Style: American IPA

ABV: 6.5 IBU: 50

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 19
Mouthfeel: 4

Knee Deep Brewing Company Breaking Bud

What the brewers say

“Breaking Bud features the restrained bitterness and alcohol of a classic IPA with newer tropical fruit hops flavors and aromas. Mosaic. Simcoe, and CTZ create layers of mango, passion fruit, pine, and dank. A pinch of crystal malt and a hefty dose of flaked wheat keep the beer crisp while adding flavor complexity.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Clean piney resinous notes with some bright lemon citrus beneath. Hints of candy-like malt. While it doesn’t beat you over the head with aroma, the aroma is fairly big.”

Flavor: “Well-balanced pine-forward IPA with some light lemon character and light toasted and bready malt notes supporting. Medium body with a balanced bitter finish that has some fruity notes.”

Overall: “A really good American-style IPA. It has none of the fancy, fruity shenanigans but just a straightforward bitter, clean, piney hops profile. Everything comes together and persists nicely on the swallow.”



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