Melrose IPA
Beachwood Brewing

Melrose IPAMelrose IPA
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From:
Beachwood Brewing
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #60
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,899
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.75%
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
413
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 30, 2022
Added:
Jul 14, 2011
Wants:
  65
Gots:
  58
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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Reviewed by WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Beersnake from California

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by Whyteboar from Michigan

4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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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Reviewed by RyanK252 from California

4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Oct 18, 2020
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Reviewed by minterro from California

4.42/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by shelby415 from Oregon

Sep 07, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by RMW66 from Australia

Apr 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.31 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Apr 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by grapeshops from California

Oct 10, 2019
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Reviewed by Parmesan from Colorado

4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado

Sep 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by Bubbawilly88 from California

Sep 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Sep 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.83 by ruzzal from Texas

Sep 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Stengelfoot from California

Jun 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.96 by Coltron23 from Connecticut

Feb 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by Beernoobie from California

Dec 31, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by mrcraft from California

Jul 15, 2017
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