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Backyahd India Pale Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company

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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 8
Gots: 12 | 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:
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(Beer added by: ShogoKawada on 01-14-2013)
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MyauFroto

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +40.8%

05-02-2014 22:36:01 | More by MyauFroto
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DaKur

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

02-04-2013 22:59:11 | More by DaKur
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amp138

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

02-10-2013 23:55:39 | More by amp138
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Keith_Martin

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

07-03-2013 19:04:46 | More by Keith_Martin
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Jeb37

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

11-16-2013 01:53:42 | More by Jeb37
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ejane

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

12-09-2013 14:20:41 | More by ejane
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WINES1

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

03-28-2013 16:20:56 | More by WINES1
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +25.4%
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!

Serving type: can

12-21-2013 16:13:56 | More by woodychandler
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-20-2013 17:20:41 | More by TheManiacalOne
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bodymarks

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

06-01-2013 03:21:25 | More by bodymarks
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

05-23-2013 01:54:34 | More by markgoodman10
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Serving type: can

02-14-2013 00:19:41 | More by gcamparone
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

4.11/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured out a small amount from the can. It was a slightly hazy golden amber color with off white head. There was low retention on the head and some spotty lacing.

S: Grapefruit and a semi dank pine. Herbal and floral hop notes shine through over a noticeably sweet caramel malt body. There are also hints of booze and spice.

T: The nose pretty much sums it up, but there is more of a pronounced floral and herbal flavor. Finish is a little spicy and bitter.

M: This one seems a bit thinner than most IPAs and the carbonation is a little lighter as well. It does seem to be quite a bit sticky though.

O: Very good. Lives up to the "Backyahd" name. This one would be great for sessioning for an occasion like a barbecue.

Serving type: can

09-09-2013 23:34:14 | More by mpedara429
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Billolick

New York

4.01/5  rDev +13%
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.


Serving type: can

01-19-2014 17:49:17 | More by Billolick
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.01/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: can

06-13-2013 00:19:06 | More by jlindros
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Craftonly23121

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-03-2013 14:29:17 | More by Craftonly23121
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BodyPolitic

New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-01-2014 20:42:26 | More by BodyPolitic
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BColton1

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +12.7%

02-08-2013 01:21:48 | More by BColton1
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-18-2014 00:02:09 | More by bostonryan
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-21-2013 19:28:33 | More by DerekMorgan
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kevdemers

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +12.7%

01-14-2013 21:59:19 | More by kevdemers
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

05-26-2013 21:39:58 | More by kaelingirl
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +12.7%

03-10-2013 21:00:27 | More by TripelMark
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Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +12.7%

04-30-2013 00:23:30 | More by PrimScrewhead
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NightINgale

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +12.7%

06-28-2013 01:26:42 | More by NightINgale
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Backyahd India Pale Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
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