Alesmith / Beachwood - Boom Crash Hopera
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Alesmith / Beachwood - Boom Crash HoperaAlesmith / Beachwood - Boom Crash Hopera
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #2,275
ABV:
9%
Score:
90
Ranked #15,569
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 6.4%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
17
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Alesmith / Beachwood - Boom Crash HoperaAlesmith / Beachwood - Boom Crash Hopera
Notes: Boom Crash Hopera is an imperial Australian sparkling ale, brewed in collaboration with our heroes at Alesmith. English malts and a bonzer hop charge of Australian Summer, Galaxy, & Vic's Secret varieties toss about aromas and flavors of juicy pineapple and passion fruit.

77 IBU
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 17
Reviews by Hophazzard:
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3.17/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

More User Reviews:
Photo of DrBeergood
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy and malty.

S: Strong.

T: Hoppy

F: Oily. It makes sense that their emblem is an anvil because they press their hops so hard.

O: If you can afford it

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can.
No date.
Moderate to vigorous pour yields a well over one inch white head over a golden amber body with some nice, sticky lacing. Kangaroo floaties are present. Nose of some tropical fruit, a bit of candied citrus, and some floral/herbal/pine as well. Taste is all of the aromas with the malt asserting itself as the backbone of this Aussie/West Coast IPA. Very nice feel and overall, this IPA means business with a fairly dry finish and turning more piney as it warms. Cheers to the guys at Alesmith and Beachwood for a great job on this one!

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwerner23
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got this from RaulMondesi. 16 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 6/5/2019. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep golden/orange/amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, honey, caramel, cracker, toasted bread, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, honey, caramel, cracker, toasted bread, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of mandarin orange juice, red grapefruit, lemon, peach, pear, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, honeydew melon, guava, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, peppercorn, pine, honey, caramel, cracker, toasted bread, biscuit dough, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance; and no cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready/grainy/sticky, and fairly resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is an awesome DIPA. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and dark/bready malt flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish. Great soft feel, and not overly aggressive. Awesome Australian Summer, Galaxy, & Vic Secret profile. Extremely juicy, vibrant, and fairly dank/earthy hops; with a nice sized dark/bready malt backbone. Light residual sweetness with lingering resin dryness. Not overly sweet/heavy for the ABV. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive spot on West coast style example as expected.

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Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Four pack of 16oz cans purchased at Total Wine in Lynnwood, Washington.
Canned on 06/05/19. Poured in to a pint glass.

Look- Beautiful hazy, golden bronze color. Large, pillowy, dense khaki head that leaves a good amount of lacing. Good amount of carbonation rising as it sits.

Smell- Light citrus, tropical fruits and melon. Insane sweet bready malt, like fresh baked bread with honey. Floral and grassy.

Taste- Much of the same and it doesn't break form. Neither the malts, nor the hops over-power each other.

Feel- Sweet, sticky and juicy. Modest carbonation and moderately bitter, kind of creamy, semi-sweet. REALLY well balanced, so easy drinking!

O- Excellent collaboration. I almost forget it's 9% ABV. It almost tastes like a juice box. Very reasonably price seasonal.

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Photo of TBoneJones
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Hazy copper body with foamy 2-fingers of rich head and sticky lacing.
Nose is woah melon! Passion fruit and juicy melon/ honeydew etc.
Taste is the fruit with some caramel and bitterness. More medicinal than I expected.
Feel is chewy and thick.
Terrific-bodied ale, strong, fairly dry, and ripe with exotic fruit and melon notes with some tasty English malts.

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Photo of user785335
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RaulMondesi
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one is kinda sneaky like the captain of the softball team all dolled up at prom. On the diamond she is all fire and brimstone, ornery like a bull that got its nuts cut off. Yet on prom night, she sparkles like an angel who just earned her wings. Yeah, at 9% it’s hella intimidating, but then you take a sip and it is extremely smooth, quaffable and refreshing. The body is really creamy... What else would you expect from AleSmith and Beachwood?

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redresonatedragon
4.41/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

These hops are so delicious and smooth, like a fine white wine. Something about those Aussie hops, they deliver the aromatic, tropic fruits without fatiguing my pallet Highly recommended!

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Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Alesmith / Beachwood - Boom Crash Hopera from AleSmith Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 17 ratings