Melrose IPA
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Melrose IPAMelrose IPA
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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #57
Ranked #1,922
4.26 | pDev: 7.75%
May 30, 2022
Jul 14, 2011
Melrose IPAMelrose IPA
Notes: A full-blown “West Coast” IPA chocked full of sticky hop resins. Melrose is brewed with American 2-row malt and a touch of Canadian “honey” malt to accentuate the tropical and citrusy flavors of the Simcoe and Amarillo hops. This beer is generously dry hopped for an over-the-top aromatic experience.
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

Canned 4.5.22, opened 5.30.22, poured into. Nordic Ipa glass received in Bif15 from @beersnake1

New brewery for me

#58 rated ipa on BA

Brewers Notes: A full-blown “West Coast” IPA chocked full of sticky hop resins. Melrose is brewed with American 2-row malt and a touch of Canadian “honey” malt to accentuate the tropical and citrusy flavors of the Simcoe and Amarillo hops. This beer is generously dry hopped for an over-the-top aromatic experience.

Clear golden liquid , numerous active micro carbonation streams , capped by an off white one finger frothy foam cap , spotty lacings

Aroma is citrus orange, tropical fruits

Taste is orange citrus , pine, hint of tropical fruit

Mouthfeel is sudsy, Trademark west coast hop bite , crisp , clean

Good beer

May 30, 2022
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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Beersnake1 from California

Poured from a can at fridge temp. Pours a transparent yellow/orange with a small amount of white head. Large bubbles rising from the center of the glass. Nose is pine resin, dank, citrus peel, and a nice sweet layer on the back end. Some tropical fruit for sure. Very refreshing and crisp. The taste is bitter upfront. Citrus peel, resin. Very dry. Dank and funky. Grass, earth, leather, honey, pineapple, and a nice layer of green apple. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and, again, dry. Crisp and refreshing at the same time. Alcohol is well hidden. Overall a great IPA.

May 06, 2022
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4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Whyteboar from Michigan

The pour into a pint glass revealed crystal clarity in a light amber color and topped with a paper white 1 finger head. Looks very nice.
The aroma was mild for me but that’s the normal thing, messed up sniffer. But I did get some spring grass like aroma which perplexed me. Smelled wonderful, just not what I expected.
The taste, where the rubber meets the proverbial road, is very good, piney and grassy and malty and sweet. Very good, but again, unexpected. Or maybe I just misunderstand what a WC IPA is meant to taste like. Maybe the honey mellowed it out for me.
The feel was as good as the looks, way too easy to drink and felt smooth and refreshing all the while. I think I could get into some trouble with a 4 pack of this as it doesn’t drink like it’s ABV -
Thanks Tim, this was really good.

Apr 27, 2022
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4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RyanK252 from California

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewery pint glass

A: Pours faintly hazy golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a light layer and laces nicely.

S: Mix of citrus with tropical and stone fruit, pine, some slightly dank herbal notes hiding in there, biscuity malt, and a little caramel sweetness.

T: Citrus, orange plus a little lemon and grapefruit, spicy pine, slight dank herbal notes, tropical and stone fruit really comes forward as it opens up, passion fruit, peach, and mango, biscuity malt, and a little caramel sweetness.

M: Just a touch on the fuller side of medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: After reading some of the other reviews on here I'm wondering how much this can has softened up in the 2 months since it was packaged up. It still tastes good, but it's more fruity and not the full resinous West Coast IPA I was expecting. Hopefully I can snag a fresher can in the future for a revisit, but for now this review will reflect how I'm experiencing this can.

Nov 05, 2020
4.25 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Oct 18, 2020
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4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by minterro from California

16oz can from Hazels in Boulder. Canned: 08/24/20, consumed: 10/02/20. Paired with pizza.

A&S: The beer is a lively, transparent copper. The head is white head sticks around in a thin layer leaving some lacing behind. The aroma is herbal and grassy with a light hint of peaches.

T&M: Classic west coast IPA. Taste is lemongrass, slight pine resin, and light biscuity malt. Earthy and slightly bitter in the finish. reminds me of Pliny. Light and crisp not at all heavy or sticky. Very drinkable especially for something over 7% ABV.

Overall: Fantastic brew. I would highly recommend it! So far, this is my favorite I have tried from beachwood.

Overall: fantastic brew. I would highly recommend it! So far, this is my favorite I have tried from Beachwood.

Oct 03, 2020
4.25 by shelby415 from Oregon on Sep 07, 2020
5 by TallGuyCM from California on Jun 11, 2020
4.35 by RMW66 from Australia on Apr 09, 2020
4.31 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Apr 05, 2020
4 by grapeshops from California on Oct 10, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a brilliantly clear gold orange with a small white head and sheets of thick lacing around the glass.

S: Notes of pine resin, lemon grass, lemon rind, some kiwi, mango and orange with a bit of grapefruit in the end. Very awesome aroma and super inviting!

T: Bitter pine resin mixes with sweet orange, some lemon rind and lemon grass, some mango and grapefruit, very nice taste.

F: Quite prickly carbonation, which is a tad much, medium body.

O:. This is what an IPA should be, I recommend it.

Sep 29, 2018
4 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Sep 24, 2018
4.19 by Bubbawilly88 from California on Sep 24, 2018
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Sep 21, 2018
3.83 by ruzzal from Texas on Sep 18, 2018
3.75 by Stengelfoot from California on Jun 25, 2018
3.96 by Coltron23 from Connecticut on Feb 11, 2018
4.49 by Beernoobie from California on Dec 31, 2017
4 by mrcraft from California on Jul 15, 2017
4.9 by Frosty11161 from California on Jun 12, 2017
4.31 by Raziel313 from California on May 19, 2017
4 by liamt07 from Canada (ON) on Mar 24, 2017
4.5 by eldoctorador from Chile on Feb 24, 2017
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4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by RBassSFHOPit2ME from California

Really solid IPA. It's no Amalgamator or Citraholic, but damn fine in it's own right. Very clean & well crafted west coast style. Pine Resin, kiss of honey, and the citrus is primarily melon with some grapefruit. An old school, arguably flawlessly executed west coast IPA. Bottled 27 days ago. Flavors really open up as it warms. Recommended.

Feb 15, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Hop_God from California

A: perfectly clear. District creamy white thick bubbles to orange to neon Amber hue. Gourgeous

S: resin. Grass. Hops. Citrus. Malty seeetness. Pine

T: sticky pine. Resin. Bitter grass. Hops. Subtle lemon and orange peel.

F: crisp and clean. Bitter palate coating

O: true to description.

Jan 27, 2017
3.75 by Marvicsin from California on Jan 15, 2017
3.87 by cd34 from Illinois on Dec 11, 2016
4.11 by TrojanRB from Texas on Dec 04, 2016
4.55 by johnInLA from California on Nov 05, 2016
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4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by cavedave from New York

Big thanks to 2beerdogs for these delicious Beachwood beers. From notes

Pours a clear, dark gold, nice topper of white foam, exc. lace on glass.

Med. strength aroma featuring bitter herb, pine, bitter orange, citrus pith, neutral sweet. Quite alluring.

All the flavors of the aroma with a dank hint and light touch of caramel added to the mix, and an almost juicy/almost dry end of sip. Balanced and mellow flavor presentation.

Med. carb., med. body and viscosity for style, tasty clean finish. Refreshing character.

Excellent beer that was enjoyed greatly. Definitely recommended.

Nov 01, 2016
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4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by billshmeinke from California

Poured into a wine glass.

Look: dark golden hue, with a nice creamy head that leaves loads of carbonation.

Smell: Honey, citrus, grapefruit, pine, herbs. Yum. Delicious sweet round fragrances,

Taste: Melon, grapefruit, sweet bread and caramel malts.

Overall: This is an amazing IPA, very low bitterness, and great flavor.

Oct 15, 2016
4 by Bonsall_Phil from California on Oct 10, 2016
4.27 by SoCal_Matt from California on Oct 09, 2016
4.38 by BillRoth from Maryland on Sep 25, 2016
4.27 by varian7 from California on Sep 25, 2016
4.25 by kmoen from California on Sep 20, 2016
4.14 by Kavinci from California on Sep 17, 2016
3.69 by Shafaegalo from Texas on Sep 16, 2016
3.75 by stakem from Pennsylvania on Jul 12, 2016
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