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Crank Yanker IPA - Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery

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Crank Yanker IPACrank Yanker IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
47
awful

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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: indiapaleale on 01-11-2012)
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Comes in a cool 16 oz. can. Pours a lovely golden yellow with a substantial frothy head. Big hop aroma with fruity overtones. Mouthfeel is substantial with a nice pleasant carbonation on the tongue. Just enough light tasting malt to offset the huge hop hit. Grapefruit, pine, ginger notes dominate and the finish is crisp and dry due to the high alcohol content. One of my favorite beers. Always have some in the fridge.

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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orangey amber in the wine glass with plenty of head and a persistent carbonation on the tongue. A little barky and browned-biscuit tasting, but plenty of fruit. Some mango and pineapple with a lime peel finish. Moderately sweet and malty. Slight bitterness. Thoroughly drinkable, make that gulpable. Plenty of hop flavors but fruity and friendly. Maybe a little too friendly.

I'm sure that San Diego hop hipsters would scoff, but chomping crispy stuff and cheese and apples with the stars coming out at State Forest State Park in the north central mountains of Colorado, this tastes fine out of the can.

Well, I can't find who actually brews these beers, which always makes me wonder. In any case, it's perfectly drinkable and I would ignore the Bros review which seems to be another and stronger beer. From the 16 oz can purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

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3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can into a pint glass
no can dating

Thanks to fatbeats18 for sending this one over as an extra!

A: Pours a very hazy rusty golden color with 3 plus fingers width of light tan colored head. Head has very good retention before dissipating down, and leaves lots of thick lacing.

S: Very malty, some citrusy and floral hops. Not a lot going on here and hop characters are muted.

T: Malty like the nose, but hoppier than the aroma implied with citrus rind, floral characters, and some pine. Still malt forward, but better than I anticipated from the aroma.

M/D: Medium body, appropriately low carbonation, fairly smooth, drinkability is average.

O: Nothing special but definitely worth a try.

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3.55/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a medium frothy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary tropical fruits.

The flavor is sweet juicy fruits with some resiny piney hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, very sweet and fruity IPA. A little too sweet for me.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16oz can into a shaker pint

A – Comes out quite foamy, head is gigantic and off white. Settles in the glass, body is a dark orange haze.

S – Strong on the caramel malt notes, some orange and pint notes come through from the hops.

T – More sweet orange and citrus notes here, hops a pretty subdued.

M – Pretty thick for the style, carbonation seems to be on the low side. Not terribly easy to drink here.

O – Okay for the style, nice that it comes in the 16oz can but it's a lot to get through with how thick and sweet this one is.

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3.35/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from a 16oz tall boy into a pint glass

A - Explodes out of the can with foam everywhere. Once I get it in a glass it is a slightly hazy orange-gold with just a few light bubbles rising to an extremely rocky, 4-finger head.

S - In the glass, there is a fair amount of orange zest, spice and mango riding on a light caramel malt background.

T - Orange zest and caramel malt upfront. The body is more driven by caramel malt than I'd like with tropical hop notes playing second fiddle. Splash of mango and orange-soda hop notes as the beer passes over the back of the tongue leads to a slightly dry orange cream soda and caramel malt finish.

M - On the light side of medium bodied with light carbonation. Probably the worst aspect of the beer, this comes off as a macro that has been let sit out too long. Very little of that firm, chewy mouthfeel I look for in a well crafted American IPA. Head stays intact all the way down the glass and leaves behind copious amounts of soapy lacing.

Eddyline started out as Socorro Springs in New Mexico after a couple of New Mexico Tech graduates started a brewery. The brew pub was the only game in a college-driven town for local craft beer and business was good. For whatever reason, they decided to pull out and move operations up to Buena Vista in around 2011.

Not sure how this has worked out for them. I've always thought that their beers were mediocre at best, and that high sales of Pick Ax IPA (now Crank Yanker) were likely fueled by the college students and geologists at NMT. This only solidifies that. Crank Yanker is highly drinkable thanks to its orange soda like taste and light mouthfeel, but there really isn't that much there when stacked against real IPAs. It's nice that it comes in a can, and I would consider swing by the brewery if I'm ever in the area climbing peaks (I too have now migrated to Colorado). Still, I wish they had just stayed around Socorro.

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Crank Yanker IPA from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.