Wanderlust | Breakside Brewery

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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

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Added by Kopfschuss on 10-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
421
Reviews:
82
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.89%
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
112
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 421 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of CHickman
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange amber color with a 1-2 finger white foamy head that has tons of tiny bubbles in it which dissipated very slowly and left very good foamy lacing and rings as it went down. The lacing rings were very thick and left a layer on top.

Smells of orange peel, lemon zest, citrus hops, fresh piney hops, toasted grains, graham cracker, grapefruit, caramel, spruce tips and earthy notes mixed with peppery spices. Very nicely balanced, but not the big bold hoppy nose I expected out of a brewery from Portland, Oregon.

Taste has a lot more malt and grains than I anticipated, and while it doesn't taste bad I figured it would be quite hop forward. Flavor is a mix of tropical fruit, piney hops, grapefruit, biscuit, toffee, lemon, tangerine, pineapple, wheat bread, light peppery spices, earthy notes with a hint of potpourri, and trailing floral notes which resemble tea leaf. The bitterness is mild and the ABV well covered up, but I wanted more dank fresh hops to slap me with flavor since this is from the Northwest. It's very good this brew, easy drinking and an IPA I'd certainly revisit.

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Photo of TrojanRB
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a clear pale gold with two fingers of creamy white head and excellent retention

Smells of pine, citrus

Taste is again pine, a little lemon zest, some biscuit

Medium body, not overly sweet, slightly dry. Drinkable.

Classic west coast IPA.

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Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jorgerod99
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frekky
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at a brewpub in Stevenson, Washington. Great piney, resinous aroma. Taste adds some citrus and sinsemilla, and very little maltiness. Mouth is just right for the ABV - medium body, almost dry, but with a touch of sweetness. Overall, a very solid and easy drinking Northwest IPA.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-crystal clear, golden bottle pour. Aroma is of citrus hops, Bitterness is moderate up front. Orange is prominent in the flavor and a there is a light resin note. This is a well-balanced and enjoyable IPA.

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Photo of MunsonRoyE
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lobina
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 TrueMetalJake
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bomber from the Craft Beer Hop Stop in late October for $4.99. No bottling date visible.

Beer poured golden with a beautiful white head that is still hanging around.

Nose is a moderate amount of grapefruit.

Taste is grapefruit forward over a light to medium pale malt base emphasizing a pithy finish.

Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a very nice beer that is worthy of a shot.

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Photo of gandres
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle from Costco poured to wine glass
light amber liquid, medium off white foam, hazy
fragrant, hoppy
medium bitterness, some sweetness
medium carbonation, long follow through, bitter aftertaste
good beer, good to repeat, not look for
drank: January 12, 2017 5:40 PM

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Photo of erickc
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tlema1
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: golden color, with a thick white lacing head
S: citrus and dankness
T: follows the nose, Big grapefruit burst
F: light body, all of the mouthfeel is upfront
O: very drinkable

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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 surfcaster
4.37/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

New one in this area--fresh bomber as a Christmas gift.

Bright clear golden brew with one finger head. Citrus all the way. Crisp clean on the finish and super easy going down. Glad some folks making good IPAS under 7%

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Photo of cjgiant
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle:
Pours with a slight haze, golden with a slightly orange hue.

Nose is big on grapefruit pith with a pineapple to guava tropical note and even a little blueberry in back.

Flavor is a little more reliant on the grapefruit, but the notes from the smell all come out. Drying bitterness is strong, dank, mildly vegetal.

A nice strong bitter beer that has just a touch of sweet malt to not rip your taste buds off - but they don't come through completely unscathed.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate amounts of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy very light beige head that slowly reduces to a medium to large sized patch of thick film surrounded by a large patch of thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange pith, tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and herbal hops with a lighter aroma of dank resinous hops. Underneath there are light aromas of grainy + caramel malts with a hint of sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of grainy, biscuit, and caramel malts with a light amount of caramel sweetness. That is followed by the flavors of the hops - citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange pith, tropical/mango, tropical/pineapple, and herbal. The hops impart a moderate amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just s hint shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Initially crisp with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: This is really easy to drink, bordering on being a session IPA due to the mouthfeel and the well hidden alcohol (though it is just a touch too high in ABV to be a session beer). Definitely worth grabbing and definitely a very nice beer.

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Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery
4.05 out of 5 based on 421 ratings.
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