Style: IPA

ABV: 6.3 IBU: 74.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Breakside Brewery Breakside IPA

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What the brewers say

“Classic craft beer of the Pacific Northwest. Notes of evergreen, citrus, and tropical fruit.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Juicy fruit salad with mango, pineapple, slight earth, pine, and perhaps a little toffee. Very slight cooked egg aroma. As it starts to warm there is a bit of garlic note and the egg note dissipates.”

Flavor: “Tropical fruit up front, a little garlic, and herbal, oregano-esque notes. Slight malt sweetness with hints of caramel. Definitive bitterness, but not at all harsh. Rich hops flavor with pine and low garlic notes upfront and a nice bitterness that extends into the aftertaste but doesn’t continue to grow—it fades nicely. Medium sweetness at the end rounds out the sip. I really enjoy the balanced finish.”

Overall: “Moderate bitterness and balanced sweetness are set against grapefruit and mild garlic notes. A solid, reliable IPA that I’d be happy to drink any day of the week. Easy drinking, light, and perfectly refreshing—it’s well suited for outdoor activities in warmer weather. The beer opens up and improves as it warms.”

What our editors thought



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