Wanderlust - Breakside Brewery
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3.68/5 rDev -7.1%
Sharply carbonated. It's like a hoppy club soda, but that adds to the refreshing quality.
Big citrus taste. Very distinctive grapefruit flavor, though not so much of the ultra-bitter pith. Some lime rind and that grapefruit soda taste. Quite aromatic in the nose, though not so much to sniff the glass. But there's that whiff of grapefruit again. Some bread dough and a fruity taste like unripe pineapple.
Color is the typical orangey amber, though a lighter shade. Plenty of white foam with some thin lacing in the big chalice.
Overall, it's very drinkable with a tangy mouthfeel and a bitter aftertaste. The citrus peel gets hold of the tongue after some sipping, but it's not unpleasant. From the 22 oz bottle.
06-10-2014 05:30:05 | More by mactrail
4.06/5 rDev +2.5%
Bottle opened on 11.8.13
A - Pours a clear, light orange with a smaller cream-colored head with decent retention.
S - Grass, pine, lots of grapefruit.
T - Just like the nose, subtle bitter finish.
D - Good carbonation with a light body.
O - Nice flavors. Light and very easy drinking.
12-26-2013 19:27:59 | More by HuskyinPDX
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
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
3.79/5 rDev -4.3%
Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.
Appearance: light orangey-gold hue with minimal haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head poured two fingers of frothy ivory foam. Darn attractive!
Smell: rather sweet malt aroma with piney, resiny and lemony hops. It's got a very Northwest feel to it.
Taste: sweet malt with plenty of citrusy, fruity and resiny hop flavor. Bitterness is quite high at the end; the overall flavor profile is pretty strong. It's good, but something about it doesn't completely suit my palate.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and a good creaminess for an IPA. I like it.
Overall: there's a lot of interesting flavor going on in this beer, but its sweetness and prickly bitterness don't mesh particularly well in my opinion. A more tropical (mango, pineapple) hop profile would bring this beer to a much higher level for me.
06-03-2014 01:18:11 | More by flagmantho
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
22 oz bomber from "Lifesource" in Salem OR $4.99 This IPA does appear a lighter colour than normal..a deep golden..with what has to be the most attractive head i have seen in a proper IPA,..about an inch thick,tightly bubbled and quite uniform. Very very intense hop aromas..as said in the intro..weird combination of bright citrus peel and normal PNW dankness..but it works. Taste is similar to aroma but much more effervescent grapefruit ( pink) in the end. Lovely mouth feel..intense yet at the same time light and quaffable ( yes i used That word). Very good IPA ..loving this
01-06-2014 04:55:44 | More by Reidrover
4.16/5 rDev +5.1%
A: Pours a lightly hazy amber. Tall frothy white head. Head fades slowly with great retention. Moderate to good thin lacing everywhere.
S: Big sharp grapefruit notes - even from quite a distance. Dank, resinous hops as well. Mild bready malt, just a hint?
T: Big bold hoppiness up front. Sharp and bitter grapefruit followed by a very garlicky and resinous burst. Strong and bright hop flavors, some of the brightest I've ever found in a regular IPA. Bready malt on the back end, combining with the garlicky, resinous hops resulting in almost a garlic bread taste. It's even a bit salty it seems, just like garlic bread. Might be my mind and tongue playing tricks on me but it's amusing nonetheless. Sticky, mouthcoating hop oils lend to a salty, drying aftertaste.
M: Nice smooth medium body. A bit dry and resinous in the finish.
O: Really nice west coast IPA. Big and sharp hop flavors. Not super bitter, this one is more of a showcase of hop flavors versus pure bitterness. Big dank, resinous and garlicky hops. Very tasty.
12-01-2013 02:47:03 | More by Dope
3.98/5 rDev +0.5%
Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A light sweet fruity nose, some biscuit and tangerine. Super clean flavor with oranges, big grapefruit, pretty hefty but not distracting bitterness, some light resinous sweetness. But not super sweet. A big balance with earthy biscuit malts.
11-24-2013 18:17:25 | More by jbaker67
Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.