Crank Yanker IPA - Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
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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
1.86/5 rDev -47.9%
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.
06-29-2013 16:43:48 | More by BeerAdvocate
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
3.71/5 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
3.65/5 rDev +2.2%
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.
12-23-2012 02:19:56 | More by LeftoverCrizack
3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
11-29-2012 01:30:07 | More by potbeercollege
3.48/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
09-20-2012 21:43:01 | More by LXIXME
Crank Yanker IPA from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
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