Wanderlust | Breakside Brewery

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BA SCORE
87.8%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 425 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery
Oregon, United States
breakside.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Kopfschuss on 10-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,047
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
425
Liked:
373
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
8.89%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
115
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 425 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of Joshoitataol
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites. This well balanced bundle of hops is crisp and full of flavor.

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Photo of Ribsandwhiskey
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of PZBREW
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of LoveOregonBeer12
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Utterly fantastic beer! One of my favorite IPAs (along with Laurelwood's Workhorse)

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Photo of Laugookneetuss
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My favorite beer right now. Amazing. Hops are extremely fruity in this one.

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Photo of Metaltildeath
5/5  rDev +23.5%

Photo of pianoguy
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22oz bottle purchased at the local Albertson's. no bottling info provided

Pours a pale golden slightly hazy body with a huge 1 inch plus surface of the moon head.(on a normal pour) Incredible retention all the way to the bottom of the glass. excellent lacing. This is how a beer should look.

Very prominent scent. Citrus with tropical fruit, a bit of pine. Nice!

Very much follows the nose. Starts with a huge grapefruit / tropical note up front that leads to a bitterness that is there... but then it isn't.... A slight bitterness with an equally slight malt presence. A perfect balance.

Nice full feel

Lot's of work must have gone into brewing this. Bravo !
For the record I have only handed out 5's like this once before( to a particularly excellent Stone Brewing Best Before IPA ) This beer is a 5 in every category from taste to feel. Wish the ABV was higher, but other then that it's perfect. My wife picked this up while grocery shopping today. Halfway through the first one, I put a halt to the review to go buy more. I have never done that before... This beer totally blew me away !

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Photo of beercam
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

7/4/2016 - Happy Independence Day!!
Bottle: 22oz brown glass poured twice into a Dogfish Head 20yr anniversary standard pint glass, no date stamp on bottle : /
Another Top Top IPA


Among my top 7 fo sho. An absolutely uplifting brew. Literally, a giver of euphoria throughout and beyond its entire drinking experience. I'll add details when I make the time.

What else can I say? This is a favorite beer of mine. Thank you, Breakside.

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Photo of Owwow
4.84/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent beer at an excellent price!

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Photo of Hammerhead18
4.82/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of What58
4.82/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of juicebox
4.81/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of apf
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RDBJ
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Very well balanced, enough hops to be challenging, but smoothed out by a very subtle malt. For my money my palate, I think this is superior to their IPA which won the Gold at GABF this fall.

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Photo of birddogg66
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of rkinney
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of Graetzj
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Phigg1102
4.68/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Golden orange in color, mostly clear (slight chill haze). Thin white cap. Citrus is heavy in the nose along with a substantial pine presance. Malt aroma has a slightly toasted quality that plays off the hops very nicely. Orange and grapefruit are present in the taste along with a piney, resiny bite. Great balance with the malt. Medium-full body with medium-high carbonation. Very dry finish with well balanced bitterness.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.66/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A beer that steers clear of a lot of the other traps most American IPAs fall into. Brewers sometimes become so obsessed with trying to "out hop" the competition that they forget style guidelines. What we end up with are these enormously hopped, over saturated beers that taste more like double and triple IPAs than they do singles.

This beer doesn't make that mistake.

Very balanced, I get flavors of mild dry hop resin upfront amongst notes of bitter orange and grapefruit rind. Theres a sweet malty cereal flavor on the aftertaste to even it all out. Slightly vegetal and grassy. Very refreshing and clean tasting.

The flavors are profound enough to speak for themselves without overpowering or stealing the spotlight from one another or becoming so strong that they are cloying and abrasive to your palate.

Highly sessionable and thirst quenching.

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Photo of Dartboy71
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I'm still learning to love the IPA but if I'm thinking IPA this is what it tastes like. Not so hoppy my face turns inside out and only bitter enough to make me want another.

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Photo of bombventure
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dcisco44
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of oilcan01
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fly4awhiteguy
4.55/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery
Beer rating: 87.8% out of 100 with 425 ratings
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