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Crank Yanker IPA - Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery

Crank Yanker IPACrank Yanker IPA

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BA SCORE
80
good

41 Ratings
THE BROS
47
awful

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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 16.57%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 41 | Reviews: 12 | Show All Ratings:
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MoorBeerPlz

California

3.23/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served into a tulip glass from the can. Props to the brewery for the artwork on their can. Plus, how can you resist a name like Crank Yanker?

Anyway, pours a medium amber color with a fingers worth of off-white foam that dissipated quickly. Left a thin foam ring and some decent lacing. Doesn't seem very carbonated on the pour. Fairly clear compared to some IPA's I've tried lately.

On the nose, citrus. Overpowering at first, like putting your nose in a glass of OJ or grapefruit juice. After a swirl or two, bready notes and a very mild pine-hop not come through. I guess I was expecting more.

First taste, grapefruit notes from the hops, a little more sweetness that I prefer and a small hop/pine note at the end. My first thought is "this isn't really an IPA", more like most of the pales I've tried.

Mouthfeel was light to medium and drying with very little carbonation.

Overall, not what I was expecting but not a drain-pour either. It's drinkable and refreshing although a little drier on the finish than I prefer. The more IPAs I drink, the more hop-presence I seem to prefer and this one is not on that level. But, if someone offered me one of these from their cooler or fridge, I'd be happy to knock it down. As easy as this drinks, it could be session-able. Maybe a good gateway IPA from someone trying to get into the IPA styles (IPA, IIPA, etc.)

Glass empty... Cheers!

Serving type: can

02-23-2014 04:12:59 | More by MoorBeerPlz
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

Serving type: can

10-31-2013 01:19:19 | More by dbrauneis
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minterro

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev +8%
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.

Serving type: can

09-25-2013 06:19:48 | More by minterro
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

1.86/5  rDev -46.9%
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.

Serving type: can

06-29-2013 16:43:48 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Jrhockney


4.69/5  rDev +34%
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.

Serving type: can

02-20-2013 04:46:22 | More by Jrhockney
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.71/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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...

Serving type: can

02-15-2013 18:12:50 | More by StonedTrippin
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LeftoverCrizack


3.65/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

The can is great and shows good locations near Buena Vista, CO to go mountain biking. The beer has an excellent hoppy flavor although I prefer my IPAs stronger. It is easy to drink a bunch without noticing as it goes down very easy and smooth. I would recommend it if you like IPA but wouldn't if you don't as it isn't especially impressive.

Serving type: can

12-23-2012 02:19:56 | More by LeftoverCrizack
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potbeercollege

Colorado

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Straight from the can to my mouth, so lets just give it a 3 for appearance.resious pine needle bomb. A little husky grain and caramel sweetness action in the nose, but for the most part the beer’s character is dominated by sticky sappy pine needle hop oils, etc. Typical resin bomb. Meh, not my thing, but better than most of the ’nano’ canned ipas of recent. Certainly better than that rye diacytal bullshit Renegade canned. At least this is fairly clean, no low fill, and properly carbonated. Overall, crank yanker isn’t bad just boring, not my kinda hop action.

Serving type: can

11-29-2012 01:30:07 | More by potbeercollege
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.48/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

Serving type: can

09-20-2012 21:43:01 | More by LXIXME
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour - dark amber color with a soft appearance and a loose rather foamy head that clings tightly to the glass. Darker than some other IPAs but certainly just as appealing.

Aroma - orange, caramel, honey, brown sugar, some light floral hop notes. Faint hints of pine and fresh cut grass. The aroma comes and goes. I'd love to get a lot more of that fresh hop smell and as this warms a bit it does come out but you may need to be patient.

Taste - oranges and lemons with some flavors that come aross as apricot and peaches. Plenty of malty, caramel flavors without any sort of hop astringency. Not a super hoppy or bitter IPA with a lot more going on with the malt side of things. Perhaps the honey that this is brewed with plays a part in all of this?

Overall - an IPA that may come across as more on the malty side than being overly bitter and super hoppy. Not a bad brew by any means but it can come across more like a strong amber ale with a solid hop profile. Some floral and citrus flavors are there and as it warms there is a bit of spiciness from the hops.

Serving type: can

01-11-2012 03:20:38 | More by indiapaleale
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tylerprince

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-20-2012 22:35:05 | More by tylerprince
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Deadfellow


3.93/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-02-2012 01:14:44 | More by Deadfellow
Crank Yanker IPA from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
80 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.