The spring seasonal from Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company in Vankleek Hill, Ontario pours a gem-like amber colour with a frothy tan head that settles as a long-lasting collar while leaving some spotty lacing behind. Beaver River I.P.Eh? has a bright and rich floral hop aroma with a solid, tangerine-esque citrus tone and a caramel malt backing.
The taste of Beaver River I.P.Eh? is anchored by a toasted grain and malt taste. A citrus-laced bitterness has fruity, floral and pine notes to it and the finish has a slight sourness. This light-bodied American IPA is moderately carbonated and gives off a creamy mouthfeel with a mild oily character. The aftertaste brings another wave of citrus flavour, along with a yeasty, biscuit-like quality.
The label of Beaver River I.P.Eh? employs a simplistic design using earthy green and brown colours. The back label has an ingredients list, a stamped batch number and bottling date, along with a declaration of organic certification. An included card is tied to the bottle neck and contains a detailed description of the beer.
Beaver River I.P.Eh? is a well-rounded beer that drinks more like a hopped-up lager than a traditional American IPA, while retaining the citrus and oily properties that appeal to IPA fans and providing a satisfying heartiness. This beer pairs well with sharp cheeses, roasted meats, salty and spicy foods.
You can find Beaver River I.P.Eh? during early spring at select LCBO outlets, on tap at several Ottawa-area bars and pubs, at the brewery in Vankleek Hill and you can order it through the BYBO service if you live within the delivery area.
Type: American IPA
Region: Ontario, Vankleek Hill
Brewery: Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company
Format Purchased: 600 mL
Alcohol Content: 5.6%