Thrillseeker IPA | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by womencantsail on 08-14-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
300
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
8.7%
 
 
Wants:
44
Gots:
47
For Trade:
1
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Reviews: 51 | Ratings: 300
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3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

7.1% ABV per my bottle. 1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard black colour pressure cap and fantastic humorous label art served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; Beachwood's house beers have yet to impress me. Cost was a shockingly high $8.99; they really have to prove themselves more to be charging that. "India Pale Ale." Kettle hopping with chinook, summit, centennial, and simcoe. Dry hopped with simcoe and chinook.

Served cold, straight from the fridge. Acquired earlier tonight. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger beige (ecru for the pretentious) colour head of nice froth, decent cream, and pretty good (~3 minute) retention. Light uneven lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Body colour is a clear pale copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Translucent.

Sm: Lovely citrus ester hop character. Floral hops; light pine. Nectary. Quite fresh and hoppy. Very pleasant and appealing. Pale malts. Light grapefruit. Fruit zest. A moderate strength aroma; quite nice for an IPA. Seemingly balanced. No yeast character or alcohol is detectable.

T: A bit soapy. Citrus/grapefruit zest. Pale malts. Floral hops. Some hop bitterness does come through. Not a fan of the soapy character. I like the nectary and citrusy character, but the hop bitterness and soap ruin the balance. Still, it's very pleasant for what it is. It really does taste fresh; it's probably less than a week old seeing as I bought it in L.A. and it was brewed in Long Beach. Decently built. Tasty in spite of its lack of balance. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. It's complex enough, but not very subtle.

Aroma was better than the head.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Somewhat oily, but not as much as I'd like. Good carbonation; it's not biting or sharp. Good body and presence on the palate. Suits the flavour profile well.

Dr: Quite drinkable for the fairly high ABV. It's a nice little IPA; I'll have no trouble killing the bomber by meself. A surprisingly good brew from Beachwood, but probably not worth its undeserved pricetag. I'd like to see this in 6 pack format soon. I'd definitely get this on-draught, but the pricetag prevents me from wanting to pick it up in bottled form.

B-

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Photo of DanGeo
3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freshflesh
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of mmcurran
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JC333
3.42/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mista_Carta
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of virinow
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ehammond1
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rack0flamb
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of acurtis
3.81/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonFromLA
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of AdamF625
3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
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 +2.7%

Photo of joeyjoey104
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Roguer
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
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 -3.4%
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 +8.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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1.24/5  rDev -70%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Thrillseeker IPA from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.14 out of 5 based on 300 ratings.
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