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Alpha Supreme - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Alpha Supreme
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90
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38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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:
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(Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-08-2011)
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pdxkarl

California

5/5  rDev +22.2%

12-01-2011 22:39:02 | More by pdxkarl
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socalbrewlvr

California

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

10-09-2013 22:13:09 | More by socalbrewlvr
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mroberts1204

California

4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

05-18-2013 23:29:58 | More by mroberts1204
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OTB

California

4.55/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Serving type: growler

01-06-2013 00:57:00 | More by OTB
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SoCalBeerIdiot

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-24-2013 00:39:23 | More by SoCalBeerIdiot
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ScorseseZoe

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

10-26-2013 19:45:41 | More by ScorseseZoe
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OMsweetOM

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-06-2014 02:33:25 | More by OMsweetOM
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cornejo

California

4.5/5  rDev +10%

05-31-2014 19:52:34 | More by cornejo
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zhanson88

California

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the source. Long Beach location.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear tangerine color with moderate carbonation. About 1" of white head forms, which has really nice retention and lacing. Good looking pale ale.

Smell: A bit of pale malt backbone peeks out, but most of the nose is comprised of hop scents. Floral and grassy, with a big tangerine and pineapple presence. Pretty dank, especially for a pale ale.

Taste: Nice malt backbone presence, but quickly overshadowed by a dank hop presence. Mango, pineapple, and florals with a bitter, piney finish. Excellent.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Very dry and bitter finish encourages another sip. Overall, a super pale ale. Probably among the top 5 I have tried. Extremely hoppy for the style, but retains some level of balance and is extremely well done.

Serving type: on-tap

10-12-2013 21:37:30 | More by zhanson88
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GlassHound

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

05-31-2014 06:53:17 | More by GlassHound
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fthegiants

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-04-2014 06:26:43 | More by fthegiants
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-18-2013 11:34:15 | More by SocalKicks
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dcgunman

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-02-2013 16:54:14 | More by dcgunman
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

10-14-2013 17:10:38 | More by moonknight31
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-08-2014 20:02:20 | More by Evan
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Nugganooch

California

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2014 18:38:30 | More by Nugganooch
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DoubleJ

California

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 03:45:02 | More by DoubleJ
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wethorseblanket

California

4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-06-2014 22:10:13 | More by wethorseblanket
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womencantsail

California

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2011 23:43:42 | More by womencantsail
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brew3crew

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2011 21:18:23 | More by brew3crew
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SirBentham

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-07-2013 10:09:53 | More by SirBentham
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pperez38

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

01-22-2012 17:11:37 | More by pperez38
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PG2G

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-07-2014 15:06:44 | More by PG2G
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

06-08-2014 02:34:55 | More by zestar
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John11486

California

4/5  rDev -2.2%

02-15-2012 22:18:03 | More by John11486
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Alpha Supreme from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.