Yakima Rye IPA - New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
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4.08/5 rDev +10%
22oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass. Poured a nice golden/amber color with 1 finger white foamy head that didn't last long but left decent lacing. Smell was of rye, malt and some hops. Taste followed suit pretty well but definitely blasted through with the rye. Still a decent hop bitterness to it (as expected with 130IBU) Rye was definitely the most prevalent feature. Medium to light-bodied and went down smooth. Overall, a pretty good beer from an 'under the radar' brewery. Well done, New Albanian.
09-12-2011 20:42:54 | More by AllHoppedUp84
4/5 rDev +7.8%
Served this 22 oz. brown bottle in a Sierra Nevada hops glass. The body that was a solid copper color with a light haze. However, the most impressive thing about the appearance was the head. Large and cream colored – it was very persistent and left fine sheets of lace in the glass.
The smell was an interesting combination of marmalade, leafy hops, and soap. There was a mild spiciness which bloomed a little as it warmed.
The taste had a lovely bitterness resulting from the whopping 130 International Bitterness Units. The grassy, lip coating bitterness was created by the 3 Cs — Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade hops. There was a spiciness from the hops but more so from the addition of rye. I wish there was more rye!
The taste was not too sweet, with plenty of bright hops, finished semi dry and left me wanting more. Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation gave this beer a nice mouthfeel. However, the interesting rye spiciness is a bit obscured by the intense hoppiness in this one.
10-20-2011 13:38:26 | More by Cresant
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +7.8%
Picked this one up at Varsity Liquors in Evansville while in town visiting family in Henderson during Christmas vacation 2012.
Served in an Elysian tulip.
A: Poured a very, very cloudy, dark orange color, with a nice 1/2 finger head that stain the glass with webbing all the way down.
S: Lots of malty citrus (oxymoron?), fairly rich in potency, but still rather nice. Smells fresh.
T: I liked this a lot. Sure it had a huge malt backbone, but that starts to separate at the end, leaving a big citrus attack from the mid to late palate. The rye was especially strong here, especially once I swallowed the liquid and all that was left was sugary film. Nice.
M: Not too bitter, but still enough there to please the hophead in most of us. The bitterness and rye funk started to heat up the most gulps I took, which was fine by me. The carbonation was perfect for the style and lacing was ridiculous.
O: I really dug this and think it deserves more respect here. To be honest, I don't remember how much I paid for this but I don't think it was too obscene. I'm only stating that because NA has a reputation for charging an arm and a leg. Just sayin...
01-07-2013 04:04:26 | More by Chaney
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
Sharply citrus and earthy spice character is dominant and boastful in this extremely hop-balanced ale.
Yakima pours with a deep golden color that's just a shade off of copper or amber. A billowing white head gives a cotton-like appearance. Mildly hazy, this beer retains its head extremely well and leaves intricate patterns of lace behind. A very handsome beer!
Aromas of white grapefruit and orange zest dominate the nose with a slight background of sweet malt scent. Earthy, sharp, and somewhat pungent, the beer carries an English-like attitude. Aside from a slight plastic scent, the otherwise simple but powerful aromas sell the beer well.
Hop flavor also dominate the taste. White grapefruit pulp and pith, yellow orange peel, and English bitters give an extremely sharp flavor and eventual bitterness to the beer. The hop intensity is aided by the spicy and earthy rye grain. Probably also aided by the lack of caramel malts for sweet support, only a mild malty, grainy sweetness offer any rebuttal from the complete on slaught of hops. Where the plastic character is now void, a soapy flavor was there to replace and is likely the only real drawback to the design and execution of the beer.
Medium-light creaminess early on, the beer quickly pushes the body aside to favor a crisp, dry, and biting bitter mid palate and finish. The intensifying bitterness is bullyish and brash and dominates all other characteristic of the beer, but also accompanies harsh bite in the throat and mild grassy astringency. Very spicy with graininess and alcohol warmth with a linger of hop and grain bitterness.
Despite its intensity, the beer achieves crispness and refreshment for a well made spicy and hoppy ale.
10-04-2011 04:13:52 | More by BEERchitect
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
On tap at Tomlinson Tap Room. Poured a very light gold color, but with a bit of decent head and some nice lacing. Huge citrus/pineapple aroma with very little rye spiciness underneath. Very large and thick flavors, with a decent malt sweetness up front and big citrus/pineapple flavors on the end. Some hop roughness at the end, but not too bad. Nice spicy notes, without going overboard.
11-28-2011 23:28:44 | More by JamesS
3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
Citric, resinous hops, nice shot of rye, sweet weak caramel malt.
A: Quite hazy honey/apricot yellow body with a half finger quickly settling but persistent head.
S. Big citrus, lemon grapefruit. Butter on bottom. Rye spice comes through nicely.
T. Big rye! Lemon and grapefruit. Big-ish drying resinous hops. Malt a bit too low, on caramel sweetness and some butter.
M. A bit too light, but nice wheat-like texture makes up for it.
O: While the lack of backbone hurt the score, I very much appreciated the generous dose of Rye. I wish more brewers would do this, Founders with Red's Rye PA, for example.
04-18-2011 15:44:08 | More by dmfrench
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
Appearance: Holy carbonation, Batman! The beer pours a two-finger body and an eight-finger head. Seriously, the body is a beautiful hazy-straw color but the excessive carbonation almost ruins it. It ends up looking more like an ice cream soda float than a beer. Retention is decent as well.
Smell: Citrus (mainly grapefruit) and an earthy hop aroma dominate the nose. The rye becomes more noticeable as the carbonation dies down and the beer warms.
Taste: Much like the nose, citrus notes are followed quickly by a massive hop punch. A hint of rye lingers on the tongue together with the hop bitterness. To be honest, the rye flavor could stand to be a bit more aggressive. Malts take a back seat in this beer but they are slightly noticeable. While the 130 IBU count seems exaggerated, it is still bitter enough that hop heads will love the experience.
Mouth feel: It is medium bodied. The excessive carbonation refreshingly compliments the dry aftertaste but it still seems a bit excessive.
Overall: Being a hop head, I enjoyed this beer. It is certainly not the most complex IPA but the overabundance of hops and the rye hint make for an interesting change of pace. I would gladly have it again.
11-02-2012 13:44:56 | More by Raven3464
Yakima Rye IPA from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
84 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.