Ground Breaker Brewing Reviews




j12601
3.3
Ground Breaker Pom Pale
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber soft fruit on the nose, a hint of orange and fruit. Medium bodied, softly sweet, a bit of fruit, soft honey tones, a bit of sticky rice and malt. Gentle citrus into the finish. Slow bitterness.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

j12601
3.2
Ground Breaker Witch’s Brew
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed pink lemonade color, with a thin white head. A bit of burnt plastic on the nose, soft lime and berries. Honey has that plastic note that some less than good meads get some time. Medium bodied, soft berries and lime, plastic isn’t as noticeable here, but something lurks in the background. Decent enough, but that nose is distracting from what would otherwise be a nice soft fruity lime and honey thing.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

j12601
3
Ground Breaker Beauty
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep cola brown with some copper and cherry highlights with a medium sized tan head. Roast and cocoa on the nose, soft floral tones. Medium bodied, gentle tartness and funkiness, soft burnt cocoa notes. Cherries and odd fruit, bakers cocoa bitterness. Odd tangy notes here, picking up some plastic or vinyl off flavors. Slow yeast and cocoa on the finish.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

j12601
3.7
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange with a medium sized white head. Soft citrus on the nose, a bit of musk and earth, nutty and orange. Medium bodied, earthy hops, pine and resinous. Slow earthy bitterness into the finish, toast. Smooth and easy drinking.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

j12601
3.6
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep cola brown with a medium sized tan head. Roast, cocoa, chocolate on the nose, a bit of dark fruit. Estery yeast and a bit of fruit. Medium bodied, soft roast and toast, a bit of yeast. Soft toast, a bit of sweetness. Cocoa, chocolate, roast, stone fruit. Holds up well.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

j12601
3.4
Ground Breaker / Hi Wheel Higher Ground
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Soft spices on the nose, lime and lime zest. Medium bodied, sweet and soda like, spice and heat show up in the background. Zesty lime cuts through it, but that pepper heat lurks on the finish. Like a spicy lime soda.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

j12601
3.5
Ground Breaker Olallie
On tap at the brewery. Pours a fairly clear pink hued amber with a medium sized white head. Soft berries on the nose, a bit floral. Medium bodied, soft fruit, a bit of berry. Slow fruit into the finish, soft bitterness.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

j12601
3.6
Ground Breaker Route 20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed orange amber with a medium sized white head. Soft toast, a bit of sorghum or buckwheat on the nose, something odd. A bit of citrus and orange. Medium bodied, soft wheat and toast, earthy citrus. Slow bitterness into the finish, toast, soft bitterness.
Thursday, July 13, 2017

dnstone
2.6
Ground Breaker Pom Pale
Deep copper color with white head. Floral aroma. Bitter to tart, baking soda flavors. Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

dnstone
3.4
Ground Breaker Tepache Ace
Pours a beautiful opaque orange golden with hints of suds for head. Sweet and sour aroma. Pineapple sweet and sour tartness...like a pineapple juice with a tart edge and light carbonation. Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

dnstone
3.2
Ground Breaker Eastside Olallie
Pours an intense ruby color with pink head. Light floral botanical aroma. Tart floral rose intense flavor. Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

dnstone
2.8
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
Copper color with a white head. Light floral hop aroma. Earthy floral flavor, with an off bitter to tart baking soda finish. Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

dnstone
2.2
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Deep copper color with off white head. Deep roasted flavor with an off tart bitter finish. Roasted aroma. Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

dnstone
3.1
Ground Breaker Experiment Ale Series: Coffee Pale Ale
Pours a golden color with sudsy white head. Coffee aroma. Light malty flavor with a touch of tartness and a nice coffee overtone. Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

dnstone
3.4
Ground Breaker Olallie
Ruby copper color with sudsy off white head. Rose water aroma. Light Belgian like yeast and fruity notes with a defined rose character. Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

dnstone
2.8
Ground Breaker Pale Ale
Pours golden with a slight haze and nice sudsy off white head. Nice pine hop aroma. Dry with a pine hop character then turns a bitter and tart off flavor finish. Notes: on tap at he brewery, Portland visit May 17
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

mcberko
2.3
Ground Breaker Olallie
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is very grainy, not really bringing out the floral or fruity ingredients. Flavour reveals the blackberries and rose hips in about equal proportion, with a very dry earthy, grainy body. Not very pleasant.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

DuffMan
3.1
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Bottle, shared with Parksy and others. Tawny medium brown hue, off white head that fades fairly quickly. Sweet nutty profile, with thin bready, papery malts underlying. As a gluten-free offering, this has its charms.
Monday, May 1, 2017

drfabulous
3
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
16 ounce can at tapas place. A bit of a muddled not too hoppy fruit forward too malty IPA.
Saturday, March 18, 2017

pinkzambia
2.8
Ground Breaker Olallie
Can @ Kahootz: Clear reddish purple color with a pink head. Interesting aroma f strawberry. Smooth flavor and not offensive, but it also doesn’t taste like beer :)
Thursday, February 9, 2017

TaktikMTL
3.6
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Spruce Creek Provisions (Kittery, ME) au coût de 3,50$. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes. Apparence: La couleur est orangée voilée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’une mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’orange avec une pointe de pin. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’orange en arrière goût. (Rating #7224)
Friday, January 27, 2017

Sledutah
3
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
12oz can picked up at Huckleberry’s
Pours slightly cloudy dark golden with a small off-white head, light lacing. Aroma of wet straw, citrus and oranges. Flavor is herbal, grassy, grapefruit and pine
Ok, but I wouldn’t want it again

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

marcus
3.5
Ground Breaker Experiment Ale Series: Fresh Hop Pale Ale - 2014 Cascade
On tap at Cap Tap. Pours bright gold with a nice white head and a fresh hop aroma. There is a slightly bitter pale malt flavor with a citrus finish.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

teamsale
3.1
Ground Breaker Heyday
Bomber pours a highly carbonated hazy light orange with a one finger frothy sand head and sticky lacing. Aroma is pear, citrus, hay. Flavor is primarily citrus but is average at best. Medium bitterness, minimal sweetness, lasting bitter aftertaste.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016

bpreo
3.1
Ground Breaker Dark Ale
Flat! Free! Sampled at the 2016 McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival, November 4th, 2016.
Saturday, November 5, 2016

teamsale
2.6
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
Bomber pours a hazy and highly carbonated dark gold with a frothy two finger sand head and good lacing. Aroma is pine floral medicine. Flavor is a little disappointing with metallic notes sprinkled over fairly bland bitter medicine. There are some decent flavors way down underneath, but you have to go through crap to get to them. The aftertaste is better than the taste itself and the bitterness level is a nice medium.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

5000
3
Ground Breaker Experiment Ale Series: Stone Fruit Ale
Bottle:   Comes across as a slightly less sweetened Apricot Ale.   Light bitterness, and very little in the way of fruitiness.   Moderate body and mouthfeel, little head and lacing.   Nothing off, but a light example of a Fruit Ale.   Didn’t really get any cherries, but the Apricot and/or Peach was faint.   Tiz okay, but needed more UMPH as far as I am concerned.


Saturday, October 1, 2016

5000
3.5
Harvester Experiment Ale Series: Timwit
Bottle:   Hazy straw, moderate foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Soft wheaty nose, subtle spices, seems like maybe clove, corriander, and surprisingly lavendar.   Similar spices on the tongue, fairly bright, feels wheaty too.   Has a touch of soapiness, perhaps because of the spice combination?   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Clean finish, spices linger, body feels wheaty.   Not sure how close this is supposed to be to a Witbier, as its a bit off, but its unique in other aspects.   Not half bad!


Friday, September 30, 2016

jtclockwork
3.1
Ground Breaker Heyday
Bottle - pours orange gold white head - nose/taste of sweet malts, florals, orange peel and citrus - medium body
Friday, September 16, 2016

RobBestwick
3.4
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
Bottle. Sharp grapefruit aroma. Medium bronze in colour with a very small head. Moderate carbonation. Citrus flavours - mainly grapefruit and a touch of lemon zest. A touch of malts are noticeable in the background. Medium bodied. Long bitter hop finish. Good IPA in my opinion, despite the lowish ratings.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

tightslice
2.7
Ground Breaker IPA No. 5
Can from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is pine, pine cleaner. Taste is all pine with little-to-no malt backbone. Funny sour-ish malt / finish. Drain cleaner.
Sunday, September 11, 2016

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 3, 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 2, 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 8, 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 6, 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