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Melrose IPA - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Melrose IPAMelrose IPA

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206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 53
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 07-14-2011)
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Photo of drabmuh
3.93/5  rDev -8.2%

Bottle sent as an extra in a trade with brabuse430. I requested something hoppy I had not reviewed and he complied. Overall this is a decent beer, a little heavy for an IPA but I've been spoiled recently by a series of really light bodied IPAs I've brewed myself.

Beer served in a snifter, as I do not have the proper glassware for this brewery. I'm a failure at life and the rest. Beer is pretty dark amber, mild haze, white head, small bubbles, some lacing, decent retention.

Aroma is a little pine, mostly grapefruit, a little alcohol, a little malt.

Beer is medium in body, a little sweet, pretty bitter, nice citrus notes on the palate, overall a good drinking beer. A little heavier than I want but it is a nice balance of hops and backbone. I might have it again on draft.

drabmuh, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of rawfish
4.45/5  rDev +4%

Wicked fresh, bottled 1/27/14. Pours a clear copper with impressive activity forming a creamy tow finger head. Retention was average but leaves full rings of lacing on the glass.

A light buzz of candied orange peel and honey malts provide a backbone for an airy variance of tangerine, grapefruit and piney hop aromas. A twist of pineapple and white guava wafts in and out. Wish the aroma were stronger.

Ah, the malt foundation of this is great, honey malts, tight without any grainy taste blends perfectly with the bold hoppiness, a real treat. Thick, juicy bright citrus, tangerines and grapefruit with a dank pine backing. Nuances of passion fruit acidity and pineapple. Nice bitter mouthcoating and the pine flavor follows through.

Perfect! Creamy smooth carbonation and an easy to drink body, alcohol is stable and complements the hop flavors. Drying mouthcoating that dries the palate for the next dreg.

Wow, the quality of this beer is evident in all facets, the feel on the palate does not get any better, reminiscent of Alpine's Duet with a bolder, more varied hop punch. A must revisit, kicking myself for only scoring one. Also drink this one on the chilly side, this beer can take it.

rawfish, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of utopiajane
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%

Pours a perfect amber gold with bright clarity. A steady stream of bubbles make their hurried way to the top to become part of the cottony cloud of foam that tops this beer. The body has a radiance. Striking appearance.

The nose is flawless with a tropical fruits, light pine and citrus. The hops are floral and there's mango on the nose. Sweet simcoe and amarillo. Sunny tangerine. The malt is a sweet kiss of clover honey on the nose.

Taste is out of this world. The fruit and floral hops greet the palate first and give you all that mango but with a blast of grapefruit rind. Earthy and herbal. The hops are not too oily and the malt leaves the honey behind for a moment to show off some bread. The sweetness of the simcoe is brilliant in this and really makes the beer. It has a sturdy bitter. It's strong and it starts out deceptively mild but by the time you get to the swallow you are tasting a full hop bitter without harshness. Enchanting! This finishes dry and with a touch of sweetness from honey returned to you as if it had been stolen momentarily. Pine lingers in the aftertaste as if you had forgotten that too and it's back to remind you.

I LOVED this. This is one of the best, most enjoyable IPA's I have had this year. Bracing, rousing, refreshing. Thank you Jay O'Rear.

utopiajane, Nov 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4.84/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

vissai, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

4nimal, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mvdillman, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of zookerman182
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%

Appearance is a crystal clear gold color with minimal head.
aroma is tropical, some pine and malt backbone.
taste is pine, and tropical fruit with a balanced malt flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium to full with slight lingering bitterness.
overall it's a delicious ipa.
I'm thankful to have tried it

zookerman182, Aug 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Farnswurth, Jul 25, 2014
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Melrose IPA from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.