Thrillseeker IPA - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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Reviews by kojevergas:
3.43/5 rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
7.1% ABV per my bottle. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard black colour pressure cap and fantastic humorous label art served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; Beachwood's house beers have yet to impress me. Cost was a shockingly high $8.99; they really have to prove themselves more to be charging that. "India Pale Ale." Kettle hopping with chinook, summit, centennial, and simcoe. Dry hopped with simcoe and chinook.
Served cold, straight from the fridge. Acquired earlier tonight. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.
A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige (ecru for the pretentious) colour head of nice froth, decent cream, and pretty good (~3 minute) retention. Light uneven lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Body colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent.
Sm: Lovely citrus ester hop character. Floral hops; light pine. Nectary. Quite fresh and hoppy. Very pleasant and appealing. Pale malts. Light grapefruit. Fruit zest. A moderate strength aroma; quite nice for an IPA. Seemingly balanced. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.
T: A bit soapy. Citrus/grapefruit zest. Pale malts. Floral hops. Some hop bitterness does come through. Not a fan of the soapy character. I like the nectary and citrusy character, but the hop bitterness and soap ruin the balance. Still, it's very pleasant for what it is. It really does taste fresh; it's probably less than a week old seeing as I bought it in L.A. and it was brewed in Long Beach. Decently built. Tasty in spite of its lack of balance. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. It's complex enough, but not very subtle.
Aroma was better than the head.
Mf: Smooth and wet. Somewhat oily, but not as much as I'd like. Good carbonation; it's not biting or sharp. Good body and presence on the palate. Suits the flavour profile well.
Dr: Quite drinkable for the fairly high ABV. It's a nice little IPA; I'll have no trouble killing the bomber by meself. A surprisingly good brew from Beachwood, but probably not worth its undeserved pricetag. I'd like to see this in 6 pack format soon. I'd definitely get this on-draught, but the pricetag prevents me from wanting to pick it up in bottled form.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2013 06:22:17 | More by kojevergas
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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 140 ratings.