Breakside IPA | Breakside Brewery

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Breakside IPABreakside IPA
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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
Ratings:
455
Reviews:
77
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.43%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
131
For Trade:
3
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Photo of jabo134
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JDoHo
4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.56/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Pour Taproom in Greenville, SC.

Pours with a clear, light golden body topped by a good off-white head that has very good retention.

Feel: medium-light body with soft, medium carbonation. A tiny bit rough.

Aroma: fruity and dank hops; tropical fruits.

Flavor: Dank and fruity with hints of citrus, pineapple and guava.

Overall: an fine IPA but a touch inferior to the less dank Dayslayer (Stone/Maine) that preceded it.

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Photo of florisj135
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 22oz bottle picked up in Denver, Feb'2017

L - Bronze/copper with 1 finger of head and some lacing left on the glass and top of brew. No clarity.

S - Dank hops, with a ton of citrus aromas. Grapefruit, tangerines.

T - Tasty! Orange and grapefruit hits right away. Nice malt backbone character. Well balanced. Very enjoyable

F - Well carbonated, medium body

O - A great IPA. Enjoyed it!

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Photo of GabrielEVH
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Yellow with hue shift towards copper. Awesome lacing that persists indefinitely.

Smell: This is where the beer shines. There's a lot going on here. Piney apricot with orange and perhaps a hint of pineapple. The Citra + Chinook combo has me a believer!

Taste: Unfortunately, it doesn't have the potency of the scents in the flavor. Light apricot. Pine and dry bitterness grab hold midway through and don't let go. Would have liked a little more fruit up front before the piney bitterness took over... but then again, this is a West Coast IPA and I'm an East Coast native.

Feel: Nice, softish carb. Nothing to complain about here.

Overall: An excellent smelling super dry West Coast IPA. This would go really well with seafood, methinks.... and they tend to have a lot of that along the coast.... sooo....

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Photo of DallasK
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 80x2HopHead
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodchip
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CMC73
3.7/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arizcards
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bomber from the Craft Beer Hop Stop in late October for $4.99. No bottling date visible.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head that has some great hang time and is leaving some lacing behind.

Nose is very nice, it is citrus forward with a touch of the tropics.

Taste is moderately bitter with appearances of guava, grapefruit, and pine finishing with a touch of orange rind.

Feel is medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall a really lovely beer, definitely a bargain at the bomber price. I would love to see this in a 12 oz format but doubt we will in Arizona.

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.91/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gefinley
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tlema1
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: copper color, thin lacing white head
S: lots of citrus aroma
T: grapefruit rind, bitter
F: light bodied, all of the mouthfeel is upfront... pretty bitter
O: good IPA, I heard great things, but I don't love it

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Photo of baklo
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
3/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oberon
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first try of this Portland brewery.Pours into an impy nonic a burnt orange infused medium golden with a large sticky white head that slowly settles leaving broken "globs" of lace behind.Sharp grapefruit rind sticks out most in the nose with tropical notes detected as well.Bright grapefruit flavors up front with quite a bitter edge,almost a spicy back end with light earthy tones,the malt base is dryer making for quite a bitter finish.This beer is for the bitter IPA lovers and I really like the bitter edge this has,well done.

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Photo of cd34
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thebooyakid
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Oakley
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottling date of 10/11/16

Appearance - Pours slightly hazy and slightly rusted orange in color with a sandstone colored, near finger width head. Decent retention before dissipating to a thin, consistent layer of suds. Fair lacing, mostly made up with broken lines and spotting.

Smell - Hoppy, fruity aroma hitting on orange, grapefruit, passionfruit and a hint of mango. Faint pine and spice. White bread

Taste - Follows the nose. Orange and grapefruit upfront, with lesser pine and spice. Tropical notes (mango/guava) hit mid-taste. Generic, white bread malty sweetness that lingers well beneath. Finishes with citrus pith bitterness and

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate, slightly bitey carbonation. Slick texture with a crisp, semi-dry finish.

Overall - Pretty good IPA, but the lack of a sturdy malt backbone makes this one I just can't find the love for. The brewer's notes mention caramel malt, but I'm not getting any. It's something I think this beer could, and probably should, have much more of.

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