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: 4 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of MoorBeerPlz
3.23/5  rDev -10.5%
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!

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3%

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3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

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3/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev +10.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.67/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.3/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
1.86/5  rDev -48.5%
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.

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2/5  rDev -44.6%

Photo of Jrhockney
4.69/5  rDev +29.9%
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.

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