Breakside IPA - Breakside Brewery

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Breakside IPABreakside IPA

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39 Reviews
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Reviews: 39
Hads: 276
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7%
Wants: 47
Gots: 70 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 03-17-2011

Breakside’s most popular offering is this beautifully clear India Pale Ale featuring the unique character of Citra and Chinook hops. This light copper beer has huge citrus and tropical fruit aromas with hints of perfume and pine. Flavors like apricot, guava, and orange hit the tongue accompanied by a mild evergreen note. There’s just enough caramel sweetness to balance the hop flavors, but this is really a showcase for the beautiful varieties of hops grown here in the Northwest. Like all Breakside beers, this has a notably dry finish and, in true IPA form, a restrained but persistent bitterness. It’s one of the most drinkable IPAs around!

70 IBU
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Reviews: 39 | Hads: 276
Reviews by YieldToNothing:
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Photo of G_Z_a
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had it on tap at the Brewpub. Was a little surprised when it won the Gold Medal. It's fairly well balanced, but a little too much on the dry/piney/bitter side for me. Wasn't a go to IPA for me before and probably still isn't, but is a good representation of the style. (268 characters)

Photo of ZekeMillz
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The gold medal winner within staggering distance of my house? Truly a blessing and a curse. This is the real deal. I have yet to try I beer from Breakside that I don't like, but this is definitely their best. (211 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber for $5.99. I only heard about this beer due to its recent GABF gold medal and I was skeptical. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Nice orange color, good head. Aroma was fruity, piney, hoppy. The flavor was seriously hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, touch of hop cones mixed with pine cones. I think I have returned for three or four more bottles since the first one, great IPA. (388 characters)

Photo of NWer
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at the Breakside Brewpub.
Appearance cloudy clearly unfiltered. Citrus notes in the aroma.
Taste? Nothing refined about this beer. An attack on the senses. Grapefruit that sucks the cheeks into the mouth. As if they infused the beer with grapefruit rind.
Loved it.
Have to tick down a notch on mouthfeel though. Just doesn't linger well.
All in all a fun experience. I'm glad I had a chance to tic this one off. (426 characters)

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Ravenz98
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jvigue
4.64/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of boogerisu
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of acurtis
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of switzer
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Bomber served fresh and cold into a shaker pint glass.

Breakside's India pale ale (feel good flagship) is a pale yellow orange with great clarity. The head is thick and has good retention and great lacing.

Aroma is fantastic with tons of grapefruit citrus. Maybe a little one dimensional but it's a good dimension to go with for an IPA.

Flavor also has a powerful punch of citrus. It starts off a little sweet but then you get a big kick of hop bitterness. It's almost a session DIPA if there was such a thing.

Mouthfeel is medium to light in body and nicely carbonated. If anything it could be a little more full.

Overall an excellent IPA. It's exciting to see a small northwest brewery bringing their beers to colorado. I wish them well. (745 characters)

Photo of seanthornton152
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of simcoeluv
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

This has been my favorite Oregon single IPA since I first had it two years ago. I have not had many IPAs of any kind that are better. Enjoy! (142 characters)

Photo of Fatehunter
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured a finger of head on a clearer medium straw colored body.
The aroma is bright lemon, grapefruit and orange. A wonderful combination.
The taste is moderate to strong bitterness of grapefruit. It's balanced nicely with the malt.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
A really nice IPA. (299 characters)

Photo of markcp
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a tumbler.

Appearance - Hazy deep orange. Nice white head with good retention.

Smell - Orange hoppiness. A little grassy. Doughy pale malts. Very nice.

Taste - Grapefruit much stronger. It's orangey up front, but becomes very grapefruity. Toasty malt. A little sweet, but less doughy than the nose.

Mouthfeel - Medium body and medium carbonation. Moderate bitterness.

Overall - A very nice IPA. Simple and flavorful. (447 characters)

Photo of HGildemeister
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This Breakside IPA is my go to when I'm in beautiful Portland! Classic take on a trad IPA. Citrus with a lively taste and feel..fantastic with a burger! A must try (163 characters)

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Breakside IPA from Breakside Brewery
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