Hop Ninja | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LongBeachHopHead on 10-10-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
119
Reviews:
15
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
6.91%
 
 
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4.29/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange with a beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy curtain of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some light tropical fruit aromas. Taste is exactly the same with a medium hop bitterness that lingers on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas and flavors.

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Photo of spycow
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of zestar
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drewone
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of womencantsail
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The beer pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head.

S: An intense hop aroma to this one. Lots of citrus hops and perhaps even more pine. A strong herbal hop aroma, too, with lots of grapefruit peel. Just a touch of grass, a little bit of malt on the back end.

T: Intense resinous and oily pine flavors. Decently bitter without being overly so. Citrus peel and grapefruit hop flavors and a light herbal note. Slight malt sweetness in there somewhere.

M: Medim bodied with a medium carbonation.

O: Another solid hoppy beer from Julian/Beachwood. Good stuff.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler from subpoenadeuces. Thanks dude! Served in a tulip.

A - White foam settles to a thin cap and spotty lace. Mostly transparent, lightly hazed orange body.

S - Old-school mix of hops here: pine, orange, dank marijuana, some tropical notes, a bit of earthiness. Neutral bready malt backbone and well-concealed alcohol.

T - The taste is super heavy on the citrus, with some dank marijuana, pine, and zesty herbs arriving late. Low malt character, with light sugary sweetness to it. Hefty bitterness in the finish, and well-hidden booze.

M - Smooth, medium body, pleasant carbonation. Sufficiently hefty, but still a lighter DIPA. No obvious alcohol heat and quite easy to drink. I could stand a bit more dryness for my tastes.

D - A really excellent double IPA that would have been world-class 3-4 years ago before the onslaught of new hop varietals. Still, would happily drink this any time I encountered. We crushed the growler, even after drinking quite a high-ABV beers earlier in the evening.

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Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Gobzilla
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mebuzzard
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of dwagner003
4/5  rDev -7.8%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.47/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood I and II,

A: Pours a light amber with a full white head leaving good lace down the glass.

S: Simcoe city, lots pineapple and mango. Intensity in 10 cities.

T: Initially it is very green. Pine needles, like sucking on a Christmas tree, also has a very minor vegetal component. As the beer warms the complexity and the Simcoe come out bringing a lot of citrus and that pineapple. Complex, now it's world class.

M: Medium-bodied, very resiny with a long dry hoppy aftertaste which is always fun.

O: Arguably Beachwood Brewing's best, I don't know if it's better than Melrose though they're different animals. A must try.

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Photo of Raziel313
2.75/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopHead84
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

10/14/2011

On tap at Pizza Port Carlsbad.

A: Yellow gold with perfect clarity. The head is a finger of white sea foam exhibiting good retention and leaving much lacing on the glass.

S: Strong floral notes with a prodigious pine resin presence. There's a touch of candied sweetness but it quickly fades. Notes of tangerine, honeydew, and apricot waft from the glass. Very nice.

T: Grapefruit flesh and rind with a little stone fruit and melon. The beer has a light malt sweetness with a prominent pine resin profile. Bitterness is at an upper moderate level and there's a touch of alcohol in the flavor that wanes apace as the bitterness waxes toward the finish.

M: Medium body with a nice level of upper moderate carbonation.

Overall: Another nice beer from Julian. Recommended.

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4.56/5  rDev +5.1%
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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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.62/5  rDev +6.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.59/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a snifter at Blue Palms.

A: clear, murky yellow.

S: Garlicy hops. Sharp citrus.

T: I know these hops, I just can't call the name. Simcoe? Garlicky, citrus, and strong. Nothing else in this astringently hoppy beer.

M: Dry and intimidating.

O: An abrasive, one-dimensional beer that I enjoyed but is not particularly balanced. Taste at your peril.

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Hop Ninja from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 119 ratings.
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