Ground Breaker Brewing Reviews




vyvvy
3.5
Ground Breaker Experiment Ale Series: Coffee Pale Ale
Pours clear golden with a white head. The aroma had smooth coffee, chocolate and pale malt. It has a medium smooth body with very light smooth carbonation. The taste has milk chocolate, coffee, richness, boys and is very smooth. Well made.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

vyvvy
3
Ground Breaker Smoked Citrus
Pours clear golden with a white head. It has a medium body with modest carbonation. The taste has meaty smoke, citrus hops, some tropical notes and astringency. Weird. Not sure what I think of it.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

vyvvy
3
Ground Breaker Tomato Basil Olallie
Pours reddish bronze with an off white head. The aroma has smoked tomatoes and basil, so weird. It has a medium body with light carbonation. The taste starts with rich Verizon of the aroma and then gets sharp and astringent on the finish. Interesting, but didn’t work for me.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

vyvvy
3.5
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
Pours clear golden with a white head. The aroma has fruity hops, citrus and funky malt, but that’s expected. Good but different. It has a medium smooth body with light carbonation. The taste has citrus, berries, crispness and O’s very clean. Doesn’t really taste gluten free. Will done.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

altonbrownd
2.9
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Bottle bought in Seaside, OR. Toasty nose, of wheat and spices. Taste is toasty, malts, caramel. Creamy texture. A bit watery the whole thing.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

altonbrownd
3
Ground Breaker Experiment Ale Series: St. Denny Dubbel
Bottle in Seaside, OR. Dark body with slight head. Nose is toasty, caramel and malts. Taste is caramel, malts and sweet. A bit bland and basic but enjoyable.
Thursday, July 21, 2016

KyotoLefty
3.2
Ground Breaker Olallie
Tap at Beer Cellar Sapporo. Pale red-orage with lace. Nose of roses, mint, hibiscus. Fruity and spicy. Nicely fruity flavor, like cranberry. Astringent finish of herbs and spiuces. Crisp and summery. Not all that beery, but ok.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

bookman10
1
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
In my zeal to try as many WA and OR beers as possible during a recent trip, I made the mistake of ordering this swill. Awful, just plain awful.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Marheb
3.4
Ground Breaker Pale Ale
(Bouteille): Agrumes, aspect floral et profil céréalier miellé et épicé. Un profil intéressant, on est pas trop loin d’une APA classique.
Friday, June 24, 2016

Marheb
3.3
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
(Bouteille): Beaucoup de petits fruits regroupés autours des raisins secs, bleuets et mûres. En bouche c’est pas si mal avec un aspect sirupeux malgré la légèreté. Des notes de noisettes et d’érables accompagnent le bouquet fruité.
Friday, June 24, 2016

slowrunner77
2.7
Ground Breaker 7th Ave Saison
grain forward saison that smells and tastes a little musty and peppery. Hints of citrus fruit. Pretty boring overall, though. Nice try, but a one timer for me.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

slowrunner77
2.8
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
light pine and citrus notes, a little maltier nose and flavor than I like with a weird aftertaste. Not quite bad, but not great either.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

fiulijn
4
Ground Breaker Roll Up Series #1: Imperial IPA (IIPA)
Tasting at Matt’s
Cloudy Amber color. It’s a bit on the sweet side, but it blends well with the fruity juicy hops, a bit resiny, balances, full bodied, it doesn’t even taste like a gluten free, excellent beer.

Friday, June 03, 2016

mcberko
2.8
Ground Breaker Roll Up Series #1: Imperial IPA (IIPA)
650mL bottle, pours a hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma is very earthy and spicy in the hop department, with lots of scorched grainy notes. Flavour is quite sweet, with caramel malts, syrup, and resinous hops. Fairly spicy and toasty finish. It’s a bizarre one. Pretty decent for what it is I guess, but not exactly pleasant.
Monday, May 02, 2016

ClubGonzo
2.1
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Bottle. Pours a hazy nut brown body with a small off-white head. Nose is yellow pea mush, nuts, biscuits, grains and hints of dusty cardboard and cola nut. Taste is nuts, yellow peas, stale buttery notes, rubber hose, biscuits and hints of dusty cardboard, cocoa and sawdust. Oxidized, and weird. Just weird.
Friday, April 08, 2016

Marheb
3.2
Ground Breaker Olallie
(Cannette): Un liquide rosé qui voit sa mousse fondre subitement. Des mures, un sucre vanillé et des houblons terreux. En bouche, le sorghum s’élève avec l’aspect fruité pas très loin derrière. Pas si mal.
Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Arve_Christian
3.5
Ground Breaker Luella Belgian Pale Ale
On bottle at Sandar Bryghus. Clean golden color- some foam. Medium high aroma intensity; svovel( like Asparges when you takena piss) , fruitiness , hops. Medium body & complexity . Good bitterness and balance. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, March 26, 2016

Meilby
3
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Bottle 650ml @ Bakgåreden Både &, Kristiansand
Pours clear brown with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, nuts, beans, caramel, licorice and hint of floral. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long nutty and caramel finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Marheb
2.8
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
(Cannette): Jus de papaye, lichee et bleuet, assez particulier. Au goût, ça me rappelle les Mr. Freeze bleus. Je ne finirai pas mon verre.
Monday, March 14, 2016

gunnfryd
3.3
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Bakgården Både & 081215. Red amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hop, caramel. Flavour is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, nuts, chocolate. Medium body. OK beer.
Monday, March 07, 2016

yngwie
3.3
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Bottle, 22oz, at Både&. It’s a reddish brown beer with a finger thick light beige head. The aroma is nutty and lightly woody, with some berry hints, roasted notes and some dusty, chocolate hints. It’s full bodied, nicely carbonated and rather dry. Roasted malts, some chocolate and caramel, hints of coffee and nuts, with a faint bready touch. Lasting finish. A bit low on the hops this one, but quite decent anyway. Some bean-like notes all the way, in a nice way. 160227
Saturday, February 27, 2016

luttonm
3.2
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
22oz in Seattle. Malty clear amber brown. Very small head. minty mild hop, sweet grains, a little syrupy and cloying. A bit of bittering funk, some yeast residuals if you pour it all. It grew on me, but not nearly the tastiest GF IPA I’ve had. Body nor flavor. But drinkable.
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Inbreak
1.8
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
04.02.2016, 0,65l bottle sampled @ local tasting:
Nice slightly fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is strange dry roasted, weeds, roasted grain, paint, cardboard, burnt caramel, grass, medicine, something strange floral. Taste is kind of sour-ish dry roasted, weeds, plastics, roasted grain, medicine, minerals, paint, bark, paper. Medium bitterness, harsh watery mouthfeel. Crap!

Thursday, February 04, 2016

slowrunner77
2.6
Ground Breaker Olallie
Not a big fan of this one. Purplish pour with pinkish white head. I like what they were going for with the berry & florals, but the underlying beer is off. Sweet n sour, an unwanted tang.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

slowrunner77
3.2
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
About on par with the pale, quality wise. Good for g free, ok overall. Caramel nuts chocolate in the nose and flavor. Sweet and roasty.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

slowrunner77
3.2
Ground Breaker Pale Ale
Bottle: still has the odd sweetness and hint of tart in many g free beers, but better and fresher hops than most I’ve had. Floral aroma, with hints of citrus and pine in the taste. Slightly over carbonated.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

Beer5000
3.2
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
650 ml bottle @ Bakgården Både &. Clear amber body with a nice, big tan head. Moderate aroma of dark malt, chocolate, roast and nuts. Flavor is quite smooth and balanced, sweet, dark, roasted malt, milk chocolate, coffee, nuts and medium bitterness. Medium body and decent aftertaste. Way too expensive here in Norway, sure a decent brew but not really that special.
Monday, December 14, 2015

seehaferb23
3.9
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
This is a pretty damn good/well balanced beer. Hard to tell its a gluten free beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, December 02, 2015

bpreo
4
Ground Breaker Experiment Ale Series: Squash Ale
One of the best of the night. Great earthy flavors. Sampled at the 4th annual McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival, November 13th, 2015.
Saturday, November 14, 2015

Arve_Christian
3.6
Ground Breaker Pale Ale
On bottle at Sandar Brewhouse. Golden color, good foam. Medium aroma intensity ; hops, tropical fruit, citrus and good fruitiness. Medium body & complexity. Good bitterness & balance. Enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, November 07, 2015

aleksander9
2
Ground Breaker IPA No. 4
Golden with white head. Moldy basement, lentils and earthy. Dry, floral, boiled vegetables and very hoppy finish. Overall: As a joke it’s quite funny.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

aleksander9
2.6
Ground Breaker Pale Ale
Pale with small white head. Citrus, floral and caramel. High carbonation. Sweet, fruity, citrus and light yeast finish. Overall: good taste. Too much carbonation.
Thursday, October 29, 2015

bhensonb
1.6
Ground Breaker Experiment Ale Series: Squash Ale
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours dark copper with a dark beige head. Odd musty aroma that seems to have chocolate. Med body or so. It’s spicy, but very veg. No chocolate. This has been kept in a frig, so it shouldn’t have "turned". Definitely not a fan.
Friday, October 16, 2015

nealblind
1.5
Ground Breaker Experiment Ale Series: Fresh Hop Pale Ale - 2013 Meridian
Clear gold pour. Aroma pefume bubble gum. Tastes rubbing alcohol thin. Skip.
Monday, October 12, 2015

mjg74
3.1
Ground Breaker Olallie
Can from LifeSource. Bright pinkish ruby in color. Sweet fruity notes with a little tartness. Almost vinous in quality. Tart fruit flavors. Some graininess. Bitter finish. I don’t think it’s hop though. Decent fruit beer. Good for a gluten free beer.
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

vyvvy
3.5
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
On tap at the brewpub - Pours reddish brown with an off-white head. The aroma has nuttiness, horehound candy and root veggies. It has a medium crisp body with light sharp carbonation. The flavor has an umami character along with some light red fruits, chestnuts and some medicinal notes. The finish is a bit sweeter. Pretty tasty.
Friday, September 18, 2015

vyvvy
3.5
Ground Breaker Pale Ale
On tap at the brewpub - pour pale clear yellow with a white head. The aroma has pale malt, stone nectar fruit and other fruitiness. It has a medium / light body with a low amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with dry malt, dry stone fruit and juicy. The finish adds some piney hops. Good for the gluten free beers.
Friday, September 18, 2015

vyvvy
3.5
Ground Breaker Ground Cherry
On tap at the brewpub - the beer pours hazy yellow with a white head. The aroma has weird mushiness and cherries pits. It has a medium crisp body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with pale malt, earth / wood, cherry pits and paper. The finish is pretty rustic. Good.
Friday, September 18, 2015

vyvvy
3.5
Ground Breaker Peach IPA
On tap at the brewpub - Pours hazy yellow orange with a white head. The aroma has heavy heavy peach and a light medicinal note. It has a medium crisp body with some light carbonation. The flavor starts with zest, peaches, pepper and fall leaves. The finish has pine, grapefruit, light sulfur paper and the grain profile I’m not used to (but best for gluten free). Nice one here.
Friday, September 18, 2015

vyvvy
3.7
Ground Breaker YPA
On tap at the brewpub - the beer pours hazy yellow / orange with a white head. The aroma has peaches, herbs, tropical fruit and pale malt. It has a medium crisp body with semi-sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with pine, citrus, grapefruit, light toast and some zest. The finish is very zesty and hoppy. Quite nice,
Friday, September 18, 2015

vyvvy
3.3
Ground Breaker Olallie
On tap at the brewpub - Pours reddish amber with a white head. The aroma has berries is pretty astringent, has a butter side and a weird graininess that I can’t really get the right words for, but significantly better than other gluten free beers out there. It has a medium crisp body with prickly carbonation. The flavor starts with the graininess, spice, paper and wood. The finish has dried berries. Interesting.
Friday, September 18, 2015

vyvvy
3.5
Ground Breaker Roll Up Series #2: Cancellation
On tap at the brewpub - Pours clear golden / yellow with a white head. The aroma has graininess, is pretty fruity and has a fruit flesh aspect to it. It has a light crisp body with some prickly carbonation. The flavor is pretty peppery, has a weird mix of berries, is a bit medicinal and has a malt profile that is very unique. The finish is on the astringent side and continues with the dry berry flavor. Very interesting. Would love to revisit.
Friday, September 18, 2015

Sarlacc83
3.5
Ground Breaker Pale Ale
Tap at the brewpub. A: Cloudy gold, thin white head. N: Pine, earth, grapefruit, and lime. T: Bitter with a fair hit of umami. Touch sweet as well. M: Light body, crisp carbonation. O: A clean and refreshing pale ale. I think it stands up well to SNPA, in point of fact - despite being fairly different in ideal.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Sarlacc83
3.6
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Tap at the brewpub. A: Mahogany body, creme head. N: Chestnuts, lentils, earth, cocoa, a hint of smoke, coffee, and char. T: Bitter and sweet in medium proportions. M: Medium body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: Unique dark ale. The non-malts work here to create a deep burned coffee profile. I would be interested to have people try it blind.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Sarlacc83
3.2
Ground Breaker Ground Cherry
Tap at Ground Breaker A: Cloudy copper, thin white head. N: Lemon, cracker, pine, earth, and plenty of ground up cherry pit/wood. T: Medium tartness and a fair hint of umami. M: Light body, no alcohol, soft carbonation. O: Solid beer. Tart and tasty, but leaves a little bit to be desired in comparison to the rest of the lineup.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Sarlacc83
3.7
Ground Breaker Roll Up Series #2: Cancellation
Tap at Ground Breaker A: Clear gold color, thin white head. N: Thistle, lemon, kaffir leaf, goji berries, lime, and heaps upon heaps of leaves. T: Tart, sweet. M: Light body, crisp carbonation. O: I can’t think of a more "Portland beer" than gluten free with this many local adjuncts. But what’s really crazy to me is that it’s a pretty damn fine beer. What could have been a foraging experience turns into a fine quaff.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Sarlacc83
3.6
Ground Breaker YPA
Tap at Ground Breaker A: Cloudy amber color, thin white head, N: Green tea, cracker, pine, earth, and agave. T: Bitter and sweet in medium proportions. M: Medium body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: Spiffy pale ale. The yaupon adds a very distinctive element that I enjoyed. Fun beer; very different.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Sarlacc83
3.7
Ground Breaker Peach IPA
Tap at Ground Breaker. A: Cloudy gold, thin white head. N: Peach, grapefruit rind, lemon zest, pine, earth and leafiness. T: Lightly tart, a good bit bitter. M: Medium body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: A fun experiment that works out better than I expected. It’s almost like drinking Peche N Brett mixed with an IPA, but not quite like that, since you know, it actually works.
Monday, September 14, 2015

Sarlacc83
3.6
Ground Breaker Olallie
Tap at Ground Breaker. A: Clean red body with a thin white head. N: Blackberry, cherry, rosehip, cracker, lemon zest, and green tea. T: Lightly tart, goodly sweet. M: Light body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol presence. O: Tasty beer. Good fruit and tea mixture. Fun to describe, too.
Monday, September 14, 2015

stevoj
3.1
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
Can from On the Fly Gasmart. Gluten free, good, IPA, middle of the road, but still better than some macro IPAs. Silky texture, hoppy, fruity notes, hops take over in the taste, but whatever grain they used as a replacement accounts for the slippery feel and slightly sour malt nature.
Wednesday, September 02, 2015