, plenty of pithy bitterness in the finish. Compared to the Mad Tom IPA I had yesterday, and the Boneshaker I had earlier, this just doesn’t add up. A decent brew, but a pretty weak IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 [2133-20090508] Tap. Mild citrus pip orange zest aroma has a sweet and fruity zip with wet earthy undertones. Clear, medium orange brown body with a medium-lasting foamy off-white head. Bitter wet grass hops flavour has dry dusty earth notes and a mild butter finish. Medium body has a solid bitter base. Good balance. (7/4/7/3/15) 3.6
(@ Volo; Toronto, ON)

[4508B-20120609] Cask. Mild orange leaf aroma. Clear, amber orange body with a quick foamy white head. Subtle orange flesh throughout the flavour with a nice light grainy citrus finish. Medium body. Pretty tasty and drinkable. (7/3/8/4/14) 3.6
(Cask Days @ Benelux, Montreal, QC)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (7403) - Indiana, USA - JUN 18, 2013
600 ml bottle to pint (shared with the Mrs.; thanks mikem409). Looks solid; a transparent amberish orange with AMPLE foamy off-white head. Smells solid too; bitter hops and caramel malt. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid English IPA.

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