Backyahd India Pale Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company
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Reviews by ShogoKawada:
3.96/5 rDev +11.5%
On draft at Wickenden. 1l into glass mug.
2 fingers of head. Nice lacing, pretty dense snow-like head. Beer has a dull yellowy orange hue.
Nose is of peppermint and pine needles. Subdued. But that could be due to serving temp (ice cold). EDIT - as it warms the nose becomes stronger.
Bitter pith, grapefruit and orange rind. Very bitter, lingering. Yes, please. Cascade? Chinook? I can't place it. Reminds me of a SNPA on steroids. Not much malt in the grand scheme of things, this is dry compared to Trinity IPA- and tastier than Storm's Fox Point.
Crisp, clean finish. Smooth and tasty. I want more.
I wasn't sure about this at first, but over the last few days this has become my go-to beer here at the Wickenden Pub. I like it- a great first effort from Foolproof. This beer had put them on my radar for sure. Bring on the cans!
EDIT: 2nd batch tasted better than the first. Will revise my score if it holds for next time.
01-14-2013 00:42:09 | More by ShogoKawada
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +13%
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.
01-19-2014 17:49:17 | More by Billolick
2.85/5 rDev -19.7%
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.
03-06-2014 06:53:32 | More by tone77
3.45/5 rDev -2.8%
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.
08-12-2013 23:47:55 | More by EgadBananas
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
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.
03-08-2013 06:21:10 | More by angrybabboon
Backyahd India Pale Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 169 ratings.