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Breakaway IPA - American Brewing Company

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Breakaway IPABreakaway IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.09%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 31 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of leedorham
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

leedorham, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of johnnyboy76
2/5  rDev -44.8%

johnnyboy76, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.33/5  rDev -8%

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.

harrymel, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of beerbliss
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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.

beerbliss, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of canucklehead
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

canucklehead, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of Rutager
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%

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.

Rutager, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of woemad
2.38/5  rDev -34.3%

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.

woemad, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of seahops
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

seahops, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of benbjb
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

benbjb, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of adkieffer
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
Photo of Lordkrystic
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Lordkrystic, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of hmph
3.73/5  rDev +3%

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

hmph, Sep 27, 2012
Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jmccraney, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of brentk56
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%

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

brentk56, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of confusedidols
3/5  rDev -17.1%

confusedidols, Aug 15, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

strongaf, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of Dine
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Dine, Jul 25, 2012
Photo of DivaTron
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

DivaTron, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of jnoelani
5/5  rDev +38.1%

jnoelani, Jun 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

vfgccp, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of bstave
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%

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.

bstave, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of deedric
3.73/5  rDev +3%

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.

deedric, May 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

bumchilly25, May 12, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%

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.

snaotheus, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of scootpolute
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%

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 :~)

scootpolute, Apr 22, 2012
Breakaway IPA from American Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.