Breakaway IPA | American Brewing Company

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Breakaway IPABreakaway IPA
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3.62/5
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136 Ratings
Breakaway IPABreakaway IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
American Brewing Company
Washington, United States
americanbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 12-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#36,240
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
136
pDev:
12.98%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a semi-murky dark copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Some lace followed here and there, somewhat stringy, yet messy.
The aroma had a fairly nice blend of sweet caramel/toffee malts, bready to biscuit-like qualities and a grapefruit pulpy to almost pureed sort of jamminess to it.
The flavor was mostly sweet running through the prior noted aromas fairly nice and structured. Mild aftertaste of the biscuit/bready notes along with the malts and a touch of the grapefruit sweetness.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt on par. Lingering bitterness with some harshness hits the texture appropriately like a West Coast styled IPA should. Expected harsh bitterness on the finish with that caramel/toffee malty smoothness.
Overall, as a West Coast styled IPA this is quite good when fresh. But please note: do not drink these aged, seriously. Thanks to all who understand.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BellinghamBiker
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oidmoe
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AdamSkylar
3.98/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours copper-tinted amber with a thin creamy head that leaves lacing.

The smell is of citrus (grapefruit) and pine with some caramel.

The taste is of citrus/grapefruit and pine/resin. Caramel weaves in and out. Grapefruit and caramel in the finish, along with some alcohol warmth.

The feel is creamy - hits medium-bodied.

Overall, a nice interpretation of a traditional American IPA.

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Photo of drone
2.05/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of bombventure
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mmmwolf
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

At Trace in Seattle. Decent, maltier than I prefer but still good.

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Photo of mactrail
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Attractive dark amber brew with a fine-grained white foam in the Affligem chalice. Citrusy aroma. Plentiful carbonation and a sharp touch of acidity on the tongue. An orangey flavor with the bitter peel on the rampage.

Some malty sweetness. Robust flavor and a long bitter burn. This is a big-hop brew for the IPA fan. Lots of bitterness coming and going. The price is hard to complain about-- $3.54 for the 22 oz bottle at Haggens Market in Burlington.

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Photo of BuzzFee
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy deep golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation and significant amounts of copper highlights. The beer has a three finger tall sudsy foamy light tan head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of caramel and bready malts with light to moderate aromas of pine and herbal hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of caramel and bready malts with a light to moderate amount of caramel/brown sugar sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of herbal/medicinal and pine hops which imparts a moderate amount of hoppy bitterness which lingers through the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly watery in the finish.

O: An enjoyable IPA though a little more malt forward than I generally want mine to be - I like the hops flavors and aromas here but the malt provides a little more initial sweetness than I like. Not overly aggressive in the bitterness but definitely finishes with some bitterness.

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Photo of Malone47
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JCMattson
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pianoguy
3.86/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz

Pours a brown copper body with a very nice 1 inch fluffy "surface of the moon" type head, good lacing

Smell is mainly an earthy malt , somewhat pronounced.

Taste is malt up front,a touch of hop, then back to the malt with a slightly bitter finish

Feel is full and even

Overall an interesting beer. More malt forward then most IPA's . But very tasty! (not to mention the 7.2 ABV) I would have this one again. Bet it tastes great on tap.

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Photo of bcsbeer
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SkyyNapalm
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Svingjo
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a dark copper colour with a finger thick tan head that has some staying power. A very mild nose. I couldn't get much maybe a bit of malt that's it. Was expecting some hoppiness but nothing to be found. Much more malt forward than I was expecting. There is some hop bitterness but it reminds me more of an English IPA with a more earthy flavour. Wish there was a bit more on the nose to complete this beer but other than that quite tasty.

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Photo of SierraFlight
3.35/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Moose90
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rfagre0103
3.56/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Breakaway IPA from American Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 136 ratings