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Breakwater Pale Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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Breakwater Pale Ale
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BA SCORE
85
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 8.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: GilGarp on 05-04-2010)
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Photo of GilGarp
4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served cold in a pint glass at the brewery.

Breakwater has a slightly hazy copper-orange color. The half inch of head settles quickly leaving just a little bit of lace behind.

Aroma is mild but pleasantly hoppy. Great tropical fruits like banana, mango, and mellon. Some faint citrus as well.

Flavor is very well-balanced. It's not of these nearly-IPA pale ales but more traditional. Malts almost seem like those of an amber or marzen style. Hops are fruity and tropical, well-judged for an APA.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with lowish carbonation. It starts slightly sweet but finishes crisp, bitter, and slightly dry.

Overall a really nice version of the style. One I could see getting a growler of because it goes down so easy.

GilGarp, May 05, 2010
Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub. Lacey, highly carbonated. A light bitterness. An OK beer, but mediocre for the style. Medium golden coloured body.Malts were felt. I don't think there is an objective here, and maybe needs a change in what hops are used.Go for their hoppier beer.

Sammy, Feb 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

jaydoc, Nov 14, 2013
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CAcker, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Thorpe429
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Dry Dock. Later on cask at Hops & Pie. Quite hoppy. Nice tropical and citrus components. Refreshing and bitter. Quite nice.

Thorpe429, Jan 09, 2013
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Photo of hopfacebrew
4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery served to pint glass the beer arrives a perfectly clear honey yellow with a nice 1.5 finger white head, good retention and lacing. The nose is tropical fruity but blended well with a toasty caramel light malt character. The flavor is the same with a detectable Citra hop essence. Very good. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Not a hop bomb and very refreshing and approachable. Nice treat.

hopfacebrew, May 23, 2012
Breakwater Pale Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.