Rainbows And Unicorns | Breakside Brewery

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24 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Breakside Brewery
Oregon, United States
breakside.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Summer

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Added by DrMindbender on 07-15-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
24
Reviews:
6
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
6.31%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
2
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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of StraightCs
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L: Gold to bronze. Light head. Not hazy, but not bright.
S: It smells of honey and sugars, with an almost imperceptible hops aroma.
T: Very sweet and malty, which overpowers the hops. The hops taste more of pine that citrus. A bitter, if and somewhat peppery aftertaste.
F: Nice mouth feel, very smooth with just the right amount of carbonation.
O: I would never hesitate to order this (despite the name), and it is quite unique for an American IPA.

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Photo of cherche
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kendo
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the growler into an imperial pint glass. Body is light straw-yellow with a small whitish head.

S: Oddly and surprisingly sweet - bready malt comes to mind.

T: Sweet malt foundation is followed by modestly lemony hops.

M: A little slick. Call it light-to-medium in heft.

O: OK. Not impressed.

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

Photo of fizzician
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blazer22
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gold color with a light haze. Small but lasting head. Ample streaks and spots for lace.

Tropical hop aroma. Decent malt presence.

Definitive pale malt start that dominates until the swallow where the white pepper like hop takes over. The bitterness is the predominant flavor of the aftertaste. The body is predictable as is the carbonation.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of NotAnIPAFan
4.41/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

I got the first one because of the name. I got the next 3 because I liked it. If you are looking to suck the sap out of Spruce Tree, this may not be your IPA, but if you want something a little lighter, juicier, and just plain drinkable, this is a great beer. I want this while sitting outside in a summer breeze, gazing upon the unicorns and sasquatch that frequent my mind.

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Photo of jrempel
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DefenCorps
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at IBU last night.

A clear light orange with a dense, white head, this looks solid. The nose is quite excellent and refreshing. Bright and fruity with plenty of citrus and some tropical fruit, I get a combination of mandarins, peaches, mango and some grapefruit. Malt character is minimal. On the palate, there is a mild hop bitterness and plenty of hop flavor. The mouthfeel is a little thin and mineraly, especially from the carbonation. Drying and mildly chalky on the finish, there's a moderate hop flavor present. Light in body and refreshing, this is solid stuff.

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Photo of South2NW
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Bitter_Better
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Rice flakes in a sweet summer session IPA! Rates @ 4.7% ABV & 30 IBUs.

Pours a rich honey w/ an exquisite fine & creamy head. Fresh lacing looks like a mural in the glass. Aroma is sweet cereal & subdued mango/hop underneath. Tastes nearly exactly like the nose, hops are merely a whisper in the middle but manage to linger well for such a light offering.

This is brilliant beer. Really pleased the rice works well to give the beer such a rich head & creamy feel, while lending a light sweet malt character. Instantly my favorite session-able IPA! Not shocked in the least that Breakside's innovation & execution are superlative.

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

Photo of Erik-P
4.66/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tjcamm
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dshansen1184
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Light tropical flavors with a little graininess. Super drinkable.

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Photo of Bnoise11
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMindbender
4.3/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rainbows And Unicorns from Breakside Brewery
3.96 out of 5 based on 24 ratings.
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