Wanderlust | Breakside Brewery

WanderlustWanderlust
BA SCORE
4.05/5
426 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:
#3,080
Reviews:
83
Ratings:
426
pDev:
8.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
115
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 426 |  Reviews: 83
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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Photo of Quesophresco
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
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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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Spieglau IPA glass.

Look is an orange yellow with a thick white head.

Aroma is orange and earthy and herbal.

Body is a little thin, but flavor completely matches aroma. Citrus and herbal earthy brightness.

Excellent beer.

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Photo of florisj135
4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of jlindros
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

NO date on the bottle, pours a huge fluffy foamy 3 finger head that keeps rising, fades semi slowly sticky messy lacing, mostly clear slight hazy pale orange color.

Nose big hops, citrus fruit, floral, juicy fruit, stone fruit peach, little tangerine, little zest, faint pine and spicy, faint cracker malt

Taste mild sweet creamy malt base, big hops, pretty bitter, little spicy hop, plenty of citrus rind, little over ripe peach and soured mango skin, little herbal spicy hop and touch floral, a little pear like tree fruit. Finish quite bitter little dry but sticky, big spicy chewy hop lingering.

Mouth is med bod, nice carb, little soft.

Overall not bad, solid ipa.

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

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of flek
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of xungmound98
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 plaid75
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at The Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

This one pours a darkish orange color, with a small head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells like sweet pineapple, bit of caramel malt, some sharp grapefruit, and spicy pine.

This is super wonderful. It's a little sweeter than the flagship, with more malt character. There's not too much malt though- just enough to prop up the strong hop character- pineapple, tart grapefruit and lemon. It's super tasty and I need more.

This is light bodied, moderately crisp, with a good level of carbonation.

Another great beer from these guys. They are seriously killer.

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Photo of spark3148857
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of herman77
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RBuckley73
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wanderlust from Breakside Brewery
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 426 ratings
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