Hop Ninja | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LongBeachHopHead on 10-10-2011

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4.92/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Julian's second DIPA to be brewed and tapped at Beachwood BBQ Long Beach.

Beer pours a deep orange color with a touch of haze.

Amazing nose. Straight dank. Pine and citrus. Sim/Ama/Col quadruple dry hopped goodness.

Tasted watermelon right up front day one it was tapped. Freshness was evident, but in the best of ways. Starts fresh, finishes hoppylicious. Hop profile lingers and lingers. Alcohol hardly evident, those a tad noticeable.

Overall one of the best Julian's put out thus far. Drink responsibly and watch out for the flying KAPOW!

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4.81/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hop Ninja served on tap at the brew pub, two days after it was tapped.

A: straw colored, nice head that lasts throughout the beer, good carbonation. Very light for a double IPA so less malty which is fine with me.

S: piney, citrus, FRESH hops. I think it was Amarillo/Simcoe dry hopping.

T: One of the best Double IPA's I have tasted all year. This beer tastes like it went through a randall. Very fresh, with no off flavors or after taste. The hop bitterness lingers and a great treat for a hophead. Lots of piney citrusy notes that a West Coast Double should have. WINNER!

M: Mouth feel was good, light with good carbonation. As it warmed up, I got a lot of alcohol coming through so I took off a bit for that...

O: Overall I really enjoyed this beer. It's brewed at Beachwood BBQ and Brewing in Long Beach and a world class DIPA in my opinion. This is up in the ranks with Citra, Sculpin, Aroma Coma, Pliny, Poormans and Nelson in the hop intensity category; though some aren't DIPA's. If you're a hophead check this one out!! Julian Shrago is the brewer.

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4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange pour at the FW Invitational Fest. Mild white head, 1/2" deep. Good retention, especially for something quadruple dry hopped.

What a pungently delicious of aroma, Simcoe, Amarillo & Columbus just blast the nose with an amazingly dank glowing light green herbal vivaciousness.

Taste, yup, hits hard there too. Tons of pine notes. Not that there isn't any citrus, its there, but the soft bitterness and high times pine notes really do a number on the taste buds in an entirely appopriate and awesome way. Screw Doritos, this tastes how awesome feels.

This was probably the best beer that didn't seem to have many talking or making much waves.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Orange ipa, good fair white head almost half an inch that holds its own throughout the test of time as it slowly recedes with every sip. Aroma was phenomenal, you don't do it better than this, four separate dry hopping sessions of what seems like a lot of Simcoe and Amarillo. Very vegetal.

Taste drops lots of pine, real soft bitterness.

Beachwood makes a legit top tier world class doublle ipa here, hides the alcohol very well.

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4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Normally IPAs that are 9% ABV are too much for me and wear me out. I was delighted to try this ale and surprised when I saw how strong it was.

It looks beautiful, it smells like a bag of citrus hops, it tastes like pine and citrus and it leaves a delicious and long lingering bitter sweet finish.

If anything it is too easy to drink and it should have caution signs all around it.

Not sure I've ever had a strong IPA that tasted this good. Yes I am looking at you Pliny!

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Hop Ninja from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
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