Amalgamator - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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4.91/5 rDev +12.4%
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!
03-16-2014 19:40:44 | More by rjp217
4.7/5 rDev +7.6%
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.
03-14-2014 23:10:27 | More by Nugganooch
4.25/5 rDev -2.7%
Hazy gold pour nets a perfect, finger and a half of rocky stark white head. Excellent retention and lacing that coats the glass.
There's a huge initial tropical blast, passion fruit and pineapple without any acidity. Slowly it winds down to a more typical West Coast grapefruit and pine character that hints at berries and ripe melon. This underlaying malt provides a light sweetness that blends well with the tropical hops.
Caramel malt is thin and just enough to balance the bright and floral hop flavors. Yellow citrus dominant, with some Warrior hop dank pine, flashes berries and melon at times. Overall quite clean and the mild bitterness helps to cleanse the palate.
Light to medium bodied with active carbonation really helps to keep this beer bright and stir up the aroma. Very clean with minimal alcohol, sits wet on the palate.
Beachwood Brewing rings up another stellar IPA, clean, dry and floral with nuances of berries and melon. Terrific aroma that I wish translated more to flavor. Not quite the wow beer that Melrose is but well worth it if you can get some.
03-11-2014 02:36:31 | More by rawfish
4.44/5 rDev +1.6%
This is one of the most florally aromatic IPA's that I have tasted. The first nose on this beer served in a glass is almost hibiscus meets grapefruit. The 22oz. bottles I had were bottled on 2/22/14 and the freshness definitely contributed to the fruity lead into a very subtle hop drag, through a smooth finish. This beer on a nitro tap would be the bomb. I hope to visit Beachwood soon! Drink this one as cold as you can get it!
03-09-2014 07:18:00 | More by arcaris22
4.76/5 rDev +8.9%
Thanks to a random guy at the bar who shared this with some of us.
This IPA is great. The nose has a lot of Grapefruit and Pine with just a hint of cat pee, even though there's no Citra hops in it.
The taste follows the nose closely. Pine, grapefruit, and possibly some subtle berry flavors. The body is just thick enough to back up the hops, but is still fairly light.
Overall this is my new favorite IPA that Ill never have again, as supply is small . That sucks. Its a really well done west coast IPA. Worth trading for and delicious.
03-05-2014 14:59:56 | More by MCImes
Amalgamator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
96 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.