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Da Yoopers - Rocky Mountain Brewing

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94
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18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.49
pDev: 10.47%
Wants: 18
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
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Rocky Mountain Brewing
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emmasdad on 09-30-2010)
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Photo of bstyle
5/5  rDev +11.4%

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5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of crobinso
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of Adamostella
5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of rye726
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow, have been trying to get a hold of this beer for a long time. Glad I finally had a chance to try it. And believe me, I had several pints once I finally did. Wish I could have got a growler. Pours a really pretty deep red with a pink head. Nose has fresh cherries and a nice crust component. As does the taste. Drinks well, nicely carbonated.

Photo of Hemi
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had this at the GABF last year. This beer has got to be the best replica towards a cherry pie flavored beer that anyone has every attempted. While some beer critics may question whether it really should be as high as I rate it I have to say I have never had a beer taste like a high quality cherry pie, crust and all. This brewery is the Willy Wonka of all breweries and this is one of my favorite beers. And I'm an IPA enthusiast.

Photo of claytong
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

wow. not expecting this from rocky mountain.

appearance - ruby red, minor head, dies quick and no lacing.

smell - sugary. cherries. nice.

taste - wow. syrup thickness. sugar goodness. tasty. something sessionable, something sipping all in one.

mouthfeel - while being so sugary it is yet so drinkable a minor miracle.

Photo of Schmittymack
4.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I believe Dan Carey of New Glarus might have some competition in the fruit beer category as Duane has hit one out of the park here. Pours a reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma of cherries, brown sugar, and more cherries. Taste knocked me for a loop; slightly tart, like drinking cherry pie. I could do several of these. Hope Duane keeps brewing this on at least a semi-regular basis.

Photo of Mora2000
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this growler of a beer I have heard a lot about.

The beer pours an electric, bright red color with a few white bubbles, but no real head to speak of. The aroma is awesome. I get a lot of syrupy cherry notes in the aroma, as well as a little bit of cinnamon. The flavor tastes almost exactly like cherry pie. I get a ton of sweet, syrupy cherries as well as some bready malt, vanilla and cinnamon notes. The fruit flavor in the beer is amazingly fresh tasting. Medium, syrupy mouthfeel and low carbonation. An outstanding fruit beer.

Photo of iatethecloudsfor
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of chicano4craft
4.45/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to phillyswear for sharing this gem. Poured from growler into snifter.

Pours a real lively red with little white head. No lacing. A great looking beer.

Tons of cherries in the nose. Very sweet and syrupy with an unexpected cinnamon element. Smells like cherry pie. It was hard to stop smelling this beer and get to the tasting.

Wow! Taste like cherry pie with a really light crust. It's in your face sweet but the cinnamon acts as a good distraction. It seems to balance out the syrupy feel a bit. Real good fruit beer.

Mouthfeel is good. As I said, it is a bit syrupy but still easy to drink.

Overall I was super impressed with this one. One of the best fruit beers I've ever had.

Photo of emmasdad
4.38/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

To start off, I know cherry beers have been done before, and often (New Glarus) done quite well. This one, however, blew me away. This one pours a hazy ruby with a small tight white head. Aromas of juicy red cherries, brown sugar and almonds. The flavor here is amazing, like liquid cherry pie. Lightly tart, I could drink a lot of this one.

Photo of AgentZero
4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler from phillyswear, much appreciated.

A - Growler opened with no hiss, beer poured flat with just a touch of white head that bubbled up to a ring for a second before fading to nothing.

S - Nose is full of rich, sweet cherries.

T - This tastes a lot like cherry pie filling. Cherries are neither aritificial nore medicinal. Very pleasant to drink with really good taste for what it is. Very sweet.

M - Mouthfeel is actually fine, carbonation came a little bit as the beer warmed up. Lighter side of medium bodied, syrupy.

O - Good beer for a cherry beer. As far as fruit beers and cherry beers go this is quite good and easy to drink.

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler generously shared by Mike (AgentZero). Served in a tulip of some sort.

A - Growler didn't give off much of a hiss when it was opened, but it was also filled right to the brim. A hard pour yields a late-rising thin white foam that dissipates quickly. Spotty lace lingers as the beer is consumed. Transparent dark red body.

S - Smells like cherry pie. Graham cracker crust, sugary notes, and tons of authentic cherry aroma - avoids smelling fake or medicinal as many cherry beers tend to do.

T - Sweet cherry pie, lightly tart, sugary pie crust. Fairly sweet, but fruity tartness balances things out enough to keep it from becoming cloying. More of a 4.25, so I've fudged the numbers a bit.

M - Nice sticky cherry pie texture, with plenty of residual sugars and light tartness. Lower carbonation, medium body, and no obvious alcohol.

D - Reminds me a lot of New Glarus Belgian Red or Selins' Grove Phoenix Kriek. Great stuff, although a few more bubbles would help. I'll try to find this on-tap if I'm ever in Denver.

Photo of gueuzer
3.93/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Courtesy of phillyswear. Thanks again for sharing.

App- Bright ruby with no head. Some white foam and/or lacing would have killed it.

Sm- Sweet cherries and a small amount of spice lurking in the background.

Ta- Tastes like it smells. The cherry is just so vibrant its amazing. The cinnamon is left lingering afterwards and really helps to cut the sweetness.

Dr- Pretty .sweet, not sure if I could do a whole pint.

Ov- Find myself comparing this to Belgian Red and liking this more

Photo of ehammond1
3.68/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Growler

Acquired via trade
Thanks, quirkzoo!

A clear, dark, beautiful red throughout with nearly no visibile carbonation. This pours like deep, rich cherry juice with just the faintest hint of bubbly.

The aroma is extremely muted at colder temperatures though opens up significantly when at room temperature: a vibrant blast of cherry, both skin and flesh, along with a hint of cracker or graham.

The flavor is similar, with genuine, juicy cherry flavor from start to finish without much else. There's a touch of a medicinal quality as well, though I think that may be accentuated due to the lack of carbonation.

The mouthfeel is nearly full in body with basically no carbonation. I think this beer would really be much better with lively carbonation.

Authentic and tasty cherry beer though hurt by a lack of carbonation. This reminds me of New Glarus fruit beers, and that's always a compliment.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.33/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler pour shared by ehammond1 at DarthKostrizer’s place.

Pours a clear cranberry red with no head and no lacing. Smell is very subtle with cherry juice, cherries, and slight cinnamon aromas. Taste is of cherry juice and sour cherries. This beer has a low level of carbonation with a pretty flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer based on the taste alone. I bet this one would be quite awesome if the carbonation level was increased.

Da Yoopers from Rocky Mountain Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.