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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Old school meets new school in this fresh approach to the classic IPA. At 50 IBU’s and 6.7% ABV, Breaking Bud features the restrained bitterness and alcohol of a classic IPA with newer tropical fruit hop flavors and aromas of Mosaic. Also in the hop mix are Simcoe and CTZ, creating layers of mango, passion fruit, pine and dank. A malt bill with a pinch of crystal malt and a hefty dose of flaked wheat keeps the beer crisp while adding flavor complexity. Cheers to the past, present and future!

Specifications:
Category – American IPA
ABV – 6.5%
IBU’s - 50

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oobawa (1488) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Solid IPA, a nice mixture of piney west coast IBU strength with some northeast tropical hop friendliness. Grapefruit, pineapple, mango and berry sit on top of a toasted grain sweetness, then roll into a citrus-tinged conifer back end, blending pinecones and pepper with a dank undertone. Pour is good, coming out slightly hazed with a sizeable head and ample lace. Dank tropical citrus nose begs for attention. Good texture, great overall IPA.

3.6
b3shine (8925) - Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2017
Draft to tulip. Looks good; a slightly hazy golden orange with thin white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells and tastes of fruity and piney hops with a moderately bittersweet backbone. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied. Enjoyable.

3.7
nickel (1113) - UKRAINE - AUG 13, 2017
Aroma: pines and citrus. Moderate intensity Taste: crisp piney flavor is dominant. Citrus and malty sweetness in the background. Good piney ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.8
kurtkramer77 (2) - - AUG 12, 2017 does not count
Poured from a can that was packaged on 7/12/17, so quite fresh. Sampled from a tulip glass. Light copper and crystal clear on on the visual. Very fine, lace head. After a few minutes of rest, robust tropical fruit, subtle honey and grass on the nose. Sip is smooth with tropical fruits again with a long smooth finish. Top 20 IPAs I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
Iznogud (3895) - CROATIA - AUG 10, 2017
Canned, 473 ml, from Park Plaza Liquor & Deli, Prescott. Bit cloudy, almost clear yellow with white head. Dank, cats piss, some fruit, pine. Resinous with lasting bitter finish. Quite dry. Medium bodied. Good one.

3.9
jonno (2790) - JAPAN - AUG 7, 2017
LOVE THEM or hate them, hoppy beers are all the rage these days. The popularity of the IPA (India Pale Ale) style exploded in the late 2000s as brewers uncovered a nearly insatiable demand from self-proclaimed “hop heads” for more varieties and blends of hops. But what exactly are hops, why are they used, and why do beer drinkers who generally dislike bitterness still owe them respect?

3.3
TBone (17676) - Pori, FINLAND - AUG 3, 2017
Bottled from Texas
Had it during the finale episode of Breaking Bad. Slightly hazy yellow colour, small white head. Tropical fruits and gasoline in the nose. Fruity flavour has pineapple, pine, gooseberry and grass. Short fruity finish. Quite simple and typical American oIPA. Bought it 5 months earlier, still Ok,

2.9
thedm (6214) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2017
This draft brew from a restaurant was served at a cool temperature and poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized bubbles that were very quickly diminishing and left behind transparent yellow orange colored body and a poor lacing. The weak aroma was mild hop. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a lingering citrus aftertaste. The ok flavor contained notes of citrus and hops. A decent one that I would consider buying again.

3.8
beer-yum (1756) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 21, 2017
Alluring tropical aroma in a crystal gold pour. Hop forward balance with a laid back fruity body and a dry bitter finish. An interesting (and awfully tasty) variation on the style (and probably better than my rating to be honest). Will look to try side-by-side with some of my other benchmarks/favourites soon.

4
goreilly44 (1) - Walnut Creek, California, USA - JUL 20, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2017 I really enjoyed this beer. It’s very hoppy but incredibly smooth with a citrus pop right at the forefront of your sip. It’s a pretty strong beer but such an easy drink that easily allows you to forget the alcohol content level. I have suggested this beer to multiple people that enjoy IPA’s but want to slowly get involved in the fruit forward brewing that is Cali. This is the first beer to try that truly is simple but exemplifies the beginners beer for the citric IPA.


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