Wanderlust
Breakside Brewery - NE Dekum

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From:
Breakside Brewery - NE Dekum
 
Oregon, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #765
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
90
Ranked #8,586
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 8.64%
Ratings:
523
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 21, 2022
Added:
Oct 25, 2013
Wants:
  25
Gots:
  132
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Notes: Made with Mosaic, Summit, Simcoe, Cascade, and Amarillo hops, it is bright golden in color and has intense tropical, dank, and grapefruit notes. By keeping the malt profile as light as possible, the interplay of hop flavors can really shine.
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Photo of laketang
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by laketang from Arizona

Golden and clear in color with a foamy head.
Very bright tropical notes.
Grapefruit bitterness really stands out as
Well as dank notes, pine
Medium feel, balance more towards bitter and nicely carbonated.
If you like bitterness hop forward, this is it.

May 21, 2022
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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

On draft, in shaker pint glass

Clear, medium yellow golden in color, bone white head, good head retention and lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange zest, a bit dank too. Taste is similar, solid bitterness. Drier finish. Thin to medium bodied.

Apr 25, 2022
 
4.25 by hester7 from Texas on Apr 14, 2022
Photo of Krinkle
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Krinkle from Washington

This is definitely IT. The ultimate west coast IPA that has it all. This will remain #1 until further notice. Pine and fruit hoppy bitterness that's clean and clear. You can't beat it.

Jan 08, 2022
Photo of Roy_Hobbs
3.52/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Roy_Hobbs from Connecticut

Pours a fairly clear dark yellow with an inch or so of foamy white head that receded relatively quickly to a nice ring. Aroma has loads of citrus & tropical fruits. Taste is resinous, with the tropical notes lurking in the background, but definitely not hitting me between the eyes. Mostly dry, clean finish. Very drinkable beer.

Oct 07, 2021
 
3.01 by stephenlee93 from England on Sep 25, 2021
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4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by REVZEB from Illinois

Had on tap. Clear yellow pour with a fat finger of white foam. The key to the success of this one is how much fruit and hop bitters are extracted in a lush way, incredible. Smells of a cornucopia of ripe citrus and tropical fruits, with grapefruit, melon, passion fruit, orange, lime, and mango standing out in particular with dank and herbal hops. Taste opens up in a lushly juicy way up front, clementine and papaya add themselves to the standing out fruits and zests, hops are fresh bursting with dank and bitter botanicals. Feel is juicy before finishing with moderate bitterness, lush, fresh, yet clean and decently crisp. Surprised me how much this captured my palate

Sep 15, 2021
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by RedBalloon from Washington

16oz can dated 5/24/21 poured into a Teku on 6/21/21.

Pours 1" of frothy, off-white creamy head. Translucent golden orange.

Aromas of pine, tropical fruit, and grass.

Flavors match the aromas with some bittering in the end.

Medium-bodied, effervescent, and slightly astringent mouthfeel.

A solid, good-to-great West Coast IPA of the tropical fruit and pine variety. Similar to Fremont Lush or Ft. George Vortex, but a bit more light and refreshing.

Sep 12, 2021
 
3 by VaporDome from New York on Aug 29, 2021
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3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigIronH from Michigan

Pours straw gold with a finger of head. Dissipated to a white ring leaving soapy lacing. Lots of streaming carbonation. Smell is tropical fruit, cedar, bitter and dank hops. Taste follows suit. Very bitter with a nice follow up of tropical fruit. Feel is sharp and crisp.

Aug 01, 2021
Photo of mjvalle
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by mjvalle from Arizona

Great beer

Jul 21, 2021
 
3.93 by KT3418 from Colorado on Jun 26, 2021
 
3.89 by Roejogan from Canada (BC) on Jun 23, 2021
Photo of Scotchboy
3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Scotchboy from Idaho

On-tap in Nampa ID. The beer sits mostly clear pale gold in the snifter, with minor head lacing. Mellow dankess and malt sweetness, faint pineapple and hard candy on the nose. The palate unfolds with a bit more tropical fruit, coconut, piney bitterness...not overwhelming bitterness but present. Finishes relatively dry. A good IPA.

May 20, 2021
Photo of buschbeer
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by buschbeer from Ohio

1 PINT can
Served in a stemless wine glass

This beer pours a brilliant golden hue and is topped with an inch of beige head that leaves spotty lacing.

It has a dank aroma along with citrus and pine.

It has a nice dank flavor. Citrus and pine fill out the flavor checklist.

Medium body and incredibly smooth on my palate.

This is a slick west coast IPA. Very enjoyable.

May 18, 2021
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4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by summitsix from California

16 oz can into Stolzle tulip
Canned on 4/27/21

L: Filtered, beautiful golden brew with delicate beer foam across the top
S: Citrusy, piney, complex dank notes
T: Ripe and zesty grapefruit upfront nicely balanced by full malt backbone with crisp finish
F: A little resinous, full bodied
O: A classic west coast style IPA, stands out from the rest with excellent distribution to Trader Joe's in Berkeley, received two weeks after canned on date (cheers!)

May 17, 2021
 
4.5 by cswhitehorse from California on Apr 18, 2021
 
4.1 by heymikew from California on Mar 16, 2021
Photo of gyorgymarlowe
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by gyorgymarlowe from Colorado

L: Pale Gold, single finger head,
S: Pine, sweet dank
T: Dank peach ring
F: Sweet and Sticky

Dec 28, 2020
Photo of Stevedore
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Stevedore from Oregon

Sweet caramel and candied sugar, nice grapefruit and herbal bite. A very west coast IPA. Floral, herbal grapefruit bitterness on the finish. Solid carbonation, medium body, not too sweet or too bitter; good soft grapefruit zesty bitterness on the finish.

Dec 12, 2020
Photo of TheBricenator
4.59/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by TheBricenator from Oregon

Look: Opaque light orange and my aggressive pour yields a billowing head that settles to lid, leaving good lacing as it does
Aroma: I could smell it strongly on the pour – melon, grapefruit, orange, mango, sugar coated strawberries, some pine, dank, and sweet malt notes
Taste: Orange, grapefruit, lemon, and lime hit hard up front with melon, mango, and dank following. Sweet bready malt makes its presence known before pine notes and a strong berry presence (strawberry, blueberry, gooseberry) lead to a nice bite on the finish
Mouthfeel: Full, a little slick, slightly viscous but not at all heavy feeling, medium-high carbonation, and nice dryness on the finish
Overall: This is a phenomenal IPA. Classic WCIPA aromas and flavors but lots of depth, variety, and all strongly present. This is one of my top IPAs from this state as it crushes all the categories – look, aroma, taste, and feel with ease. I’ve always wanted this available outside of the year-round 22oz. pounders they’ve always done so seeing the 4pk 16oz as I did today was an easy decision whether as to purchase – duh! So damn good

Nov 05, 2020
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5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Idrinkbeereveryday from Oregon

THIS IS IT! If your looking for that IPA this has it all its just awesome if you have not tried it do so you will not be disappointed. It starts slightly bitter then fills with piney elegance and lets you off with a citrucy finish i could and have drank this beer all day and always taste new notes....

Sep 26, 2020
Photo of SushiSakeBeer
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

Enjoy

Aug 16, 2020
Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

22 ounce bottle - bottled mid June.
Clear golden pour with 1+ fingers puffy white head.
Tropical fruit on the nose - mango, pineapple, tangerine - slightly resinous pine which increased as warmed - hint of caramel malt.
Taste of mildly sweet caramel malt, tangerine, mango, sweet ripe orange followed by soft building piney resinous hop bitterness.
Medium full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation - undoubtable hop bitterness but there is a smooth restraint that makes this deliciously drinkable.
What an IPA should be.

Aug 08, 2020
Photo of eithne
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by eithne from Minnesota

20200724
Bottle - 22oz

Jul 25, 2020
 
3.87 by MattSn from Oregon on May 18, 2020
 
3.97 by MobBarley from Oregon on Apr 24, 2020
 
4.1 by lebriarjr from North Carolina on Mar 01, 2020
Photo of stevoj
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle from HomeBrewStuff. Typical high quality and high caliber NW IPA, pungent aroma, big piney hops rule the taste, slightly astringent finish. Really tasty stuff, good looking pour with tons of sticky lacing.

Feb 10, 2020
 
4 by BEER88 from Washington on Oct 15, 2019
 
4.15 by jt_thomas18 from Tennessee on Sep 14, 2019
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Darkmagus82 from Texas

Poured from a bottle into a point glass
Appearance – The beer pours a very lightly hazed orange amber color with a one finger head of white foam. The head fades very fast leaving a trace of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of a citrus aroma with lots of orange, tangerine and grapefruit. Along with these aromas comes some notes of a light cracker smell as well as a little bit of an herbal and earthy smell as well.
Taste – The taste begins with a dry cracker and lightly bready taste that has a decent showing of some citrus hop of a grapefruit nature. As the taste advances from the start some sweeter citrus of a tangerine and orange nature hits the tongue along with a little bit of caramel and a touch of tropical fruit. Some herbal and earthy tastes come to the tongue at the end leaving one with a drier and sort dank taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thinner and crisper side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. For the mix of dank and citrus the feel is rather nice and creates a very easy sipper overall.
Overall – At first taste I didn’t really care for the brew, but the mix of dank, citrus, and dry really grew on me and I rather enjoyed this brew overall. A pretty nice sipper to say the least.

Sep 09, 2019
 
4.28 by DudMan from New Jersey on Sep 06, 2019
 
3.97 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Aug 26, 2019
 
3.75 by Brushkanna from New Jersey on Aug 04, 2019
 
4.19 by LXIXME from New Mexico on Aug 03, 2019
Photo of BBThunderbolt
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Served in shaker pint. Poured a clean, clear medium gold color with a half-inch of white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma had a medium malt and grain base, topped with lots of pine and citrus hops.

The flavor profile was the same: that of a classic American IPA. Lots of bright hops, with just enough malt for backbone.

The body was what was expected for the style; medium full, with a semi-dry finish.

Overall, a solidly enjoyable brew. Hits all the right notes for the style, but doesn't stand out from the crowd either. Certainly worth your time if you see it.

Jul 23, 2019
 
4 by Griffith from Connecticut on Jul 12, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by patre_tim from Thailand

Copper and hazy, with three fingers of white head, well sustained, and fine bubbles.

It smells of pineapple and papaya and mangoes.

The taste is very light and fruity follows the nose.

It has a light malty body with a bitter finish And a little carbonation.
Definitely covers the ABV.

I got this in Redding California where I’m drinking it July 7, 2019.

Jul 08, 2019
 
4.39 by jason_nwx from Oregon on Jul 01, 2019
Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery - NE Dekum
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 523 ratings