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Alpha Supreme - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.46%
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

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Beer added by: brew3crew on 11-08-2011

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Ratings: 44 | Reviews: 12
Photo of BillRoth
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at BBBQ/Long Beach. Very good. Nice use of Nelson. Great drinker. Wish I had at home for beermeister.

Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- 6 oz. pour off tap into mini pint glass @ Beachwood BBQ (Long Beach, CA) on 30-Jan-15

Photo of Deggar
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markgugs
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.68/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.1/5  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.

Photo of Nugganooch
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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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Alpha Supreme from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.