maekchu (4184) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 17, 2018
Tap at Breakside on Dekum. Nose of caramel, tropical fruit, and some citrus zest. Medium dark gold, with thick lace. Flavors of caramel, slightly dank hops, citrus (fairly concentrated), and a light metallic note in the finish. Medium body. Good.... but more or less a standard sort of IPA. The regular Breakside IPA (tasted side by side with this one) offers more richness and complexity. bb (9916) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 3, 2018
Bottle. Hazy amber beer with a cream head. Nice tropical fruit aroma. Tropical fruit and light earthy flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and light citrus linger with light earth. PhillyCraft (8323) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2018
Tap, pours a golden brown with medium head. Notes of old grapefruit, wood, cardboard, semi sweet malt, and pine. Light to medium bodied.
Not sure why this is rated so high...nevermind, it’s distributed well.
Braudog (6945) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2018
Bottle. Golden color, nice body, good fizz, good head. Rich, oily aroma ... thick with dank hoppy aromatics. This drinks with a big, acidic flavor, but with an easy-going mouthfeel. Very nice. (#6910, 1/2018) DenverLogan (1324) - North Bend, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2018
The 22 oz bottle I'm tasting says 6.2% "Five Fresh Northwest Hops Tropical, Nuanced North of Refreshing." Pours gold with head and lace. Aroma of straw hops, pale malt, pine, grapefruit, citrus zest. Medium carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of grains, pale malt, straw hops, hay, wood, citrus rind. Overall rich, flavorful, both citrus hop bitterness and malt sweetness in a potent and intriguing combination.
Votisek (17) - San Jose, California, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Not sure if this one used to be made better or if I was really drunk last time I had it, but not so great. Beer is drinkable, but lacks much palette or balance.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone bytemesis (9633) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours crystal clear golden, large creamy white head, dissipates slowly, nice lacing. Aroma of pine and grapefruit, some cardboard and caramel. Flavor is light plus sweet, light plus bitter. Medium body. MNAle (242) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2017
Pine and citrus aroma. Not too strong, but at a nice level. Slightly hazy, mostly clear amber. 1/2 inch bubbly white head, receding slowly. Moderate to thin feel. Mild initial taste, citrus, transitioning to citrus and pine in the middle and finish. A bit of a mineral taste, but not objectionable at all. Moderately bitter finish. Nice, but not outstanding, IPA. Chadhami (206) - - NOV 11, 2017
Visiting Portland and found our way to the breakaway. Really good IPA, smooth, not too bitter. Quick3Beers (1564) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 7, 2017
Pours a coppery amber from a bottle, white head dissipates but leaves some lacing. Big dank grapefruit aroma, some pine notes as well. Flavor is a bit of a letdown, quickly turning those aromas into a watery flatness. Good beer.