Thrillseeker IPA - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Thrillseeker IPAThrillseeker IPA

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Reviews: 37
Hads: 224
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.25%
Wants: 38
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: womencantsail on 08-14-2011

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Photo of Nugganooch
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
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! (1,566 characters)

Photo of mactrail
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
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. (882 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I seek for thrills in my beer. Not all the time, but in general I do. And when a beer is named "thrillseeker", it's very tough not to try it. Served on-tap at Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

A pale orange colored beer with good lasting cream and lace. Ok, now the nose, delish! You can tell this beer was dry hopped with passion, as the nose is nothing but delirious hops. Pine, citrus peel, grapefruit, orange, what's not to like.

OK, so perhaps the nose brought expectations a little too high. Dry and hoppy is the way Thrillseeker goes. Still, flavors of pine, cannabis, orange, and a dry bready canvas provide enough to entertain the tastebuds. It's medium bodied, not overly bitter, and can be consunmed at a good rate.

A thrill for thrill seekers. Seek it, drink it, and repeat. (788 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a clear honey orange with an off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy chunks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of very nice citrus zest and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is the same with a malt finish. There is a medium amount of bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good IPA but I am digging the aroma more than the flavor. (518 characters)

Photo of SpdKilz
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (685 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration
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. (413 characters)

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev -3.4%
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 (569 characters)

Photo of HopHead84
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

8/21/2011

On tap at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing.

A: Bright gold with two fingers of white foam. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: This immediately strikes me as a little drier than Melrose. Bright citrus notes are apparent, redolent of orange flesh and pith, tangerine, mango, and grapefruit. There's just a dash of candied caramel and light perfumy floral notes.

T: The beer has a smooth moderate bitterness with lots of orange and tangerine flesh. Alcohol is well hidden, and the beer is devoid of harsh or astringent notes.

M: Upper light in body with upper moderate carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry, crisp, and sticky.

Overall: Another fine IPA from Julian. (670 characters)

Photo of FosterJM
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

730th Review on BA
Growler to goblet

Clusterfork7
Not sure what BA brought this out

App- A nice darker somewhat translucent amber looking IPA out of a clear growler. When poured had a nice bubbly head to it with some nice cling and some legs behind it.

Smell- Nice aromatics of pine, resin, wet hops and some delicate fruits. Had more hops and fruit overall. Maybe a touch on the end of some thicker malts.

Taste- Taste follows the nose and it is a very nice crisp west coast IPA. Big hops, balanced by the fruits. A little spice, a little pine at the same time to create that mentioned balance.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonated. Left of course that resiny pine, fruit note.

Drink- A pretty good IPA. I had the melrose as well and this was just a tad less than that one. A little more punch to this one but still quite good. (840 characters)

Photo of teamizm
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Blue Palms' 3rd Anniversary Party.

A - Light amber color, lucid. Sticky lacking.

S - Very strong nose - tropical fruits, grapefruits, pine needles, orange zest. Hops, hops, and more hops. No real malt notes at all. Smells like summer in California.

T - Lots of resin and pine needles. Very wet forest tasting, but brightened with grapefruit and citrus notes.

M - nice mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Leaves a nice piney bitterness in the aftertase.

O - Great IPA, but as others have noted, not as stellar as Melrose IPA. I really love the direction Beachwood Brewing is going; very strong and delicious beers. (624 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a light amber with a medium white head, lots of full concentric lacing as an IPA should look.

S: Pot and tropical fruit, some grassiness, an intense Summit and Simcoe mix.

T: Pine resin, grapefruit and grass. Some light pineapple and papaya. Nice mix of flavours. Completely hop dominated.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp carbonation, medium aftertaste.

O: A really good IPA; I'm with Andrew in that it's not as good as Melrose, but this is clearly an enjoyable pint. (496 characters)

Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The beer pours a clear, light amber color with a dense white head, and sticky lacing.

S: A very intense nose. Lots of pineapple fruitiness and plenty more piney hops. There's a moderate grapefruit aroma, along with mild herbal notes and sweet tropical fruits. Overall a really dank hop character.

T: The flavor is very heavy on the pine. Plenty of perfume with grapefruit, pineapple, and floral hop flavors. There is a decent amount of bitterness to it and only a touch of malt sweetness.

M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation and a little bit of bitterness on the finish.

O: A nice IPA, here. Perhaps not as good as Melrose, but definitely something you could have a glass or two of. (735 characters)

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Thrillseeker IPA from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.