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Amalgamator - Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 33
Gots: 5 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Jvrdz24, Mar 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

LynnHomeBrewer, Mar 24, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

StonedTrippin, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Smarty_Pints, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

vonnegut21, Mar 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

stevec32, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

carmike813, Mar 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.9%

BGsWo22, Mar 16, 2014
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4.91/5  rDev +13.1%

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  rDev -7.8%

IndyDad, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

scotv, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

EliotRosewater, Mar 14, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +8.3%

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.

Nugganooch, Mar 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

beernads, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

ricecracker420, Mar 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

WebMan, Mar 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Callmecoon, Mar 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

terranostra86, Mar 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

rawfish, Mar 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

IPAyForHops, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Jho3325, Mar 09, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +2.3%

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!

arcaris22, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Amalgamator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
95 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.