Laurel IPA
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #389
ABV:
7.1%
Score:
91
Ranked #5,214
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 6.75%
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
72
From:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  7
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Long Beach brew pub. Fresh citrusy slight resin IPA. Looked great; but nose was a bit soft. Had to strain a bit to really pick up anything. Flavor spot on... Full, decent citric juiciness with complimentary woody resin strewn in. Nicely balanced. Feel was smooth and refreshing. Overall a well made and very good IPA.
Should add...it followed a Melrose that I loved. For me anyway...the Laurel paled in comparison

Sep 25, 2016
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried the Laurel at the brewery. It poured a clear orangish with white head that left some lace. The scent and taste had pine and citrus. The Mouthfeel was fuller in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a great offering.

Sep 14, 2016
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warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had on tap.
light golden color with a minimal white head.
strong hop smell followed by a citrus scent
Very strong hop taste that instantly attacked my taste buds. Would be happy to buy a 6 pack if I could find it.

Jan 24, 2015
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OTB from California

4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From Growler into a tulip glass. Fresh from the Brewery. Pours is a yellowish copper with an incredible fluffy white head that leaves thick curtains of lace as it settles down, incredible retention.
When I put my nose into the glass I get very traditional west coast IPA, citrus fruits, some tropical notes of mango and pineapple and a crazy blast of hops, lots of dank sweet hops, it's a great nose. Drinking Laurel is another great exercise in classic west coast IPA, huge blasts of hops, biting but perfectly balanced by the abundance of citrus fruits that explode in wave after wave of juicy delicious sweetness. The malt bill keeps things in line but lets the fruit from the four hops play out. Another remarkable IPA from Julian and the Beachwood team, they just keep getting better and better and I for one am along for the ride.

Feb 15, 2013
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Halcyondays from California

4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Beachwood I,

A: Pours a light amber with a medium white head, some solid lace, good looking beer overall.

S: Quite floral with tropical fruits and honeysuckle. Notes of lemon and light citrus as well.

T: A complex hop flavour, tropicality with notes of herbs and citrus zest. As with the nose quite a floral characteristic, not an attack of bitterness, the hop play here is quite elegant.

M: Medium-bodied, crisp yet smooth carbonation, dry on the finish, medium aftertaste.

O: A really good IPA that seems to get lost in the shuffle of some of Beachwood's other brews like Melrose and Tovarish. Well worth a pint buy.

Feb 11, 2013
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UCLABrewN84 from California

4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for the 4th Anniversary event at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some slight tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same along with some herbal hop and onion-like flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is easy to drink but I think this one smells better than it tastes.

Aug 14, 2012
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HopHead84 from California

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8/5/2012

On tap at Beachwood Long Beach.

Golden orange with a creamy white cap. Good clarity and nice color. Great retention with scattered sheets of lacing.

Perfumy floral aroma with ample orange and grapefruit flesh. Sweet malt, touch of pine, and a dash of melon.

The flavor is juicy orange flesh with nectarine and a little grapefruit. Lightly sweet malt presence with a smooth medium bitterness. There's some citrus rind in the late palate and a little honeydew melon. Lower medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky and dry.

Aug 06, 2012
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brokensail from California

4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ

Pours a clear amber color with a sticky white head. Intense pine and floral hop aromas. Very resinous and perhaps even a bit herbal. Almost no malt is to be found here. Just a touch of tropical fruit, quite a bit of grapefruit peel. The flavor is quite bitter, moreso than expected. Intense pine, herbal, and resinous hop qualities. Grapefruit peel and maybe a little pineapple on the finish. Again, almost no malt. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a dry finish.

Dec 28, 2011
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beagle75 from Iowa

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Draft service into a shaker pint glass at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach.

A: Clear, light amber color with one finger of persistent white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Crisp toasted malt is a minor but included component of the smell, compared to the dynamic West Coast hops that dominate. The coniferous qualities are deep, with a dusting of slightly funky tropical fruit that contribute variety and interest.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with soft bready malt and intense floral hop aromatics. Acidity is understated into the drying middle, where hop flavors turn very piney. Early flavors are somewhat resurgent during the mildly bitter finish, with aromatic tropical fruit balanced by pale malt and dry minerality but still helping to develop a lingering sensation of stickiness.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, slightly sticky on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: A spectacular, Simcoe-kissed contribution of a West Coast IPA. Hop character is masterfully cultivated, with all the late addition qualities of Alpine Duet but turned up to greater intensity. Malt is understated yet noteworthy as well, while acidity remains sensibly out of the picture. This beer looks great, smells great, tastes great, and yet manages to be considerably more than just the sum of its parts.

Dec 22, 2011
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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 72 ratings