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Thrillseeker IPA - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Thrillseeker IPAThrillseeker IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 27
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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1.24/5  rDev -70.4%

KingoftheTitans, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.2/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale golden color in the glass. A nice persistent foam and well carbonated in the mouth. Great aroma of hop flowers. It's a warm day in the piney woods. You can almost taste that sticky sap.

It's interesting how thin this is-- sort of a laser-focused hop delivery system without the distractions of malt. This is not so astoundingly bitter, it's just all about the hops. Lemony with plenty of pine. Very sharp and veering towards outright acidity.

It's too strong for gulping a couple of pints, but it's a serious hop fest. On tap at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach.

05-04-2013 update: Tried this in the bottle. It is the most amazing aroma that is worth trying for the nose and scent along. I'd give it a little higher rating for flavor, but except for the hardened hop-o-holic it's virtally undrinkable. Just need a bottle of Longboard Lager to fill the other half of the glass with.

mactrail, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of wyoming
3.4/5  rDev -18.9%

wyoming, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -18.1%
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.

B-

kojevergas, Apr 17, 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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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

jenray, May 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

dfhhead25, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

BMart, Apr 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

incubuscience, Jun 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Obsidian, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

outoffocus, Aug 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

jeff1973, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

T_Hass, Mar 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Omer4176, Apr 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

BDeibs, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

sbxx, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

DCLAguy11, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of rawfish
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold with amazing clarity, quickly builds a rocky two finger head of stark white. Retention is ridiculously high, the cap of foam doesn't want to leave the top layer of liquid resulting in slight flecks of lacing.

Aroma is rather muted personafied by floral grasses and bright citrus. Honey bread malt provides a solid foundation. Hay, straw, wild flowers, lemon peel and pink grapefruit hops.

Malt is pale and thin, toasted white bread with a lick of cookie dough. Hops are very bright, floral herbs and yellow citrus, grapefruit pith and lemongrass at the epicenter with some pine, chives and red berry. Alcohol is has a steely edge when matched with the medium high bitterness and soapy drying in the finish.

Medium bodied and judging by the attractive head formation the carbonation is boisterous. Finish is metallic and very bitter but also nicely drying. Moderate alcohol.

Thrillseeker uses classic hops to bring a bright grassy/citrus profile to life with high alpha acids and a scrubbing bone dry finish. Lacks the aroma and touch/feel to raise it into the next level of IPAs.

rawfish, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

GRG1313, Jan 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

EliotRosewater, Aug 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

dvmin98, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

g_jenkins, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of jegross2
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Reviewing the Thrillseeker IPA from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing out of Long Beach, California. This "west cost-style" IPA is generously hopped with a mix of Chinook, Summit, Centennial, and Simcoe hops.

Score: 90

Bottled the last week of September 2014. Served in a Kate the Great snifter and enjoyed on 10/13/14. Thank you Jazz for sending me this one!

Appearance: Pours a clean, transparent honey color with a finger of white head that settles to a thin, coating layer. Amazing lacing and retention. Quite a beautiful IPA. 5/5

Smell: A big citrus blast followed by a light earthy kick that rounds out the aroma. Orange, grapefruit, citrus, sweet malt, mango, pine and bready malt. A touch herbal too. Quite pleasant. 4/5

Taste: Earthy and bitter upfront, followed by orange rind, lemon and grapefruit on the finish. Lingering grapefruit and bitterness. This is a really pleasant, bitterly citrusy IPA. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, appropriate carbonation. Watery/juicy mouthfeel with a dry, bitter, and slightly astringent finish. This IPA has a pleasantly bitter kick with a lingering finish. 4/5

Overall: An unexpectedly pleasant IPA. I saw Summit on the label and expected to hate this, but I did not get any onion character -- just a pleasantly complex earthiness mixed amongst a nice citrusy, bitter IPA profile. This is my kind of IPA.

Cost: $8 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

jegross2, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Golden yellow with a 1/4 inch head and ok retention and some lacing

Smell: Upfront is a good amount of pine with traces of citrus and the background carries a very nice floral note

Taste: It is almost identical to the nose honestly. At first you get the sting from the pine notes that transitions into some grapefruit and other citrus notes.

Mouthfeel: Light body with high carbonation very light and refreshing

Overall: This is an average west coast IPA better then 99.9% of east coast IPA's but just a run of the mill west coast IPA. Definately worth a shot

DarthKostrizer, Aug 26, 2011
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Thrillseeker IPA from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.