Crank Yanker IPA - Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
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4.69/5 rDev +31.4%
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.
02-20-2013 04:46:22 | More by Jrhockney
3.93/5 rDev +10.1%
Pours A One To Two Finger Head,Crisp Golden Amber Color.
Smell Is A Hoppy Pine(Cascade)With A Very Clean Malt Profile. Very Natural. Hops Become More Prevelent As Warms.
Taste Up Front Is A Mellow Malt, With A Medium Hop Flavor On The Back Of The Tounge In The Finish.A Twinge Of Alcohol As Warms.
A Medium Bodied Beer That Pairs With The Style Very Well.
Overall This Is A Very Good Strong Pale Ale, As Opposed A True IPA.
05-02-2012 01:14:44 | More by Deadfellow
3.85/5 rDev +7.8%
Enjoyed on tap at Eddyline in BV after a failed attempt at Mt. Harvard and Columbia. As a sidenote, the food there is really very good too.
A: Pours a clear copper with minimal bubbling. One-finger off white head subsides over 2-3 mins and leaves behind a sparse lacing.
S: Sweet and bready malts hit first, followed by a smooth grapefruit citrus throughout. Nice and balanced, but a tad weak and lacking in complexity.
T: Hits the palata with a strong citrus. Bready malts follow shortly thereafter. Finishes with the citrus, but with hardly any lingering bitterness. Alcohol is exceptionally well-hidden, especially for something with an ABV this high. Not a heck of a lot of character, however.
M: Smooth and slightly syrupy, but cut with just the right amount of carbonation. No alcohol sensation.
O: Solid, well balanced IPA. Could stand for a slightly fresher malt or perhaps a little more hop character outside of the powerfully-citrus taste. For a place in bumblef&^% Colorado, very, very solid.
05-20-2012 22:35:05 | More by tylerprince
3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
09-25-2013 06:19:48 | More by minterro
3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
07-23-2014 05:46:03 | More by mactrail
3.71/5 rDev +3.9%
a good ipa is always the place to start for a new brewery. im not sure how new these guys are, but their beers just started appearing here in Denver, so I thought I should get introduced to them through a nice pint sized can of this ipa. the pour isn't too impressive, caramel amber color with what looks to be a robust white head, but it dies in just seconds, taking on a pretty flat look. the nose is wet sticky dank hops, very bold and aggressively done, with some middle of the road caramalt grain backing. the taste is equally dank, real hoppy, not freakishly bitter though, one of those semi sweet india pale ales that doesn't quite get bitter. quite a bit of malt body on this, its a little thicker than id like it to be, especially given its short lived carbonation. it doesn't go down as easily as it should, and the alcohol is strong here. not well hidden at all. I think this has the right hop profile to be a winner, but could use some revisiting in terms of feel. ill check back at some point...
02-15-2013 18:12:50 | More by StonedTrippin
Crank Yanker IPA from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.