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Alpha Master - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Alpha Master
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86
very good

22 Ratings
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Ratings: 22
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UCLABrewN84 on 06-19-2012)
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Photo of sillyhed8
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

sillyhed8, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Probably my favorite pale ale I have from these guys (along with Street 3, Block 2)...so far anyway. Can't believe it took me this long to try it.

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of HopsintheSack
3.76/5  rDev -3.1%

HopsintheSack, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Raziel313
2/5  rDev -48.5%

Raziel313, Aug 27, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Texasfan549, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of brheuer
3.84/5  rDev -1%

brheuer, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of nealbert
3.44/5  rDev -11.3%

nealbert, Aug 17, 2014
Photo of drewone
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

drewone, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of Fern13
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Fern13, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of ricecracker420
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of cornejo
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

cornejo, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of popery
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

clear amber beer. Medium white head. Lots of lacing with good head retention. Aroma is predominantly pine and tangerine citrus with some tropical notes - mango, pineapple. Mild bready malt backbone, but it's definitely hop forward. Taste is dry with good hop flavor. Just a touch of bland bitterness in the finish, not that I mind. Just a touch of malt flavor but it's mostly those same hop notes coming through. Light on the palate. Drying. Tasty stuff.

popery, Dec 07, 2013
Photo of BeerEngineer
3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

General - Had this off their tap system in the Long Beach location then brought home a growler for a formal review. Had this out of an english pint glass.

Appearance - Nice light golden color, decent head that is just slightly off white. There is pretty good lacing on the side of the glass too.

Aroma - Smells like a standard pale ale with a good balance between a light malt and light hops.

Taste - Pretty good taste, just like the aroma there is a good balance between the malt and hops. Not overpowering, or really all that memorable, just a decent pale ale.

Mouthfeel - It's a touch thin for what I would expect from a traditional APA. It almost seems like it's an american IPA that got heavily watered down.

Overall - Decent beer, not something that I would go out of my way to find but as far as APAs go this one is pretty good.

BeerEngineer, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of jeff1973
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jeff1973, Nov 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Beerbuddy21, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of John11486
4/5  rDev +3.1%

John11486, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev +3.1%

CelticAleMan, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of gatornlb
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

gatornlb, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of joecast
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

joecast, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +3.1%

t0rin0, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Pours a golden orange color with a thick white head. Heavy on the citrus and pine hop aromas. A bit of pineapple and maybe a slight herbal character to it. Hints of bready malt as well. Lots and lots of pine flavor and a strong bitterness, too. Citrus flesh and peel notes are prominent. Some bready malt and just a little bit of sweetness.

womencantsail, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Pours a clear honey copper with a tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some tropical fruit aromas. Taste is very much the same with a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a nice citrus and tropical fruit presence.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 19, 2012
Alpha Master from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.