Wanderlust | Breakside Brewery

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Breakside Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Kopfschuss on 10-25-2013

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2.36/5  rDev -41.9%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.2/5  rDev -21.2%

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3.2/5  rDev -21.2%

Photo of DrQwill
3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Well..……kind of a reliable 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of hreb
3.36/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours crystal clear and golden in color, with a giant white head. Not very aromatic, maybe a little piney? Hop-forward C hop flavors dominate. Aggressive and citrusy. Sharply carbonated and not much in the way of malt flavor to balance out this highly attenuated hop monster. The result is high in flavor but not so much in drinkability. But based on the outline of Oregon on the label beind the statement "WANDERLUST" I'd guess this is a beer which is proud of it's callous West Coast IPA phenotype.

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Photo of DBosco
3.37/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear golden yellow with an inch head of fine bubbles that settle after a while. A little odd how few bubbles are coming up in the glass after pouring, particularly given the robust head. Smells of piney hops but something is a little off. Taste is piney hops with some bitterness, fairly dry. Mouthfeel is pretty watery. Overall, OK but a little disappointing given other reviews. No dating evident on the bottle, so I wonder if that is the problem. Broadside beers have just appeared in the past few weeks in 2 of the Boston area stores that I visit. Maybe there is an age or storage problem that happens in getting them to the East Coast. I bought another of their IPAs at the same store and was similarly disappointed in getting a beer that did not live up to the other ratings here.

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3.4/5  rDev -16.3%

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3.43/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Great clarity in the body and great head retention. Good lacing. Body is a full golden in color, not too pale and not too red or dark.

S- All hops on the nose with prominent pine notes up front, followed by a more herbal scent. The end of the smell is slightly more floral, but there is just a touch of onion scent in there too.

T- The flavor follows the same path as the scent, with the exception of the onion flavor, which is a positive. Upfront, the bitterness is still heavy in the pine and cedar notes, and also displays a touch of floral notes. The middle and back end of the drink sees an increase of the pine flavors as the bitterness ramps up. Finishes with lingering bitterness on the tongue, Not much, if any, malt is detectable throughout the drink.

M- Light to average in weight, this one has just enough body to support the strong hop profile while remaining easy drinking.

Overall, this is a solid IPA if you are looking for easy drinking IPA that still packs a hop punch. Big doses of pine and lightly floral hops keep you coming back for more.

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3.45/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Look- pretty golden beer with frothy white head good retention and lacing

Smell- pine resin not dank though. Touch of lemon maybe

Taste- a little sweet on the start, lots of piney bitterness.

Feel- loses a bit here because that hop lingers. Great if you like that sort of thing.

Overall- a decent IPA I would order again but nothing that stands out too much. Because of the lingering bitterness I would've more likely to combine this with foods that could compete.

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3.48/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.49/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 450 ratings