Beer Of The Dragon | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

BA SCORE
3.94/5
26 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
California, United States
beachwoodbbq.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by UnknownKoger on 10-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,242
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
26
pDev:
6.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 26 |  Reviews: 2
Reviews by UnknownKoger:
Photo of UnknownKoger
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer of the Dragon is classified by Beachwood as an Imperial Red Ale. My growler was empty, so I decided to get it filled with the latest from Julian.

Appearance. From the growler it pours fresh with a nice, thick, foamy head. The color is a deep amber red color. Very nice. The foam starts to die down to a nice level of head.

Smell is fantastic. Sticky sweet malts mingle with dank hops. Taste confirms the nose. It's very good. Considering it's 100 IBUs and a little over 9%, the beer is loaded with everything that's good in life. The malt is sweet and the hops are...hoppy. In typical Beachwood fashion, it's a hoppy beer done right.

The mouthfeel is a bit heavy but nothing to be concerned with. It goes down smooth and drinks well. This is what I wanted KRBC's 6th Anniversary, Dirty Hippie, to taste like. Imperial Red Ales aren't easy to come by, and Beer of the Dragon is exactly what I would want one to taste like. Another fantastic beer from Beachwood!

 974 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of aquazr1
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of DownInToMyBelly
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SirBentham
3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Greggo123
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of jaydoc
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fresh
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of danwho
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of hbchrisg
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of drewone
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SocalKicks
3.84/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PG2G
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WestCoastBeerDude
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shigg85
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SimcoeKid
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Wowcoolman
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of akang
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: Draft
Glass: 0.25L glass
From: Blind Lady Ale House in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $2 (progressive kegs, $2 until 2 p.m., $3 until 3 p.m., $4 until 4 p.m.)
Purchased: Jan. 3, 2014
Consumed: Jan. 3, 2014
Misc.: BLAH called it a Red Imperial Ale, Beer Advocate called it an American / Amber Ale and Rate Beer called it an American Strong Ale

Poured a dark red mahogany color with 2-to-3 fingers of deep khaki tan head when I got it. Average amount of sporadic uneven lacing along the sides of the glass. Below average retention.

Smelled citrus hops, floral hops, earthy malts, caramel, toffee and faint rye hops.

Taste was pretty bitter with what I’m sure is a lot of IBU’s. Hoppy - resin, floral, citrus and grapefruit. Still kind of earthy, but not as noticeable as the smell.

Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

A pretty good beer overall, although I got three different descriptions (see Misc.). I think it was closest to the Red Imperial Ale, which was what I assumed and rated on anyway. Either way I’d have it again for sure.

 1,103 characters

Photo of emaciated
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BAsbill
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cornejo
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Zaximus
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Beer Of The Dragon from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 26 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.