Topcutter - Bale Breaker Brewing Company
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Ratings: 130 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
4.15/5 rDev +1.2%
Appearance - Light amber-orange hue, pours with a solid 2 finger head that stick around for awhile, and leaves behind nice lacing
Smell - Hoppy, mighty hoppy. Floral, pine/herbal, grassy, dank... complex hop character. Playing distant second fiddle is some caramel and grainy malts.
Feel/Taste - Getting lots of dank, fuel-like pine character, grapefruit and lemons, vaguely herbaceous, very... fresh tasting hops. Slight bitter kick. The malts come in later to round out the hop onslaught with some light caramel and bready sweetness. Medium body, smooth, scrubbing carb helps clean things up. Easy lingering bitterness, less than expected.
Overall - An outstanding IPA and good value. I don't know what it is with this one, but the hops just taste very fresh - they have a fantastic, unique "punch" I haven't come across all that much. It makes sense to me, since Bale Breaker is located in the Yakima Valley, which is becoming world renowned for kickass hops. I wish I still lived nearby so I could visit the brewery.
08-21-2014 23:38:41 | More by Redneckwine
4.05/5 rDev -1.2%
The beer appears a dark rich orange. The head appears white, fluffy, and pillowy soft. The head is sticky and persistent. It has a piney and citrusy aroma. The smell is similar to many other IPAs I have had in the past. The taste is also piney and citrusy, I would say juicy. This reminds me of Jai Alai. The mouthfeel is smooth, not much carbonation.
Overall, I am impressed with this IPA. This is a good addition to the burgeoning selection of nice IPAs in Washington. I will have it again.
07-30-2014 01:09:51 | More by mabermud
4.4/5 rDev +7.3%
This beer is in my top 5 IPAs. It has great mosaic and simcoe flavor in the taste and aroma. Malt is there, but its like Joe Biden. Just there in presence but adds nothing to the show. The bitterness hits you like a Chuck Norris round house kick to the back of your tongue and lingers just long enough to get you to take another drink to keep him kicking. Stop in at the brewery in Moxee and have one fresh to taste what a true Yakima IPA should taste like. If its not enough hop flavor, walk over and pluck a few cascade cones off of a bine in the yard next to the parking lot and throw them in your glass.
07-19-2014 07:05:12 | More by Spordy
Topcutter from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.