Thrillseeker IPA - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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Reviews by Nugganooch:
4.1/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On Tap @ O’Briens Pub
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!
Serving type: on-tap
12-10-2012 22:27:12 | More by Nugganooch
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4.2/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.
A - Poured a filtered crystal clear golden hue with a nice nearly two finger creamy white head that fades to leave a thin blanket and light side lacing.
S - Aromas of nice pine, orange zest, tropical fruits (mango, passion fruit). Faint grapefruit as well.
T - Taste is much more bitter than the nose. Loads more pine and some grassy hops, the tropical notes are super, super faint. Light soft caramel, faint malty sweetness. Nice citrus zest. A very tasty beer, but doesnt really match up with the nose.
M - Mouthfeel is good, nicely carbonated, alcohol hidden well. Very drinkable.
O - Overall, this is a really solid IPA, nose is dominated by citrus and tropical notes, whereas the taste is nearly all pine and a hint of grapefruit. Kind of wish it tasted like it smelled, or vice versa.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 23:56:37 | More by rudzud
Thrillseeker IPA from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.