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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
THE BROS
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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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johnnyboy76

Oregon

2/5  rDev -45.1%

12-28-2012 03:12:46 | More by johnnyboy76
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woemad

Washington

2.38/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz. bomber purchased at Full Throttle Bottles in Seattle for $4.25. No freshness date.

Poured a somewhat chill hazed amber color, with virtually no head despite a somewhat rough pour.

Sweet and citrusy in the nose initially. There’s a caramelish malt aroma as well.

Big sweet tangerine/grapefruit flavor upfront, then it turns to tea-like flavors. Massively unbalanced.

Medium bodied. Carbonation is low. Slightly oily mouthfeel.

Drainpour. I’m really bummed, as this brewery hasn’t made it to my end of the state yet and I’d heard good things about them. Hopefully this bottle is an abberation.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 00:37:45 | More by woemad
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Ryan011235

Ohio

2.42/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap in a pint glass at Honey Hole in Seattle on 11/11/11

Deeply cloudy; burnt orange and brown. Smooth one finger head drops slowly. Solid sheets of speckled lace.

Herbal, pine and earthy hop aromas. Orange peel, grapefruit and a hint of lemon (more citric as it warms). Cracker and semi-sweet bread. Smells fine, but average. However, one sip is telling - heavy bread, biscuit and some caramel. Modest spritz of citrus. Marginal bitterness. Dirty hop finish wrought with earth. Hops lack emphasis. Hefty medium body - thick with malts. Finishes on the dry order with hints of prickly hops lingering. Average carbonation.

Overall impression - an undistinguished IPA in a land of really, really good ones.

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 17:02:51 | More by Ryan011235
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vfgccp

New York

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

06-10-2012 16:26:59 | More by vfgccp
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Zaximus

Washington

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

05-18-2014 00:30:31 | More by Zaximus
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confusedidols

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-31-2013 13:34:32 | More by ncstateplaya
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ShadyJay

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-05-2012 20:49:45 | More by ShadyJay
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twelveinches

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-13-2011 07:01:24 | More by twelveinches
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Dine

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-25-2012 03:16:06 | More by Dine
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piclee

Washington

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-04-2012 05:52:21 | More by piclee
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flagmantho

Washington

3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: hazy orange body with a thin finger of ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: big dose of biscuity, nutty malt aroma topped with some floral hops. Not bad, but it is not the aroma I expect from such a strong IPA.

Taste: big biscuity flavor. Again, floral hops are on the tongue. There's almost a corn-flavored aftertaste -- not my favorite, but really not *too* bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation. It's got the mouthfeel of a very solid IPA -- not bad.

Overall: it seems like this corny aftertaste is really getting to me. American's blonde ale did the same for me -- corny in a bad way. This beer at least has the hops to overcome this, but still it's not something I want to drink again.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2011 20:20:44 | More by flagmantho
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-28-2013 03:11:23 | More by acurtis
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jmccullough108

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

09-15-2013 18:47:23 | More by jmccullough108
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troysoy2

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-07-2013 04:42:56 | More by Conner
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C_S

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

08-22-2013 17:47:23 | More by C_S
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woodenbones

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

05-30-2014 19:42:08 | More by woodenbones
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SJbigtuna

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

07-13-2014 02:25:46 | More by SJbigtuna
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harrymel

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled: unk
Hazy golden with a dome and rim of fine whites. Smells of Grapefruit, tangerines, malts are a bit oxidized with woody character, biscuit, resin and hints of pine. Decent nose. Taste is balanced with bitterness and sweet malts, the hops are resiny and piny with some grapefruit and a little touch of lemon. Medium bodied with lower carb and a wettish finish. Okay beer.

Original review: 31AUG11 - 3/1.5/1.5/3/2 -1.83
Bottle date: unk
ABV: 7.2%
A: pours a toasted amber ale with near excellent clarity and a transient finger of white foam, falls to a broken sheet of the same. No lace.
S: Smells like grass, weeds, soil, hay, grain and oxidized malts. Not impressed whatsoever.
T: Bitter over sweet malts and cardboard. Some hints of honey on the finish. Not getting any substantial hop flavors, just underlying bitterness. Disappointment.
M: Medium bodied with moderate carb. Semi-dry finish.
O: This beer has no craft in it for me. I'm unimpressed at best. Poor first impression.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 09:00:30 | More by harrymel
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.33/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a deep sluggish orange color with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: Bread and flowers pretty much sums it up

T: Flower bouquet with a big breadiness and some grains on the end, a medium bite from the hops on the medium to back end

M: A bit heavy and chewy, definitely not refreshing and easy to drink.

O: Average IPA

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 14:34:51 | More by barleywinefiend
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scootpolute

Texas

3.38/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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 :~)

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

10-06-2013 18:54:40 | More by falconxman
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Breakaway IPA from American Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.