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Breakside India Golden Ale

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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.82/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
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Formerly a collaboration with Ninkasi Brewing. IGA highlights the route that lots of new hop bombs are headed: light in body, lighter in color, and HUGE in citrus flavor and aroma. India Golden Ale or "I.G.A." is a showcase for two relatively new hops, Mosaic and Eldorado. Mosaic gives the beer a bright mix of stonefruit and tropical flavors along with a big piney backbone. Eldorados are fruity and soften the finish. Breakside keeps the malt bill incredibly simple to allow the hops to take center stage in this elegant and beguiling beer. 8.1% ABV 60 IBU malts: 2 Row, British Munich hops: Mosaic, Eldorado, Chinook


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1685) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 10, 2015
Pours clear orange lots of foamy head and tons of lacing. Nose is floral and some pine. Flavours are mango, light fruit, some grapefruit and pine. Taste med bitter light sweet. Medium body, bit light for the style, with a lasting bitterness to the finish. Nice effort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (3251) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 15, 2015
On tap at breakside pub Portland. Pours out a crisp golden topped with a white head. Nose is pine citrus tropical fruit and a nice malt. Taste is as the nose with a great hop mix tropical fruit and some caramel malts.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 3, 2015
I really love this double IPA. It has a heavy floral aroma but just the right amount in the flavor. Flowers, citrus and herbs exude from start to finish. Malt flavors are rich and they provide the perfect backbone (not too much to obscure the hops, though). Overall, it’s a clean, aromatic and perfectly bittered impy IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 2, 2015
Cloudy amber gold,small white head.Acetic almost sour fruity nose.palate of piney, fruity citrus hops, medium finish. Not a fan !!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
C_Rich77 (6) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
Very drinkable and nice on the palate. But be wary of the high alcohol content. It can hit pretty hard!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (957) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy bright yellow. Peach and apricot aroma. Fruity, glowing, sweet taste. Average carb and light body with a rich resin in the feel. Awesome.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1935) - - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy orange/gold with a thin fluffy white head. Aroma is orange, honey and leafy hops. Taste is very similar. Veritable citrus explosion. Great juicy mouthfeel with a light prickly carb. Awesome.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014
Large frothy white head atop a slightly cloud, highly carbonated golden body. Nose of orange peel, mildly resiny. Very sweet, some pine resin with a full citrus finish. Nice flavour balance with a subdued alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AmEricanbrew (6231) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bomber. Clear amber color with lasting ivory head. Dank, earthy, spicy, cannabis bud, citrusy aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Nice spicy, earthy, dank, grassy hoppy flavors with a big lightly dry malt base____very good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fcjack1 (223) - Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bomber from Tacoma CO-OP. Pours a little darker Amber color. Thin white head. Scent is citrus and hops. Tate is nice and hoppy. A little piney. Pretty good.


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