Breaking Bud | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States
kneedeepbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Old school meets new school in this fresh approach to the classic IPA. At 50 IBU’s and 6.7% ABV, Breaking Bud features the restrained bitterness and alcohol of a classic IPA with newer tropical fruit hop flavors and aromas of Mosaic. Also in the hop mix are Simcoe and CTZ, creating layers of mango, passion fruit, pine and dank. A malt bill with a pinch of crystal malt and a hefty dose of flaked wheat keeps the beer crisp while adding flavor complexity.

Added by wethorseblanket on 02-25-2015

BEER STATS
Ratings:
818
Reviews:
156
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
7.25%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
275
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 818 |  Reviews: 156
Photo of KatieKade720
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of cjgiant
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Can dated 7/28:
Pours amazingly clear with a medium dense white head. A few streamers of lacing action remain from an otherwise medium collar.

Nose has pungently dank onion/garlic note - one I don't care for but is very powerful and I am pretty sure it is what they were shooting for. The onion/garlic may have a hint of cattiness as well. These notes overpower any other, and I can stretch to find the mango, but little else from the description.

The taste is similarly flavored, though in this case the vegetal dankness steals the show. There's a resinous pine note in the back, but no fruit note that I can discern at all. Maybe I'm the end a little grapefruit rind, but the dank notes make it seem a tad spoiled to my palate. The feel is light, and very clean. At times it seems tending towards watery, but I think it's partially due to the flavor profile.

I can see people digging this beer if they like the particular profile it is presenting, though it's one I am just not a fan of.

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Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JLapadura
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DaverCS
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from the can at a friends birthday. Appearance rating derived from an analysis of pictures posted on the internet. The beer is light in flavor, close to a pale ale or session IPA. Lots of light citrus notes with a medium bitterness. Inoffensive in all regards but not incredibly unique. Great with BBQ. It gets a 83/100.

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Photo of DavidR_9
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

canned 6/27/17, consumed 7/29/17 in wine glass.

Golden-copper body with a finger of white head and decent lacing. Smells like sweet 2 row malt, piney resiney jops, slightly fruity. Taste is just like the aroma but more pronouned on the bitter and hopey piney flavors, hints of darker stone fruit and citrus like orange peely, lemon peel flavor. Fairly dry and bubbly finish after the decent medium to light mouthfeel, great carbonation.

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Photo of scottspencer
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of booby_hill
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ajm5108
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

taste profile borders on a double IPA but packs that nice ABV - sweeter malt bill, a little burnt sugar- lots of classic citrus notes (mango, pineapple) and the "resin" elements are not overdone but add the right amount of contrast and depth.

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Photo of heddar33
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CoryR
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear texture. There was an inch and a half, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Fantastic lacing.

S: A nice aroma of hops, light tropical fruit, pine, and malt.

T: Tasted of a bit of malt, a good shot of hops (especially in the finish), light malt notes, some pine, tropical fruit (mango), and a slight dank quality. A very well done, very balanced flavor. A good amount of hops, but not too much. More subtle than most IPA flavors, but still pretty tasty.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a somewhat slick finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, easy to drink IPA. Doesn't necessarily break any new ground, but it's certainly drinkable.

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Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, hints of pine. Taste is mango, orange peels, some pine, malts are present, mild bitterness. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a refreshing and tasty beer.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can.

A: Hoppy upfront with moderate tropical fruit, pine and danky with a bit of malt sweetness.

A: Copper color with a golden hue, clear, with a uniform white consistent head with adequate retention.

T: Hoppy with light tropical fruit and moderate pine, and danky flavors, with adequate malt support, light richness and sweetness, followed by light hop bitterness and with a semi-dry finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Solid; the beer has a solid hop profile with some rich malt support without being sweet, making it pretty easy to drink.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Amber orange color with a thick head with great retention.
Nice aroma with piney and citrusy notes.
Flavor with predominant notes of resin, spicy pine, some mango, grass and garlic. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a long finish. It feels higher than its 50 IBUs.
Resiny and piney American IPA. A bit one-dimensional, but very assertive. So, if you dig pine and resin, go for it.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a soft bronzed transparent color with a nice moderately paced carbonation rising to hit a half finger’s worth of white foamy head maintaining a cap of a slim white head. The aroma breaks out with sharp contrasting levels of citric hop oils to sweet danky onion. Resinous residue over some light malts. The flavor maintains a nice level of sweet while still balancing very nicely with the bitterness of the hops. Malts play exactly what they should be in an IPA. Exceptionally clean well preserved sharp crisp bittersweet aftertaste (IMO, but this could be possibly the absolute best aftertaste I ever had in an IPA). Quick mainly bitter finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice fair sessionability about it. Carbonation hits just right. Bitter to sweet "feels" hit the tongue appropriately for an AIPA. Overall, everything just seems so right for this beer, as an AIPA as an all around hoppy offering to please hopheads.

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Photo of dannycohen62
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jera1350
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jubes07
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gilgar
3.6/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jebrew
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Breaking Bud from Knee Deep Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 818 ratings.
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