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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Our flagship IPA is a well-balanced yet aggressive West Coast IPA that showcases Yakima Valley hops at their finest. Late additions of Simcoe®, Citra®, Ahtanum™, and Mosaic® give this beer its complex citrus, fruity, and floral aroma and flavor. Named for a unique piece of farm equipment that removes hop vines from the trellis during the annual hop harvest, Topcutter IPA delivers loads of hoppiness all year long. - See more at: http://www.balebreaker.com/beer/detail.html?varietyid=1#sthash.4gWdeMkF.dpuf


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (4798) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
Can (12 oz) at home. From kcherney, thanks! Clear golden with a medium persistent white head leaving good lacing. Aroma is piney hops forward, never too harsh, along grapefruits, floral hops, honeyed cereals and mild perfumy presence. Taste is slightly sweet with loads of piney hops again, a lean but nicely honeyed malt backbone, floral presence and mild bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Oily mouthfeel. Resinous but never harsh finish. Moderate duration of the aftertaste. I like this beer a lot, it’s not groundbreaking on any aspect but it’s so well balanced, easy drinking and quenching that it could very well be one of my go-to IPA for the summer if it was available in my area. Really nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2096) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 25, 2016
Can from Bottleworks. Pours clear orange with some initial frothy head and lots of clumpy lacing. Nose is fruity and floral. Flavours of grapefruit, mango, pine. Taste medium bitter light sweet. Full sticky body with lively carbonation and a very juicy finish. So good!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thomassp (1) - OSLO, NORWAY - FEB 23, 2016 does not count
Hoppy and fresh with a taste of grapefruit and pine. Nice mouthfeel and well balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thepatrickman (557) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
Glad to get the chance to try this. It’s such a logical idea to make a beer in the Yakima Valley that showcases all the great hops grown there, and this does a great job of that. This is a great combination of some of the world’s great hops. It goes down really easily, and if I could get it often I’d drink it often.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1698) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2016
12 oz can obtained through Tavour. Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA pours an hazy darker amber brew. The head is about a quarter inch of white foam. there is clear active carbonation. Aroma is Slightly musty pine hops with little herbal elements as well. Taste is initially sharp with good and bright acidity, pine hops come through towards the mid and again at the end. Medium malt. Body is lively and on the thinner end of the spectrum. a really nice IPA.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (6181) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Can. Golden, slightly pale, clear. Thin but firm top. Assertive nose. Drinks with a full-frontal assault of acid on the palate. Borders on the vegetal side with so much bud ... (#6103, 1/18/2016)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
donandres (265) - , Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2016
12 ounce can poured into wine glass Appearance: Light orange with medium head some lacing Aroma: Big smell of hops Taste: Can be improve to match the arroma Mouth feel: Overrall: Very good aroma, but lacks the matching taste of good india pale ales

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (4005) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2016
Thanks goes out to my buddy Miles for hooking me up with this Top Cutter IPA from Bale Breaker Brewing Co. A lovely light honey colored with a juicy hop bouquet featuring prickly pear and luscious tropical fruit notes (passionfruit & guava). Fairly full bodied with a sedate raspy carbonation which seems to say "OK boys let’s scrape this tongue clean for the flavor explosion". The taste is sweet fruity hop notes with a mild bitter bite. Very nicely balanced aromatic IPA. This is definitely my kind of IPA big on hops, tons of flavor but the bitterness doesn’t hit you like a slap in the face.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1333) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2016
12 oz. can. Drinking this, while staying with family in Yakima. In the land of hops, it’s ironic that, up until this company showed, up, good Yakima-based brews were damn near impossible to come by. Typically, I can find sixers of this with a month, or less, of age on them. This has an extremely citrusy hop aroma. There’s not much else, aroma wise, but shit -- that hop profile is simply pleasant. The citrus bitterness is so fresh, and prickly on my tongue. Bits of slightly toasted bread kick in. The texture is rather mild, that is - not too carbonated, and definitely not close to flat. Citrusy goodness is dominating here. Definitely smelling and tasting the cannabis. Overall, this is one of my favorite IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4998) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2015
12oz can pours out clear crisp golden topped with a white head. nose is great hop tropical fruit citrus and a nice bread malt. Taste is great lots of fruity hops a nice bitterness with a light caramel malt.


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