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Melrose IPA | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Melrose IPAMelrose IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
beachwoodbbq.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by womencantsail on 07-14-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
63
Ratings:
385
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
19.76%
 
 
Wants:
67
Gots:
51
For Trade:
2
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Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 385
Reviews by beagle75:
Photo of beagle75
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft service into a shaker pint glass at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing in Long Beach.

A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Mild piney hops and clean pale malt that is slightly bready.

T: Begins fairly sweet, with floral and mixed citrus hop aromatics amidst unobtrusive acidity. Crisp honeyed malt emerges in the middle, providing interesting balance to the robust hops, though a little too focused on sweetness. Significant bitterness develops during the finish, tasting herbaceous and slightly medicinal.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly sticky but balanced on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This beer delivers a full-flavored, mostly West Coast IPA experience as promised. The exception in the flavor profile is the surprisingly sweet backbone that actually provides a service by holding off encroachment of the food. Hop contributions range from delicate in the beginning to intensely bitter in the finish, proving satisfying--but not mind-blowing--throughout.

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Photo of rack0flamb
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite IPA's period. Beachwood has become one of my top 3 favorite breweries in So Cal.

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Photo of utopiajane
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a perfect amber gold with bright clarity. A steady stream of bubbles make their hurried way to the top to become part of the cottony cloud of foam that tops this beer. The body has a radiance. Striking appearance.

The nose is flawless with a tropical fruits, light pine and citrus. The hops are floral and there's mango on the nose. Sweet simcoe and amarillo. Sunny tangerine. The malt is a sweet kiss of clover honey on the nose.

Taste is out of this world. The fruit and floral hops greet the palate first and give you all that mango but with a blast of grapefruit rind. Earthy and herbal. The hops are not too oily and the malt leaves the honey behind for a moment to show off some bread. The sweetness of the simcoe is brilliant in this and really makes the beer. It has a sturdy bitter. It's strong and it starts out deceptively mild but by the time you get to the swallow you are tasting a full hop bitter without harshness. Enchanting! This finishes dry and with a touch of sweetness from honey returned to you as if it had been stolen momentarily. Pine lingers in the aftertaste as if you had forgotten that too and it's back to remind you.

I LOVED this. This is one of the best, most enjoyable IPA's I have had this year. Bracing, rousing, refreshing. Thank you Jay O'Rear.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle sent as an extra in a trade with brabuse430. I requested something hoppy I had not reviewed and he complied. Overall this is a decent beer, a little heavy for an IPA but I've been spoiled recently by a series of really light bodied IPAs I've brewed myself.

Beer served in a snifter, as I do not have the proper glassware for this brewery. I'm a failure at life and the rest. Beer is pretty dark amber, mild haze, white head, small bubbles, some lacing, decent retention.

Aroma is a little pine, mostly grapefruit, a little alcohol, a little malt.

Beer is medium in body, a little sweet, pretty bitter, nice citrus notes on the palate, overall a good drinking beer. A little heavier than I want but it is a nice balance of hops and backbone. I might have it again on draft.

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Photo of rawfish
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Wicked fresh, bottled 1/27/14. Pours a clear copper with impressive activity forming a creamy tow finger head. Retention was average but leaves full rings of lacing on the glass.

A light buzz of candied orange peel and honey malts provide a backbone for an airy variance of tangerine, grapefruit and piney hop aromas. A twist of pineapple and white guava wafts in and out. Wish the aroma were stronger.

Ah, the malt foundation of this is great, honey malts, tight without any grainy taste blends perfectly with the bold hoppiness, a real treat. Thick, juicy bright citrus, tangerines and grapefruit with a dank pine backing. Nuances of passion fruit acidity and pineapple. Nice bitter mouthcoating and the pine flavor follows through.

Perfect! Creamy smooth carbonation and an easy to drink body, alcohol is stable and complements the hop flavors. Drying mouthcoating that dries the palate for the next dreg.

Wow, the quality of this beer is evident in all facets, the feel on the palate does not get any better, reminiscent of Alpine's Duet with a bolder, more varied hop punch. A must revisit, kicking myself for only scoring one. Also drink this one on the chilly side, this beer can take it.

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Photo of DanGeo
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SanFranJake
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SkiBum22
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of gregmoscetti
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of freshflesh
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of 77apm
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JakerLou
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aquazr1
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HuskyBoi
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mora2000
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this growler. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is unmistakably that of a West Coast IPA. I get a ton of citrus and tropical fruit notes - peaches, pineapples and oranges. I also get a little bit of bread, but the aroma is basically all about the hops. The flavor is more of the same. There are tons of pineapple,. peach and apricot notes making up the flavor. The bread and biscuit malt is also present and the bitterness is pretty low, even though the hop flavor is so high. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Very, very good and glad I got to try it.

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Photo of Lofreqwave
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Mikaveli
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a slightly hazy amber that clears to brilliant as it warms. It produces a thin white foam cap that produces splotchy lace. Smells like a tropical fruit bowl in a pine forest after a light rain. The palate starts with tropical fruit and then dissolves into a resiny bitterness. Very nice.

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Photo of ehammond1
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Amber in color. Small white head. Lined, sticky lacing.

Grapefruit flesh and zest in the aroma. Some pine and resin as well along with caramel and floral notes.

Bitter but drinkable IPA. Lots of grapefruit and bitter citrus. Some pine and resin along with a bit of sweet caramel.

Medium body with crisp carbonation.

Really enjoyed this. Beachwood is making fantastic IPAs.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JasonFromLA
5/5  rDev +19%

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Melrose IPA from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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