Amalgamator | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

AmalgamatorAmalgamator
BA SCORE
97.3%
Liked This Beer
4.34 w/ 338 ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by Halcyondays on 03-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#613
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
338
Liked:
329
Avg:
4.34/5
pDev:
8.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
47
Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.95/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of rjp217
4.91/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bottle, no date, after receiving in a trade...

Beautiful orange color with a frothy head and sticky lace. The aromas are absolutely stunning. Lovely citrus notes to include oranges, mangos, passion fruits. The taste echoes those sentiments with some resin and grass notes and nice pine backbone. The mouthfeel is medium body, solid carbonation with a nice biting finish.

Overall, this is one of the damn finest IPAs out there. Reminds a lot of Hill Farmstead offering in the aroma and mouthfeel. Lots of citrus with a piney finish which makes it incredibly balanced. I'm happy to have gotten a bottle of this. Wonderful!

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4.89/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

poured this into a ipa glass and it poured an amber color with a 2 inch white head and very nice lacing. the smell is of citrus and pine and it has a bitter finish. the feel is crisp and bittersweet and a bitter finish. overall this is a delicious and bitter ipa that is has a well balance bitterness with the citrus/pine flavor. simply delicious.

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4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.87/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

by far out ranks blind pig, just outstanding, alpine nelson/duet, sculpin, etc... personal all time favorite
at 7.1abv it taste like a double ipa

On tap at BEACHWOOD BBQ long beach

A: clean lightly golden champange color, white two finger of head filled with micro bubbles
A: straight papaya, lemon, green mango, kiwi,
T: similar to the aroma, sweet papaya, citrus lemon, green mango, kiwi, basically tropical fruits. perfect balance between malt vs hops bitterness
M: similar to most Double IPA medium to full body, crisp and sharp up front, nice and dry thru the palate, flavor town thru and thru

Amalgamater is an outstanding IPA, super clean and refreshing

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4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.81/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Grabbed a 22 oz. bomber within a week of bottling, poured into Golden Road Brewing pint glass.

A: Slightly translucent, light copper appearance. Minimal head, but one that sticks around to create a lasting film as you drink.

S: Tropical and citrus fruits -- pineapple, mango, orange -- shine through immediately, along with a fresh hop aroma that reminds you how much freshness matters with IPAs.

T: Delivers on the initial aromas. Each sip is a delicious burst of citrus flavors and hop bitterness that stays consistent throughout drinking.

M: Crisp and light, the moderate carbonation helps remove any overly sugary tones it would otherwise have. Just an easily drinkable brew.

O: Again, this beer reminds you why freshness does matter. It's crisp, clean and aromatic -- a near-perfect representation of a West Coast IPA. If you can locate it on tap (bottles are gone by now), I'd highly recommend you do so.

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4.8/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Damn good. Great balance slight confusing bitterness on the end notes

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4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.77/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thanks to a random guy at the bar who shared this with some of us.

This IPA is great. The nose has a lot of Grapefruit and Pine with just a hint of cat pee, even though there's no Citra hops in it.

The taste follows the nose closely. Pine, grapefruit, and possibly some subtle berry flavors. The body is just thick enough to back up the hops, but is still fairly light.

Overall this is my new favorite IPA that Ill never have again, as supply is small . That sucks. Its a really well done west coast IPA. Worth trading for and delicious.

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This one nails everything in balance. Everything fits perfectly in it's place. A near flawless west coast IPA. I can find no flaws with it...actually. The closest thing to Pliny the Elder you're going to get from SoCal.

Juicy mangos, tangerine and some pineapple equalled by a nice Tahoe pine forest and some resin. Hops showcased masterfully at the forefront with just enough malt to let those hops shine, while still providing a near perfect body and mouthfeel. This beer is super clean and dry on the finsh. This is what west coast IPAs are all about, and this one has everything I look for in a IPA. It's lacking nothing. For my preference, IPAs don't get much better than this. Probably the best single IPA I've ever had. Highly recommended.

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Amalgamator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 97.3% out of 100 with 338 ratings
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