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Backyahd India Pale Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company

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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 9
Gots: 26 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ShogoKawada on 01-14-2013)
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Reviews by mrz200:
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3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a six pack of Foolproof "sampler" - 2 porters, 2 goldens, and 2 of these extremely tasty IPA's. It's not going to put RI on the "IPA highway" but it doesn't set out to either. Very smooth, more floral than hoppy (though plenty of both) which adds to its drink ability. I'll always compare this to Newburyport IPA, which I think is the bigger hit for a hop fix, but Foolproof certainly has its place. Would definitely try more by this brewery, they nailed exactly what they tried for.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Billolick
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
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
4.16/5  rDev +16.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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1.5/5  rDev -58%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tone77
2.85/5  rDev -20.2%
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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4/5  rDev +12%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.45/5  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.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.5/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Backyahd India Pale Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.