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IPA - Yakima Craft Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
good

32 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 32
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.89%
Wants: 10
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yakima Craft Brewing Co. visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 02-05-2009)
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Reviews by jeffjeff1:
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jeffjeff1

California

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My parents picked this up for me while they were in Washington.

Appearance- golden amber color, pretty thin head with good head retention

Smell- citrus hops

Taste- citrus hops, balanced flavor, slightly bitter finish

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- pretty good, I would like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2011 23:56:46 | More by jeffjeff1
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

05-21-2014 15:20:56 | More by Metaltildeath
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-19-2014 22:00:32 | More by Erik-P
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Braz

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-10-2014 06:46:40 | More by Braz
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BVukelich

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I rarely give the same score across the board but this beer was very 3.5 to me. I have to agree with the user rating over the Bros score. Very average IPA. On draft, poured a yellowish-orange color with bright white head. Minimal head. Not much aroma. Thin viscosity, almost watery. Less than avg carbonation, decent lace. Hoppy like most WC IPAs but unfortunately nothing special. I would drink again if someone was buying but wouldn't go out of my way for another.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2014 23:16:14 | More by BVukelich
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-30-2014 02:19:09 | More by mdaschaf
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

11-23-2013 07:48:40 | More by rab53
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sukwonee

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.3%

11-01-2013 01:37:09 | More by sukwonee
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ssteakley

Washington

3.54/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a solid IPA, the smell is short but the taste is long. Will not be disappointed buying this one. Short of Great but a solid Yakima Brew. The have the all the hops just down the street so My bet is soon this will be tweaked to be one of the best in the State of Washington for sure.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 01:52:56 | More by ssteakley
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Fresh bomber into a teku glass.

Pours a very dark copper / almost red color with a very big foamy white head. The smell has a lot of tropical hop notes to it but its not in your face sweet either. Very very nice. Oh wow, the taste is terrific! Hops are very prominent (but not dominating!) but so are the malts. It's like a blend of tropical fruits and piney hops. Makes a sort of tobacco character that i really dig. Real easy to drink but the only drawback is the mouthfeel is a bit light.

Overall Yakima Craft Brewing killed the taste here. grab a bottle asap!

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2013 15:56:31 | More by Axnjxn
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-30-2013 03:23:16 | More by Hopmodium
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da_beers

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

06-29-2013 00:51:30 | More by da_beers
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Sokool

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

06-03-2013 06:59:24 | More by Sokool
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weerezboy

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

03-14-2013 03:47:02 | More by weerezboy
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rby3iii


3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-26-2012 04:01:07 | More by rby3iii
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piclee

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

03-17-2012 05:55:13 | More by piclee
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PerHops

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured this one from a bomber, no bottling date. This looks like an incredible IPA. Brilliant color, lots of carbonation and beautiful head retention and lacing. The nose was very disappointing. Almost no hops present. This could be due to age, but I bought it from a store that I would guess has a pretty good amount of turnover. Lots of caramel on the nose and some earthiness with the faintest hint of citrus. The taste was better than the nose. I do get a little bit of orange and tropical fruit, but still less than I hoped. Lots of caramel, followed by a semi dry, pleasantly bitter, earthy finish. The drinkability of this one is a high point. Great level of carbonation and nice, full bodied mouthfeel. Overall, I would have to say this is a little better than an average IPA. With all the good things I've heard about this beer, I would have to guess it was not a very fresh bottle. I would try this again, simply because I want it to be better than it was.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 00:51:16 | More by PerHops
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-17-2012 17:09:39 | More by strongaf
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up the 22oz in Spokane.

A - Pours a cloudy, medium orange with a thin cream-colored head. Good retention and lacing.

S - Oranges, melon, sweet malts.

T - Very citrusy - oranges mostly. Slight carmel malts.

D - Lover carbonation, average body. A touch on the sweet side.

O - Average and pretty mild tasting.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 05:58:14 | More by HuskyinPDX
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twelveinches

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

12-02-2011 06:57:55 | More by twelveinches
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beefandbean22

Washington

4/5  rDev +9%

11-23-2011 19:37:43 | More by beefandbean22
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Applebee's... I wish more family restaurants had stuff like this!

Bronze with a slightly off-white head, good retention, slight lace.

Aroma is quite piny, with plenty of tropical fruit and a bit of grapefruit rind.

Flavour has a lot of grassy hops with pine, rind, papaya and a hint of pepper. Slightly grainy biscuit is backed by a solid bitterness.

Moderate body has a light hop acidity.

A nice drinker, with a big mix of hops.

Looking back on the reviews... the Bros were spot on with the tobacco flavour. Apparently they really enjoyed it, but it didn't really work for me. Taste is subjective... give it a try!

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2011 03:54:48 | More by Derek
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Bfarr

Washington

4.55/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Hazy orange amber big tan foamy/frothy head with good retention and lacing. Earthy, pepper, and citrus aromas. Earthy citrus with hints of pepper and mint with a nice caramel balance and nice hop bitter lingering. Mouthfeel is creamy but a little watery.

A nice showcase of a lot of hop flavors. It's not overhopped but still has a nice moderately strong hoppy bitterness.The only weakness was the mouthfeel finishes a bit thin. This is definitely a great tasting IPA worth revisiting

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2010 23:42:55 | More by Bfarr
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.93/5  rDev +34.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume III, Issue II:

Slightly bronzed amber color. Oh yeah, we are looking at a hoppy beer, as there is a faint haze and the head drops a web-like lace on the glass. Fruity, minty hop aroma: Suggestions of mango and passion fruit, evergreen and eucalyptus, all fill the nostrils. Smooth medium body. Mildly coarse hop bitterness slowly plows over the palate; nice bite as it cuts through the malt quickly, like any good PNW IPA will. Yeah, there is malt here, and it's sturdy enough to hold this beer together with quick smatterings of toasted grain. Wow, some serious hopping, with a roller coaster ride from the bitterness to a thick underbelly of fruitiness, to more spicy, minty, citric and tobacco flavors. Of course, some of that fruitiness is probably coming from the slowly warming alcohol. Finishes bitter, leaning toward dry.

Damn, where have you been all of this time. Seriously, hunt this beer down. Mind blowing, from a hop lover's perspective.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 12:56:10 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Spikester

Oregon

4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber with all the head you could want. Plentiful lacings. Aroma was mild citrus hops, some pine. Taste is resinous hop bitterness with a luscious fruit undertone. A bit of dark leather as well. Keep in mind I bought a growler fill (2) at the brewery so the beer was very fresh. I purchased a couple of bottled bombers of different styles and was fairly disappointed with those other beers. They were out of the bottled IPA so the growler fills were to my benefit it seems. The IPA brought to mind a California beer brewed in Healdsburg whose initials are PTE. I kid you not. So my advice is visit the brewery in Yakima if you are able and get a fill of a very tasty beer.

Serving type: growler

08-20-2010 06:56:32 | More by Spikester
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IPA from Yakima Craft Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.