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Wanderlust - Breakside Brewery

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196 Ratings
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Ratings: 196
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 5
Gots: 35 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kopfschuss on 10-25-2013

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Ratings: 196 | Reviews: 37
Reviews by anarchia:
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3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i love how fresh this beer is, how the hops seem to be bursting out of suspension like a pod of dolphins breaching off the coast. its so vibrant and alive, and i love that about it. what i dont love is the hop profile itself. i mean, its so fresh and new and clean and good, but its such a familiar played out profile i feel like. northwestern hops of the old guard here, i know it, maybe not this green, but i have tasted the base beer here a million times already. i always appreciate when someone reinvents the wheel to make it rounder you know? its already been done, but lets do it again, lets do it really really well, but its still the same wheel. this might be one of the finest wheels yet produced in terms of balance, freshness, mouthfeel, finish, and abv (right where i like my ipa!), but its still a wheel to me. breakside continues to impress me though, they have a huge lineup, and all of them are very good.

Photo of interistacanadese
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beaver13
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours clear light yellow with a medium frothy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is some bready (slight crystal) malts with sweet tropical fruit and piney hops.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits with a big resiny bitterness. The mouthfeel is a bit thin and watery.

Overall, nice tropical fruit, resiny IPA, a bit thin and watery though.

Photo of Justin8mypants
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of chickenm
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of dent309
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of bishopia
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of kevwcamp
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of switzer
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of seanthornton152
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of hreb
3.36/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of dirtylou
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Hops_n_Footy
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StanleysCup
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Wonderful nose, very smooth.

Photo of Hardcore
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of souvenirs
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

$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.

Photo of JamLand
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of GRG1313
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jellikit
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.