Portland’s variant of this cooperative ale features distinct hops:
This IPA is a cross-border collaboration with Seattle’s Fremont Brewing, planned collaboratively and brewed by each brewery for our cities’ respective beer weeks. It’s named for the futuristic hops used…Azacca and Ella in ours [Breakside’s].
The brew looks very similar to Fremont’s version of the IPA, but its flavor diverges. Grassy, earthy hop notes give way to a mildly fruity sweetness. A citrus-y and spicy zing steals away the end. Overall, it’s balanced and unique.