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Topcutter - Bale Breaker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
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199 Ratings
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Ratings: 199
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 21
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bale Breaker Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: beertunes on 05-05-2013

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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Photo of daveski
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Was in Yakima last weekend visiting the wife's grandparents. They live in Moxee, less than two miles from the Brewery. Her grandpa and I hopped in his truck and went down for a few pints and then some.

Appearance –This is an unfiltered IPA. Pours a beautiful amber and golden color. First glance, and you know you’re about to enjoy a delightful beer.

Smell – Solid aroma. Citrus, pine and some floral. Slight hint of malt sweetness.

Taste – Like the smell, very solid. The balance between the hops and the malt sweetness is near perfect.

Mouthfeel – Excellent mouthfeel. I think the fact that the beer is unfiltered really adds to the taste/mouthfeel. It gives the beer a little body.

Overall – I am an IPA-fanatic and this one is up there as one of the better West Coast IPA’s I’ve had. Adding this beer and the brewery to a list of my favorites.

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Sam Adams pint glass.

Pours a lovely amber with a one-finger head that quickly dissipates and leaves lacing along the length of the beer.

The aroma is very nice, westy-style. grapefruit, citrus, candied fruit, and a little hint of spice and dankness.

The taste is very nice. Lots of grapefruit with a big initial bitter bite. As my palate adjusts, I also get some candied fruit, lemon zest, some sweet malt below and a hint of spicy hop as well.

Mouthfeel is pretty typical, medium a slightly sticky.

Overall, a very decent IPA. I'd happily drink another.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of TMWSIY
3.31/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice golden hue. 70 IBU. thin, watery entry. Latent hoppy taste comes through with equally latent carbonation. Not a heavy mouthfeel as expected with other west coast IPAs. Undetectable presence of malt. very slight grapefruity nose.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.3/5  rDev -20.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of jellikit
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: rusty orange. Thin, fluffy head.
S: orange, mango, floral. Small sweet notes.
T: piney, citrusy goodness. Malt is basic, with a little sweetness (barely).
M: medium carbonation. Medium body. Bitter at finish.
O: good IPA. Balanced well, but hop-bomb at the bitter end. Yum

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A. Pours a nice orange-gold with over a finger of white sticky head. That leaves some nice lace.

S. Big grapefruit and orange rind, a little mango and light grainy malt. Simple, west coast, and very nice.

T. Big citrus fruit and rind, some cedar and grainy light malt. Maybe a touch of tropical fruits and sweet candied citrus rind (if that's even a thing, may have just made that shit up).

M. Medium body, soft below medium carbonation.

O. Very nice and all west coast baby. Trust a yakima brewery to take advantage of the local dankness! :)

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Topcutter from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 199 ratings.