Yard House India Pale Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

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Yard House India Pale Ale
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82
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40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Firestone Walker Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: FosterJM on 05-01-2011)
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3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
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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3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

435th review on BA
Draft

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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3.35/5  rDev -6.4%
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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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
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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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Yard House India Pale Ale from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.