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Breakaway IPA - American Brewing Company

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Breakaway IPABreakaway IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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5/5  rDev +38.1%

jnoelani, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of djbreezy
4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler of this from Brickhouse in Vancouver, WA

appearance - copper, white head, some lacing

smell - citrus and grapefruit mixed with some malt sweetness

taste - huge hop profile, grapefruit, citrus and even some pine

mouthfeel - medium body, well carbonated, slick

drinkability - went through a growler in no time with a buddy, the hop flavor kept drenching the palate, really tasty beer!!

djbreezy, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of GClarkage
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

BCross, Apr 13, 2012
Photo of ccrida
4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught at the Dog & Pony, Breakaway IPA (brewed up here in the sound, not FL) is pale auburn with a light off-white head leaving very light lace.

Smell is massive grapefruit, loving that, some caramel emerges as it warms.

Taste is big citrus hops, grapefruit, nice. A little phenolic, a touch of toast, but this one is all about the glory of NW hops.

Mouthfeel has an oily slickness, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is high. A pungent IPA, almost all hop flavor, just enough malt, but barely. The all hops and minimal malt taste/body IPA is not for everyone, but it's by far my preference, and this one nails it. Loving this. Seek out.

ccrida, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of KevinAnthony20
4.4/5  rDev +21.5%

KevinAnthony20, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of SeaDawgs23
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have tried this out of a 22oz bomber and it did it no justice compared to the growler I just brought home. Beautiful copper color with a fair amount of rich buttery head. The smell was inciting not knowing that it was going to taste as amazing as it had. I'm a huge IPA fan and this is one I will keep in mind. Easy drinking and absolutely delicious.

SeaDawgs23, Apr 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

TommyLiam, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Hanselpb, Nov 04, 2013
Photo of leedorham
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

leedorham, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of NWer
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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".

NWer, Jul 29, 2011
Photo of canucklehead
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great to see Skip Madsens beers in BC and his IPA does not let me down. Lovely orange shade to the beer combined with a fresh hop nose add to the ambiance. This is not an over the top IPA but a big PNW IPA that is balanced and well finished. There is a dryness to the finish which lets the hops shine . I look forward to more of Skip's beers in our stores.

canucklehead, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Beardo
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%

Beardo, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of draheim
4.03/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a rich honey amber w/ a thick frothy off-white head. Sticky lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is classic IPA tropical citrus & pine - clean and crisp.

Taste is dry biscuity malt w/ a hint of caramel, balanced by sharp citrusy hops and a bitter finish. Nice round full-bodied mouthfeel, very drinkable.

Overall just a solid, well-crafted IPA.

draheim, Feb 27, 2012
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4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, floral hops and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of citrus and caramel sweetness. Then a strong but not over-powering earthy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

TheManiacalOne, Sep 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

jpbebeau, Apr 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

serebeerdrinker, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

minterro, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Mole_Playing_Rough, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Uber tonight.

The beer pours something of a light copper color with pretty good head retention and lacing. The nose is a bit unusual in this beer, with the light sweet malt and moderate hoppy bitterness imparting something of baked apple aroma. The malt in this beer is pretty intriguing, and reminds me of various English ales I've had over the years (I could easily mistake this for a glass of Fuller's ESB). On the palate, this is astounding. It really tastes very much like a slightly hopped up version of the Fuller's ESB. That is, it has as an easy going, sturdy, sweet malt base, but with noticeable bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a pretty good, and fairly long, finish. Drinkability is pretty damn good, especially for the 7% abv. (according to the Uber menu).

Interesting stuff....

John_M, Jan 03, 2010
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Erik-P, Dec 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

snohojimbo, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

lupercmda, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

KiMiRaiK, Apr 21, 2013
Photo of beertunes
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a semi-cloudy orange-amber color with about an inch of off-white head that had very good retention and lacing.

The aroma was very hop forward, much citrus, some pine and floral notes, with just a hint of malt sweetness in the background. On the tongue the hops explode across the taste buds, with just a bit of malt stickiness.

The body was nicely full, without being heavy. Drinkability is dangerously easy, having several will be easy to do. Overall, a top-notch brew. A must try when you see it and worth some effort to find.

beertunes, Feb 28, 2011
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Breakaway IPA from American Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.