Breakaway IPA - American Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
Appearance pours a cloudy orange amber supporting a steady head leaving fair curtain of lace. Smell has a sweet citrus piney aroma with caramel malt. Taste has an upfront hit of hops with grapefruit citrus backed by the sweetness of the malt. Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.
07-11-2013 01:05:30 | More by Bookseeb
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
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
On tap at the Swamp. Served in a pint glass.
Pours a copper/gold color, clear with a creamy white head.
The smell is faint with a mild citrus fruit aroma.
The state is predictable American IPA, a tasty pine flavor, with a mild bitter finish.
Mouthfeel is light and clean.
Overall a very drinkable IPA. Nothing about it is overpowering and and it has a remarkably clean and crisp character. I would have it again.
05-19-2013 17:22:52 | More by RJLarse
3.78/5 rDev +4.1%
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Live review.
A: Pours nicely leaving a 2 finger cream colored head. Dissipates quickly (under 1 minute). Bronze and dark honey color. Slightly hazy. Looks amazing overall.
S: Sweet and citrus scent. Can't quite determine what citrus. Very sweet overall with relatively strong hops and a decent floral aroma.
T: Initially hit with that strong combo of citrus and sweet malt. Decently well balanced. Could be a little too sweet for some, however it goes down with a powerful bitterness. Love the strength of the hops. Nice strong finish.
M: Slightly heavy. Sits well on the palate. Nice full body. Perfectly carbonated. Everything I could want in a India Pale Ale. This is a true American IPA.
O: Pretty impressed. Wasn't sure what to expect, but I think this is a solid IPA that I would drink again. It hooked me right away with its appearance. The bronze honey color is inviting. The smell is average as far as IPA's go, but it is relatively balanced, has a nice bitter hop finish that you would expect from an IPA and it sits with a nice full body. I would rate this "very good" but not "great". Recommended to any IPA lover but probably not for everyone.
04-24-2013 02:07:06 | More by jschwanke84
3.33/5 rDev -8.3%
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
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.
12-21-2012 09:00:30 | More by harrymel
3.5/5 rDev -3.6%
Pours with a thin white head. Deep amber color. Aroma is sweet like grilled pineapple, some carmel(maybe a little diacetyl), muted citrus. Has a carmely, orange marmalade front, finished with a dry resiny hop finish. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly velvety perhaps oat, or flaked barley. It is overall a great beer. Being from the NW hoppy beers are abundant and this particular one backs the hops with a pleasant maltiness. When it warms in the glass the aroma of hops becomes subdued and malt comes to the forefront. I would definitely buy this beer again.
11-28-2012 06:40:29 | More by beerbliss
Breakaway IPA from American Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.