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Backyahd India Pale Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company

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Backyahd India Pale AleBackyahd India Pale Ale

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226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
Wants: 10
Gots: 34 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ShogoKawada on 01-14-2013

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Ratings: 226 | Reviews: 43
Reviews by Duhast500:
Photo of Duhast500
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Beatles pint glass.

The color is a amber/gold with two fingers of foamy white head and some slight lacing left on the glass.

The smell has a piney aroma that is also very earthy. There is a herbal tea like aroma here in the nose that gives the hops a different character than the fruit forward hops.

The taste is pretty resiny at first, bitterness hits at first with a earthy flavor that backs off letting in some malty cracker-like flavor. There is a slight dough flavor before more hops flavor that pushes back in bringing with it some slight fruit flavor and more herbal flavor.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a good drinkable feel. It goes down well and has a bit of a nice bite of hops here that seems a bit unique.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, w/o freshness info

Clouded darker shade of golden amber. Sturdy and lasting lite khaki head, leaves real nice froth, low sheeting and scattered fine lace. Nice looking beer.

Big nose w/ floral, citric and per-fumy notes.

Well hopped and fresh tasting IPA, with more citrus n pine hop bombs dropping all over.

Quality IPA in a can. Impressed with this one.

Photo of skivtjerry
4.15/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Slightly hazy, light burnt orange color, head retention is a little weak.

S: Pine up front with tangerine in the background that lingers strongly. Floral notes too. All fairly subdued but clearly evident.

T: A dash of pine right away then an orange-tangerine flavor that reminds me of the Push-Ups frozen treats I ate as a kid. Citrus character blends perfectly with the malt. Finishes with a strong floral character that is almost honey like, again blending well with the malt. Bitterness is about right and lingers well.

F: Clean and refreshing with the right amount of bitterness in the finish.

O: I'm surprised that this beer isn't rated a little higher. No Heady killer, but clean, tasty, solid all around, the brewer can be proud. I'm not grilling for awhile but will try it out on the deck next spring.

Photo of tone77
2.88/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another beer courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Came gushing out of the can making quite a mess, despite no agitation on my end. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a bit of hops. Taste is bitter, hoppy, a bit of lemons, kind of unusual for the style, and a touch unpleasant. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

Photo of puboflyons
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From the can. No dates anywhere. Sampled on February 1, 2015.

The pour is a slightly cloudy looking medium amber with a good white fizzy head that leaves plenty of lacing.

The aromas are earthy, grassy with some toasted biscuit.

Medium body and smooth.

As for the taste the hop bitterness kicks in more solidly than the aroma suggests with a pucker-up earthy and grassy bitterness that lingers on the backside.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.44/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: nice soft yellow to medium orange, good clarity, slightly off white half finger of head.

Aroma: caramel, mild citrus.

Taste: citrus, caramel, pale malts, medium to high bitterness.

Mouthfeel: slightly oily, light bodied, crisp, clean.

Overall: solid, but somewhat average.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed 3/8/13

Appearance: Deep gold with some copper highlights - small, off-white head, fades quickly to a nonexistent cap - leaves a few tiny spots of lacing

Smell: Interesting hop profile - dry pine needles - orange and grapefruit rind, pith - some grapefruit flesh in the background - grassy and herbal - some caramel malts in the back

Taste: Unexpectedly aggressive - oily citrus, rind and pith - pine needles, grass, and aspirin - very bitter - minimal sweetness, which is a plus here - some dry caramel malts - an earthy undertone

Mouthfeel: Medium body, crisp, slightly sticky in the finish

Overall: Interesting, but not a showstopper

Maybe this should be enjoyed in a lawn chair in your backyahd. It has some citrusy hops, but it is also remarkably grassy. In some ways, the grassy and earthy notes are reminiscent of an APA. This just has a bigger hop profile. Worth a try.

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured from can into stemmed porter glass. Hazy bronze, half inch of snow white head. Fades quickly, but leaves decent lacing.

S - Light cereal grains, not much hops.

T - Not much from the hops for an IPA. I get a little biscuit and cereal. I guess the hops do a good job of balancing out the malt, but not too much more.

M - Medium body, which is nice for a backyard IPA. Refreshing.

O - This was my first experience with Foolproof. I'm happy to have tried a beer from Rhody, but I wouldn't seek it out again. However I wouldn't be averse to trying one of their other offerings.

Photo of plaid75
3.86/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Drank directly from the can.

The smell featured resinous citric and piney hop notes atop a moderate grainy aroma.

The taste consisted of an upfront balmy piney hop that slowly faded allowing for a soft caramel to complete the flavor.

The mouthfeel was toward the fuller side of the style.

Overall a handy IPA.

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.95/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My wife says Foolproof was one of her standouts at the ACBF. I thought I'd try.

Straight outta the can! Retro green and black grandad's argyle matte can that is. Canned date handwritten in "Shahpie" on the outside of the 6 pack.

Pine and grapefruit aroma. Tastes like grapefruit, pine and watered down sweet malt. A little thin and a highly carbonated. Very soapy. I understand and appreciate the concept of a lighter IPA for grilling sessions and it did me just fine after a trail ride but it comes across more sloppy, not refined. Or minimized. Or whatever.

Photo of cbutova
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty fresh cans in the area recently for a new brew, prefect time to get out a review in this scorching heat.

A- Fairly aggressive pour yields a clear, light golden-orange beer out of the can and into a pint glass. A head forms somewhere between foamy and creamy and is about one finger tall. The cap retains decently and a ring of large bubbles leaves spotty lacing.

S- Not a blast of hoppiness compared to other IPAs but what I do get is a nice clean citrus forward nose with notes of orange zest, pineapple and some stone fruits. A slight bit of caramel beyond that.

T- Hop forward again with a bit more light caramel and yeast byproducts coming through. The hop profile here leads with some good orange zest followed by pine, stone fruit and floral notes.

MF- Light end body with a pretty nice creamy and foamy texture to it. Carbonation is on the high side with a clean moderate bitterness in the finish.

Solid canned IPA with a good citrus forward hop profile and fresh feel. Hopefully this one doesn't fill the shelves and remains decently fresh when it is around, I'd get it again.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.36/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap 1/8/2013 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains citrus, floral hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a nice hops bitterness comes in quickly. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, decent kick, very good representation of style, this is a very nice IPA to pound down for a long time.

Photo of ppoitras
3.79/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can bought as part of a 6-pack from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 1/2" light beige head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Frothy head holds on, with coating thick lace. Aroma is moderately of juicy citrus.

Taste is malty sweet to start, tea in the middle, and a muted citrus with light to medium bitterness to the close. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. Not sure what's with the tea character I get, but overall a good brew.

Photo of TangTKE402
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a 12oz. can into a pint glass. Golden honey in color with a thick, pasty-white 2-finger head that gets a bit pockmarked and frothy as it dissipates, but leaves a nice film and good lacing. Slightly hazy with some good effervescence.

S: Malts and hops mix well on the nose, with a bright hop linger. Aromas of straw, sediment, lemon pepper, and some toasted malts all mix beautifully.

T: Bright throughout, with a very light malt flavor in-mouth and a dominant earthy/grass hop profile on the swallow and aftertaste. Quite bitter after, and with a note of wet basement. Lemony, toasty, with a dried leaf taste, as well as some nice floral notes.

M: Chewy in texture, with a nice subtle thickness that isn't off-putting. Substantial for an IPA while still remaining light (if that's possible?) enough to have a few. In-between a session IPA and a full-on DIPA.

O: A solid, tasty East-Coast IPA. Nothing too crazy in here, just well-made beer and a satisfying experience. Good for the backyard, around a fire, or huddled up inside on a chilly winter day.

Photo of MistahBeah
3.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours straw yellow. Hazy. Creamy white head with chunky lacing. Good retention. Fair amount of carbonation

Smells of grapefruit and lemony citrus. Slight earthy pine whiffs. Floral and grassy notes are also evident

Tastes citrusy. Grapefruit mostly. Pine and grass round this out. There is a flavor of red apple skin as well. Some graininess. Lingering grassiness. Bitterness is assertive

Feels carbonated and somewhat juicy. Crisp but not particularly refreshing

Overall I wasn't expecting much and therefore wasn't disappointed. Pawtucket does not scream "beer" to me. That being said, this is a decent IPA with a lot of hop character but not much balance. Better than I thought it would be but not by much

Photo of jlindros
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've been waiting to try a new commercial production beer from Damasse for many years now, and finally it's in front of me. Also in a can! Hooray!

Pours a nice fluffy airy 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice soapy lacing, hazy bright honey yellow orange colored beer.

Nose has an interesting hop character, quite floral and some citrusy fruit, nice grapefruit and a sour peach like fruit, faint hint of resin and fresh hop kick, faint tangerine, and under all that is a light fluffy honey malt. That being said, with all the nice characters, it's a little muted for an American IPA, if these same characters were there but much stronger it would be much better.

Taste starts with fruity flavors, quite fruity, a peach apricot to start, all from the hops I assume, and into light citrus with a tangerine, and some grapefruit juice packets, a light bitter grapefruit rind as well, slight pith, juicy fruit all around, with fair bitterness, It also brings a light fluffy sweet malt underneath with a hint of a honey malt flavor. Finish is dry and quite bitter but not overly, nice grapefruit flavor, with hint of tangerine and just a touch of a floral almost spicy hop.

Mouth is med bodied, nice fluffy carb.

Overall not bad at all, the nose was nice but a bit muted, flavor profile came through nicely and let the hops shine with a light malt balance and little sweetness, tasty beer with a nice finish.

Photo of woodychandler
4.41/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I have been awash in CANs awaiting inclusion in The CANQuest (TM) and this New England box recently surfaced. I actually visited the brewery last year during a visit to a friend in PVDRI. I like going up there as it usually dovetails with an AHL game at The Dunk, plus I totally dig Trinity and their beers. I was given several of Foolproof's CANs, but this one had not come off of the line at the time of my visit.

From the CAN: "Guaranteed to deliver an unspoken zen with a spatula in your other hand ..."; "The ultimate suburban brew, Backyahd is an aggressively hopped Ameri[CAN] IPA with a tantalizing hop aroma. The beer's bitterness pairs perfectly with spicy foods coming straight off the grill. Enjoy it with friends, family, or whomever you choose. After all, it's your Backyahd."; "Your Life. Your Beer."; "Experience Responsibly".

I heard a nice, loud Crack and celebrated with an inverted Glug. This created two fingers of dense, rocky French Vanilla-colored head with great retention. The room smelled like pine air freshener, so I fired up the grill to get some brats going. I know, you're not supposed to use charcoal indoors, but what's the worst that could happen? What, like I might die from carbon monoxide asphyxiation? Bah, humbug! Color was a golden-yellow (SRM = 5) with a slight haze. Putting my nose to the glass, the pine scent was intense and my mouth was watering. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops were biting on my tongue, worming their way into my taste buds like carbonic acid, stripping the weak, dead buds from my poor, bruised, aching tongue. Yow! I was running late, so I didn't have time to tie off and mainline so I CANtinued with an oral ingestion, but I was definitely getting off. Man, you had best like pine hops if you are going to tackle this bad boy. You know that I was digging the action. Sure, it was unbalanced, but it was not saturated with hops. The finish was desert dry, and I could hear the Zephyr winds blowing across the Sahara when I exhaled. Minty, flavorful and at a mere 6% ABV, this is a Hula in the Coola (01 Feb, annually) CANdidate as well as a potential summer cooler filler. Yum!

Photo of smcolw
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Small head that settles to a single layer of bubbles. A couple of spots for lace. Chill hazed with a slightly dirty gold color.

Mild floral hop aroma.

Starts with a soft pale malt taste. A black pepper hop kicks in slowly. The aftertaste is decently long lasting. The body is light with a higher than typical carbonation.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.67/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, slightly hazed, yellow-gold coloring with a steady flow of carbonation and a thin, filmy, clingy, bright white head. Nose of floral hops, with a slight peppery bitterness, caramel sweetness, and a subtle bitterness. Flavors are bitter forward, with a resiny and piney blending and subtle tangy sweet backbone. Very well balanced, with a good punch from the bitter and spiced hops presence. Light, effervescent body with a slightly bitter, crisp, dry finish. Aftertaste of roast, subtle sweet, and resiny bitterness. Solid, easy drinker that is well balanced.

Photo of gcamparone
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz can into a tulip. Purchased in Wakefield, RI a few days after receiving it, so it's super fresh.

A- Pours an ever so slightly hazy light golden body with a thick bubbly white head that reduces very slowly to some chunky, frothy foam that leaves some super thick lacing. Beautiful, a near picture perfect IPA.

S- Super fresh smelling. Very floral with citrus, honey, pine, and resin.

T- Pine and citrus rind sitting on a caramel malty backbone. Sticky hop and resin notes linger on the tongue for a few minutes.

M- Medium carbonation, medium body. Easy drinker.

I was pleasantly surprised with this new brewery's interpretation of the classic American IPA. It's quite flavorful and has a very good balance of hop zing and malt character. On a scale of tropical/fruity to resinous/piney, this would be on the resinous/piney side.

From the first smell to the last sip, this is a very enjoyable brew to put down. Well done, Foolproof.

Photo of Mikecap
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a deep orange, copper into my IPA glass with nice lacing and a thin sudsy whitish head.

Smell: Grapefruit, with some piney hops as well but I would put it closer in aroma to an English IPA than an American IPA.

Taste: Very solid with citrus fruit flavors including grapefruit, and a bit of pine from the hops. I'm tasting cascade in here for sure and I'm guessing it is complemented with some English hops as well, not too bitter.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with solid carbonation and a nice kick. Not too bitter, especially for a beer labeled an American IPA.

Overall: This is a solid offering from Foolproof and a decent twist on the American-style IPA. Not overly hoppy or bitter and I think this is what they are going for. This is perfect for hanging out in the backyard and something I could and would drink a few of. I will definitely have this again.

Photo of johnnnniee
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Track 84 Warwick, listed as Prince of the Yahd
Comes to the table in a proper imperial pint glass. Visually, a slightly hazy light golden color with a huge fluffy creamy head that survives till the glass is empty. Extremely impressive retention! Aromas of bready malt and floral and citrusy hops. Flavor is bready with hints of caramel and just enough citrus and earth to balance with a nudge to the hop side. Medium body with a light level of carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. First beer of the night, so easy drinking, it slid completely down my throat before I knew it. Might be more of a pale than IPA, but its a solid brew.

Photo of Seanniek91
3.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12oz can into a Smutty pint. No freshness date.

Appearance- Clear yellow/orange with one finger white head that left a little lacing.

Smell- Adjuncts, metalic notes, lighter grassy hops, light caramel malts. Thats it. Nothing else going on.

Taste- Mildly bitter earthy hops, not much of a malt background. Mild citrus pithy bitterness lingers.

Mouthfeel- Smooth and crisp. Refreshing surprisingly with a nice medium body.

Overall- Cheap local IPA. Though it's still not cheap enough to warrant me buying it again.

Photo of dancaplette
3.92/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

poured from a can in a pint glass. it pours a one finger head that dissipates quickly, no lacing.

appearance has a light cloudy golden color

I don't get a really hoppy smell, despite being advertised

it has a real bitter taste, very earthy.

mouth feel is smooth, very low carbonation, if any. don't seem like an ipa with 6% abv

overall a nice refreshing beer that is not heavy and I would drink year round.

Photo of greybeardloon
3.74/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date, but the cans have only been around for two or three weeks.

A: Thick, fluffy head leaving thick lacing.

S: Floral and herbal hops, maybe a hint of tropical fruit.

T: Herbal, almost leafy hops, some fruitiness from the hops. Honey or caramel sweetness in the malt, but this is not a malt-forward IPA. Subtle yeast. Nice lingering and bracing dry bitterness on the finish.

M: Low carbonation, which I appreciate.

O: It's nice to get an IPA at 6 percent.

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Backyahd India Pale Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.