Pride Of CHops
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Pride Of CHopsPride Of CHops
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IPA - American
Ranked #108
Ranked #2,615
4.26 | pDev: 9.39%
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
Pride Of CHopsPride Of CHops
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TheDoctor from Canada (QC)

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Service: Bottle
Bottled: Oct-17-2016

Crystal clear gold with two+ fingers of rocky beige head that ends up half a finger. Splotchy lace, decent retention. (4)

Stonefruits and citrus. Underripe peaches, lime juice, mango, toasty-almost-caramelized malt, weed. (4.25)

Herbal, woodsy hops with some Munich (?) malt flavor. Masticated basil, white grape juice and pine boughs, some citrus rind, dirt, toasted malt. (4.25)

Dry, medium body, prickly carbonation, resinous finish. (4.25)

Nice beer.
This is a fruity IPA with a stiff malt backbone and a more assertive bitterness in the flavor than is hinted at in the aroma. It is drinkable, dry and tasty.
I would definitely have it again. (4)

Oct 30, 2016
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billshmeinke from California

4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle, poured into a wine glass,

Very pale, straw colored body. Great clarity. Fat white head that leaves lots of lacing behind. Looks great.

Smells of mango, ripe melons, cantaloupe, honeydew, hint of tangerine. Hints of honey and some dank grassiness lurking in the background.

Taste sweet honey malts, hints of bread, and then a rush of fresh melons, cantaloupes, honeydew, a bit of mango and again a hint of tangerine. Decent resinous bitterness reminiscent of grapefruit pith on the finish keeps things balanced. Grapefruit becomes a more and more prominent flavor the more you drink. Resin and bitterness seem to become more noticeable as well.

Smooth, and fairly light. Really great.

As always, very impressed by Beachwood IPA's.

Oct 28, 2016
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Alieniloquium from Florida

3.95/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Clear golden body. Big white head.

Smell - Grassy hops. Some grapefruit, Lots of Nelson, it smells like. Some pale malt.

Taste - Still lots of Nelson. Which isn't a problem for me at all. Grapefruit. Herbal. Pale malt and light sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Nelson is a great hop and it shines in this beer.

Oct 07, 2014
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.36/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a large shared bottle.

Flavor: A strong very hoppy IPA with fairly high bitterness. The hops lend mainly herbal and fruity notes.

O: recommended for hop heads.

Oct 07, 2014
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Nugganooch from California

4.6/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber – Lost Abbey stemware
Notes taken on 09/01/14

A: Soft goldenrod body with a touch of hop haziness running through. Thick fluffy paper white top rises about three fingers worth in the glass and holds over for a few prolonged minutes. Finally subsiding to a crown and leaving the glass tattered with sticky tracked lace.

S: The nose on this is just an incredible tropical hop medley. Pungent with grapefruit zest, mango spice, gooseberry, green melon, and white wine essence. It is lightly sweetened underneath but nothing here that really totes malted barley. I get a light trailer of skunky weed to this as well. Such great hop aromatics. I am not sure it gets much better than this.

T: Flavor is all about the hops as well. More dank catty herbal than the nose leads on but still firm with the grapefruit, peachy melon, gooseberry, citrus, pine, and white wine grape Nelson presence. Not quite as intense as the nose but still great with a nice bitter punch to it. The malt is watered down bready cracker and settels way back just enough to hold everything together. All in great balance with some well hidden alcohol. Damn these guys can do no wrong when given a bunch of hops. This one really delivers.

M: The body is light to moderately light on the palate with a perfect carbonation feel and upper level of hoppy bitterness. The finish very dry and crisp. Lands a touch thin and watery but its not all that detracting from the brew.

D: Another A-1 IPA from Beachwood right here. They just continue to impress me with new goodies. Incredibly tasty and well made. Really a must try…if that is even possible any longer. I think I still prefer Amalgamator the most but this one will likely edge out Melrose for me.

Sep 27, 2014
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wethorseblanket from California

4.26/5  rDev 0%

Twenty-two ounce bottle shared by Sasha - thanks. Dated 8/25/14.

A: Pours a clear yellow with a 1/2-inch thick white head which fades to the rim leaving splotchy lace.

N: Juicy and pungent tropical fruits - passion and guava and pineapple and mango, melon, grapefruit and tangerine citrus, vinous - white grape, floral.

T: Milder citrus and tropical fruits, dank, herbal, well balanced malt sweetness.

M: Moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry, bitter, fruity, dank finish.

O: Well done and enjoyed.

Sep 01, 2014
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rawfish from California

4.45/5  rDev +4.5%

Pours clear and golden with a small white cap of foam. Can't say I am too impressed with the retention but it slathers the glass in lacing.

Bang! Huge aroma on this beer. Invisible malt adds sweetness and realism to the fruit aromas, pineapple, passion fruit with a bit of white grape, melon and wrapped up in a nice citrus package. Should I start throwing out names like Citra, Pliny and Sculpin...yes it is that good.

Clean malt presence is bready with not much else. Hop flavor is balanced with orange citrus, pungent herbs, and brightening factors of white grape, red berries and honeydew. Lingering bitterness is clean and medium in strength. Drys very well with minimal alcohol.

An average body is lightened up by some spritzy carbonation. Bright hops and a big drying finish are all pluses. Alcohol is well hidden but you do feel it after a while.

Bottled IPA #5 from Beechwood and this one is definitely a cut above, if that can be believed. Perfect harmony of Amarillo, Nelson and Mosaic.

Aug 30, 2014
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shoegueuze from California

4.08/5  rDev -4.2%

A: Pours a light golden color, medium, creamy head that subsides after a moderate amount of time.

S: GUAVA big time! Mango and citrus fruits with a piney resinous background at the end.

T: The Amarillos are shining through with Mosaics and Nelson Sauvins playing backup to make this incredible guava tropical flavor. No alcohol bite whatsoever and bitterness doesn't come on until later.

M: Medium body, not syrupy but light-medium in body like an IPA should be.

O: I grabbed two of these in anticipation it would be good and boy if it isn't delicious as hell. For an added bonus I sprinkled in fresh nelson hops, heavenly!

Aug 29, 2014
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 88 ratings