Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Braudog (6377) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2016
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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)
donandres (370) - , Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
Overrall: Very good aroma, but lacks the matching taste of good india pale ales
KansaiBeerLvrs (4656) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - JAN 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BuckeyeBoy (6091) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
KyotoLefty (9388) - Kyoto, JAPAN - DEC 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Huge dank citrus nose, candy. Great hops. Deep golden color. Big Mosaic and Citra flavors, lemon, grapefruit, dank. Well balanced, delicious IPA.
rxeight (2620) - Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can dated Aug31 2015. So not the freshest. But that’s all I got. Subtile hop aroma. Taste is slight hops. Biscuity. Lots of back end bitterness. Ok.
Ed5388 (3222) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can from HBT trade. Pours a hazy honey color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of dank citrus, armpits, grapefruit, and honey malt. Taste of dank pine and citrus zest, grass, tangerines, honey, and grain. Some medicinal notes in there as well. Solid overall, but aroma is the big winner here for me!
chriszfat (84) - Lake stevens, Washington, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great hoppy aroma. Pours light golden on tap at lj’s bistro. Have had several times before at brewery also. Bale breaker beers are very hop forward. This one has nice citrus finish and dry hopped. Solid one.