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Amalgamator - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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114 Ratings
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 7.99%


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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silentdonkey

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

04-06-2013 06:06:44 | More by silentdonkey
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

04-11-2014 01:02:41 | More by virinow
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.49/5  rDev +2.5%
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!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 01:39:12 | More by reebtaerG
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Soneast

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-29-2014 14:05:16 | More by Soneast
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenrod with a decent head that leaves some splashy lace behind

Smell: Tropical fruit tones, with passion fruit, pineapple, papaya and pith (the four Ps)

Taste: Just a touch of the biscuit and then the hops take over, bringing a wallop of the tropical fruit flavors detected in the aroma and a very pithy bitterness that builds into the middle; there might even be a touch of custard apple, after the swallow, with the floral and bitter tones intermingling into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This is a top notch IPA that makes great use of the Mosaic hop

Thanks, lincolnbeard, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 00:07:03 | More by brentk56
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.46/5  rDev +1.8%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 23:57:36 | More by ChrisL24481
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bh123

California

3.75/5  rDev -14.4%

03-25-2014 05:07:46 | More by bh123
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-25-2014 03:50:15 | More by FUwolfpacker
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Jvrdz24

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-24-2014 12:43:02 | More by Jvrdz24
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LynnHomeBrewer

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-24-2014 02:16:22 | More by LynnHomeBrewer
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

absolutely world class ipa here, one of the best expressions of mosaic hops i have seen, and a true west coast style gem from beachwood. the color is a radiant orange amber, quite clear but with a bit of fuzz as the bottle pours out. heady, one inch plus of thick and permanent white fluff. the nose is the best part, and its immaculate. rich and fresh mosaic hops, high in alpha acid, but showing less citrusy and more of a tropical fruit bouquet. i get passion fruit and pineapple, along with tart peach. its complex and awesome, and the grain bill is just large enough to keep these flavors on the tongue for awhile, before finishing off rather clean with a lingering bitter kick. i wish the brightness of the hops in the aroma came through into the flavor just a bit more cleanly, but they are still there, and its so juicy and delicious. fuller medium body and only enough carbonation to keep it in motion. overall a very well refined west coast ipa, special, and more interesting than many of the "throw it all in the kettle" types. the artwork on the label is also gorgeous. top notch ipa that i wish i could drink whenever i wanted.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 18:05:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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Smarty_Pints

California

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-19-2014 02:52:00 | More by Smarty_Pints
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vonnegut21

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-18-2014 00:58:46 | More by vonnegut21
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stevec32

New York

3.5/5  rDev -20.1%

03-17-2014 21:32:36 | More by stevec32
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carmike813

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-17-2014 01:31:01 | More by carmike813
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BGsWo22

New York

3/5  rDev -31.5%

03-16-2014 23:32:24 | More by BGsWo22
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4.91/5  rDev +12.1%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 19:40:44 | More by rjp217
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IndyDad

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-16-2014 12:06:58 | More by IndyDad
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scotv

New York

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-16-2014 02:51:27 | More by scotv
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EliotRosewater

California

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

03-14-2014 23:33:10 | More by EliotRosewater
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Nugganooch

California

4.7/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar - Escondido, CA
Served in my FW snifter glass

A: Pours a darker golden amber color with orangey tones and some soft hop haze. Bubbly with a lively fizz producing a thin layer of short-lived paper white foam on top. Lower marks in the retention and stick department for an IPA but that is a minor setback all things considered.

S: Super pungent and tropical hop aromas with some dank green herbs intertwined. Gooseberry with mango spice, pineapple, guava, grapefruit, and some white wine grape. No trace of malt here only a touch of candied citrus fruits. And the aroma doesn’t quit long after the pour. One of the best smelling hoppy beers I have come across in some time now. So so juicy and dank.

T: Taste is the pure dank sauce. Wow! So much dankleberry going on. Grapefruit spice, mango, papaya, citrus, gooseberry, and pine with an upper mod amount of peppery bitterness on the palate. Malt is just a dry crackery after thought and almost doesn’t even hold up all them potent hop flavors. So clean and crisp with some really well masked alcohol. Resinous and reiterating with the hops. This one is all about the tropics and mary jane and I am loving it. Easily moving to my top IPA.

M: Super light and frothy with an upper level of constricting bitterness and a bone dry finish. Somewhat resinous linger action afterwards.

D: Amalgamator is some true dank sauce. For those who disdain this term. Drink an Amalgamator and see for yourself. This one is touching all my feels. Tropical and weedy with a super light and dry crisp body.

Highly highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 23:10:27 | More by Nugganooch
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -3%

03-13-2014 21:39:56 | More by beernads
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-12-2014 04:28:39 | More by ricecracker420
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WebMan

California

4/5  rDev -8.7%

03-12-2014 02:04:04 | More by WebMan
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Callmecoon

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.4%

03-11-2014 14:27:32 | More by Callmecoon
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Amalgamator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.