1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Wanderlust - Breakside Brewery

Not Rated.
WanderlustWanderlust

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
88
very good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 113
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 2
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kopfschuss on 10-25-2013)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by anarchia:
Photo of anarchia
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%

Very pale, golden beer with lots of lacing and a large head that sticks around. Aroma is amazing: very fruity hops (lemon dominates, other citrus notes are grapefruit, oranges), not much pine but some grassy notes probably from the fresh hops? A little thin in the mouth, and I'd like a little more malt sweetness or character to go with this, but the hop flavor is exceptional. Underrated brewery IMO.

anarchia, Dec 07, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Justin8mypants
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Justin8mypants, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Cynic-ale, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of Seattle_Suds
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Seattle_Suds, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of kevwcamp
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

kevwcamp, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

acurtis, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

mdaschaf, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of seanthornton152
4/5  rDev +1.5%

seanthornton152, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of hreb
3.35/5  rDev -15%

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.

hreb, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
3.76/5  rDev -4.6%

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.

dirtylou, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of souvenirs
3.74/5  rDev -5.1%

$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.

F: Crisp.

souvenirs, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of jellikit
4.01/5  rDev +1.8%

A: orange. Thin head. Light haze.

S: grapefruit.

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.

jellikit, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Boozecamel, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of SirBentham
4.2/5  rDev +6.6%

SirBentham, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Dylanjf
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Dylanjf, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Rutager
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Rutager, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of Spikester
3.98/5  rDev +1%

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.

Spikester, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
4/5  rDev +1.5%

TheSevenDuffs, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev +1.5%

EgadBananas, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Hopmodium, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of foxyaardvark27
4/5  rDev +1.5%

foxyaardvark27, May 28, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%

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.

LiquidAmber, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of kk73
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

kk73, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of 1424IpA
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

1424IpA, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +1.5%

DrinkSlurm, Sep 01, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.