Citraholic | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of R_i_P
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a bomber of this "modern West Coast-style" IPA from Hi-Times in Newport Beach, CA on 02/12/2017. Brewed/bottled on 02/01/2017. APV 7.1%. Attractive yellow and black label. Citraholic pours a bright, hazy lemon-yellow with excellent carbonation. 3 fingers of white foam. Very nice lacing. Smell is decidedly citrus zest and pine. Tantalizing aroma. The taste starts with a blast of citrus lemon zest, followed by hops, hops and more hops ending with tropical fruit. Mild malt backbone perfectly compliments. Alcohol is well hidden. Lots of Citra hops here, along with Warrior, Columbus and Simcoe. The dry-hopped Citra really makes the difference. Awesome West Coast IPA! Tangy. Not heavy. Super refreshing. Kudos to Beachwood Brewing!

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Photo of dertyd
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this beer is phenomenal, it pours a beautiful light golden Amber with a finger of bone white head, the aroma is of lemon drops, tropical fruit, weed/grass and lemon zest.... The taste is so complex for an ipa...the flavors start out wit sweet candied lemon, lemon zest and a nice dank/grass flavor, as the beer warmed up there were flavors of mango, Mellon, red grape fruit with a zesty bitterness on the finish......I highly recommend this beer.....grade A+beer

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Photo of CJNAPS
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love the hazy golden color to this beer. Not as hoppy as I thought but still a solid IPA. Nice subtle aroma not to heavy. Looking forward on trying more from them.

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Photo of jeffreed61
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

1/2/17 bomber poured about 40 degrees. Lives up to the citra-bomb moniker. Nicely pungent w/ pine & citrus rind on both the nose and tongue. Malt is downplayed, finishes with a nice dry & bitter flourish.

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Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Perfectly balanced west coast IPA's like this only come from Russian River and Alpine (Not Green Flash). Consider these three brewers artists over brewers. Masters of their hop craft. Seek this beer out!

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.61/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a very clear rusted orange color, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like sunshine and honey- this is just packed to the gills with Citra hops. There's orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, and mango, and a lot of it. There's some nice honey sweetness on the nose, too.

This is a really awesome expression of Citra. There's a wonderful candied fruit here, almost like pineapple, mango, and grapefruit covered with honey and sugar. There's very little malt character, just enough to prop it all up. There's some slight bitterness on the finish, enough to keep this from being too sweet. This is so easy to drink.

There's a light and soft body here, with a very crisp mouthfeel, and a normal level of carbonation.

This is absolutely outstanding- a near perfect expression of Citra.

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Photo of zonker17
4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle date 1/2/17 consumed 1/6/17. Clear yellow near golden color with think head that recedes to a film, good lacing. Nose has a piney edge, slight alcohol. Biscuit malt well complimented by the citra that improves as it warms. Bitter finish with some fruit notes. Above medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of dannydetox
4.46/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beachwood knows it's way with this style to be sure. clear golden ale with noticeable lacing, the aromas are mango, apricot,and a touch of dankness. fruit forward on the palate, the beer finishes clean and dry. minimal malt profile - crackery dry. hit the spot.

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Photo of tlema1
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: orange color, thin but lacing white head
S: citrus as advertised
T: lots of citrus and other fruits
F: creamy feel, with a slightly bitter bite
O: very drinkable, recommend

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Photo of Hop_God
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: glowing orange. Mostly clear. Some cloudlyness. Faint. Thin round crystal clear bubbles

S: lots of Citra hops some tropical fruits upfront some better resume as well I'm getting a little bit of floral notes some grass some citrus piss orange juice finishes with more pine better resume

T: Citra candy there some tropical mango purée orange peel lemon zest some guava innards rounds out with a nice residence better finish

F; soft. Creamy. Bitter bite

O: really quite wonderful

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Photo of SuperChugLosAngeles
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is one of the best out of Beachwood. I also think that Melrose could be a bit better than it, but Citraholic is a solid. Although paying 9 - 10 dollars a bomber is too expensive, I still purchased one today because I could not find any local Eagle Rock IPAs at Whole Foods which is my go-to local IPA in Los Angeles.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber bottle with no date a hazy orange with a 1/2" thick white head, on an aggressive pour, and yields rings and spots of lace. Aroma of guava, pungent citrus, dankness. Flavor is weedy with melon and tropical fruits. Bright and very soft feel. Enjoyed.

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Photo of SSS
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
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 +2.4%
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 +5.9%
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 +4.5%
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 -3.3%
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 -14.9%
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 +0.5%
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 -3.3%
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 +1.7%
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 -12.7%
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 -9.9%
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 +7.5%
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 -3.3%
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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