Alpha Supreme | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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49 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by brew3crew on 11-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
49
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the source. Long Beach location.

Appearance: Pours a mostly clear tangerine color with moderate carbonation. About 1" of white head forms, which has really nice retention and lacing. Good looking pale ale.

Smell: A bit of pale malt backbone peeks out, but most of the nose is comprised of hop scents. Floral and grassy, with a big tangerine and pineapple presence. Pretty dank, especially for a pale ale.

Taste: Nice malt backbone presence, but quickly overshadowed by a dank hop presence. Mango, pineapple, and florals with a bitter, piney finish. Excellent.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Very dry and bitter finish encourages another sip. Overall, a super pale ale. Probably among the top 5 I have tried. Extremely hoppy for the style, but retains some level of balance and is extremely well done.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GlassHound
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of OTB
4.55/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh Growler purchased at BWLB. The pour into my tulip reveals a beautiful sunset washed orange color with a super dense inch thick cap that leaves the most impressive curtain of sticky lace as I sip down. The nose is as good as any APA I have had, Zombie Dust, Hoppy Birthday ext. Super fresh hops that reveal orange, mango, fresh cantaloupe, pine, very impressive. The flavor profile follows suite, super concentrated tropical fruits, stone fruits, perfect hint of pale malt balance this beauty out perfectly. The mouth and finish are crisp, very intense and dry, this is a session beer at 5.4 % abv and it's truly easy to drink. Overall I put this up at the top for APA. A magnificent effort in a continuing line of world class beers from Beachwood.

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Photo of kmoen
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SirBentham
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Rutager
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of ScorseseZoe
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap during Beachwood LB's 3rd Anniversary event.

A: Pours a clear yellowish orange with a solid half-inch thick white head which fades yielding splotches and spots of lace.

N: Juicy citrus and weedy dankness.

T: Citrus shines along with a dank note. Impressive flavors for a pale ale.

M: Semi-moderate body and medium carbonation. Dry, bitter finish.

O: Really enjoyed and easy to drink. So flavorful.

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Photo of pperez38
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of scottiethebody
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nugganooch
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at the pub – Long Beach, CA
Notes taken from 06/03/14 – Full Pint

A: Lightly burnished golden amber color with evident hop haze. Nice finger width of ivory cream settles over holding together quite well and compacted. A few splotchy dots and swaths of lace tag the glass after each sip.

S: Smells of grapefruit zest with a touch of mild herbal cattiness and some freshly juiced white wine grapes. There is some underlying pale malt bread crust there but the Nelson hops are quite expressive. Has me really excited for this one.

T: The taste delivers very much the same with zesty grapefruit and lots of Sauvignon grape qualities. Has a musky herb element to it which I rather like and a solid base of bready pale malts. Alcohol is below the radar here. Just loving the super juicy Nelson tastiness from this one with a balanced low to moderate actual bitterness. This is quite good with a dry resinous finish and a weedy herbal note on the back end.

M: Moderate to lightly filling body. Nice creamy sensation with some lower perceived bitterness. Good drying efforts in the finish with a touch of resinous linger on it.

D: Alpha Supreme is Supremely crushable. I do love me some Nelsons and if you do as well this one is worth checking out. A bit lighter than Alpine I would say with more bready malt influence to it but so delicious and well balanced. Doesn’t slam you with the bitters yet still brings the Nelson flavs.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

Clear golden orange with a finger of white head. Heavy orange and citrus peel aromas with pine and floral hop notes. A light herbal note with some pale malt base. Strong hop flavor and a decent bitterness. Citrus peel and pine flavor. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of dcgunman
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden color in the pint shaker. Nice pile of foam and a sudsy mouthfeel. Light body and on the sharp side. Quite fragrant with hops. I thought of Mosaic, but brewer says that Nelson Sauvin is the featured hop in this.

Moderate bitterness even though the IBUs are rated at 75. Overall it makes for a tasty quaff with a fruity and hugely aromatic taste. One of the better Pale Ales I've had, and a must-try for the student of hop flavors. Attractive appearance and pleasant in every way. On tap at Waypoint Public in San Diego.

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Photo of socalbrewlvr
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of PG2G
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of HopHead84
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11/26/2011

On tap at Stone.

A: Burnished gold with good transparency and an inch of white sea foam. Retention is good and sheets of lacing cling to the glass.

S: Tangerine and orange flesh blend with light perfumy floral notes and a little papaya. Malt stays out of the way, feebly offering meager cracker notes. Smells nice.

T: Orange flesh and pith with a little tangerine. Bitterness is at a moderate level and the beer is very dry, with malt imparting cracker but no real sweetness. The finish is dry and bitter with citrus rind and a little astringency.

M: Upper light body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is dry, crisp, and sticky.

Overall: A good hoppy pale ale. 

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Photo of Rollzroyce21
4.03/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- 6 oz. pour off tap into mini pint glass @ Beachwood BBQ (Long Beach, CA) on 30-Jan-15

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Photo of kmanjohnson
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Alpha Supreme from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.13 out of 5 based on 49 ratings.
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