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Amalgamator | Beachwood BBQ & Brewing

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4.33/5
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357 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:
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Added by Halcyondays on 03-29-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#651
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
357
pDev:
8.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
71
Gots:
54
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 357 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of gr8fulbeerhead
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerRunner
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentusaurus
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rand
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stakem
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
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 -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
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 +8.8%
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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Photo of dleiner
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PerHops
4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Beachwood BBQ and Brewery in Long Beach, CA.

This one pours a clear burnt orange, with a tight small white head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like zesty burnt pineapple, grassiness, resinous pine, grapefruit, mango, and slight malt.

The taste is similar- this is pretty much a quintessential West Coast style IPA. It's a bitter bruiser, with lots of fruit flavor- peach pineapple and grapefruit. There's very little crackery malt, enough to prop it up.

This is very crisp, and finishes super clean, with a good level of carbonation.

This is so wonderful.

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

Pours a brilliant clear golden color. Thinnish white head dissipates steadily. Smell is pungent and fragrant. Lots of peach, pineapple, mango and a hint of citrus. Taste followed the nose with the aromas coming through in the flavor albeit not as robustly. Still very good. Feel was a touch thin, but it made it very drinkable. Overall a wonderful classic IPA -very well crafted.

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Photo of pants678
2.55/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Gold with white foam.

Citric, malty.

Musty, grapefruit sorta. Another beer that says west coast IPAs are not for me. Fresh, though, bottle date of 2 days ago.

Dry.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle dated 1/4/17:

Pours deep golden with bright orange edges. Eggshell white head of creamy tight white bubbles recedes to a solid ring around the glass and leaves decent lacing. Aroma is full of peach, pineapple, blueberry, melon, with a little dank oniony presence. On the palate the beer is remarkably balanced yet assertive. Peach, mango, and sweet pineapple juice intermingles with dank and resinous finish and assertive bitterness. Pithy orange and sweet malt balance out the bitterness. Impressively creamy on the palate for an IPA. Everything a west coast IPA should be.

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Photo of matthewrdale
4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kyledover
4.69/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tlema1
3.77/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: golden color, nice lacing
S: not a ton of nose, I get some pine
T: nice blend of citrus and pine
F: lots or upfront mouthfeel
O: very good west coast style IPA

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Photo of AlvinLin
4.95/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of MickeyHops
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Amalgamator from Beachwood BBQ & Brewing
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 357 ratings
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