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Topcutter - Bale Breaker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.22%
Wants: 17
Gots: 11 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bale Breaker Brewing Company visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beertunes on 05-05-2013)
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Reviews by woemad:
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woemad

Washington

3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane for $1.35. No freshness date. According to the can, this beer has 70 IBUs.

Poured a clear amber color, with a big, creamy, off-white head that hung around a while. Lots of lace, Great looking beer!

Piney hops greet the nose. There are some tropical notes as well, but I get more pine than anything else. There’s a very mild, bready malt scent as well.

Piney hops hit the tastebuds first, with an undercurrent of grapefruit-like flavor. Bitterness up front subsides slowly throughout the taste bud never goes away, with a dry zap to the swallow.

Slightly oily mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot–on.

Another well-made Northwest IPA in a can. This is a trend I can get used to. Not so big an IPA that will strip the enamel off your teeth, so incorrigible hopheads might not want to rush out and get it, but it’s quite drinkable. Unfortunately, the abv is a little high for sessioning if at a bar, so you might want to take it home instead. The fact that it is in cans should make that easy to do.

Serving type: can

09-04-2013 06:06:49 | More by woemad
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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.

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Topcutter from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.