Citraholic | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HopHead84 on 04-23-2012

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Photo of SSS
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A-Golden blond reminiscent of goldilocks hair. White head dissipates quickly
S-Heavy citrus aroma, lemon, orange, of so wonderful
M-Medium carbonation, with a resinous mouthfeel that keeps some bitterness on the tongue
T-Simulated sweetness from the Citra upfront with a nice smooth bitterness that lingers for quite a while on the back end
O-This is a delicious beer, especially at Hollingshead at 11:00am

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Photo of rand
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From 22 oz bomber to pint glass

A: Clear, golden-tan appearance, with a small wispy head that quickly dissipates, leaving scant lacing.

S: The nose is strongly hop-forward, with distinct notes of grapefruit and ripe mango or papaya. Honey sweetness edges the bouquet.

M: Light-medium mouthfeel, extra carbonated. Oily-slick complexion.

T: The flavors follow the nose, but there's a really tasty tropical sweetness that anchors the flavors, kinda nectar-y. Grapefruit and resin along with an almost salty aspect are nicely balanced by honey-sweet malts. Medium finish with lingering bittersweet residuals.

Another hoppy gem from Beachwood. Citra is probably my favorite hop, but the last few brews I've had featuring Citra didn't bring out the hop's best aspects - snappy-sharp bitterness with citrus and tropical nuances. Citraholic didn't disappoint.

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Photo of MisSigsFan
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Smell is incredibly dank. A little oniony with huge mango, guava, pineapple, and grapefruit. Taste follows the nose for the most part. I get a bit more of a lemon zest sort of taste on the backend. A nice biscuity malt backbone finishes this one off. Bitterness lingers a bit which is sort of odd for a tropical forward IPA. I find it interesting that the breweries in the LA area (Beachwood, Noble, Three Weavers) all brew their IPAs pretty similarly. Mouthfeel is light with near perfect carbonation. Overall a fantastic IPA that I'm glad I got to grab. Maybe not all it's hyped up to be but damn good. Someone else said to cut down on the warrior and columbus and I would agree. Maybe cut them out entirely. This brew doesn't need much bittering hops.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.43/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a slightly hazy golden amber honey like color with a dense two finger white head. It eventually dissipates to a white ring around the edge of the glass that is about as thick as the width of two quarters stacked on top of each other. Lots of hanging sheets of lacing too. The smell is very citrusy with tropical fruit notes as well. Grapefruit is most prominent with a nice bit of lemon, mango and orange as well. Also you can smell bitter citrus pith. The taste is the same with a good amount of bitterness that really goes nicely. The malts are pretty much unnoticeable. Feel is medium and resinous, great carbonation as well. Overall another fantastic beer from Beachwood. Awesome example of the West Coast style.

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Photo of IKR
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2016 22oz Bottle

Appearance: Very faintly hazy amber color with a modest-sized white head that slowly faded. A good looking IPA.

Smell: Piney and tropical fruity hop aromas dominate the nose.

Taste:The pine and mild fruity aromas carry over to the taste. The pine notes are the dominant feature in the taste profile with some mild tropical fruity notes coming in towards the end. The beer finishes fairly dry and on a mildly bitter note.

Mouth-feel: on the light side of medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. Nice mouth-feel for an IPA.

Overall: A good easy-drinking IPA.

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Photo of mactrail
3.61/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Well, "bomb" is the word here. Up your nose with a rubber hose. I think they could have skipped the Warrior and Columbus bittering hops, though. It's got that blast of citrus aromatics promising you more, but it turns just totally bitter.

Attractive golden brew with foam sticking to the Piraat tulip. Some sweet malt with an acidic mouthfeel. Aroma of honeysuckle and orange juice is lovely, but the grapefruit rind overwhelms the taste buds. Strictly for slaves to the Hop Mistress.

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Photo of Johnnyvelvet
4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Strong citrus and pine aroma. Possible mango. Very juicy. Hoppy taste with strong pine with a little vanillas. Nice citrus aftertaste. Mouthfeel of medium body and carbonation. Strong perceived bitterness.

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Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smells great, tastes good, which is sad. Smells much better than it tastes. Tastes like you would expect a beer brewed with citra hops to taste. One where the nose is just much much better.

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Photo of Zaximus
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 22

L- Copper with a fairly small one finger head and moderate lacing.

S- Smells like a hp bomb. Piney and floral. Some bitter tropical fruit. West coast IPA smell all the way.

T- Hop. Bomb. Big piney, resinous hops with an explosive bitterness up front that lingers throughout. However there is a mildly sweet malt backbone on this one that makes it somewhat balanced.

F- Full. Nice carb. A sipper IMO.

O- Not a huge Citra fan generally but this is quite nice and balanced. Really drinks more like a IIPA though. 10-12oz would be enjoyable.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Rating based on 3 week old bottle. Oh how I love the nose, just wish there was something to back it up. Taste on my palate was dominated by a metallic (similar to cilantro) feature that I really disliked. Could hardly get any other of the flavor profile. Maybe a bad bottle, but that seems odd given the great aroma. Puzzled

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Photo of pagriley
3.82/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz into snifter - about 2 weeks old

L - Pours clear golden copper with half inch of off white head that leaves heavy lacing
S - Piney, with grapefruit and dank
T - Resinous with pine, grapefruit and a subtle sweetness from the malts. Firmly bitter on the finish
F - Medium to lighter bodied with moderate carb

Overall, a solid beer, but marked down quite a bit because it says Citraholic on the label, and frankly, it wasn't that distinctive. If anything, I was getting more resin and pine than tropical and citrus, so it disconnected from expectations on almost all the other citra based IPAs I have had. For a beer that sells itself as massively dry hopped with citra it just isn't there.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
4.56/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

If only this beer was year-round...

Pours a slightly hazy yet bright copper, with a very thin head. Aroma lives up to the name, citrus fruits and piney notes flowing from it. Same goes for every sip, which are all packed with orange and grapefruit zest. Mouthfeel is incredibly light and crisp -- it definitely drinks like a much lower ABV beer.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bomber. Hazy medium amber color, white head dissipates and maintains thin layer. Aroma is melon and tropical fruit with a little bready malt. Taste is melon and dark fruit up front with a grade fruit peel n earthy finish. Nice mix of hops here. Sweetness at the right level. Medium slick mouthfeel. Overall very good, enjoyed it and wanted some more.

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Photo of aquazr1
4.34/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle served in a pint glass. Pours a golden amber color, little head but nice lacing. Smell is citrus and pine. Taste is citrus with some zest and pine. An excellent beer.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
4.57/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy dark gold with minimal head that does not last long and it leaves very little lacing.
Scents of citrus and pine.
Taste explodes with orange and lemon zest and pine. Definitely one of the more citrusy beers I've ever had.
Perfectly carbonated and the citrusy hops leave a pleasant non boozy aftertaste. This IPA is surprisingly refreshing and highly drinkable.
One of the best beers I have ever tried. An impressive offering from Beechwood. Highly recommended.

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Photo of TheBrewBrotha
4.12/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottled 8/17/15

Honestly, I can't think of any other citra hop beers out there that is played better than how Beachwood done so with Citraholic. Very solid AIPA that pours a hazy lemon yellow with a thick head cap that lingers around for a while. Lemon zest, orange peels, pine, floral and bread are all upfront flavors and hits I get from this beer. Super dank!

Medium carbonition, slightly sticky when going down (that's what she said). Very solid IPA.

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Photo of bfranks
4.69/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Found this brewery on a trip to Long Beach in November. Whole place was great, this beer was the standout to me. I drank this almost exclusively the whole time I was there and then proceeded to pack bombers of it in my luggage. Worth getting, an excellent IPA.

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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 3/30/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of huge grapefruit, tangerine, mango, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Incredible aromas with awesome complexity and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge grapefruit, tangerine, mango, peach, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, mango, peach, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately sticky, and slightly creamy mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible IPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of xhuskr
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had on more than one occasion. Draft and bottle..last was hear we go;
L: Nice color with a hint of chill haze and pours beautifully...inviting to toss it down
S: like it says..Citra/citrus...not sweet, but well balanced with the nice hop bite you'd want
T:mmmmouthfeel is mmmm Easy going down..perhaps too easy to have one too many. Like aroma, you get the nice citrus flavors up front..perhaps a bit of breadiness as well...
F: smooth and inviting
O: another one please..I have one bottle left..will be gone this week for sure!

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Photo of brentk56
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a crystal clear golden color with an impressive three fingers of foam; nice stickage and stringy lacing

Smell: Sugar-sprinkled pink grapefruit, cantaloupe, lemon chiffon and a hint of mango

Taste: A touch of cracker malt and the breezes of the tropics take over, bringing a fruit salad of pink grapefruit, cantaloupe and mango; bright and floral through the finish with lemon chiffon flavors lingering

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A superlative citra IPA; I could smell it all day and never tire of it

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Photo of VictoriousSecret
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

An absolute phenomenal West Coast Style IPA. The color is a very light, straw like color. The nose/smell is overwhelmingly citrusy (grapefruit/lemon), which a plays a big part in what makes this brew so great. The taste is even better than the smell. No malt backbone, whatsoever. All hop. Huge taste of clean grapefruit rind, lemon, tropical. Mouth feel is right on par as well. Very light bodied (very low gravity) and smooth. Overall this brew is a 100... One of the best IPA's I've ever had, and I've had my fair share of IPA's living in San Diego for the past 7 years... If you see a Beachwood brew, buy it. You won't regret it.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.2/5  rDev -24.2%

Pour is mostly clear amber in color with an off white head and some larger bubbles. Nose is heavy citra hop, light bready dough notes, a faint touch of sweet malt, and that musky melon and tropical fruit aroma of the citra. Taste is a bit more doughy, strong melon rind, some fruitier mango, very heavily bittered through the finish, less sweet than the nose. Light body, very clean feel, well carbonated.

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Photo of brewmastercat
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Love this beer because it is not all citra.
I love all of Beachwood's IPAs.
Citrusy, grassy, floral, bitter, crisp.
Mouthfeel is perfect for an IPA, the bubbles fade away and it turns into a creamy hoppy beer.
Hop flavor sits on your tongue long after the beer is done and there are multiple nuances! Love it! Keep it up!

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.76/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Nice white head. Medium collar.

Smell - Citrus. Orange. Grapefruit. Lightly toasted malt.

Taste - Grapefruit. A little musty. Cracker malt. Not very sweet. Mild grassy bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Kinda bitter. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Tasty IPA. As the name describes, it's citrusy.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.01/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle opened on 5.10.14

A - Pours a medium-light orange with a small off-white head with good retention.

S - Citrus, bitter rind, some ropical fruits as well.

T - Orange peel, lemon, grassy.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body. Bitter finish.

O - Solid ipa but not the citra punch I was hoping for.

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