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Wanderlust - Breakside Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.82%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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)
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flagmantho

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2014 01:18:11 | More by flagmantho
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2014 20:13:14 | More by LambicPentameter
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-28-2014 18:24:08 | More by foxyaardvark27
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snaotheus

Washington

4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle at 41 F poured into a large mug. I can tell there was a bottle code, but I can't tell for sure what it said. It might have been 1/18/14.

Pours slightly hazy, golden, big white head, lots of carbonation. Fades slowly, quite attractive. Smell is floral, citrusy, quite nice.

Taste is citrusy and floral. Not super bitter, some bready/straw malt characteristic.

Mouthfeel is airy. Fluffy. Overall, I'm impressed. It's good.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2014 22:29:14 | More by snaotheus
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Niceroad77

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-09-2014 02:08:10 | More by Niceroad77
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

05-07-2014 20:21:15 | More by ygtbsm94
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sallustfire

California

4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy yellow with a substantial head.

Smell - Overwhelming citrus aroma

Taste - Leads with a citrus hops and finishes slightly bitter. Little to no malt presence.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated and drinks smooth.

Overall - An excellent session-able IPA perfect for a warm summer afternoon.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 23:18:52 | More by sallustfire
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +0.8%

05-04-2014 00:41:17 | More by bumchilly25
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

04-27-2014 02:23:15 | More by Hopmodium
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-19-2014 21:58:23 | More by mdaschaf
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-11-2014 22:24:04 | More by leftoverburrito
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pbhuss

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-08-2014 02:30:01 | More by pbhuss
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-03-2014 04:53:46 | More by Erik-P
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rbeechan

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-31-2014 02:51:59 | More by rbeechan
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Dylanjf

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-30-2014 23:45:13 | More by Dylanjf
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MrMcGibblets

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-30-2014 05:29:44 | More by MrMcGibblets
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NickThePyro

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-29-2014 17:27:50 | More by NickThePyro
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Aleforme

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-27-2014 17:05:12 | More by Aleforme
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YalovaIA

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-22-2014 01:54:32 | More by YalovaIA
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-17-2014 14:05:18 | More by EgadBananas
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Birdlegs

Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

03-16-2014 06:29:45 | More by Birdlegs
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mfield14

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-15-2014 00:24:06 | More by mfield14
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Zaximus

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

03-14-2014 00:35:05 | More by Zaximus
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-13-2014 02:20:47 | More by johnnyboy76
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woodenbones

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-09-2014 07:32:59 | More by woodenbones
Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.