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:
#1,819
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
306
Liked:
283
Avg:
4.16/5
pDev:
8.65%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
48
Trade:
1
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1.24/5  rDev -70.2%

Photo of mactrail
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pale golden color in the glass. A nice persistent foam and well carbonated in the mouth. Great aroma of hop flowers. It's a warm day in the piney woods. You can almost taste that sticky sap.

It's interesting how thin this is-- sort of a laser-focused hop delivery system without the distractions of malt. This is not so astoundingly bitter, it's just all about the hops. Lemony with plenty of pine. Very sharp and veering towards outright acidity.

It's too strong for gulping a couple of pints, but it's a serious hop fest. On tap at Pizza Port in Ocean Beach.

05-04-2013 update: Tried this in the bottle. It is the most amazing aroma that is worth trying for the nose and scent along. I'd give it a little higher rating for flavor, but except for the hardened hop-o-holic it's virtally undrinkable. Just need a bottle of Longboard Lager to fill the other half of the glass with.

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Photo of Sk8sean86
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of M_chav
3.31/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wyoming
3.4/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of JC333
3.42/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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 kojevergas
3.45/5  rDev -17.1%
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 bruindre
3.47/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kiniey01
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of EdrickCS
3.57/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Knapp85
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pale orange and clear. Small white head. Medium white collar.

Smell - Grassy hops. Citrus. Kinda smells like Nelson.

Taste - Grapefruit hops. Not as distinctly Nelson in flavor. Cracker malts. Light doughy sweetness. Grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium light body. Bitter.

Overall - Simple, but good.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.65/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManUtdSooner
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nickfl
3.7/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SteveB24
3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look-color is amber/ brown, slightly hazy, pours a finger of eggshell head that retains well, lots of bubbles visible inside the beer.
Smell-very malty, with a little fruit and pine in there.
Taste-Like the smell, this was very malty, given how fresh it was. Still, some pleasant hop nots of pine and a bit of fruitiness are present.
Feel-Definitely on the heavy side, pretty chewy, very carbonated.
Overall-Kind of on the "unexceptional" side, but still enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of Obsidian
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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