Melrose IPA - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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Reviews by beagle75:
3.9/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Draft service into a shaker pint glass at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing in Long Beach.
A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.
S: Mild piney hops and clean pale malt that is slightly bready.
T: Begins fairly sweet, with floral and mixed citrus hop aromatics amidst unobtrusive acidity. Crisp honeyed malt emerges in the middle, providing interesting balance to the robust hops, though a little too focused on sweetness. Significant bitterness develops during the finish, tasting herbaceous and slightly medicinal.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly sticky but balanced on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This beer delivers a full-flavored, mostly West Coast IPA experience as promised. The exception in the flavor profile is the surprisingly sweet backbone that actually provides a service by holding off encroachment of the food. Hop contributions range from delicate in the beginning to intensely bitter in the finish, proving satisfying--but not mind-blowing--throughout.
Serving type: on-tap
08-17-2011 03:32:02 | More by beagle75
More User Reviews:
3.93/5 rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: bottle
04-07-2014 15:10:57 | More by drabmuh
Melrose IPA from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.