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
Ratings:
319
Reviews:
52
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
42
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 319 |  Reviews: 52
Photo of thatsarealplane
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redsoxjim
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle dated 4-25-17 poured into a snifter! The look is classic clear west coast style with a golden/orange color. Half inch white head that fades and no lacing when consumed. Smell is lightly fruity and cracker malts, a little sweetness with light pine! The initial tatse is light fruits followed by light malts with some aggressive bitterness in the back that lingers. The feel is medium but dry! Overall its not bad but not my favorite, maybe i am partial to NE style IPAs. Cheers.

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Photo of tylerstravis
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
4.33/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazed light yellow color, highly effervescent, with three fingers of lasting white head that leave heavy lacing.

Strong aroma of soft grapefruit, soft pine and melon, with a peppery herbal note in the background. Not big and abrasive, but approachable, light and summer-like.

The taste follows the nose, but dialed up a notch. Pine and citrus stand out, with a peppery backend and strong bitterness lingering in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with a nice prickliness to the feel.

This is a superbly crafted beer. Love the west coast flavors in this one.

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Photo of PlinyMeNow
3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub. It was my favorite of at least 5 different IPAs that I sampled there, so I settled on it for a pint. It was all about hops, hops and more hops. Strong in pine and citrus and bright aromatic spices, fresh, with plenty of notes to think about. Generally well made, but the bitterness was just a bit too high for me. I prefer a more balanced brew.

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Photo of kevindp9
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This a fantastic beer. Slightly hazy gold beer with a white head. The aroma is tons of citrus and pine. On first taste I swore I tasted fresh, bitter peach skin but subsequent tastes washed that away. In its place I found fruit, flowers and pine. A pretty clean and bitter finish. This is a damn fine beer.

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Photo of Quigmann
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerRunner
4.65/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is blowing up with hop goodness and hop freshness. Citrus, tropical, resiny and dank. The malt is there but the incredible "amalgam" of hops steals the show. Buy it, drink it, love it!

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Photo of rfgetz
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.37/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentusaurus
4.21/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.83/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.41/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rand
4.04/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.77/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a tulip appears a clear copper color with off-white cap a finger strong that fades leaving patchy lace.

Aroma is fruity and herbal with hops slightly grassy and a bit vegetal.

Tastes bitter pith and pine with slight vegetal thing.

Medium in body with modest carbonation. Not bad

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Photo of Duff27
4.13/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
4.18/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer! Really well balanced, nice hop taste but not a hop bomb. Not a big aroma off the beer but the taste makes up for it. First beer from these guys but I am sure I will try a lot more

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I will leave this review simple. This is a world class, clean, crisp, refreshing, bursting with aroma and flavor IPA, that makes me question why I bother with any others. Nice simple malt profile, with huge hop everything. Now that it in six packs, and somewhat more easily obtainable...this will be finding itself in my fridge way more often. Cheers!

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Amalgamator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 319 ratings.
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