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Yard House India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 6
Hads: 43
Avg: 3.49
pDev: 31.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
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Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
California, United States | website

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: FosterJM on 05-01-2011

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Reviews: 6 | Hads: 43
Photo of clayrock81
3.43/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Didn't feel like adding a beer but per my server (after I asked) and menu this beer, at least the one on tap at the Va Beach location, is now made by Uinta out in Utah. Poured decent head on top of a light gold with minor lace. The aroma is some citric hops but not much else. Same for beer as it seems produced for the masses. The hops are just assertive enough that you know you're not drinking a light beer but other than some passing citric notes there is little discernible hop flavor and almost no malt backbone (some bread for a little filling body of beer). Even the finish is bland as not enough hops or carbonation to get noticed so comes across as watery.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
3.48/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft into pint glass at Yard House in San Diego, Calif., on July 28, 2012. One-to-two fingers of head when I got it. Dark caramel color. Thick, foamy, frothy white head/lacing. Good retention on the top and sides.

Smelled wet citrus hops, lemon, lime, light pine.

Very bitter on the tongue. Tasted lemon, light pine, caramel.

Medium body. Creamy texture. Below average carbonation. Bitter, abrupt finish.

Not a bad beer overall, especially for a house beer. It was way better than the Amber and a bit better than the Hefe. Glad Firestone does these.

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Photo of Damian
4.35/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at Yard House, Boston, MA
Served in a pint glass

The beer poured a crystal clear, orangey-amber color. A small, fluffy, bright white head topped the liquid. The head eventually faded to a lasting cap of froth. Chunks of lacing clung to the glass.

The nose was hoppy and sweet. Fruity. Candied orange peel was most noticeable. Touch of mango and brown sugar. Some bubblegum notes were detectible as well.

Like the aroma, the flavor profile was also quite hoppy yet well balanced. Sweet caramel malts came through on the front end before the hops appeared. The hops were punchy and fruity. Candied orange peel dominated. Notes of mango and papaya were noticeable as well. The finish was slightly piney and only moderately bitter.

The mouthfeel was creamy, smooth and medium-full bodied for the style. The liquid contained a fine, moderate effervescence that made the beer to glide along my palate.

Yard House India Pale Ale may not be the hoppiest IPA out there but it was quite flavorful and remarkably drinkable. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of HosP
3.4/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On draft at Yard House in Vegas. 12oz into a pint glass.

Came to me clear, dark orange, almost bronze in color. Quarter inch head on top with white lace on the glass. Some pine, floral notes in the nose. Malts came through much more in the taste of it. Lots of caramel malts with the hops more in the background of the flavor. Sweet, almost like candy sugar taste at the end. Medium body with moderate carbonation.

Not a bad IPA. Would have preferred more hop presence to the beer. Overall though ok.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.05/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Yardhouse in Long Beach.

The tap list was quite lengthy, but nothing really stood out to me. The waitress told me that their house beers are brewed by Firestone Walker, so I thought I would give this one a try. I came to me right from the tap. It was a darker orange with a tiny, almost non-existent off-white head. The smell was a faint pine-hoppiness. The taste was very near to Union Jack, but duller. It felt very sticky and almost thick in the mouth. It was an ok IPA, but coming from FW, I expected a bit more.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.08/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

435th review on BA

App- A medium amber with some gold highlights and a one finger head. The lacing was pretty non-existant.

Smell- A very thick scent to this beer. It was a bit big and one sided with the malts. No real hops to it and smelled very sugary/sweet.

Taste- The big malty nose continues with the taste on this beer. Very sweet and candy like but no other tastes to balance it out.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbed and a thick candy taste remains.

Drink- Its one of those IPA thats on the menu to satisfy people they have an IPA. I was hoping for more since FW did this one but somehow I dont think it was their recipe the Yardhouse decided to go with. Wont come back to this.

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Yard House India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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