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Topcutter - Bale Breaker Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

176 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 176
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 17
Gots: 23 | 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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3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

woemad, Sep 04, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.11/5  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.

SD-Alefan, Jun 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.6/5  rDev +10.8%

rzanders, Oct 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.3/5  rDev -20.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

bouncepass, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

jwerner23, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of jellikit
3.86/5  rDev -7%
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

jellikit, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

n2185, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Spikester
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy gold with one finger of white head. Curtain of fine bubble lace.
Smell is pine oil floral grapefruit hops and pale malt. Really bold smell.
Taste is similar to the smell with a bit of sweetness to the malts. Maybe a bit of caramel malts.
Hops are about potent as you want in a standard IPA without losing the individual hop flavors. Mouthfel is medium and carbonation is just enough. This brew has a medium dry bitter finish. This beer is a bit hard to find in my area and I made a special trip to Kennewick, Wa. to get it. Not sure it is worth the $10 per six pack but I am glad to have tried it.

Spikester, Jun 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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Topcutter from Bale Breaker Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 176 ratings.