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Breakside IPA - Breakside Brewery

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Breakside IPABreakside IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

125 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 125
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 16
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery visit their website
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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Ratings: 125 | Reviews: 21 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by scottfrie:
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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
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.

scottfrie, Jul 02, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
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 -1.7%

warnerry, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

chossboss, Dec 01, 2013
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4.28/5  rDev +5.2%

BurdockBoy, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

LXIXME, May 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

switzer, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

mdaschaf, Nov 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

seanthornton152, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
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
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

markcp, May 07, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.05/5  rDev -0.5%
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 +4.4%

ThisMoonlife, Oct 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

jason_nwx, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Devi0us, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

spark3148857, May 12, 2013
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4.76/5  rDev +17%

dcisco44, Oct 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

3.75/4/4/4/4.25

JohnGalt1, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Eighty, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Bearman13, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.7%

bozodogbreath, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Ribsandwhiskey, May 04, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

CosmicApe, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of cbarrett4
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
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
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Breakside IPA from Breakside Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 125 ratings.