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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,324
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,120
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 5.58%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
22
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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
 
California, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
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Roguer from Georgia

4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear (nearly transparent) beautiful golden hued brew, topped by a strong white head with excellent retention.

Sweet and dank aroma, blending resinous and flowery hop notes with a honeyed cracker malt expression.

Flavor follows, focusing on pine and resin up front, before quickly ceding to intensely juicy tropical fruit and berry notes. Finish returns a surprising amount of bitter pine, along with a touch of citrus peel.

Very smooth, but not particularly lively or crisp for a single IPA. At over 7%, this is on the high end of the spectrum for singles, however.

Very enjoyable IPA.

Sep 28, 2017
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mactrail from Washington

4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Handsome golden brew with foam renewing with every sip in the Rodenbach goblet. Aroma is delirious-- orange blossoms and the wind in the pines. Just enough malty sweetness and a bready flavor. Mellow peach flavor is quite distinct. This is a nice compromise between a lower-ABV sharp hop attack and the stronger, sweeter DIPAs.

This is an extremely pleasant sipping IPA. Moderate bitterness. Hard to stop pouring another couple fingers. Silly price, though-- $9.59 for the 22 oz bottle at Bine & Vine in San Diego.

Dec 11, 2016
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hoyagus from California

4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From bottle
Light hazy honey color
Virtually no head and thin lacing
Inviting citrus rind apple and pine smell
Thin crisp mouthfeel
Nicely balanced hop profile with a mid level bitterness in line with Beachwoods other delicious offerings. More steely than fruity. A bit one noted but an enjoyable note it is. Beachwood can do no wrong.

Nov 12, 2016
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 22 ratings