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Breakside IPA - Breakside Brewery

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Breakside IPABreakside IPA

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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 21
Gots: 22 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Our take on the classic India Pale ale style - the favorite craft beer of the Northwest. This amber colored brew is loaded with four different types of hops during the brew day and then gets dry hopped. Our IPA has a huge citrus and pine character with a strong, but refined bitterness."

6.4% ABV
65 IBU

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 03-17-2011)
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
Photo of cbarrett4
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty decent IPA, more of an in-between style. Not too aggressive with the hops or malts.

Pours a pretty spot on IPA hue, that straw core with light white head, decent retention fades to an average lace.

Smells mostly of mild hops, not too in your face. Some mild citrus, white pepper, and grass notes. The palate is mostly mild malts and medium astringent hops. Not as malted as Ft George Vortex, not as aggressive as most PDX IPAs. Really well balanced IPA meant more as a good pub friendly beverage.

cbarrett4, Sep 07, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

NWer, Apr 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

warnerry, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

chossboss, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of BurdockBoy
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%

BurdockBoy, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

LXIXME, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

switzer, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

mdaschaf, Nov 07, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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.

GilGarp, Nov 21, 2014
Photo of seanthornton152
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

seanthornton152, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of simcoeluv
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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!

simcoeluv, Nov 10, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.76/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

Fatehunter, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of markcp
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

markcp, May 07, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Alieniloquium, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

jason_nwx, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Devi0us, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

spark3148857, May 12, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +15.8%

dcisco44, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this tonight at the 10 Barrel Boise IPA Beer Wars and it was certainly in my top 3 of the 16 IPA's on tap tonight.

Orange brew with a nice hop haze... great head and lacing.

Tropical fruity hoppiness punctuated by a big grapefruit zest essence... very balanced light pale malt presence.

Very drinkable with a light body and good carbonation... seems pretty damn fresh.


JohnGalt1, Sep 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

comrade_tony, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Eighty, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Bearman13, Mar 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

GeorgeAKeim, Monday at 04:21 AM
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Breakside IPA from Breakside Brewery
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