Breakaway IPA - American Brewing Company

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Breakaway IPABreakaway IPA

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BA SCORE
82
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109 Ratings
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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:
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(Beer added by: beertunes on 02-28-2011)
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1.72/5  rDev -52.5%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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2.38/5  rDev -34.3%
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.

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2.42/5  rDev -33.1%
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.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.04/5  rDev -16%

Photo of flagmantho
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.33/5  rDev -8%
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.

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Breakaway IPA from American Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.