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Breakaway IPA - American Brewing Company

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Breakaway IPABreakaway IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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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jnoelani

Washington

5/5  rDev +37.4%

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

Washington

4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
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!!

Serving type: growler

02-08-2012 18:18:46 | More by djbreezy
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GClarkage

California

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

07-07-2014 00:09:58 | More by GClarkage
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BCross

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

04-13-2012 17:02:17 | More by BCross
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ccrida

Oregon

4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

12-08-2011 03:24:34 | More by ccrida
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SeaDawgs23


4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
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.

Serving type: growler

04-21-2012 02:59:28 | More by SeaDawgs23
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TommyLiam

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-04-2013 00:15:55 | More by Hanselpb
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-21-2013 16:33:32 | More by leedorham
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NWer

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
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".

Serving type: bottle

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2012 00:27:19 | More by canucklehead
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draheim

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2012 05:16:42 | More by draheim
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jpbebeau

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Colorado

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.9%
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....

Serving type: on-tap

01-03-2010 04:47:19 | More by John_M
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-21-2013 07:22:44 | More by Erik-P
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snohojimbo

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-19-2013 23:55:07 | More by snohojimbo
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

07-17-2013 02:04:32 | More by lupercmda
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KiMiRaiK

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

04-21-2013 21:41:54 | More by KiMiRaiK
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beertunes

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2011 03:37:08 | More by beertunes
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RedDiamond

Oregon

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Here's the backstory: Skip Madsen used to brew at Water Street Brewing in Port Townsend. It's not clear why he left Water Street, but he now works as something of a guest brewer at Baron, brewing his line of Breakaway beers in Baron's house. In this sense, Breakaway isn't a standalone brewery but has become the third label under Baron's umbrella.

Though Breakaway beers are rare birds, the good news is that this IPA is a fine drinking ale. It has a gorgeous hop garden flavor and smell, plastered lace and sizzling bitterness. It's not unlike chewing a tangerine rind for its bold citric and fruit flavors. The beer is clouded apricot colored and is unrepentant in its hop character. It's like a liquid hops grenade.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2009 02:48:24 | More by RedDiamond
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doughanson78

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-15-2011 10:16:19 | More by doughanson78
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rahbuckeye

Washington

4/5  rDev +9.9%

03-14-2012 01:49:39 | More by rahbuckeye
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Breakaway IPA from American Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.