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Beachwood Hop Vader
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RATINGS: 19   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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From a brewery not so far, far away comes Hop Vader, a full-blown west coast hop experience that walks on the dark side. Hop Vader is a black IPA that’s fully saturated with Pacific Northwest hops for a citrusy strike. A Jedi mind trick using German black malt give this beer a dark hue with subtle roasty notes. A Death Star-sized dry hop charge using Simcoe and Columbus leaves a dank aroma that would challenge even Master Yoda. Is your organoleptic light saber ready?


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sitzds (261) - - JAN 21, 2014
On tap at at Beachwood BBQ in Seal Beach poured into a nonic. Beer pours clear dark brown with a two-finger tan head that leaves rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasty malt, dank leafy hops, citrus peel, and light cocoa. Taste is initially sweet and roasty with cocoa and malt, then some citrus juice cuts through. Pine and herbal bitterness on the finish. Medium body, slightly sticky resin texture, medium-low carbonation, roasty, bitter, and mildly astringent finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2014
Very drinkable black ipa. Very dark brown with lace sheet. 99 IBU not felt through the roast, but still a solid beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (1526) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2014 20.06.2013, tap @ Tørst:
Small creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, dark malts, hops, leafs, pine needles, tangerine, newly cut lawn, rubber, burnt caramel. Taste is slightly dry grassy, lots of hops, dark malts, pine needles, leafs, rubber, burnt caramel, newly cut lawn, citrus peel, hints of alcohol. Longlasting bitterness, dry mouthfeel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Draft at Torst. Pours black with off white head. Nose and taste of chocolate malt, resin, mocha, pine and light hops. Medium body. Smooth.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Godofthecellar (597) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Nice burnt wood color, smell of wood, light smokiness, with a rich hop character on the back end.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (2706) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 5, 2013
On tap @ Beachwood BBQ. Squid ink pour...one of the blackest black IPA’s I’ve encountered. Piney, resinous, citrusy with a mild roast. Still not as bright as others in the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Very good black IPA at fathers office in LA. Just enough hops to be dangerous. Yum yum!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (2576) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Tap. I really liked all the IPAs I tried from Beachwood, although the flavor profiles were very similar and it got a bit monotonous. Pours deep clear chestnut, medium tan head, great lacing. Aroma is light with notes of grapefruit, citrus, pine, roasted malts. Flavor is the same, very light roasty notes, light sweet, medium bitter. Medium body, oily mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Black color with tan sheen. Kona bud, spicy hop, dark malt aromas. medium body. Nice hoppy pine, floral, dank hop flavors with a chocolate malty base --good

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8540) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Comes in my glass nearly black. Aroma hits with some serious weed up front, followed by a spicy hop character and some light cocoa and roasted malt. Flavor is hoppy but is well balanced by a great touch of dark malts. Really good for this style.


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