Breakside IPA | Breakside Brewery

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Breakside IPABreakside IPA
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Breakside IPABreakside IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Breakside’s most popular offering is this beautifully clear India Pale Ale featuring the unique character of Citra and Chinook hops. This light copper beer has huge citrus and tropical fruit aromas with hints of perfume and pine. Flavors like apricot, guava, and orange hit the tongue accompanied by a mild evergreen note. There’s just enough caramel sweetness to balance the hop flavors, but this is really a showcase for the beautiful varieties of hops grown here in the Northwest. Like all Breakside beers, this has a notably dry finish and, in true IPA form, a restrained but persistent bitterness. It’s one of the most drinkable IPAs around!

70 IBU

Added by msubulldog25 on 03-17-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,871
Reviews:
95
Ratings:
524
pDev:
8.41%
 
 
Wants:
69
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145
Trade:
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Ratings: 524 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of ewh2085
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of TheBhutanYeti
3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PrynneCabin
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tzat
4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nmann08
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheDoctor
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle
Bottled: Jun-28-2018
(Consumed: Aug-8-2018. It still tasted fresh as a daisy too, god bless not-so-old-school IPAs.)

Pours a crystal clear copper-gold with a billowing dark tan head. Thick lovely lace and great retention. Lime zest, grapefruit and pine on the nose with big resinous bitterness in the flavor being more dominant but still with some fruitiness and a very light touch of caramel malt. Dry, crisp, bracing, drinkable. This is a great example of a solid West Coast IPA and was a joy to drink. It really reminded me why I love beers like these and also made me miss them since they seem less and less common these days.
Balanced, bitter, fresh-tasting. It was just what the doctor ordered and I'd gladly have it again. I'm actually bummed I didn't grab another.

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Photo of austinsharp111
5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnnyLarue
4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wasatch
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber
ABV: 6.2%

My first from this brewery.

Poured into a Trillium glass 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 pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), piney. The taste is pretty nice, hoppy, malty, with a pretty nice citrus complex (orange, tangerine, grapefruit, mango), nice pineyness. Medium body, ABV is hidden nicely, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, a pretty tasty brew. Might buy others from this brewery.

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Photo of hman43
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours dark golden with a slightly off white head. It has moderate retention to it. It is very clear.

Smell: It has a strong, classic grapefruit and citrus aroma. There is a bit of resinous character with piney elements and a slight grainy background.

Taste: The grapefruit, piney, resinous, and citrus flavors are strong and fairly well balanced. The is a bit of graininess well into the background with a slight bit of sweetness.

Feel: It has a medium body with moderate carbonation and moderate bitterness in the finish.

Overall, it is a very pleasant beer without some of the sharp edges that many unpolished IPA's have.

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3.73/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is slightly hazy yellowish amber in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a collar of medium-sized bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with notes of biscuit malts and hints of pine.
T: The taste has flavors of orange citrus with hints of tropical fruits and biscuit malts. There is a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA has a good balance between the hops and malts in the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Karenremom
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChuckTom
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AirBob
3.84/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevoj
3.44/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bottle purchased in Boise. Decent all around IPA ,pours with high fluffy head, palatable hops and bitterness. Short finish, kind of average for the NW.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of user785335
4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of InfernoBoss
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjrider
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap - poured a light copper color with minimal head and lacing. Nose was mild hop and citrus/pine . Easy drinker and quite balanced. Would definitely drink again.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boilerup
4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz. bomber bottled 1/10/18, consumed 2/2/18.

Poured clear copper with a very small head that left decent lacing.

Aroma is pretty light - malt, citrus, and a little pine.

Taste is a very nice balance of zesty citrus with smooth malt, pine and a little earthiness at the end.

Mouthfeel is medium, good carbonation, solid but not overbearing bitterness with a clean dry finish.

Overall a very pleasant IPA, keeps my mind open to exploring more of what the NorthWest has to offer.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap. A subtle IPA that went well with a spicy appetizer. My first from a brewer of many styles. I hope I can find Breakside's Belgians.

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Breakside IPA from Breakside Brewery
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