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Ypsi Gypsi - Arbor Brewing Company

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80
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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.39%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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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jaidenjb

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -28%

10-14-2012 17:53:57 | More by jaidenjb
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StoutHunter

Michigan

2.63/5  rDev -24.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2012 03:40:21 | More by StoutHunter
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zeledonia

Minnesota

2.7/5  rDev -22.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2013 04:40:37 | More by zeledonia
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clager

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

04-04-2014 00:24:28 | More by clager
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shivtim

Georgia

2.79/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Got a bottle from Kalamazoo while visiting Michigan.
Poured into a pint. Clear straw/yellow. White head. Macro looking.
Nose is nice. Delicate hops balanced with malts. Bready / doughy. Almost like a hoppy yeast dough. Nice combination of smells.

Taste is a let down. Stale dry hops, artificial/metallic flavors. Watery. I wish this one tasted as good as it smells!

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 23:59:56 | More by shivtim
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DrIPA

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

01-06-2013 02:49:00 | More by DrIPA
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sblanton83

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

03-29-2014 23:36:57 | More by sblanton83
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MMBrew

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

07-14-2013 03:23:54 | More by MMBrew
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amalburg

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

05-01-2014 23:05:52 | More by amalburg
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MrBIP

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

09-25-2012 00:06:09 | More by MrBIP
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Mxsluis

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

06-08-2014 22:39:59 | More by Mxsluis
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FrankHammer

Michigan

3/5  rDev -13.5%

10-21-2013 15:49:34 | More by FrankHammer
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exzacly_beer

Michigan

3.1/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Was attracted to this beer by the label and title. Arbor Brewing Co. has a wide variety, which for some reason makes me skeptical. Overall, this is a pretty good beer. Pretty good. Sits nicely in the mouth, full body of yeasty flavors, round and interestingly balanced with good aftertaste.

Ypsi Gypsi would be a great beer for the adventurous.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 18:44:16 | More by exzacly_beer
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

10-03-2013 03:25:58 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

07-22-2013 18:33:52 | More by BlissJunkie
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JeffSK

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

06-11-2014 01:10:46 | More by JeffSK
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

08-18-2013 02:13:23 | More by drbenderdo
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.3/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 01:15:07 | More by WoodBrew
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kristen56

Michigan

3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Golden color, with orange/amber hints to it. Medium thick head. Scents of citrus are very apparent, as well as the hops coming through. The taste is citrusy and there is a strong aftertaste. Tastes a bit like nature, if that makes sense. A lot of carbonation.

I'm a big fan of IPAs, but on days when I want something still hoppy yet citrusy as well, I'll reach for one of these.

Serving type: on-tap

04-10-2014 19:12:55 | More by kristen56
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metter98

New York

3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 21:26:26 | More by metter98
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zonker17

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

03-05-2013 02:09:23 | More by zonker17
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Acuity

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

11-10-2012 19:33:57 | More by Acuity
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Drk93TT

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

08-05-2013 23:36:44 | More by Drk93TT
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JDizzle

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-24-2013 02:24:22 | More by JDizzle
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Slay40

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

05-20-2013 00:53:57 | More by Slay40
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Ypsi Gypsi from Arbor Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.