Review: Beau's Juiced A.F. Hazy IPA

If you've ever been to Beau's Brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario - or just have sampled their beers over the years, one thing you'll notice is that their branding features a tractor - a green and orange painted tractor, which when I visited the brewery exactly six years ago was more of a grey/light blue in appearance. As a farm boy, their Ford N-series tractor reminds me of the tractors my dad would use to use with a dull orange CO-OP Implements brand combine with.. but that was only for the first multiple years of my childhood until he got a couple International Harvesters that he used for decades. 

Beau's has always been awesome to me and sent me a nice care package with their new Juiced A.F. Hazy IPA, a glass for the beer and a hot sauce that contains a sample of the beer.. oh I can't wait to try that out with a helping of wings! Unfortunately I may not see this beer in Manitoba - for now you can still find Beau's beer at the Quality Inn Beer Store in Winnipeg and the Onanole Home Hardware.

From the website: Juiced AF is a full-throttle NEIPA, double-dry-hopped and unfiltered. Big aromas of ripe fruit, sticky resin and tropical juice deliver a revved-up rip-ride. It’s not just juicy … it’s Juiced AF. 6.5% ABV

Appearance: Thick, rich with a heavy, yet murky orange body to it, lots of off-white head on top that won't diminish until a good five minutes into waiting.. waiting.. but finally it leaves behind very little amount of bubbles on the side of the glass. 

Aroma: I miss living on the farm - this has a bit of an oaty aroma to it, slight creaminess, notes of orange, lemon, hint of caramel. The orange is the predominant aroma here but the others pop out quite a good deal as well.

Taste: Quite a sweet-forward NEIPA-style beer with notes of orange, lemon, a hint of pine bitterness, somewhat oaty, quite smooth and a slightly creamy aftertaste at the end.

Overall Thoughts: Solid NEIPA, sweet, quite smooth and very creamy. I've been finding a few are too overly carbonated as of lately but this one was diminished quite quickly! Merci Beau's for sending this my way!

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