Thrillseeker IPA | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

Thrillseeker IPAThrillseeker IPA
BA SCORE
92.5%
Liked This Beer
4.16 w/ 306 ratings
Thrillseeker IPAThrillseeker IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by womencantsail on 08-14-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,821
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
306
Liked:
283
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
8.65%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
48
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 306 |  Reviews: 51
Reviews by Nugganooch:
Photo of Nugganooch
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap @ O’Briens Pub
12/08/12

First sampled and enjoyed this at the FW Invitational. Nice to find it on tap here.

A: Thrillseeker IPA shows a mostly clear golden body with a drought pour that produces only a brim of off white head. Streaming with bubbles. Can’t really note on the retention but there is some nice squiggly stick down the glass as the drink progresses.

S: The nose produces some real aromatic pink grapefruit with a bit of sappy evergreens. There are some nice undercurrents of cured green herbs and faint tropical floras. No real malt detectable here or alcohol for that matter. Hops are pungent though and have me pretty excited about this one.

T: Sugary orange peel, grapefruit flesh, sativa, and pine oils. Less diversity than the nose but still nice. Malt is nothing more than a light dry cracker springboard for the hops. Maybe a dash of caramel in there. The beer has an upper moderate level of hoppy bitterness that permeates the palate without becoming too harsh or abrasive. Does have a lasting peppery effect. Alcohol is incognito here. Deliciously fruity, herbal, and refreshing.

M: Lighter body with a real dry texture. Carbonation is fair and might even be on the higher end. Producing a nice crisp snappy finish. Bitterness really saps the palate giving a pucker that lingers long after. Slight sticky residuals of oils and sugars.

D: A thirst quencher. Very light, hoppy, and refreshing. I could session a few of these for sure.
This is West Coast style to a “T”. Nicely done. One of my favs for the day. Sticky Icky!

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Photo of DanGeo
3.44/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of ehammond1
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration
CSU, San Marcos
San Marcos, CA

Clear orange and light amber with a somewhat thick white head.

Piney hop aroma, dank marijuana, and some faint citrus notes along with a little sweet and sticky caramel malt.

A solid, not overly bitter, pine-forward IPA, balanced nicely with a touch of caramel sweetness.

Medium bodied. Ample carbonation.

A very solid, delicious IPA.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rack0flamb
4.08/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonFromLA
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Photo of AdamF625
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- clear golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Stringy lacing on the glass.
S- floral hops, some vague citrus notes, grassy, lemon zest
T- lime, melon, bitter floral hops, soft malt profile
M- medium body and carbonation. Dry and grassy finish.
O- another good ipa from beachwood. More floral and earthy than others I've tried.

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Photo of MeadGuyfromMD
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Roguer
4.06/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a strong, large, off-white creamy head. Retention is fantastic. Brew is a very clear yellow-gold. Tons of thick, spider web lacing.

Hoppy aroma with a pale malt backbone. Floral, slightly catty, and some lighter pine.

Relatively light and bright flavor: citrus peel and pulp, pine, slightly dank, all riding on a honey-and-biscuit pale malt profile. Mosaic hops?

Crisp and smooth mouthfeel; fairly light, with a hint of syrupy smoothness.

This is a very good IPA, and although it doesn't seem to bring anything fresh to the table, that shouldn't take away from consistent, tasty, solid goodness.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried the Thrillseeker at the brewery. It poured a clear orangish with white head that left a spotty lace. The scent and taste had floral tones of pine and citrus. The Mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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1.24/5  rDev -70.2%

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Thrillseeker IPA from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 92.5% out of 100 with 306 ratings
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