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Amalgamator - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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150 Ratings
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Ratings: 150
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 37
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Halcyondays on 03-29-2013)
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Reviews by ElSid:
Photo of ElSid
4.51/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The Beers of California


Freshness Date: None

A: Golden orange with a moderate amount of hazy yellow topped off with an off white head of stick foam. The foam lasts ultimately leaving behind a blanket of lace on the glass and several islands of bubbles on top of the brew.

S: The tropicality comes through first: passion fruit, mango and pineapple. There is also a good amount of citrus and hints of apricot. Some dank resinous character is also there adding to the bready, honey malt foundation.

T: The hops lean toward mango, passion fruit, and pineapple tropical juiciness along with grapefruit peel and moments of apricot. There is also dank and resin which highlight the honey bread malt backbone which does its best to hold this brew together. Mild alcohol warmth along with earthy hop bitterness comes though in the finish.

M: Medium feel and crisp with a resinous linger and good supporting carbonation.

O: Beachwood BBQ is a Brewpub gem. So good I needed to take this brew home. I love the complex, juicy hop characteristics with strong tropical tones. Just the way I like my IPA's. Looking forward to filling this growler again.

ElSid, Oct 14, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of reebtaerG
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 22oz bomber into New Belgium globe

A-It pours a nice golden color with a white head.

S-The aroma is sweet peaches, grape and mango hops. A little grapefruit blast as well.

T-The flavor is full with grapefruit, papaya and citrus. Massive fresh hop character. Very little caramel malt and a big citrus and spice finish.

M-Mouthfeel has a medium body and carbonation

O-Overall a great west coast IPA! Need more!

reebtaerG, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

freshflesh, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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GlassHound, May 31, 2014
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RobertH50, Nov 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

ste5venla, Nov 04, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%

mdaschaf, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Sammy, Jan 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

fthegiants, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of ChrisL24481
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a clear golden orange with an inch off white head. Plenty of lacing sticks to the glass. The smells is amazing. It consists of a combination of dank resin, citrus fruits, and a touch of passion fruit. The taste is very similar. Passion fruit, tropical fruits is followed by a dank resinous flavor and ending with a citrus bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy (somewhat buttery) with little (but some) carbonation. Overall, a great IPA and deserves do be up there with the best west coast IPAs!

ChrisL24481, Mar 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

IKR, Jan 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

Sisky, Aug 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

EliotRosewater, Mar 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

SirBentham, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of rjp217
4.91/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle, no date, after receiving in a trade...

Beautiful orange color with a frothy head and sticky lace. The aromas are absolutely stunning. Lovely citrus notes to include oranges, mangos, passion fruits. The taste echoes those sentiments with some resin and grass notes and nice pine backbone. The mouthfeel is medium body, solid carbonation with a nice biting finish.

Overall, this is one of the damn finest IPAs out there. Reminds a lot of Hill Farmstead offering in the aroma and mouthfeel. Lots of citrus with a piney finish which makes it incredibly balanced. I'm happy to have gotten a bottle of this. Wonderful!

rjp217, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

EgadBananas, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -13.6%

On tap at Beachwood in Long Beach, CA.

A fair amount of juice, but a very dry aftertaste like chewing on sawdust in the wind - and I don't know about you, but Raul really isn't into that. Overall taste is citrusy and fairly pleasant; but that Sahara desert aftertaste... No, no, no.

RaulMondesi, Nov 08, 2014
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Amalgamator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 150 ratings.