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Amalgamator | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Halcyondays on 03-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#649
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
355
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
52
Trade:
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Ratings: 355 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of JustinPStewart
4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IRS4MEPLEASE
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DefenCorps
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from ABV.

A clear amber with a dense, off-white head with good retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is a pungent blend of pine and grapefruit, along with a mild caramel note. The palate opens moderately bitter with grapefruit pith and pine sap, nice and clean with a lingering pith note. The mid-palate has some tangerine and a little melon. Drying, bitter on the finish, this beer is medium-light in body and moderately carbonated. Solid stuff.

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ultrarunnerandrew
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of yancot
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours copper color with nice light fluffy white head with lots of sticky lacing.

Aroma - Light tropical mango and orange combined with a nice pine aroma.

Taste - A very balanced IPA topical fruit and nice pine resin. Well hopped and bitter with a touch of sweetness.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated slightly dry bitter finish.

Overall - A very well done IPA, great well balanced flavors.

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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I gotta say, it seems like Beachwood is underappreciated, especially when it comes to their hoppy beers, I just never hear anyone talk about them, but they seem to get good reviews, so I dunno, just not resonating with much of the beer nerd public I guess.

Anyways, this is probably the one ipa of theirs I see the most at festivals and the like. Pours a golden yellow with 3/4" white head. Aroma drops pine like smells from the dry hopping. Centennial?

Taste, nice, prototypical west coast ipa stuff going on here, lightly toasted pale malts that are a dry finish. Ample hopping, somewhere in the middle of the new proprietary hop wave, seems like this one goes for Simcoe and Amarillo. Hops not skimped on. I think they only do bombers of these though, which is a shame. Would bang these in 12oz bottles. Keeps leaning on those green, herbal, pine like hop notes the whole time.

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Photo of KLan
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 091817. I've known Beachwood brewing for a long time. This is the first time I actually tried their beer.
Wow, what a hop punch right on the nose! Piney aroma all over! Since its a single IPA, so mouth feel is a bit thin. But overall
this is just an excellent hop bomb, light, pungent, and leave you to want more.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.08/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of 9/18/17; into a pint glass.
Appearance- a clear gold with lots of bubbles that help maintain a thick, fluffy eggshell white head. Lacing is thick and sticky on the backside of the glass.
Smell - a piece of sweet citrus hard candy and mild fruit juice.
Taste - the sweet and fruity citrus far exceeds what is indicated in the nose; the grapefruit begins to really show itself with every sip!
Feel - the rush of citrus fruit juice and the tangy bitterness sitting like a cozy blanket on your palate is spectacular!
Overall - this is a terrific beer as soon as it hits your lips, it just falls a touch short in the glass; I'll take taste over smell everyday, but prefer IPA's strong in both areas. Really solid IPA!

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Photo of deereless
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of malfunxion
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crobinso
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4.1/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Clear golden color with a small white head that stay awhile.
Smell: Good hop presence with some sort of grass or leaf smell. Also has some grapefruit smell and maybe garlic or onion.
Taste: Hops and I think a little garlic flavor hit first. This is followed by some tropical fruit flavors (which is a personal favorite). Definitely a little floral presence on the back end.
Feel: Clean, medium-bodied, hop forward beer. Finish has a hop oily feel to it.
Overall: Very solid hop forward tropical fruit IPA. Hops might be a little too much for some, but this is my type of beer.

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Photo of wilymobastardo
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cd34
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of varian7
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Feldpausch
4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mecmd
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scottfrie
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Nonic pint at THG.

A: Clear burnt golden with a cap of greasy off-white foam that faded into a thin collar. Sticky sheets of lace were left down the glass.
S: Onion, resinous, earthy, herbal hops, tons of musty, earthy, onion/garlic/chives herb garden.
T: Tropical fruit mixed with onion/garlic hops, a kiss of mint, and resinous sweetness. Onion and peppery finish mixes with a forestry, herbal salad aftertaste that is also sticky and sweet.
M: Greasy and creamy mouthfeel, sweet overall but the finish is a bit drying. Smooth carbonation, medium body. Bitterness is herbal, peppery and earthy.
O: Very smooth and easy to drink, but not my personal preference in hop profile (too much onion on my palate). I don't knock the beer for it, as it's just my personal preference. But if that's your jam, then you'll love it.

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4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Far Bar, Little Tokyo LA. I've been drinking IPA's before I knew what an IPA was. I drank IPA's before they become "a thing". This is simply a beautifully designed IPA that belongs in the pantheon of IPA's along side the Giants, the First, the Innovators. Liberty, Pig, Maharajah, ....

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Amalgamator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 355 ratings
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