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Alpha Supreme - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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BA SCORE
90
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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.98%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-08-2011)
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Reviews by wethorseblanket:
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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap during Beachwood LB's 3rd Anniversary event.

A: Pours a clear yellowish orange with a solid half-inch thick white head which fades yielding splotches and spots of lace.

N: Juicy citrus and weedy dankness.

T: Citrus shines along with a dank note. Impressive flavors for a pale ale.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry, bitter finish.

O: Really enjoyed and easy to drink. So flavorful.

More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of OTB
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh Growler purchased at BWLB. The pour into my tulip reveals a beautiful sunset washed orange color with a super dense inch thick cap that leaves the most impressive curtain of sticky lace as I sip down. The nose is as good as any APA I have had, Zombie Dust, Hoppy Birthday ext. Super fresh hops that reveal orange, mango, fresh cantaloupe, pine, very impressive. The flavor profile follows suite, super concentrated tropical fruits, stone fruits, perfect hint of pale malt balance this beauty out perfectly. The mouth and finish are crisp, very intense and dry, this is a session beer at 5.4 % abv and it's truly easy to drink. Overall I put this up at the top for APA. A magnificent effort in a continuing line of world class beers from Beachwood.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Nugganooch
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the pub – Long Beach, CA
Notes taken from 06/03/14 – Full Pint

A: Lightly burnished golden amber color with evident hop haze. Nice finger width of ivory cream settles over holding together quite well and compacted. A few splotchy dots and swaths of lace tag the glass after each sip.

S: Smells of grapefruit zest with a touch of mild herbal cattiness and some freshly juiced white wine grapes. There is some underlying pale malt bread crust there but the Nelson hops are quite expressive. Has me really excited for this one.

T: The taste delivers very much the same with zesty grapefruit and lots of Sauvignon grape qualities. Has a musky herb element to it which I rather like and a solid base of bready pale malts. Alcohol is below the radar here. Just loving the super juicy Nelson tastiness from this one with a balanced low to moderate actual bitterness. This is quite good with a dry resinous finish and a weedy herbal note on the back end.

M: Moderate to lightly filling body. Nice creamy sensation with some lower perceived bitterness. Good drying efforts in the finish with a touch of resinous linger on it.

D: Alpha Supreme is Supremely crushable. I do love me some Nelsons and if you do as well this one is worth checking out. A bit lighter than Alpine I would say with more bready malt influence to it but so delicious and well balanced. Doesn’t slam you with the bitters yet still brings the Nelson flavs.

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Clear golden orange with a finger of white head. Heavy orange and citrus peel aromas with pine and floral hop notes. A light herbal note with some pale malt base. Strong hop flavor and a decent bitterness. Citrus peel and pine flavor. Medium body and carbonation.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden color in the pint shaker. Nice pile of foam and a sudsy mouthfeel. Light body and on the sharp side. Quite fragrant with hops. I thought of Mosaic, but brewer says that Nelson Sauvin is the featured hop in this.

Moderate bitterness even though the IBUs are rated at 75. Overall it makes for a tasty quaff with a fruity and hugely aromatic taste. One of the better Pale Ales I've had, and a must-try for the student of hop flavors. Attractive appearance and pleasant in every way. On tap at Waypoint Public in San Diego.

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11/26/2011

On tap at Stone.

A: Burnished gold with good transparency and an inch of white sea foam. Retention is good and sheets of lacing cling to the glass.

S: Tangerine and orange flesh blend with light perfumy floral notes and a little papaya. Malt stays out of the way, feebly offering meager cracker notes. Smells nice.

T: Orange flesh and pith with a little tangerine. Bitterness is at a moderate level and the beer is very dry, with malt imparting cracker but no real sweetness. The finish is dry and bitter with citrus rind and a little astringency.

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

Overall: A good hoppy pale ale. 

Photo of DoubleJ
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the original Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

This pale ale is a lighter orange color with golden hues, a thick head which retains well, and good lacing. A juicy hoppiness jumps out of the aroma, assorted tropical and citrus fruits emerge and there's a bready backbone to back it up. This continues in the taste, where oranges, grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple hit, being driven by a dry and pleasant rye-like snap. Its a medium bodied beer, quite smooth, and a simple pleasure to drink.

They sure know how to utilize those hops, don't they? Another good Beachwood hop juice.

Photo of brew3crew
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at beachwood BBQ brewpub

A-yellow body with a good whit head that sticks aaround ffor awhile

s -only slight hops I can pick up. Nothing too major

T-nice smooth hop taste. Not too bitter but they are therestill.

M-medium body and smooth

O-not my style but not a bad beer.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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Alpha Supreme from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.