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Breakside IPA - Breakside Brewery

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Breakside IPABreakside IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

91 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 6
Gots: 7 | 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:
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cbarrett4

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2011 17:24:02 | More by cbarrett4
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ndclimber


3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

07-17-2014 00:35:36 | More by ndclimber
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2014 22:23:22 | More by mjhall1989
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California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-09-2014 21:52:01 | More by cornejo
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vermilcj

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-07-2014 08:24:02 | More by vermilcj
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scottfrie

California

3.48/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a deep amber color with an oily, thick off-white head that faded into a well retained collar. Sticky rings of lace were left down the glass.
S: I get notes of grapefruit and earthy hops and flowers. There's a musty leafy herbalness as well.
T: Bitter lemon, earthy herbal hops, lemon peel, minty herbs, and a tingly numbing evergreen freshness in the finish. The aftertaste is green and minty, with just a hint of cat urine.
M: medium full body, thick and greasy mouthfeel with chewy carbonation, slight alcohol astringency, solid bitterness.
O: Average. Not my favorite hop profile, but not bad though.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2014 18:02:02 | More by scottfrie
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abuono

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-25-2014 17:47:14 | More by abuono
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Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-17-2014 00:47:46 | More by rybobales
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Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-13-2014 18:11:39 | More by thatoneguyfrompdx
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-09-2014 13:29:29 | More by AnalogErik
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with no dating to indicate bottling or freshness anywhere on the label or bottle. Poured into the Speigelau IPA-specific glassware.

Appearance - Moderate pour yields a generous one-finger head the color of off white with a slight orangish-yellow tint to it. The consistency is creamy and lush, and while retention is moderate, the foam begins to recede immediately, at a slow pace, leaving a slight sheet of foam on the edge of the glass while the bubbles in the middle of the glass sink away. Beneath the head lies a body the color of brassy orange, with some pinkish and goldenrod highlights where the light passes through and a hazy disposition indicating that it is unfiltered.

Smell - Pleasant blending of tropical and citrus aromas rush out of the glass to take over my olfactory senses. Mango, pineapple, orange zest, and even some light grapefruit pith that develops into a pleasant hint at the fruity-bitter taste to come. The hop aromas are deliciously overpowering here, and while it's hard to detect the malt backbone directly, you can tell it's there by the fact that there is some heft to the aroma.

Taste - The same wonderful fruit components from the aroma come parading through on the tongue, and my prior suspicion of a healthy malt base are confirmed by the fact that this one is far more than hop water. Orange, pineapple, mango, and even some stone fruit (?) are all at play here, but there is some faint breadiness giving this one a fresh-squeezed juice feel to it.

Mouthfeel - As alluded in my taste description, this is a medium-bodied IPA with some juiciness and moderate carbonation. Finish walks that line between sweet and dry, very well balanced.

Overall, this is really a fantastic IPA, especially for the price. Unfortunately, I had to pay a little more to get it shipped to me, since Breakside doesn't come around these parts, but it was well worth it. If it distributed to my area, I could see this one being a regular purchase at such an awesome price point. If you are lucky enough to be in the area and love IPAs, this one is well worth your time. And if you just like IPAs, it's probably worth the shipping to try it.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2014 16:18:14 | More by LambicPentameter
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-27-2014 04:21:33 | More by jpd7374
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a fantastic west coast ipa here. so bright, drinkable, and distinct, just the way i like them. cheap too, this bomber was less than 5 bucks! sunset orange color with just the right amount of haze to let me know its unfiltered, and an inch or so of lasting and thick soapy white head. the nose is tantalizing fresh hops, citrusy, with notes of grapefruit rind and sweet orange, and then the attendant bitterness. its got big resinous aromas, but it doesnt have that thick syrupy honey textured thing we sometimes get weighing down the west coast india pales. this one stays light and bright, clean tasting, super fresh, still sappy and dank, but not heavy with it. i almost get some lime in the finish, this is magnificently refreshing with its high carbonation and only medium body. the alcohol is also right on for the style, i could drink several pints of this and be comfortable, its not too high or too low. my first beer from breakside is a absolute winner, cant wait to encounter more of this stuff!

Serving type: bottle

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Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Delaware

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Breakside IPA from Breakside Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.