Ground Breaker Brewing Reviews




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

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 7, 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 4, 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 2, 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 7, 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