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:
326
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.34
pDev:
8.53%
 
 
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Photo of joe1510
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Stubby

Bottled: 6/6/17

Big thanks goes out to Phil for this guy! Cheers, bud! A beauty of a beer, Amalgamator is. Polished brass from top to bottom. A touch of light haze keeps it from being totally clear. A sturdy white crown forms easily on the pour and rises to a finger in height. Some vertical lacing gets left behind over time and a phat ring remains throughout the drink. That's right, phat.

The nose is big on stone fruit. Apricot leads the way. A quick pass of peppery, clean booze hits before blueberry and forest floor dankness kick in. A melange of tropical notes pop up but don't lay out specific fruits. The malt base is simply present to add enough sweetness so the hopping doesn't run away with the show. It's white bread crust all the way. This beer smells absolutely mouthwatering.

The flavor follows the nose pretty closely, though the Mosaic is more pronounced off the bat. Big blueberry and forest dank kicks things off in the most delicious of ways. The aforementioned stone fruits pop up mid palate long with that touch of booze. The booze is ultimately clean and compliments the beverage overall. Crackery, white bread crust makes up the malt base again. Very well done. This is a delicious IPA.

The body is moderate in weight but a lively, nearly prickly carbonation makes it seem very light in nature. The bitterness grows with each drink, reaching moderate at its peak with a nice dry finish. I could drink this beer all day long. It's bright and refreshing yet really drinkable and dangerous at 7%.

This is a really great IPA from the folks at Beachwood. It smells great with some nice depth. Ditto on the flavor. It's bitter and dry and immensely drinkable. Thanks again, Phil! This is some great stuff!

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Photo of Frosty11161
4.79/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of John_M
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Growler Guys the other day.

The beer pours peachy golden amber color with very good head retention and lacing. On the nose, this is all West Coast IPA, as I get an enjoyable blend of tropical fruit, citrus, onion and light dank weed. The flavor profile replicates the nose pretty closely, and I love the light, dry, refreshingly bitter finish. Alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is just exceptional.

Tried this side by side by with the Barley Brown Forklift DIPA (a favorite of mine), and this beer more than held its own. This is an absolutely delicious IPA form the folks at Beachwood Brewing. An impressive first beer (for me) from this new to the Portland market brewery.

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Photo of Avatar113
4.27/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zythophile
4.2/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle Date: 5/8/17
Palate Contaminants: dessert about an hour before

It's one of the darkest IPAs I've run across. It's more opaque than cloudy, and I'd say the color is moderately dark amber. Plenty of head and lacing.

The smell is peach and pineapple, although it doesn't strike me as acidic. Let's say nectarines, too. It's more what one would expect out of New England, although Boneyard is similar. A little powdered sugar, as well.

The taste is earthier and more bitter than the nose would suggest. The peaches are still there, but the pineapple fades as fir and fresh moss take over. I'll call grape leaves, as well, since that's the best connection I can make. I also get some other type of stone fruit, maybe something like a non-sweet plum. Finally, anise and fruit tree blossoms (which become more like apple as it warms up) in very small amounts. If the bitterness were dialed back slightly, this would be great overall.

Well integrated, fine carbonation. Smooth. The aftertaste is nice and woodsy as the bitterness doesn't hang around too long. It's very well crafted.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

These guys just ooze quality at every step, across so many styles, and here's another example. Really cool kaleidoscope of hop flavors here, juicy fruit gum, tropical fruit, some lightly dank undercurrents in there too. Great balanced bitterness to tame the fruity fun and super drinkable to boot, not too big to get weighed down, but enough heft to satisfy. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of SawDog505
4.49/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Magnify 16 oz snulip bottled on 4/26/17. Pours a very attractive dark yellow with a 2 plus finger sticky white head that leaves thin wisps of lace all over the sides of the glass.

Smell is guava,papaya, tangerine, pine resin, and grapefruit rind.

Taste follows nicely pone, guava, papaya upfront, with some tangerine and grapefruit in very balanced finish.

Mouthfeel is a sticky medium, plenty of life, a little dry, and excellent drinkability for sure.

Overall as the say don't judge a book by its cover, this is a very simple bottle with some excellent liquid in it. Thanks @Lingenbrau for this one.

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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

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Amalgamator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
4.34 out of 5 based on 326 ratings.
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