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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#953
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
399
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
67
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 399 |  Reviews: 85
Photo of gcasher
3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.25

16 oz can fresh
Poured golden and hazy with little head.
Smelled great, but taste was mild.
The BEER was flat and a bust in my opinion. Blah, way overrated.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonBoy23
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Wasatch
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz. Can
Canned On: 09/05/18

My first from this brewery.

Almost 5 months on this can.

Poured into a Tree House glass a pretty nice cloudy yellow color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger plus white head, which leaves some nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, papaya, guava, mango), slight blueberry, piney. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, papaya, guava), some blueberry, piney. Medium body, ABV hidden pretty nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Nice to see this one around here.

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Photo of rickrem
4.09/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.33/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to 2beerdogs for this one. 16oz can poured into 14oz teku. Poured a lightly hazydark yellow/light orange color with about 1/4 inch of white head that had low retention and very light lacing.

The aroma was hop dominant, mostly citrus, with some pine and floral, and just a touch of grainy malt showing through. The flavor profile was very much the same, with the addition of a nicely tart citrus tang on the finish.

The body was just a bit lighter than is typical for a traditional American IPA, and had a nicely dry finish. Drinkability was fine, I could see having this in my regular rotation if it were local to me. overall, a very nice brew, certainly worth your time if you see it.

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Photo of Taylor88
4.87/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My FAVORITE IPA. The blend of Mosaic, Warrior, Columbus and Amarillo hops just does it for me...and maybe the fact that Beachwood is local for me, I’ll get this 16oz can/4-pak at my local bottle shop when it’s just a few days old!

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Smakawhat
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the can into a shaker pint glass, boo hiss... canned September 24 2018.

Golden pale body color with real nice clarity. Fine carbonation ti a three finger somewhat soapy head. Minimal retention but a nice off white simple puck.

Simple but good hop aroma. Light citrus and touches of zest. Hints grapefruit and orange, but with more bitterness than sweetness character.

Real nice juicy palate. Chewy touches of wheat and orange, with tropical earth and grassy flavors. Mid palate mint and basil, with a light grassy aftertaste. Lovely rich mouthfeel giving real supportive flavors.

Excellent bright flavorful West style Ipa.

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Photo of jtk21351
4.36/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZenLeprechaun
4.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an exceptional beer. Every time I find it I only wonder why I didn't get more.

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Photo of JuiceMan818
3.79/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Damon.
Treated as a DIPA because a 7.1% IPA seems to be out of range for a regular IPA, so this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a glossy semi-clear bronzed golden color with a small cap of a little white semi-foamy head. This swiftly glided off to barely leave any lace.
The aroma had a sweet piney to grassy with a bit of danky to catty earthiness. Some kind of hoppy oily character with some passion fruit and citrus peel.
The flavor yields to the mix of the entire blend of the aromatics sweetly. There's a little bit of dry bitterness. Then a mild aftertaste of citrus peel, catty earthiness and sweet pine.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Sly carbonation and a good ABV about it. Crisp bittersweet fruity finish.
Overall, a very nicely done West coast styled DIPA I would welcome again.

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Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of evanwoertz
4.12/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of augustgarage
4.22/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned on 5/7; consumed on 5/26 - poured from a tall boy into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Brilliantly clear amber body with an active half finger of magnolia suds - vague lacing, decent retention.

Intensely fruity aromatics loaded with passion-fruit and a touch of grapefruit. The malt bill contributes something to the nose as well, with a gentle cookie like note (presumably from the honey malt).

Tropical fruit and citrus on the palate with a peppery/herbaceous finish with a hint of cannabis. Moderately bitter; fairly dry, clean, and quite crisp. Something approaching a malt back-bone, but the hops are of course the star of the show.

Refreshing, traditionally crafted West Coast IPA utilizing a more contemporary array of hops.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.8/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clean golden color. Aroma has sweet honey and pollen notes, quite floral hop profile. Taste has a sweet malty backbone with floral hops and medium bitterness on the finish. Medium body, crisp carbonation.

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Photo of JamFuel
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear goden yellow with soapy, fine foam.

Smell is piney and citrusy with some earthiness and mango. A bit understated.

Taste is citrusy and piney with plenty of dank hops. Great balance, not as bitter as I thought. Reminds me of a cleaner Heady Topper.

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, a west coast IPA that veers to the balanced side rather than the bitter. Very drinkable and clean.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a pint can.
Perfectly clear golden with a nice two fingers head

Aroma is on the passion fruit, pine needles, pineapple, peach, grapefruit

Flavour is much more on the resinous pine with cannabis notes, passion fruit is there too. Herbal bitterness. Some floral notes

Fine carbonation almost juicy.

A classy and quite original west coast ipa!

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Photo of RyanK252
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a Mountain Rambler Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours golden amber with a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and leaves some light lacing.

S: Really nice mix of citrus, pine, and spicy herbal earthy notes, biscuity malt, and light caramel sweetness.

T: Citrus, orange/tangerine, lemon, and grapefruit, resinous pine, slight earthy herbal notes, a little peppery, floral, underlying tropical fruit, passion fruit, classic mosaic influence, papaya, almost berry, slightly bubble gum notes, biscuity malt, and light caramel sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Super well balanced and dangerously drinkable. Excellent west coast IPA.

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Amalgamator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 4.32 out of 5 with 399 ratings