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Ypsi Gypsi - Arbor Brewing Company

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arbor Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jeremyd365 on 08-08-2012)
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Reviews by jeremyd365:
Photo of jeremyd365
3.83/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy orangey amber with a solid thick off-white head. Smell is citrus but overall pretty weak, even with my nose right up in its business. Mouthfeel is solid--medium bodied with the bitterness coming through. Taste is a very subtle pale, with the hops pleasant but not too strong. Overall a nice pale ale.

jeremyd365, Aug 09, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.3/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Ypsi Gypsi is ok...I think the bottle I'm part-taking in is a bit over primed. The color was clear copper with bubbly white head that is leaving a nice ring lace. The smell is more malty than hoppy. The taste is starts crisp then malty, then bitter. The mouthfeel is medium in body with big carbonation. Overall it was ok...not crazy about it.

WoodBrew, Dec 23, 2012
Photo of zonker17
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

zonker17, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of Acuity
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Acuity, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of DrIPA
3/5  rDev -15%

DrIPA, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Rostie
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

Rostie, Feb 01, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.46/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy amber yellow in color. It poured with a finger high off white head that has good retention oroperties and consistently left a shirt head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of caramel malts and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that it tastes malty but the caramel flavors don't shine through. Notes of citrusy hops are present, and these contribute a light amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is very balanced between the malts and hops.

metter98, Jun 28, 2014
Photo of EL48823
4/5  rDev +13.3%

EL48823, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of StoutHunter
2.63/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I picked up a bottle of Arbor's Ypsi Gypsi a couple days ago for $1.69 at The Lager Mill. Arbor Brewing company is pretty solid, so when I saw a newly bottled beer from them at the store I thought I should give it a try, so lets see how it goes. No visible bottling date, but I know it's fairly fresh. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A- I really like the label on this beer, the artwork is nicely done and it's pretty eye catching, no problem with that. It poured a really hazy golden color that took on a nice orange hue when held to the light with three fingers worth of fluffy white head that died down to a thick ring that stayed till the end and left some nice rings of lacing. This beer looks good, it's a little cloudy for the style, but the head and lacing is really nice.

S- The aroma starts off with a decent amount of malts have a lower amount of medium sweetness and impart some bready, grainy, and cracker like aromas followed by a slight plastic like aroma that felt out of place. Up next comes the hops which smell pretty citrusy along with some light floral aromas that show up more on the finish. The aroma was ok but that plastic aroma seemed unnecessary, that made it pretty average,

T- The flavor seems to be somewhat similar and it starts off with the malts that have a lower amount of sweetness and impart a grainy and cracker like flavor. Up next comes the hops which seem to be earthy with some slight citrus and floral flavors mixed in as well. Towards the end comes some lighter plastic like flavors with a slightly higher amount of medium bitterness and it had a grainy, earthy and a plastic like aftertaste. The flavor was a little below average, it was going in the right direction for an American Pale Ale, but the plastic flavors really hurt the taste of this beer.

M- Not that smooth, crisp, slightly dry, on the lighter side of being medium bodied, with a pretty high amount of prickly carbonation. The mouthfeel wasn't that good, it could have been smoother and the high amount of prickly carbonation really hurt it.

Overall I didn't really care for this beer and I thought it was a below average example of the style, it just had too many problems to be a good American Pale Ale. This beer didn't have great drinkability, between the prickly carbonation and the off flavors it didn't go down smooth and one is enough for me. What I liked most about this beer was the appearance, it looked pretty nice in my pint glass, but unfortunately that was the highlight of this beer. What I liked least about this beer was the plastic aspect and the prickly carbonation, those were the downfall of this beer. I might try this beer again to see if this was an off bottle, but I'm not very motivated to buy another one anytime soon and I wouldn't recommend this to anyone looking for a good American Pale Ale. All in all I was disappointed in this beer, Arbor is pretty solid, but this was a major let down, I expected much more from this brewery, better luck next time guys, this beer was a miss. So far this is my least favorite beer from Arbor Brewing company.

StoutHunter, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Cevasic9
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Cevasic9, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of sblanton83
3/5  rDev -15%

sblanton83, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of MMBrew
3/5  rDev -15%

MMBrew, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.58/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: goldish orange color. pretty hazy. huge off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a lacing on the top and sides

Smell: hops, not sure what kind. good maltiness

Taste: hops mainly citrus but some other ones in the mix. pale malts. maybe some toastiness

Mouthfeel: fairly light. some bitterness

Overall: good middle of the road pale ale. not the best i have ever had but not bad.

SportsandJorts, Jul 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Drk93TT, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

TasteTester, Aug 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

JDizzle, May 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

jaidenjb, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of waston
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

waston, Sep 18, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

DrunkinYogi, Jun 18, 2013
Photo of vermilcj
4/5  rDev +13.3%

vermilcj, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of zeledonia
2.7/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Picked this up on a trip to Ann Arbor. My first beer from Arbor. Tasted 11 November 2013.

Pours a clear medium orange amber. The clarity reveals a few bubbles rising up. 1.5 fingers of off-white head, dense and foamy. Great retention, loads of lacing.

Smell is rather dull. It's a mix of mildly sweet caramel malts with a very herbal, grassy hop aroma. The hops definitely dominate. It's fine, just not all that interesting.

Taste revelas what I dislike about many pale ales and IPAs. To me, it feels under-malted and over-bittered. It's got a potent hop acidity that brings little but bitter, and it's empty underneath that, providing no support or balance. It's everything I don't like about this kind of beer, and little that I do like about it.

Feel is pretty nice. Medium-bodied, fluffy carbonation My favorite part of the beer.

An odd mixed bag. The feel and appearance are really nice, but the smell and taste are not. On balance, beer needs to taste good, and this one doesn't.

zeledonia, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Paul_Apsley, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

TylerCole, Aug 08, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15%

amalburg, May 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

mobilarz85, Sep 13, 2013
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Ypsi Gypsi from Arbor Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.