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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Kopfschuss on 10-25-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,197
Reviews:
88
Ratings:
449
pDev:
8.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
118
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 449 |  Reviews: 88
Photo of HochFliegen
3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dull copper color with nice crisp white frothy and rocky head. The smell is clearly hoppy, citrus, orange and apricot scents. Taste is clean with a mild malt start and a punch of hops in the end lingering in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light and whispy. Great beer overall.

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Photo of chinchill
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in Greenville SC in a Gouden Carolus glass.

Clear golden body with a good white head.
Aroma: citrus, other tropical fruits and pine with hints of melons.
Nicely hoppy flavor that has moderate-mild bitterness and high complexity. The body is a bit too thin but works well with the medium+ carbonation and semi-dry finish.

Overall: flavorful IPA with limited bitterness.

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Photo of baklo
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
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 +2.5%
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 -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jorgerod99
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frekky
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FFreak
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
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 -1%
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%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vande
4.42/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Budlum
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lobina
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.05/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apf
4.75/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TrueMetalJake
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
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 -2.5%
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 -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TonyLema1
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
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 +14.3%
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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Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 449 ratings