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Thrillseeker IPA - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Thrillseeker IPAThrillseeker IPA

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BA SCORE
93
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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 36
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 28
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-14-2011)
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap @ O’Briens Pub
12/08/12

First sampled and enjoyed this at the FW Invitational. Nice to find it on tap here.

A: Thrillseeker IPA shows a mostly clear golden body with a drought pour that produces only a brim of off white head. Streaming with bubbles. Can’t really note on the retention but there is some nice squiggly stick down the glass as the drink progresses.

S: The nose produces some real aromatic pink grapefruit with a bit of sappy evergreens. There are some nice undercurrents of cured green herbs and faint tropical floras. No real malt detectable here or alcohol for that matter. Hops are pungent though and have me pretty excited about this one.

T: Sugary orange peel, grapefruit flesh, sativa, and pine oils. Less diversity than the nose but still nice. Malt is nothing more than a light dry cracker springboard for the hops. Maybe a dash of caramel in there. The beer has an upper moderate level of hoppy bitterness that permeates the palate without becoming too harsh or abrasive. Does have a lasting peppery effect. Alcohol is incognito here. Deliciously fruity, herbal, and refreshing.

M: Lighter body with a real dry texture. Carbonation is fair and might even be on the higher end. Producing a nice crisp snappy finish. Bitterness really saps the palate giving a pucker that lingers long after. Slight sticky residuals of oils and sugars.

D: A thirst quencher. Very light, hoppy, and refreshing. I could session a few of these for sure.
This is West Coast style to a “T”. Nicely done. One of my favs for the day. Sticky Icky!

Nugganooch, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

freshflesh, Mar 27, 2014
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warnerry, Dec 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

virinow, Sep 01, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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CSU, San Marcos
San Marcos, CA

Clear orange and light amber with a somewhat thick white head.

Piney hop aroma, dank marijuana, and some faint citrus notes along with a little sweet and sticky caramel malt.

A solid, not overly bitter, pine-forward IPA, balanced nicely with a touch of caramel sweetness.

Medium bodied. Ample carbonation.

A very solid, delicious IPA.

ehammond1, Aug 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

JasonFromLA, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of AdamF625
3.45/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- clear golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass.
S- floral hops, some vague citrus notes, grassy, lemon zest
T- lime, melon, bitter floral hops, soft malt profile
M- medium body and carbonation. Dry and grassy finish.
O- another good ipa from beachwood. More floral and earthy than others I've tried.

AdamF625, Apr 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

MeadGuyfromMD, Nov 03, 2013
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4.52/5  rDev +7.9%

joeyjoey104, Oct 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Roguer
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a strong, large, off-white creamy head. Retention is fantastic. Brew is a very clear yellow-gold. Tons of thick, spider web lacing.

Hoppy aroma with a pale malt backbone. Floral, slightly catty, and some lighter pine.

Relatively light and bright flavor: citrus peel and pulp, pine, slightly dank, all riding on a honey-and-biscuit pale malt profile. Mosaic hops?

Crisp and smooth mouthfeel; fairly light, with a hint of syrupy smoothness.

This is a very good IPA, and although it doesn't seem to bring anything fresh to the table, that shouldn't take away from consistent, tasty, solid goodness.

Roguer, Oct 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

fthegiants, Mar 25, 2014
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1.24/5  rDev -70.4%

KingoftheTitans, Oct 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Gonzoillini, Apr 20, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2013 Vintage

Appearance: Slightly cloudy golden yellow color with a moderate white head .

Smell: Pine trees and citrus fruit aromas.

Taste:The pine and citrus fruit notes in the nose carry over to the taste. There's a mild hop bitterness in the finish.

Mouth-feel: Fairly light body with a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall: A good IPA. Beachwood has come out strong since they first opened the doors to the Long Beach locale.

IKR, Apr 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

GRG1313, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

incubuscience, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

I want more

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

EliotRosewater, Aug 03, 2013
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4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big thanks to Alex for sharing this growler at the amazing Super Bowl party he hosted. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into a plastic cup with a nice dark amber/orange color and about a finger of slight tan head.

Smell – Lots of pine and citrusy hops, grapefruit and mango, slight toffee, and bready malts.

Taste – A nice bitterness up front mixed with some resiny pine. This fades to the aforementioned fruits. Not quite as sweet citrusy as I would hope, though quite obviously a great West Coast IPA. It is almost a mixed of Sculpin and PtE.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, nice carbonation for the style.

Overall – A very solid IPA from Beachwood. Very glad to have tried it.

SpdKilz, Feb 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

dvmin98, Jul 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

jgluck, May 11, 2013
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4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Golden-Orange. 1 finger white head.

Smell – Hops, hops, hops

Taste – Incredibly hop forward (which I prefer). I love the Row 2 malts they use. You can taste them on the backend without cutting into the hops.

Mouthfeel – Medium body. Nice amount of carbonation with a slightly creamy texture.

Overall – This blew me away. I knew Beachwood made solid beers, but this hangs with the best single IPAs out there. I prefer it over their Melrose IPA. Up there with the Alpine and KRBC offerings.

SirBentham, Jul 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

g_jenkins, Mar 24, 2014
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Thrillseeker IPA from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.