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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   IBU: 99   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Thrillseeker is a "West Coast-style" India pale ale that is sure to push your senses to the edge. It starts with a base of American 2-row malt and a restrained dose of extra light caramel malt to let the hops punch though. It’s then generously hopped with Chinook, Summit, Centennial, and Simcoe for a massive citrus and tropical hop profile. Thrillseeker is dry hopped with Simcoe and Chinook for an über fresh resiny aroma.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (10628) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2014
Bottle split at Black IPA Friday, picked up at Public Beer and Wine Longbeach, 09/05/14. Clear golden with a moderate off white covering that retains well. Nose is bitter pine, bitter grapefruit, orange pith, juicy hops, light spice. Taste comprises orange pith, grapefruit, straw, pine resin, mangos,:tangy mandarin. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in a lightly drying close. Solid well balanced west coast IPA - super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16572) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2014
9th May 2014
Leighton 10K tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Colin. Yellow gold beer, light haze. Small bubbly white head. Palate is light and airy with very fine carbonation. Airy pale malt, mildly sweet. Resinous hops, little skunk. Good hop spice. Touches of lemon balm and pine and a little citric peel. Light dry finish. Bitterish linger. Caused 2 days of bickering between Colin and Paul. What you could call a room divider!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (12654) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Coleen for this freshie. Pours clear, yellow-gold with a frothy white head. Great nose, lots of grapefruit, some tangerine, lemon rind. Light to medium sweet flavor with strong bitter grass, pine needles, lots of rind, pith. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Quite bitter on the finish, more grass, rindy citrus, light warming alcohol. The bitterness in the aftertaste is a touch abrasive. Beautiful aroma but the flavor doesn’t follow on well enough. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (5209) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bottle @ Chez Bruce. Light gold, small head. Super fresh, bright citrus. Candied apricot and honey. Countryside meadow. Taste is a bit more abrasive from the juicy fruit nose. A bit of white onion. Peppery hops. Tropical undergrowth. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scopey (7884) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2014 Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours clear gold with a small white head. The nose is fresh, juniper, floral, lemon, lime and light sweetness. The taste is bitter, boozy, floral, peppery, lemon peel, grapefruit and floral notes. Light-medium body and fine carbonation. Booze is too much of a dominant factor. Nose is rather good, but the taste doesn’t live up to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ed5388 (2366) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2014
22oz bomber shared by Dan P. Pours a clear golden color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of dank citrus, pine, citrus skins, and caramel malt. Taste of dank citrus hops, pine, and caramel malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (4587) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle thanks to clear orange with no head. The aroma is fruity hop and pine. Medium mouthfeel with nice light fruity hop, strong bitteness and dry finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle via trade extra. Pours a clear gold with almost no head but a slight white ring does exist. Aromas of pretty dank hops coupled with the standard piney/tree sap aroma. Taste is semi sweet and bitter. Flavors of pine bark coupled with some tropical fruit hoppiness. Finishes long and bitter. Good, not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ontape (424) - Valley Village, California, USA - MAR 26, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 Bottle, dated two days ago. Killer, that neo-West Coast IPA style that’s been showing up in LA of late (Noble, El Segundo, Beachwood...) Pours very light and super transparent with light white head. It’s beautiful in the glass, hard to fault. Aroma is fresh hops backed with subtle malt. Taste is juicy and fruity with light tropical tartness and just enough sweetness to bring it home. Citrus / rind / herbs / magic.

Freshly bottled Beachwood IPAs are fire, don’t miss ’em. A high rating to be sure, but this thing two days old warrants it in my book. Still love Pliny but our best SoCal guys are catching up! UPDATE 10/2/14. Three days old this time. Still hot!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrosson (148) - California, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Strong hoppy ipa. At first mouth feel and tropical fruits reminded me of Pliny but as I drank it the bitterness and pine took over. Big bottle whole foods

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