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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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44 Reviews
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Reviews: 44
Hads: 259
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 31.04%
Wants: 10
Gots: 52 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company visit their website
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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Reviews: 44 | Hads: 259
Reviews by gcamparone:
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4.2/5  rDev +15.4%
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.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
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.

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Photo of skivtjerry
4.15/5  rDev +14%
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.

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Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of WyethBednar
2.71/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pale and golden. A bit on the pale side for an IPA actually, with a nice white head.

Smell: lightly hoppy, not super inviting though.

Taste: not great. Very bitter with a light malt background that doesn't complement the hops very well. All the components of an IPA are there, just not in a good combination.

Feel: light bodied and easy. Very sessionable feeling.

Overall, it seemed like an IPA created by someone who doesn't really understand what people like about IPAs. Overly bitter and unbalanced.

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Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brother_rebus
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alamode
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of RAlmeida77
1.5/5  rDev -58.8%

Photo of dailyminefield
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of tenacioustomato
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Larrydoherty
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of mjstacker
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Kegatron
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of Danielr26
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Kmlund
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Csylvia14
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of somelikehops
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of tone77
2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

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Photo of Craftonly23121
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of puboflyons
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

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Backyahd India Pale Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
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