Rainbows And Unicorns | Breakside Brewery

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3.97/5
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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

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Ranking:
#11,016
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
46
pDev:
6.8%
 
 
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Ratings: 46 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Pretendeer
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mike22ne
3.76/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle, no date stamp to be found. (I might be worried since the bottle shop had some things with >1 year old dates...)

It smells pretty fresh though, with citrus zesty hops and grainy malts. Some stone fruit and lemon rind character also come through in the taste, along with a doughy cracker malt base.
Feels light but not too thin, though a bit over carbonated for my preference.

Overall, a pretty good sessionable IPA. It's not bursting with flavor but it's nice and easy drinking.

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Photo of JamesLeung
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NWHopinator
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CMC73
3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NickSMpls
3.81/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A hazy NWIPA, sessionable at 4.7%. The beer has a light gold pour, good head, nice aroma of peach and passion fruit. Expected a bit of sweetness, but it comes up well-balanced, even a bit on the dry side. Not very complex for taste and mouthfeel, however that's a small criticism of a well made ale. Good and refreshing on a warm August evening, without leaving you loggy from a hefty ABV.

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Photo of RyanK252
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Rocket Dog Brats & Beer

A: Pours golden yellow with a frothy off white head that settles to a thin layer and laces nicely.

S: Bright citrus, tropical and stone fruit, a little melon, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

T: Zesty citrus, grapefruit and lemon, tropical fruit, pineapple, passion fruit, even hints of watermelon, stone fruit, apricot and plum, crackery malt, and a touch of sweetness.

M: Light to medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: Crisp and refreshing on a hot day. Nice Session IPA.

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

22oz bottle - sure, I pick the session ale to have on my birthday.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some decent broken webbed lace around the glass as it slowly seeps away.

It smells of gritty and grainy cereal malt, muddled domestic citrus rind, further indistinct tropical fruity notes, and some plain leafy, weedy, and piney green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and crackery pale malt, some orange, white grapefruit, and lemon citrus peel, a still hard to parse exotic fruitiness, some damp minerality, and more understated earthy, weedy, and resinous piney hoppiness.

The carbonation is average in its palate-coating frothiness, the body a so-so medium weight, and mostly smooth, with nothing really causing any sort of commotion at this particular juncture. It finishes trending dry, the hops edging out the fading malt for lingering dominance.

Overall - this is an enjoyable enough version of the IPA sub-style (it's listed by the local importer at 7% ABV, but after having it, there's no way that's true, and plus, importers - they would be descendants of Golgafrinchan Ark Fleet Ship B, amirite?).

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Photo of baklo
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wasatch
3.63/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. Bomber

Poured into a tulip a pretty nice clean/clear dark golden orangey color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creay one-finger plus off-white head, which also leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), piney. The taste is nice, hoppy, malty, with a nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit), piney. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew. A nice thirst quencher.

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Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Delightful aroma evident as soon as the bottle top popped. But, the love affair ended there. It’s good, but nothing that interesting. Felt a bit thin, but good lacing. June 2018. Portland, OR. Plaid Pantry

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Photo of OnsideDragon
4.3/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

fruity tropical aroma, pours golden, with a small head and some nice lacing remains, front is tropical, feels a little more carbonated than i was expecting, a very light hoppiness, no piney taste, more mellow fruit, getting grapefruit mango in the middle, aftertaste is delightful. very refreshing.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of twelveinches
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hugely aromatic, the scent of fermenting pineapple greets the nose. body is very light but crisp and spritzy on the tongue. Color is golden yellow with a wispy cap of foam. Lovely fizzy, melt-in-your-mouth texture enlivened with mango and a whiff of pine. Light on the malt with pleasingly mellow.

This is what I would call a really excellent Pale Ale. Hard bitten IPA fans might be disappointed, but it's hugely quaffable and kissed with hops. This year's version is brewed with Galaxy and Eldorado and is rated at 5.1% ABV. There is just a modest bitter aftertaste. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Central Market in Shoreline, Wash.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DamienI
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StraightCs
3.85/5  rDev -3%
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 -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Rainbows And Unicorns from Breakside Brewery
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 46 ratings