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Breakside IPA - Breakside Brewery

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Breakside IPABreakside IPA

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108 Ratings
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Ratings: 108
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 8
Gots: 10 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
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!

StonedTrippin, May 12, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a clearish golden yellow with a small cap of bubbly white head. Aroma is dominated by hops. Taste of piney hops, lemon and orange zest, grassy, light spice, and subdued malts in the background. Medium-bodied and easily drinkable.

Rifugium, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

oriolesfan4, Oct 24, 2013
Photo of barleywinefiend
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a clear orangish color with good carbonation presenting a nice white cap, a good amount of bubbles and some good lacing. Head retention is nice as it stuck around after several sips.

S: Wow. Nice big citrus, tropical fruit presence. Very nice indeed!

T: An initial blast of tropical fruits (mango and pineapple) only to be followed up by a nice dry bite and a healthy dose of pine.

M: Medium body, well carbonated. Lots of flavor and fruits on the palate, dry, not very oily and a moderate bitterness

O: Very impressed! A solid A IPA in a dog eat dog IPA world.

barleywinefiend, Jun 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

mdaschaf, Nov 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

LXIXME, May 13, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.04/5  rDev 0%
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
Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev -1%

Derek, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Growler shared on 8.30.14

Balanced darker IPA. Grassy, citrus, caramel malts.

HuskyinPDX, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

xnicknj, May 02, 2013
Photo of ccrida
4.44/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Firkin at Bailey's. I'm calling it cask, even though it poured from a bung, same vessel and secondary fermentation for carbination. Appearency is hazy orange with a small off-white head leaving biggish bubbled lace.

Smell is pungent and dank hops, very resinous.

Taste is loaded with hop flavor, heavy citrus, some resin. Fairly bitter. A touch yeasty. A little biscuit malt. Big and brash up front, but reasonably smooth on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, chewy and oily.

Drinkability is high a delicous and deliriously fresh IPA with lots of bark but not too muchbite. Really digging this uber fresh firkin, just tapped yesterday.

ccrida, Apr 18, 2013
Photo of Haybeerman
4/5  rDev -1%

Haybeerman, Aug 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Axnjxn, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of canucklehead
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On point IPA from a brewery I have not had a chance to sample. Nice PNW IPA that works with the hops as a complete unit with the malt. Not over the top but rather really well balanced much like Moon Under Water's IPA. The nose is excellent and the colour is reddish in tinge. Would buy this one again which is saying a lot in this bumper crop of IPAs available,

canucklehead, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

kscaldef, Mar 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

warnerry, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

msubulldog25, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of scottfrie
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
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
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3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Punch Bowl Social, Portland

Bright brass.
Simcoe nose: pine, cat, passionfruit.
Caramel and apricot, then dank, pineapple, and resin hops.
Light to medium, oily, chewy.

Gooey hop hit in a light body. Sticky and fun. Pale and round but blah.

StJamesGate, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

ADTaber, Mar 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

KevMo84, Sep 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

shelby415, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Kurmaraja, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1%

bumchilly25, Sep 14, 2013
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Breakside IPA from Breakside Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 108 ratings.