Beachwood Pole Position IPA
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.8/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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Pole Position is an aggressive full-throttle IPA brewed to commemorate the annual Grand Prix of Long Beach. It’s hopped generously from start to finish with Chinook, Columbus, Simcoe, and Summit hops. It then gets double dry hopped for two weeks with Summit, Centennial, and Chinook varieties for a dank citrus aroma. A base of American 2-row malt and a touch of light caramel malt let the hops take the lead while paving a solid track for this supercharged vehicle of hop love. Pole Position will go the distance and grab a checkered flag for your organoleptic senses. IBUs 99

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OldGrowth (2753) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pint at Tornado. San Francisco. Good aroma sweet. Citrus. Big grape fruit. Some orange. Clean golden orange color. Small head little to no lace. Bitter sweet flavor. More bitter than sweet. Medium body creamy smooth mouthfeel bitter finish.that lingers. It’s good. Kind of one dimensional. I’m not as keen on it as I see others.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 12, 2014
[ Keg ][ Beachwood Long Beach ][ 5oz ][ $3-4 ][ Mini Stange ][ 5/11/14 ]
>> Clear orange/ golden pour. Awesome 360 lacing. Juicy, clean tropical melon nose. Stickier melon/cantaloupe flavor. Really yum yum. Nice rindy bitterness and juicy fruit balance. Grate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9915) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Keg at Beachwood BBQ Long Beach, 17/04/14. Clear golden orange with moderate off white spotting and edgework. Nose is big on grapefruit, pine, hops, light spice, orange pith. Taste comprises big pine bite, tropicana’o’clock, bitter grapefruit, straw, orange/citric pithdom. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Solid IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 10, 2014
Dank as hell. Full instant aroma of marijuana hops and really rindy orange peel. Taste is the same. Not complex at all but does one thing exceptionally well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
Tap. This was my favorite of the day. Pours hazy golden amber, medium creamy white head, nice lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, light pine, cat piss. Flavor is the same, passionfruit, light sweet, medium bitter, semi dry finish. Medium body, oily, nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - MAY 11, 2012
I had this after The Falcon West Coast IPA. Both were great but the Falcon was a touch better. This packed a punch but still restrained. The Beachwood beers are balanced at all times. Poured slightly orange. Aroma was medium strong.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMan1113VR (7869) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 8, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear golden hued body with a medium sized white head that leaves great lace. Aromas are mildly bready, spicy, citrusy, green and grassy hops with a pretty high cohumulone character about them. Flavors are grassy, a bit herbal, nice and bitter (without going overboard), medium alcohol notes, citrusy, pine, grapefruit and dry. Lively bubbles, medium bodied and dry. Another well made 7.1% IPA from Beachwood.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyJ (4546) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2012
Cask at the 2012 SD real ale fest. Nice fresh hoppy IPA, citrus, grapefruit, and a light caramel malt background. Good but not groundbreaking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11540) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
The beer pours golden orange in color with a white head and some nice lacing. Quite a bit of citrus to go along with a lot of pine. There’s a light aroma of sweet fruit and just a touch of bready malt. I also pick up a mild herbal note. The citrus character is intense on the palate as well. A nice grapefruit peel to go with mild pineapple sweetness. Some good bready malt to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - APR 11, 2012
I had this on tap at Beachwood BBQ & Brewing in Long Beach, CA. This IPA is nicely balanced with a hop forward flavor but smooth on the back end.

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