Fresh Hop Simcoe IPA
Breakside Brewery

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #526
ABV:
6.4%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,575
Avg:
4.26 | pDev: 7.98%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
26
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Breakside Brewery
 
Oregon, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  4
Gots
  4
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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Reviews: 4 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by ayarbs:
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ayarbs from Oregon

4.8/5  rDev +12.7%

Sep 19, 2014
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John_M from Oregon

4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried this on tap at Growler Nation the other day. While pretty tasty, for some reason my recollection is that this was a better beer last year. There's still plenty of lovely wet hop simcoe flavor on the nose, but I thought the beer was just a bit lacking on the palate. It was still quite good, but the flavor profile seemed just a bit light and thin to me. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is pretty good.

Still a fine beer, but at least this year, I prefer the Mosaic hop version of this beer.

Oct 01, 2015
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almostjay from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

So, I wandered into the pub to pick up a few bottles of the regular IPA and was happily surprised to see some Fresh Hop Simcoe IPA on the board. As someone who debates whether or not Russian River Row 2 Hill 56 is my favorite beer, you can imagine that I didn't waste too much time ordering one.

This beer is apparently the first from Breakside (or anywhere, for that matter) using an experimental process involving liquid nitrogen to flash freeze and subsequently "shatter" the fresh, wet hops. The goal of this process is to retain more of the hop "essence" found in the lupulin glands that sometimes gets over-shadowed using fresh hops. If this beer is a good indicator, I'd say that they've found a winning process.

I won't bore you with tasting notes. If you know enough about beer to know that you like Simcoe hops, do yourself a favor and get to the pub before this stuff is gone. Awesome use of the fresh hops, perfect Simcoe character, and yet another great IPA from Breakside. Well done!

Sep 11, 2014
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jakecattleco from California

4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 07, 2017
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Zaximus from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 23, 2015
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kscaldef from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -17.8%

This is a good IPA, but not a good fresh hop IPA. The freeze-dry gimmack has (as they desired) removed the fresh hop aspects from the beer.

Sep 21, 2014
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jmccraney from Washington

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Oct 03, 2014
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sharpski from Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev -6.1%

Nov 29, 2014
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denver10 from New Mexico

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Oct 07, 2016
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johnnyboy76 from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.2%

Sep 18, 2014
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psychgawsple from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Incredible depth of hop flavor, not sure if this is because of the liquid nitrogen "shattering" process or just because it's a ton of fresh Simcoe. One of the most impressive fresh hop beers I've ever tasted, if you don't live in the PNW you don't know what you're missing

Sep 17, 2014
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distantmantra from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Sep 26, 2014
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dimitrov from Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%

Sep 20, 2014
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

3.74/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 18, 2016
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anteater from Oregon

4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 21, 2016
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cherche from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 26, 2015
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SMITHAND from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dec 26, 2014
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chossboss from Oregon

4.2/5  rDev -1.4%

Sep 13, 2014
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Erik-P from Canada

4.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sep 20, 2016
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NWHopinator from Oregon

4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sep 20, 2015
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Krinkle from Washington

4.75/5  rDev +11.5%

Oct 04, 2014
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VictorsValiant from Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 16, 2017
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Stephanieweir

5/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Jan 26, 2015
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Stevedore from Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 21, 2019
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VashonGuy from Washington

3.85/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 18, 2019
Fresh Hop Simcoe IPA from Breakside Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 26 ratings