Wanderlust - Breakside Brewery
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.2/5 rDev +6.1%
Reviewing from notes after drinking on 4/11/14. Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with no discernible dating to indicate when it was bottled or when it's best enjoyed by. Poured into an IPA glass from Speigelau.
Appearance - Off to a great start, as my moderate pour yields a massive three finger stark white head of small bubbles that begin expanding at the top as the bubbles evaporate, leaving a rocky, uneven head and sticky lacing on the side of the glass. Beneath the head sits a murky glowing orange with dark shadows and starfruit colored highlights.
Smell - Very fruity hop characteristics burst out of the glass, with full notes of tangerine and pineapple, and even some grapefruit astringency. There is also a more subdued component of herbal and pine notes hiding beneath the aggressive fruitiness and just a hint of pale crackery malt base.
Taste - Much like the aroma, the flavor is bursting and juicy with notes of tropical and citrus fruit sitting atop a more subtle blend of herbal notes of basil and pine and a nice grain foundation that gives this one just enough body to support the great hop profiles. Tangerine juice, lemon zest, and some pineapple are the stars of the show. Pleasant grapefruit pith bitterness lingers on the palate after the liquid has proceeded to my stomach.
Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied and juicy, with moderate carbonation to give the texture some points of interest, no pun intended.
Overall, just a great IPA from Breakside. This is only the third I've had the chance to sample from them, and of the three, two were IPAs--both wonderfully quaffable. You don't hear much about Breakside on the forums around BA, but the two IPAs I've had could more than hold their own against some of the IPA heavyweights of the West Coast.
06-02-2014 20:13:14 | More by LambicPentameter
More User Reviews:
3.35/5 rDev -15.4%
22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours crystal clear and golden in color, with a giant white head. Not very aromatic, maybe a little piney? Hop-forward C hop flavors dominate. Aggressive and citrusy. Sharply carbonated and not much in the way of malt flavor to balance out this highly attenuated hop monster. The result is high in flavor but not so much in drinkability. But based on the outline of Oregon on the label beind the statement "WANDERLUST" I'd guess this is a beer which is proud of it's callous West Coast IPA phenotype.
07-12-2014 02:49:04 | More by hreb
3.76/5 rDev -5.1%
22oz bomber, split
I dig breakside and they were out of Wanderlust on my only visit to the brewery so I was stoked to see their distribution hit Seattle and have this IPA wash up on our shores. Clear golden body - nice bubbly head. Very light on the eyes, and the palate - grassy, tangerine, bready malts. Nice and light, but underwhelming given my expectations - just prefer a more assertive hop profile I think.
01-30-2014 23:12:29 | More by dirtylou
British Columbia (Canada)
3.74/5 rDev -5.6%
$8.25 + deposit at the 8th Street Liquor Store in New Westminster.
A: Two inches of head, gold and crystal clear - like apple juice.
S: Very appealing fruity aroma. Melon, citrus, tropical fruit.
T: Nice and bitter. Maybe a little too bitter. Piney.
08-10-2014 05:24:21 | More by souvenirs
4.01/5 rDev +1.3%
A: orange. Thin head. Light haze.
T: citrus. Grapefruit. A small sweet note. Malty Bread. And...more grapefruit.
M: medium carbonation. Medium-big body.
O: good IPA. Big on bittering. Grapefruit dominates. Balanced well.
07-13-2014 01:24:12 | More by jellikit
3.98/5 rDev +0.5%
Hazed gold with almost two fingers of light cream color head. Retention is better than average with good amount of lace.
Smell is grapefruit pineapple a bit of dankness a touch of yeast and biscuit malt.
Taste is pink grapefruit pine resin deep bitterness just shy of overload. Malts are there but shoved aside by the hop resin aspect. Alcohol is faintly tasted probably due to the light malts.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side and carbonation is barely enough. Finish is on the dry side of medium.
Overall a tasty pale IPA. Although the resin aspect could be helped with a touch more of the fruitier hops or a little more malt. Those who crave the bigger resinous flavors will love this beer.
There was not a lot of pop when the cap was pulled and no bottle date.
01-21-2014 07:25:26 | More by Spikester
4.13/5 rDev +4.3%
Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a clear, medium golden amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to a thin film and thick ring around the glass with lots of lacing. Nice aroma, evident immediately after opening the bottle, of pineapple, citrus hops and bready malt. Flavor follows with intense citrus, dominated by graperfruit, sweet biscuit and bready malt, more citrus and slightly piney hops. Medium bodied. A very nice, aromatic citrus forward IPA that tastes very fresh and appealing. As other reviewer have said, the aroma and taste are very much like a ripe, fresh grapefruit (which is great because I can't have real graperfruit any more due to medical restrictions). I feel like I got my vitamin C for the day. Although not that complex, the flavors it presents are excellent. I'll be revisiting this IPA and this brewery again.
01-28-2014 03:58:34 | More by LiquidAmber
Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.