Beachmaster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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3.84/5
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19 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

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Added by superspak on 12-04-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,296
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
19
pDev:
8.33%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
4
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Ratings: 19 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of HabaJohn
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RDW
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
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 +5.2%
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 -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +4.2%
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 -2.9%
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 +4.2%
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 +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.8/5  rDev -1%
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 -24.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

No and no

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayAreaJoe
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Spokeasy Public House

A: Pours golden orange amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Old school nose, but fairly tame, bitter citrus, resin, herbal and dank, floral, faint fruity notes, slightly toasty bready malt, and a touch of toffee sweetness.

T: Opens with a punch of bitter citrus, grapefruit pith and lemon, resinous, floral, slightly dank herbal notes, maybe a bit of dark orchard fruit, lightly toasty bready malt, a touch of toffee sweetness, with a little alcohol coming through.

M: A bit on the fuller side of medium body, slightly lively carbonation, a touch of alcohol, bitterness latches on to your tongue and doesn't let go.

O: Feels like a throwback to old school west coast DIPA bitterness wars. This beer is as big as it's namesake, and will put a hurting on your taste buds. Can't say I'm all that into this one right now.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The elephant seal is back, and so it a flavor that's equally as tied to the northern Californian coast as its indigenous wildlife. In a world of gimmicks, trends and trials, the North Coast Brewing Company reestablishes its hop dominance with an imperial IPA and a light amber influence.

Pale amber in color, the slightly hazy ale glows while a creamy off white cap builds above. Bold hop aromas capture a sense of citrus, pine, pepper and grass. Hints of granola swirl while a sweet early palate of caramel, honey and nuttiness only further reinforces a granola-like character.

Malt sweetness fades rather quickly for an imperial IPA, trending dry and bitter on the middle palate much like standard American IPA. Radiant orange peel, red grapefruit and a hint of marmalade transfer seamlessly from the nose over to flavor before leading to a peppery, deeply resinous bittering power of pine sap, grassiness and cedar.

Medium full on the palate, the beer's early sweetness carries the slightly elevated mouthfeel of imperial ale but its quick fade to dryness suggests something more drinkable and refreshing than usual. A long and bitter aftertaste is resounding of citrus peels and herb along with the spicy alcohol warmth of curacao liquor.

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Photo of travelguy
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.11/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from Homebrewstuff. Clear amber pour. small foamy head. Aroma is caramel malts with a hint of pine. Taste is first and foremost malts, minor hoppy bitterness floats on the surface, slightly sweet, bitterness lingers on the palate for a while. Doesn't seem potent at all.

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Photo of IRONRakkasan
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beachmaster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 19 ratings