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Knucklehead Red Ale - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Knucklehead Red Ale
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27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-06-2011)
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-16-2014 07:00:21 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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Nugganooch

California

3.64/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the pub – Long Beach, CA
Notes taken from 06/03/14 – Taster from flight

A: Light crimson color that actually takes on more brownish hues with some red tones than anything. Really fine clarity to this one. Thin layer of khaki cream holds firmly eventually slipping out to a mere crown. Tiny dots and a few splashes of lace decorate the glass on the way down.

S: Malty biscuit is pronounced with some light toffee and more toasted bread than anything else here. I get some soft underpins of earthy hops to the nose but this is more about the malts. Very fresh clean aromas I will add.

T: Toasted bread and biscuit predominantly with some subtle toffee like sweetness. Earthy hops are present with a very mild orange citrus character to it. There is a low level of actual bitterness to the beer and no alcohol to report in flavor. Nice dryness towards the finish. Well balanced and quite drinkable but a bit run of the mill for me.

M: The mouth feel is light to moderate with a nice creamy texture to it. There is a low amount of actual bitterness on the palate and the beer finishes with a nice drying sensation. Very clean overall.

D: This is a more traditional malt forward red. And I must say it is well balanced which makes for a nice sessions but I guess I was just hoping for a the amped up American style Red here. Nothing against it or the traditional style but Beachwood makes such awesome hoppy beers here that the potential is there for something much more killer. Glad I only opted for a taster.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2014 22:35:10 | More by Nugganooch
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Evan

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-08-2014 20:03:58 | More by Evan
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spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-26-2014 05:30:00 | More by spark3148857
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rbrefbeerman

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-06-2014 05:07:20 | More by rbrefbeerman
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Fern13

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-11-2014 17:49:40 | More by Fern13
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

11-04-2013 03:11:05 | More by ste5venla
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socalbrewlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-10-2013 06:00:38 | More by socalbrewlvr
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moonknight31

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-01-2013 21:45:00 | More by moonknight31
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bmmortale

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-13-2013 14:16:48 | More by bmmortale
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Rosanne

California

2/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too sweet syrupy taste at start.
Amber clear. Head thin but good. Lacing good. Bitter on end of palate. Smell malts but not much. Very slight smell. Taste smooth. Mild bitter. Sweet.
Moderate carbonation.

Shared a taster on-tap as past of a flight at the brewery in May 2013; Beachwood BBQ & Brewing, Long Beach, USA. As part of a six-week West Coast beer tour. I rate to taste, not to style. See my blog for more details: carbeers.wordpress.com

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2013 03:23:03 | More by Rosanne
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Rau71

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-04-2013 15:08:33 | More by Rau71
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jsmith6051

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-24-2013 01:08:53 | More by jsmith6051
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Greggo123

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-24-2013 15:36:47 | More by Greggo123
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

08-21-2012 02:05:12 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear dark red with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is very malty with citrus zest and subtle citrus fruit aromas. Taste is the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 02:01:27 | More by UCLABrewN84
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drewone

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-20-2012 07:03:47 | More by drewone
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John11486

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-15-2012 22:14:32 | More by John11486
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pperez38

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-22-2012 17:08:56 | More by pperez38
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

on tap at The Bruery Provisions. Orange coloured body. A good hop aroma and orange citrus bitterness in the flavour. Decent for the style, good drinkability, average mouthfeel with toffee, mild toastiness. Good introduction to Beachwood's beers, which get good marks from my acquaintances here.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2012 16:14:38 | More by Sammy
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Rollzroyce21

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-13-2012 14:46:08 | More by Rollzroyce21
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peter53

California

4/5  rDev +13%

12-16-2011 20:26:44 | More by peter53
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Halcyondays

California

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood I, $2,

A: Pours amber with a medium soft frothy white head, which leaves nice lace.

S: Crystal style malt, with some pine and citrus, pretty standard.

T: Light sweet toffee and crystal malt. Nice hop notes of pine, grapefruit and melon. Good mix of flavours.

M: Light to medium-bodied, mild resiny character. Frothy, soft carbonation.

O: A solid red ale, not my favourite style, but this is well made, well attenuated, a dry beer for those who like it that way.

Serving type: on-tap

12-07-2011 01:22:47 | More by Halcyondays
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dgilks

Australia

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colour with a smooth light tan head. Fair head retention but nice lacing.

Toasty, dark toffee malts with a piney hop character. Good.

Toasty, slightly roasty malt with a big dose of resinous bitterness and a solid citrus hop profile. Balanced but big.

Medium body with high carbonation. A touch too fizzy.

A fully flavoured red ale with lots of malt and hops. The carbonation sorts of kills this for me though.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2011 23:30:01 | More by dgilks
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HopHead84

California

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

8/21/2011

On tap at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing.

A: Golden red with a big creamy white cap.

S: Pronounced biscuit and toast with ample caramel malt. Earth accompanies pine and orange.

T: Lightly sweet biscuit and bread with some caramel. Hops are earthy and bitterness is restrained. Citrus is reminiscent of orange and subjugated by the malt.

M: Medium in body with matching carbonation.

Overall: A nice hoppy red. I finished my 10oz glass and wanted more.

Serving type: on-tap

08-22-2011 19:16:10 | More by HopHead84
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Knucklehead Red Ale from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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