Alpha Master | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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86
very good
32 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): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 06-19-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
32
Reviews:
5
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
11.28%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of conpen
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.87/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Moderately hoppy -- citrusy with light resin and a touch of fruit, coupled with a clean light malt sweetness.

A: Deep golden color, clean with a moderately thick white head that has adequate retention. Light lacing in the glass.

T: Moderate citrus, resin hops, followed by a clean light caramel malt sweetness. The beer has a moderate hop bitterness that lingers through the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Quite solid; the beer has a citrusy, resin aroma and flavor with a caramel malt sweetness. The beer is clean and easy to drink.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sillyhed8
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Probably my favorite pale ale I have from these guys (along with Street 3, Block 2)...so far anyway. Can't believe it took me this long to try it.

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3.76/5  rDev -5.8%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.84/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.44/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of popery
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

clear amber beer. Medium white head. Lots of lacing with good head retention. Aroma is predominantly pine and tangerine citrus with some tropical notes - mango, pineapple. Mild bready malt backbone, but it's definitely hop forward. Taste is dry with good hop flavor. Just a touch of bland bitterness in the finish, not that I mind. Just a touch of malt flavor but it's mostly those same hop notes coming through. Light on the palate. Drying. Tasty stuff.

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Photo of BeerEngineer
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

General - Had this off their tap system in the Long Beach location then brought home a growler for a formal review. Had this out of an english pint glass.

Appearance - Nice light golden color, decent head that is just slightly off white. There is pretty good lacing on the side of the glass too.

Aroma - Smells like a standard pale ale with a good balance between a light malt and light hops.

Taste - Pretty good taste, just like the aroma there is a good balance between the malt and hops. Not overpowering, or really all that memorable, just a decent pale ale.

Mouthfeel - It's a touch thin for what I would expect from a traditional APA. It almost seems like it's an american IPA that got heavily watered down.

Overall - Decent beer, not something that I would go out of my way to find but as far as APAs go this one is pretty good.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Alpha Master from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
3.99 out of 5 based on 32 ratings.
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