Review: Belching Beaver Tooth & Tail India Pale Ale


Can't recommend Quality Inn Beer Store in Winnipeg enough.. this is another beer I picked up at Manitoba's best beer store.

Belching Beaver Brewery's beers have been available in Manitoba since sometime last year and for some reason I haven't really picked them up.. I have a can of their famous Peanut Butter Stout in the fridge but I've been putting off reviewing it. 

Tooth & Tail is their double dry-hopped Hazy IPA that was a collaboration with Coronado Brewing Company.

From the label: "Of all the collaborations we've done, this one with the Coronado Brewing Company speaks of family. I can say there have been years of mentoring and sound advice - and to celebrate this relationship we've come together to brew a Double Dry-hopped Hazy IPA. We literally doubled our dry-hopping regimen to create a layering of flavors that showcase the individual hop characteristics. Mosaic, Idaho 7, Citra and Motueka hops round-out this silky-smooth beer with notes of melon, pineapple and citrus. Cheers, Tom"

Appearance: The beer pours a hazy and cloudy dark orange in appearance with a decent amount of sediment floating in the glass, only to gradually diminish to the bottom. Light amount of head on top, light white in appearance. 

Aroma: Tropical and sweet - notes of melon, pineapple, grassy hops and a bit of leafiness as well. Light amount of tartness and a hint of creaminess as well.

Taste: The beer starts out a tad creamy right from the start. There's a moderate sweetness to it.. not as over the top as I'd expect from a Hazy IPA. There's notes of caramel, a bit of melon, pineapple and a bit of lemon to it. Some moderate notes of grassiness and leaves in the hops, and an aftertaste that's moderately dry with a bit of an apple or pear-like aftertaste to it.

Overall Thoughts: Decent Hazy IPA, not as juicy as I'd expect but still fairly sweet with a moderate amount of tropical notes to it. A tad creamy and grassy/leafy hops at the end. The "Tooth & Tail" logo text reminds me a tad of Law & Order.. dun dun! 6.6% ABV

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