Breakaway IPA | American Brewing Company

Breakaway IPABreakaway IPA
BA SCORE
47.4%
Liked This Beer
3.61 w/ 135 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedDiamond on 12-27-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,770
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
135
Liked:
64
Avg:
3.61/5
pDev:
13.3%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 37
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of brentk56
3.73/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with a massive head; great stickage and webs of lace

Smell: Rather balanced, with a big bread and caramel aroma that buttresses a resinous piney/tropical fruit bitterness

Taste: The big malt bill comes through on the tastebuds, providing a bread and caramel layer; the hops hit by mid-palate, bringing a resinous piney character that is rounded out by tropical fruit that builds, after the swallow; there is also a bit of mint in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A bit underattenuated for my palate but certainly as big on the hops as one would expect given the region where this was brewed

Thanks, glkaiser (from the other site), for the opportunity

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a one-finger, tan head of bubbly foam. Nice retention and it left some sudsy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of orange peel and other tropical fruits. Some toast maltiness, too.

T - It taste of citrus and a good burnt toast maltiness. Good balance of sweet and bitterness.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice American IPA. I'm glad I got to try it.

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Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Some hockey fans out in the Seattle area I see.Poured into a standard pint glass a clear rich copper/bronze with a nicely defined one finger white head that left one good ring of lace as it settled pretty slowly.Alot of caramel and nutty malts in the nose wich is nice but in an IPA...not sure.There is a subtle piney note but it seems the malt profile is a little big.Somewhat sweet on the palate with caramel malts being really big,more nuttiness on top of that make the malt profile pretty damn good,the problem is the pine resin hop flavors are not quite as big as the malts.I like this beer but with such a big malt profile it's close to being a DIPA and the hops don't provide enough kick to overtake the malts.I do like this beer, it's just a little hop flavor deprived.The hop burps are better than the hop profile flavors.

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3.72/5  rDev +3%
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 TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Donkster46 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a very thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, floral hops and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of citrus and caramel sweetness. Then a strong but not over-powering earthy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a very solid IPA to drink for a long time.

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Photo of mactrail
3.42/5  rDev -5.3%
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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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwc215
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
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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4.5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of flagmantho
3.15/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: hazy orange body with a thin finger of ivory foam. Not bad.

Smell: big dose of biscuity, nutty malt aroma topped with some floral hops. Not bad, but it is not the aroma I expect from such a strong IPA.

Taste: big biscuity flavor. Again, floral hops are on the tongue. There's almost a corn-flavored aftertaste -- not my favorite, but really not *too* bad.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation. It's got the mouthfeel of a very solid IPA -- not bad.

Overall: it seems like this corny aftertaste is really getting to me. American's blonde ale did the same for me -- corny in a bad way. This beer at least has the hops to overcome this, but still it's not something I want to drink again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Uber tonight.

The beer pours something of a light copper color with pretty good head retention and lacing. The nose is a bit unusual in this beer, with the light sweet malt and moderate hoppy bitterness imparting something of baked apple aroma. The malt in this beer is pretty intriguing, and reminds me of various English ales I've had over the years (I could easily mistake this for a glass of Fuller's ESB). On the palate, this is astounding. It really tastes very much like a slightly hopped up version of the Fuller's ESB. That is, it has as an easy going, sturdy, sweet malt base, but with noticeable bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a pretty good, and fairly long, finish. Drinkability is pretty damn good, especially for the 7% abv. (according to the Uber menu).

Interesting stuff....

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of beertunes
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a semi-cloudy orange-amber color with about an inch of off-white head that had very good retention and lacing.

The aroma was very hop forward, much citrus, some pine and floral notes, with just a hint of malt sweetness in the background. On the tongue the hops explode across the taste buds, with just a bit of malt stickiness.

The body was nicely full, without being heavy. Drinkability is dangerously easy, having several will be easy to do. Overall, a top-notch brew. A must try when you see it and worth some effort to find.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a deep sluggish orange color with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: Bread and flowers pretty much sums it up

T: Flower bouquet with a big breadiness and some grains on the end, a medium bite from the hops on the medium to back end

M: A bit heavy and chewy, definitely not refreshing and easy to drink.

O: Average IPA

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Photo of Rutager
3.85/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy, deep gold-amber with half a finger of white head.

Smell. Caramel malts, yellow grapefruit rinds, pine and cedar and some tropical fruits.

Taste. Caramel malts and resinous, citrusy hops, some pine sap and a little tropical fruits. Bitter citrus rind finish.

Mouthfeel. Medium+ body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Nice and big west coast ipa. I'll buy it again.

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Photo of twelveinches
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of ccrida
4.44/5  rDev +23%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught at the Dog & Pony, Breakaway IPA (brewed up here in the sound, not FL) is pale auburn with a light off-white head leaving very light lace.

Smell is massive grapefruit, loving that, some caramel emerges as it warms.

Taste is big citrus hops, grapefruit, nice. A little phenolic, a touch of toast, but this one is all about the glory of NW hops.

Mouthfeel has an oily slickness, medium light bodied.

Drinkability is high. A pungent IPA, almost all hop flavor, just enough malt, but barely. The all hops and minimal malt taste/body IPA is not for everyone, but it's by far my preference, and this one nails it. Loving this. Seek out.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Breakaway IPA from American Brewing Company
Beer rating: 47.4% out of 100 with 135 ratings
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