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Breakaway IPA - American Brewing Company

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Breakaway IPABreakaway IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

96 Ratings
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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
American Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 02-28-2011)
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Reviews by Bfarr:
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Bfarr

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Cloudy orange amber with thin tan head and okay retention. Earthy resin and citrus aroma. Flavor follows the aroma without too much of an earthy presence. A very strong hop presence with a moderately long linger though a good malt base that’s lightly sweet. Smooth feel with a sharp bite.

A good hop bomb IPA that, like many others, loses most of the flavor to the hop bitterness. The flavors come back if you take your time but really becomes hard to finish. There’s certainly nothing off about the flavor of hop linger so it’s a good over hopped beer that would be good for a pint if you’re in the mood.

10-26-2011 01:45:53 | More by Bfarr
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oberon

North Carolina

3.64/5  rDev +0.3%

Some hockey fans out in the Seattle area I see.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear rich copper/bronze with a nicely defined one finger white head that left one good ring of lace as it settled pretty slowly.Alot of caramel and nutty malts in the nose wich is nice but in an IPA...not sure.There is a subtle piney note but it seems the malt profile is a little big.Somewhat sweet on the palate with caramel malts being really big,more nuttiness on top of that make the malt profile pretty damn good,the problem is the pine resin hop flavors are not quite as big as the malts.I like this beer but with such a big malt profile it's close to being a DIPA and the hops don't provide enough kick to overtake the malts.I do like this beer, it's just a little hop flavor deprived.The hop burps are better than the hop profile flavors.

07-04-2013 19:22:57 | More by oberon
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NWer

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +15.7%

I had it on tap at the brewery and had the dry hopped cask as well. This review is the first bottling.
From 22 oz bottle pour into a brandy snifter.
Looks beautiful. Dark bronze look. Nice head retention. Nice lace.
Smell is citrus citrus citrus.
Taste, a hop bomb. I like it while drinking it but it hangs around too long sucking out my taste buds long after drinking.
Smooth it out just a little and this would be a great beer.
Now, it needs a little tweaking in the recipe in my opinion.
Update 9/7/11 I'm upgrading my taste rating a notch. My basic impressions unchanged but the taste is very enjoyable. I think it's a very good beer overall and deserves better than a "b".

07-28-2011 23:31:08 | More by NWer
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-23-2013 02:17:54 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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jpbebeau

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.2%

04-04-2012 02:14:31 | More by jpbebeau
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

11-28-2013 03:11:23 | More by acurtis
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scootpolute

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -6.9%

One Pint, 6 FL OZs Bottle…Poured into a Tulip glass...
A: Cloudy orange…Leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing...

S: Marmalade, grapefruit, faint caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass...strong hops are present..

T: Refreshing...smooth, deep crispness, hop bitterness… Upfront there is grapefruit… lemon juice followed by leafy, dried grass, hops pulling in full force on the notes mid-palate. Finishes with pine and grassy floral…drying finishes…

M: Pretty heavily bodied, hoppy, crisp and bitter.

O: Very clean, Very drinkable. A great IPA to enjoy on your back porch on a nice sunny spring day...hey, in 'GREAT' Pac-NW, those are hard to come by!!...This is the type of beer that reminds me of the many 'yummy' ipas one would encounter at the Summer Brew Fest in Portland, OR(last weekend in July, eh?!...Oh, I hope I can make it!!)... Chasin' Cheers :~)

04-22-2012 20:49:18 | More by scootpolute
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jmccraney

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-23-2012 02:23:46 | More by jmccraney
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falconxman

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

10-06-2013 18:54:40 | More by falconxman
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serebeerdrinker

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.2%

12-15-2013 16:24:51 | More by serebeerdrinker
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Boozecamel

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

11-17-2013 03:46:54 | More by Boozecamel
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep gold-amber with half a finger of white head.

Smell. Caramel malts, yellow grapefruit rinds, pine and cedar and some tropical fruits.

Taste. Caramel malts and resinous, citrusy hops, some pine sap and a little tropical fruits. Bitter citrus rind finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Nice and big west coast ipa. I'll buy it again.

11-08-2012 03:44:16 | More by Rutager
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Docer

Washington

3.88/5  rDev +6.9%

Appearance: (3.5)
- A murky amber yellow with big thick white head. Settles to a thin film which is spotty and lace about the glass. Certainly an unfiltered beer.

Smell: (4.0)
- Bready grainy malt, light caramel, and some good smelling hops. Little light citrus hop, zingy lemon zest.. little grassy and floral. Overall not bad.

Taste: (4.0)
- Solid hoppy brew. Big citrus hops, lovely earthy grains.. caramel, bready.. zesty bitter hops. Some of all the hop characteristics. Pine, citrus zest, and floral all packed into this brew. Tastes quite good.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Somewhat of a light body.. easy to drink. Rather chewy as well and drying. Well carbonated. Almost seems a little too light.. but overall the chewiness takes hold.

Overall: (3.5)
- This is a very good tasting IPA. Big bitter hops, and wonderful hop flavors. It's odd though really.. the mouth feel doesn't seem to match the flavor etc. It certainly packs in the hops though and won't disappoint the hop heads out there like myself.

11-11-2011 05:36:14 | More by Docer
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Sapphyy

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

05-21-2014 03:52:42 | More by Sapphyy
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minterro

Colorado

4/5  rDev +10.2%

06-24-2013 01:30:19 | More by minterro
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Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.2%

08-30-2013 03:35:14 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
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confusedidols

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.4%

08-15-2012 20:21:17 | More by confusedidols
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-15-2013 18:47:23 | More by jmccullough108
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TommyLiam

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-06-2013 01:32:30 | More by TommyLiam
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jnoelani

Washington

5/5  rDev +37.7%

06-25-2012 04:51:40 | More by jnoelani
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ScreamForMe

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.4%

02-04-2012 01:31:31 | More by ScreamForMe
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

03-08-2013 08:34:26 | More by troysoy2
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Braz

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

07-20-2013 20:25:30 | More by Braz
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bstave

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +7.4%

22 oz bottle.

A- Cloudy copper with 1 finger white head.

S- Citrus hops and sweet malt.

T- Super citrusy backed by a nice malt backbone. Bitter in the back end. Really good.

M- Perfect carbonation that creates a nice medium mouthfeel. Great for the style.

O- A solid NW IPA. I am really impressed by this beer. Seek this out if you can.

06-02-2012 05:35:48 | More by bstave
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baklo

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

06-22-2013 01:13:31 | More by baklo
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Breakaway IPA from American Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.