Sunday, 10 June 2012

Beaver River I. P. Eh?

Don't let the cutesy name fool you--this IPA from Beau's All-Natural Breweing Company is serious business. Beau's spring seasonal comes in a 600mL bottle and packs a moderate punch at 5.6% alcohol. Beaver River hails from Vankleek Hill, Ontario.
Beau's rendition of a dry-hopped IPA pours a clear amber colour. It's lightly carbonated and topped with a creamy eggshell head. It has a hop-heavy aroma, blessed with a caramel streak. An initial malt flavour is quickly overcome by a bitter jolt--this beer definitely has hops to spare. Nestled among the hops are notes of caramel and, on the back end, a bit of orange peel. There is a pretty extreme hop aftertaste that sticks around for the duration.

This is a big ol' beer without a heavy duty alcohol content. It isn't technically "drinkable", but it's pretty awesome.  I'll definitely be seeking this out again and you should too.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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