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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
riversideAK (5730) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Bright citrus nose pine dank minerally biscuit and pale malt base. Soft white sugar. Golden pour frothy white head lace. Bright citrus and floral hops dank underneath pale malt mild white sugar. Lingering chewy citrus and pine. Balanced solid IPA. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jake65 (2846) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Draft @ Drover’s Run. Merry friggin Christmas to me… who woulda thought the newly remodeled Jacques Spur (off Highway 95, 20 miles from Lewiston) had a top shelf beer selection?! Bright golden pour with a thick, creamy finger of white head. Tons of lacing for the entire shaker. Nose is somewhat muted, but in all fairness it was served a bit too cold. Citrus, tropical fruit, and floral hops. Sweet and enticing. The flavor is huge hoppy goodness. Citrus, tropical fruit, floral… just a hint of pine. A medium body and moderate bitterness. Great flavors. I had a couple pints with dinner and I am impressed. Bale Breaker is on the radar.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4759) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Can. Golden pour, with a white head. Grapefruit, bitter hops, a bit grassy, citrus, orange peel, and light malty sweetness. Pretty good, and pretty bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (8281) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
On tap at Seattle Winter Beer Festival 2014, pours a crystal clear golden with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of piney hops, along with some biscuity malt. Flavour brings out more of mineral water, piney hops, and dry biscuity malt. Very well-balanced, with a nice dry palate. Nice IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1890) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Can from mora..Nose is dank, grass, pine, spice..Taste is spice, grass, tropical fruits, light, very easy drinking..

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2905) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2014
12oz can in Seattle. Richer gold with solid foam. Another beer with a gorgeous aroma from Bale Breaker, very fresh and true to the flavor of the hops used. Balanced creamy body, very drinkable, crisp bitterness after fresh full hops. A proud PNW IPA, not the most outstanding brew I’ve tried but really tasty and hitting the right notes. Love it

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DinVT (22) - Vermont, USA - NOV 28, 2014
Outstanding citrusy American Pale Ale. First time, on tap, it was even more amazing, but now from a can it’s on slightly less so. Lacing was better on tap, and it may have been a tad less bitter. A great go-to beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OlyIPA (13) - - NOV 27, 2014
Nice for a canned beer. Fully bitter Hop flavor. Slight floral hop on the front. Overpowered by bitter on the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (11420) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2014
Keg at Pacific Brewing & Malting, Tacoma, 07/11/14. Clear golden amber with a moderate of white covering. Nose is juicy citrics, light floral, pine, tangerine, solid hop wafts. Taste comprises bitter grapefruit, pine, orange squash, straw. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive hop bitterness in the close. Solid IPA, blew the house beers out of the sky!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WillRunForBeer (1136) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Can from trade, thanks Michael! Pours copper gold with a big clingy white head. Aroma is grapefruit, tropical fruit, slight floral. Caramel and grapefruit sweet with grass bitterness.


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