Breakwater Pale Ale | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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3.79/5
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23 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
drydockbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by GilGarp on 05-04-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,224
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
23
pDev:
8.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 23 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of Sammy
3.35/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewpub. Lacey, highly carbonated. A light bitterness. An OK beer, but mediocre for the style. Medium golden coloured body.Malts were felt. I don't think there is an objective here, and maybe needs a change in what hops are used.Go for their hoppier beer.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of LXIXME
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thorpe429
3.82/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Dry Dock. Later on cask at Hops & Pie. Quite hoppy. Nice tropical and citrus components. Refreshing and bitter. Quite nice.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of denver10
3.7/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Jenray
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GilGarp
4.39/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served cold in a pint glass at the brewery.

Breakwater has a slightly hazy copper-orange color. The half inch of head settles quickly leaving just a little bit of lace behind.

Aroma is mild but pleasantly hoppy. Great tropical fruits like banana, mango, and mellon. Some faint citrus as well.

Flavor is very well-balanced. It's not of these nearly-IPA pale ales but more traditional. Malts almost seem like those of an amber or marzen style. Hops are fruity and tropical, well-judged for an APA.

Mouthfeel is medium-light in body with lowish carbonation. It starts slightly sweet but finishes crisp, bitter, and slightly dry.

Overall a really nice version of the style. One I could see getting a growler of because it goes down so easy.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Domingo
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of hopfacebrew
4.42/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery served to pint glass the beer arrives a perfectly clear honey yellow with a nice 1.5 finger white head, good retention and lacing. The nose is tropical fruity but blended well with a toasty caramel light malt character. The flavor is the same with a detectable Citra hop essence. Very good. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Not a hop bomb and very refreshing and approachable. Nice treat.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of famous_mortimur
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of KLHBB
3.91/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This beer at 40 ibu is right at the edge of my hop tolerance. That's mostly true with this whole style. That said, it's quite delicious. Pours a honey-gold color, smell and taste is fruity, the hops give it a bite and a kick. Medium carbonation, an excellent brew.

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Photo of SFACRKnight
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of MeisterMayhem
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of WillRadar
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Panama69
3.27/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Elrod23
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Breakwater Pale Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 23 ratings