Breakaway IPA - American Brewing Company
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British Columbia (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev +12.9%
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.
11-17-2012 00:27:19 | More by canucklehead
British Columbia (Canada)
3.88/5 rDev +6.9%
Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep gold-amber with half a finger of white head.
Smell. Caramel malts, yellow grapefruit rinds, pine and cedar and some tropical fruits.
Taste. Caramel malts and resinous, citrusy hops, some pine sap and a little tropical fruits. Bitter citrus rind finish.
Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation.
Overall. Nice and big west coast ipa. I'll buy it again.
11-08-2012 03:44:16 | More by Rutager
2.38/5 rDev -34.4%
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.
11-08-2012 00:37:45 | More by woemad
3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
Another one received from Lordkyrstic, thanks for the plethora of beer!
A - very hazy dark yellowish amber, moderate head, enough to notice that backs down pretty quickly
S - Fruity citrus, grapefruit with a good amount of malty sweetness
T - Similar to the taste a good bit of fruity hops and a good bit of malty sweetness, its pretty balanced per se but nothing stands out as strong or a main taste, not bad
O - Pretty good beer, very balanced, maybe a bit too much, not a super strong flavor but not a bad taste at all, its a good beer but nothing outstanding, very well done but still not exceptional
09-27-2012 19:03:54 | More by hmph
3.7/5 rDev +1.9%
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with a massive head; great stickage and webs of lace
Smell: Rather balanced, with a big bread and caramel aroma that buttresses a resinous piney/tropical fruit bitterness
Taste: The big malt bill comes through on the tastebuds, providing a bread and caramel layer; the hops hit by mid-palate, bringing a resinous piney character that is rounded out by tropical fruit that builds, after the swallow; there is also a bit of mint in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation
Overall: A bit underattenuated for my palate but certainly as big on the hops as one would expect given the region where this was brewed
Thanks, glkaiser (from the other site), for the opportunity
08-18-2012 20:27:13 | More by brentk56
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
A: Beautiful amber hue. Head was a bit thin without much lacing. But the color... perfect.
S: Relatively subtle/weak for an IPA. Citrus, specifically orange up in front.
T: A nice, brief maltiness followed quickly by a bitterness on the back of the tongue. The taste is quite good, but doesn't have the presence or longevity that I would hope for. Thin and easy.
M: It's too flat. I am biased, as I really enjoy strong carbonation, but beyond my own preferences this bottle seems to be lacking in bubbles.
O: A decent IPA, that might not live up to it's namesake, but is nonetheless tasty and very drinkable.
07-13-2012 06:10:00 | More by DivaTron
3.9/5 rDev +7.4%
22 oz bottle.
A- Cloudy copper with 1 finger white head.
S- Citrus hops and sweet malt.
T- Super citrusy backed by a nice malt backbone. Bitter in the back end. Really good.
M- Perfect carbonation that creates a nice medium mouthfeel. Great for the style.
O- A solid NW IPA. I am really impressed by this beer. Seek this out if you can.
06-02-2012 05:35:48 | More by bstave
3.73/5 rDev +2.8%
Cloudy, copper colored. Nice head - some lacing. Grapfruit predominates the aroma w/a touch of sweet malt. First sips, nice blast of hoppy citrus predominates through the taste, malt in the middle - dry hop finish on the back of the mouth. This beverage has a nice consistency, somewhat on the smoother side. Overall an enjoyable IPA. Wish I had another bottle to share with friends.
05-12-2012 22:46:53 | More by deedric
3.85/5 rDev +6.1%
22oz bottle poured into a large mug
Pours cloudy orange with a very nice head. Medium carbonation. Smell is malty and sweet, a little citrus hops. Smells good, but not totally IPA-ish.
More of the hops come out in the taste. It's still no hop bomb, but they're there. Still lots of sweetness in the flavor.
Mouthfeel is a little gritty. Overall, not bad at all.
04-30-2012 01:10:32 | More by snaotheus
3.38/5 rDev -6.9%
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 :~)
04-22-2012 20:49:18 | More by scootpolute
4.3/5 rDev +18.5%
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.
04-21-2012 02:59:28 | More by SeaDawgs23
Breakaway IPA from American Brewing Company
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