Breaking Bud | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.15/5
Exceptional
892 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,633
Reviews:
175
Ratings:
892
pDev:
7.23%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
313
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 892 |  Reviews: 175
Photo of RaulMondesi
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You know how some people say, “it is what it is”? Like the phrase or not, that is what Breaking Bud is down the line for the Raul man. Hello west coast hop bomb that is what it is. Not up there with Pliny, yet not down there with fill in the blank. Like my first foray into S&M, it is what it is.

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Photo of dgeebs07
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

A nice IPA not overly hoppy but pleasant
color - golden straw head that quickly fades
smell - slight malt. hoppy cirtus and evegreen
taste - citrus hops with fade to nice minty evergreen finish some malt sweetness to balance out
feel: medium
overall and excellent beer

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Photo of Frank_Castle
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of timmy2b
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
3.62/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of entenduintransit
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beginner2
3.76/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

In reviewing the summary of BA ratings, these guys have figured out how to use hops successfully... but not necessarily to my tastes. Breaking Bud has 50 IBU which exceeds what I ordinarily will purchase. But I'm glad I've been exposed to this brewery and it's always telling to taste a cash cow. And 885 BA ratings in less than 3 years is an accomplishment.

Looks like a normal AIPA. It has the fruity fragrance figured out, nice balance. But I lose that in the Taste, too bitter after a few sips of refreshment. And the bitter lingers in the mouth. Of all the AIPAs I've Had (and I'm around 100), it would surprise me if I've had more than 20% more than once. And Breaking Bud is not one I'd have again.

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Photo of DAS30
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gsquared12
4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bdel34
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pencible
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: This poured a hazy gold with some white head.
S: It smelled like fresh grapefruit and apricot and green mango, with some lemon zest and wild honey malt.
T: It tasted like grapefruit and bitter resin, with some unripe apricot and green mango. It had a clean bitter aftertaste.
M: It was oily with some carbonation. Nice slick body.
D: This was a strong IPA with delicious scent and crisp taste. The body was solid and the finish was smooth, so it was easy to drink. Not top tier but still a great brew.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JzBeerlover913
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Extremely clear, mildly aromatic IPA out of Auburn CA. At only 50 IBU, this IPA is so balanced with the citrusy/slightly piney notes that come from the hops. GABF 2016 Bronze Winner! Must try.

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Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear honey colored with a lasting white head.

The aroma is an absolute blast of pine and citrus. Seriously you could just sit and sniff all day, it's so appealing and enticing.

Flavor is full, primarily dank hops and pine, with nice solid bitterness and clean finish. Tasty and wonderful, on the short list of top regular IPAs. Regularly purchased and kept in rotation.

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Photo of hophugger
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of larryrestuccia
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Comes in a clear gold color with a huge foamy white head. Resides to a soapy cap that leaves sheets of lacing.

The aroma is hoppy, dank; orange peel, yellow grapefruit, underripe blueberry, pine, honey, dankness.

Big pop upfront of lemon, orange, and grapefruit. Bittersweet, mostly peel and zest. Bright and sharp. Hints of blueberry lead to dry and dank finish with some pine needle and weed. Crackery malt with hints of honey. Tons of lingering orange peel. Some hop bitterness upfront, but mostly ends massively dry.

The mouthfeel is seemingly light but not watery. Crisp carbonation, with a dry finish. Ridiculously drinkable. Drinks like hoppy soda.

Overall, a really good hoppy, dank West Coast IPA. A crisp and clean easy-slugger, but full of flavor. I love it.

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Photo of cbdouglass
3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mildly bitter, very smooth. Great with Mexican food.

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Photo of Whipplesnapplez
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GratefulNole
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Orny18
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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Breaking Bud from Knee Deep Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 892 ratings
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