Beachmaster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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3.8/5
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31 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States
northcoastbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by superspak on 12-04-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,741
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
31
pDev:
7.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
9
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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of bigred89
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tennisballa07
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium amber, slightly hazy color. Pine hops and dry malt finish. The sharpness of the hops doesn't allow the malts to come into the picture.

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Photo of Zorro
3.51/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Mildly chill hazed amber with a small off-white colored head. It looks like 10,000 other amber colored ales.

Smell is woody and savory with a strong cedar wood scent. Strong tropical fruit scent and it really heavy on the papaya scent. Smells sweet but I keep smelling cedar plank in this one.

Starts out sweet and savory with a considerable bitter finish in the back of the throat. Taste of cedar and pine. Astringent after taste very much like sucking on a used tea bag. Taste wise though it is actually pretty mild.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall though, I would buy Rasputin RIS over this one next time.

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of neliam24
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dclark4477
3.71/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Poured out a clear golden amber color with a large, khaki-colored head of foam. It smelled of pine, grasses and toasted caramel. Very piney and grassy with a citrusy bite. Some caramel sweetness.

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Photo of spectru
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Slightly hazy (oddly, it seemed to clear as it warmed) amber with a frothy head; Smell is rich with hops; Mouthfeel is tangy, a little sharp; Taste is smooth but very hoppy, with a strong slightly bitter hops aftertaste. Not my favorite IPA.

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Photo of Wildwood_Brew
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1koolrule
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle - $3.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a clearish, orange-amber body with a soapy-looking, foaming, off-white head.

Smell: Fruity hops, berries and citrus with a touch of jackfruit. Husky grains, breadcrusts, dry caramel.

Taste: Toasted bread with a staunch, firm grainy element and fast, fleeting touch of sweet caramel. Hops push in with a punchy floral-lemon-orange combination that, picking up the encroaching bitterness as a strong resinous bent as well as even a bit of strawberry. Its bitterness bolstered by the alcohol. Peppery, warming, herbal on the lightly resinous finish with some sustained fruit notes that fall away, leaving the resins, the alcohol, the spice.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Decent enough.

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Photo of HabaJohn
3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
3.97/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.86/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color. One inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, strong resin, strong spicy hops, slight citrus hops, hint of piney hops, and hint of caramel malt. Fits the style of an American Double/Imperial IPA. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a high carbonation level. There is an elevated bitterness. Tastes of alcohol, sweet malt, strong resin, strong spicy hops, slight citrus hops, hint of piney hops, and hint of caramel malt. Overall, strong body, good blend, and in other aspects.

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Photo of Quackershnoc
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: clear, golden amber color; pillowy white head that islands out

Aroma: big orange and pine; hops; caramel malt

Taste: starts with some really nice orange and caramel sweetness; moves into a big, smooth malt backbone; orange comes back with big pine and an intense hop bite

Mouthfeel: medium-full bodied; viscous; clingy

Overall Impression: a lot going on in this guy; a tad unblanced, but no shortage on big flavors;

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Photo of scream
3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden orange with one finger of ten minute white head.
Smell is dank pine.
Taste is dank pine with light melon with strong but not balancing malt support.
Mouthfeel is medium to full with good carbonation. The finish is dry and bitter.
Overall sometimes the pine hop notes can obscure any lighter flavors.

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Photo of dertyd
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours out a slightly hazy dark golden copper color, with 1 finger of off white head------------- the aromas are of Melon, red berries, citrus, pine and Carmel malt--------------- the flavors are of melon, pine, bitter grapefruit pith, dank weed and lesser peach, the beer has a medium slick mouthfeel with an overly bitter finish-------------- overall this beer was nice could of toned down the bitterness tho this is a bitter bitch, it started off sweet with strong pine and peach flavors followed by that overly bitter pine finish

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 2/8/2018. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, green pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, green pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, herbal, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tangerine, grapefruit, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berry, citrus peel/rind, green pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and zero lingering hop astringency after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and lightly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is an excellent DIPA! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink for the ABV with mellowly bitter/drying finish, never aggressive. Very juicy, dank, and earthy balanced hop complexity; nice sized bready malt backbone, not overly sweet/heavy for the ABV. Feels like Ekuanot hops mostly. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.36/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tulip glass.
Pours deep orange, a finger head, at first. Central bubble steams swiftly rising. Tremendous lacing.
Tropical fruit scent. Malty.
Following the nose, sour malt. Creamy hops. A dry, resinous tang, with gravity just shy of a Barley Wine.
Lemon-orange lunar gravity; a simple, powerful sipper, deeply groovy.

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Photo of Korbynlehr
2.9/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Beachmaster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 31 ratings