Backyahd India Pale Ale - Foolproof Brewing Company

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Backyahd India Pale AleBackyahd India Pale Ale

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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:
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(Beer added by: ShogoKawada on 01-14-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of MistahBeah
3.24/5  rDev -9.2%
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 youngs11
3.24/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance is lighter and less opaque than what I expect for the style. Yellowish-gold hue. Nice lacing and decent retention.

Smells hoppy, green apple and grass, earthy.

Taste follows the nose. Very bitter on the front end with just a hint of astringency, after taste is sour and grainy with hints of apple and pear, reminds me of sourdough toast.

Mouthfeel is a little dry and astringent. Low to moderate carbonation. Light to medium bodied.

I think this is an okay beer. While not bad in its own right, I do not think it is a great example of the style. Appearance is too lager-ish, Smell and taste lack that signature pale ale citrus accent.

Photo of jmmy3
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of DonFrap
2.6/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From the can into a tree house snifter. Pours moderately dark orange. Not much head but good retention. Smell is of muted hops and malt. Not great smelling at all. Beer has a slight soapy taste, weird carbonation and almost no bitterness. Mouthfeel is not so good either. The carbonation is prickly.

A bit disappointed in this. Had heard good things about this fairly new fairly local brewery. Will give them another shot, but I don't recommend this at all.

Photo of mirish72
3/5  rDev -16%

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.

Photo of donkeyrunner
2.9/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of dsm45
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of bubbadorse
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tastes like a good ol' IPA! Just without all the craziness of some more loaded IPAs out there (which are good too, no, maybe excellent, but just more than this). The lower alcohol level makes it a a great session beer for around the grill, just as advertised...

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of EnronCFO
2.5/5  rDev -30%

Photo of halfshell
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of Dizzy242
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Shawnspl
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Tschnab
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of DerekMorgan
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of cbutova
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
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 db12
3/5  rDev -16%

Photo of doremite
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of kevgod
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of smcolw
3.61/5  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.

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