Alpha Supreme | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

BA SCORE
91.8%
Liked This Beer
4.11 w/ 49 ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by brew3crew on 11-08-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,384
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
49
Liked:
45
Avg:
4.11/5
pDev:
9.98%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 49 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of mactrail
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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 SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of moonknight31
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of zhanson88
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
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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Photo of socalbrewlvr
4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of leodarko
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of SirBentham
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of DoubleJ
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at the original Beachwood BBQ, on to the beer:

This pale ale is a lighter orange color with golden hues, a thick head which retains well, and good lacing. A juicy hoppiness jumps out of the aroma, assorted tropical and citrus fruits emerge and there's a bready backbone to back it up. This continues in the taste, where oranges, grapefruit, lemon, and pineapple hit, being driven by a dry and pleasant rye-like snap. Its a medium bodied beer, quite smooth, and a simple pleasure to drink.

They sure know how to utilize those hops, don't they? Another good Beachwood hop juice.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of OTB
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
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 dcgunman
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
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 pdxkarl
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Photo of HopHead84
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
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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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood II,

A: Pours a clear dark gold with a medium white head, great lace.

S: Not huge, but has nice notes of pineapple and citrus.

T: Light bready malt flavour as the backbone. The hop flavour is good, tropical with some tangerine, melon and lemon. Nice mix of flavours.

M: Medium-bodied, smooth, medium aftertaste. Good hoppy character.

O: Definitely a quality pale ale. Reminds me a bit of SNPA if it got tropical. The Simcoe is showing its stuff. Worth a try.

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Photo of brew3crew
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at beachwood BBQ brewpub

A-yellow body with a good whit head that sticks aaround ffor awhile

s -only slight hops I can pick up. Nothing too major

T-nice smooth hop taste. Not too bitter but they are therestill.

M-medium body and smooth

O-not my style but not a bad beer.

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Alpha Supreme from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 91.8% out of 100 with 49 ratings
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