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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
81
good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
47
awful

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 15.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

mtbdonn, Feb 27, 2014
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1.86/5  rDev -47.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Clear pale amber, thin lacing

SMELL: Earthy, musty, peppery, woody, fallen apricots, vegetal

TASTE: Wet, orange pith, chalky, vegetal, earthy, funky, wet pile of dead leaves, astringent finish

You'd expect a 7.8-percent, 75-IBU can of IPA with “go big” and “epic malt, epic hops” on the label to be all that. Not the case here. This is an extremely unbalanced beer with some of the oddest malt and hop flavors in recent years. Nothing works. Our palates are left disappointed, confused and ruined.

BeerAdvocate, Jun 29, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

Beaver13, Jun 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

juicebox, Aug 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

buyyourfreedom, Feb 11, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very small off white head quickly dies into a decent lacing above a clear honey copper colored beer.

Citrus hops blends with a light caramel, grainy to bready malt aroma.

Resembles the aroma with citrus hops and a light caramel to grain malts taste.

A light dryish aftertaste with a bit of the sourish citrus hops hanging around on this medium bodied beer.

A good tasting but to light on the hops for a quality IPA,this seems more like a pale ale, but still very drinkable.

LXIXME, Sep 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +40.4%

RJV13, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

jtnord, Aug 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

pagesofphotographs, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

LotsofLupulin, Oct 26, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I just saw this in a very well priced liquor store on special and I had to give it a try. A six pack of 16 ouncers for 9 bucks was just too much of a deal to pass up.

-Aroma: was incredibly strong and I could tell that this was very much from the citrus hop realm and probably pretty malty as well given the sweetness. Last of orange and grapefruit with a touch of pine. The aroma lasted almost the entire beer. Very impressive

-Appearance: Almost red ale like and its easy to see that there is much malt is in there. Its very well filtered and easy to see through, which is fine, though I prefer cloudier IPAs if its not Firestone. The head was decent enough for my preference, but nothing too impressive or overdone.

-Taste: This was where I was most impressed. Being a fan of hoppy, citrus, and semi-sweet IPAs, this was just was the bartender ordered. The Orange was very pronounced along with the Grapefruit and a stinging pine flavors. The flavor seemed a little too malted at times, but the sweetness seemed to be blended enough with the sourness of the citrus hops not to make it a too malty...speaking of sour, this was a nice surprise in this brew and reminded me a bit of Asher's organic IPAs. Ultimately, the taste reminded of a somewhat sour and fairly malty version of Firestone IPA.

-Mouth Feel: Surprising heavy and syrupy for an IPA, but it made it feel a bit like an imperial which is good if you like imperials, though it might be too much if you're looking for more of a standard IPA. The flavor stayed in the thickness so it worked out pretty well.

-Overall: Very impressive and I keep an eye out for more specials on this ale. 16 ounces of this very high quality IPA is more than a bargain at low prices. If you like citrus IPAs, this is an excellent choice.

Jrhockney, Feb 20, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

Jayschool, Oct 16, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought from Morgan's in Denver, CO

Poured into a pint glass and paired with some Indian food.

A&S: Lively transparent copper colored beer. White foamy head with large bubbles speckled throughout. Admittedly my nose is a little stuffy (will make edits if need be in a few days), but the main elements of the aroma are spicy & piney hops with a touch of citrus, with sweet malts. Hints of alcohol.

T&M: Nothing unpredictable about the taste of this beer. Pretty much all of it's characteristics were foreshadowed in the smell. One standout element is a prevailing malty backbone, not dissimilar to a less intense 90 minute. Medium carbonation, on the lower side of medium bodied.

Overall: I think I like this one a tad bit more then their pale. Both beers are quite good (good quanities of hops and very drinkable). I like this company, nothing super special about them but the two beers I have had thus far have been solid for their styles. I like their labels and their 16oz cans also. I would have to respectfully disagree with the bros on this beers rating, found the product to be well-balanced and decent.

minterro, Sep 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Canada_Dan, Dec 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.7%

crobinso, Jul 14, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +33.4%

TrentRundell33, Sep 06, 2012
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3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

zac16125, Jun 25, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint notes of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy sudsy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, and pine hops with some lighter notes of caramel malts with a touch of sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel malts with just a light amount of sweetness (which fades pretty quickly). That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, and pine hops which impart a moderate amount of pithy bitterness which fades fairly quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery and light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Not the most successful blend of malts and hops in my opinion (a little too malty/sweet and a strange blend of hops). It was a beer my brother-in-law brought back from his trip to Denver and it had a great smell - it was not difficult to drink and hides the alcohol well. I could have a couple but I do not find it overly successful as a brew.

dbrauneis, Oct 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Nizzle913, Dec 28, 2012
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3.52/5  rDev -1.1%

rkarimi, Jul 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.4%

beerrooster, Jul 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

barryjg, Jun 19, 2014
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Crank Yanker IPA from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.