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King Of The Yahd - Foolproof Brewing Company

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ShogoKawada on 09-02-2013

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Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 16
Reviews by Duhast500:
Photo of Duhast500
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml. bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass. 

The color is a orange/amber with some yellowish highlights. There is a big head on this beer with about three fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is pretty earthy with some of the Columbus hop aroma being present. The malts have presence here with as well adding to the earthy damp aroma.

The taste has a big push of juicy fruit flavor that seems to hinge on the bitterness that frames this beer throughout.  This a touch of grapefruit but it gives into some melon flavor and some bready flavor that leads into the bitterness that comes in at the end to slap this beer down with a loud period.

The feel of this beer is a bit big. There is no denying the alcohol that weights here but does not take away from the drinkability of this beer. It's a pleasure going down.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Treyliff
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- pours clear and golden color with a small fizzy white head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top no lacing left behind

S- very intriguing nose, lots of fruity esters with some pear, orange peel, candied citrus fruit, some sweet sugary malt. Picking up some underlying hop aroma, flowery and citrusy. Also strangely picking up some lactose, dairy like sourness as well. Unique to say the least

T- the fruitiness follows the aroma with notes of fresh berries and stone fruit. Big malty backbone mid-palate, but it still underlies the fruity aspect of flavors. The bitterness is actually hidden until the finish, and some floral hops linger on the palate

M- medium body with low carbonation lead to a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, just a hint of alcohol warmth at the end

O- this tastes unlike any IIPA I've tried, but I dig it. Good fruity notes with enough hops to keep it bitter

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/21/2013 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, caramelized malts and fruity citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a strong floral hops bitterness followed by a mild citrus and caramel sweetness. The malt character is thin for the style but brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a while.

Photo of ppoitras
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" beige head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Head keeps on keeping on, and sweet and citrus fills the aroma.

Taste starts sweet, quickly to the citrus middle, and more of the same through the close, with building bitterness near the swallow. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. Nice one.

Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

So glad to be drinking Damase's beers, and now to try his Imperial IPA, and a nice little homage to the Gonzo BBQ cookoffs (hopefully) with the little grill on the bottle.

Pours a decent foamy bubbly slightly creamy 1/4 finger head, not bad for the abv though, fades semi slowly too with a high water mark of lacing and some legs too, a quite hazy candy honey orange colored beer.

Nose is interesting and kinda unique. I get a decent malt character, a mild honey malt even, with a touch of a toasty grainy and even a little crackery malt, hint of candy too, and a little estery booze warmth with touch of papery yeast aroma. HOps are tehre, but not crazy, some mild citrus in there with touch of candied orange peel, a mild juicy fruit almost apricot like stone fruit, hint of what seems to be a big bitter hop base.

Taste has the same base flavors as the aroma but much more pronounced. The malts are still on the mild side, a little honey malt again, mild blond malt with little toasty and more candy like flavors, sweet juicy like malt, but not too sweet either. Booze comes in a bit with some mild warmth and hint of ester character, no yeast flavor at first, but then a touch of a papery yeast flavor later. Hops are decent, a hint of citrus and candied orange peel again, also more of that stone fruit, a juicy apricot, a bit of a fruit smoothie, hint of a tangerine like citrus but very mild, and hint of a spicy hop character. Bitterness is fair and plateaus quickly, no real ramping character. Finish however, dries a bit as it wasn't really sweet to start, but the drying really brings out the bitterness as it really ramps now, a nice spicy hop character with more citrus and a bit of a orange marmalade with orange peel chunks, little grainy cracker malt and strange honey like character lingering, hint of warming booze too.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, mild warming booze, decent carb.

Overall not bad, the hop characters could have been a bit more but the bitterness is right on, malts add a decent balance and not too sweet, nice malt character esp that honey malt flavor, the only real issue I found was that light paper like yeast flavor that is mostly background but often pops up to ruin the overall flavor a bit.

Photo of smcolw
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 12 oz can

Large, white, foamy head. It leaves a couple of spots on the glass. The liquid is amber with the slightest of hazes.

Clean aroma of mild, but floral, hop and baseline pale malt. Attractive but unremarkable.

A bit earthy up front which leads to a dryness on the palate (and in the aftertaste). The hop comes across as peppery. The swallow and aftertaste are simply bitter. Good body with a decent level of carbonation. No warming alcohol despite the 9.5% abv.

If I were blindfolded, I would predict a darker color because of the earthiness to the taste.

Photo of Mikecap
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured a medium orange with very little head despite an aggressive pour. Solid traces of off-white lacing on my tulip.

Smell: Citrus, with some lemon, orange and grapefruit. Then a good amount of hops with some pine and earth, not overly malty in the aroma.

Taste: Pine, earth, and much less citrus than in the nose. I get a bit of lemon and orange but not overpowering. A moderate amount of bitter hoppiness in there. The taste is nice but there is a bit of an off taste in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp with solid carbonation and some creaminess. Easy drinking for the size and no alcohol burn. Bitter, but not overly so.

Overall: A decent DIPA, would call it slightly above average for the style but not amazing. Good for this young brewery but not as good as their Saison or Imperial Stout.

Photo of tobelerone
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gave this one a quick tick after the first can but after eight thought it was appropriate to give a short review.

Visually there isn't much to distinguish this beer and the aroma is pretty middle of the road too; you get your standard pine and citrus hop profile on top of a caramel malt base. The flavor really grows on me though; the hops have nice flavor and not simple bitterness, citrusy grapefruit and pine, propped up by a nicely rounded caramel and brown sugar malt base. There's a hint of alcohol but it's very much at appropriate levels for the style and adds to the flavor subtly, without detracting.

Body and carbonation are also mid level for a dipa. There's a slight stickiness to the feel that is very much on par with earlier renditions of this style.

Ultimately if you're looking for a clean, dry, elegant imperial ipa this beer will leave you wanting. It's notably better than most shelf dipas and if you aren't a fan of high bitterness this one may do the trick. Balanced. That is not code for "not hoppy enough." A solid all around effort.

Photo of BeeryMcbeerenstein
3.19/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at Wines and More in Cranston, RI.
Bottle was about a month old from bottling date.

A-Golden, orange and amber. A little bit of a slight murkiness on pour with a couple finger head in a belgian style 12.7oz tulip glass.

S-A bit restrained for a typical Imperial/double IPA. Good notes of the usual suspects; some citrus, touch of pine, slight grassy nose.

T-decent bitterness on the backend, but I don't get the amount of hop flavor/punch in the face that I am looking for. Seems to be a bit muddled with some of the specialty malts or something that is constructing the beer. Just muddled.

M-Decent mouthfeel, sort of standard. Middle of the road.

Paid $8.50 for this bomber and had high hopes to have an RI brewery making an actual Imperial IPA that would great to get fresh, but this sadly missed the mark for me. Was really hoping for the best. Finished it, but wouldn't purchase again at that price point.

Photo of mikedogg195
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very smooth for the abv. I can crush a 6'er of this!

Photo of KMcGrath
2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Seems to be hopped just for the sake of hopping it. Very bitter on the finish. Probably pass on this in the future.

Photo of Jwale73
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can served in my Maudite tulip. Pours a hazy burnt orange/carmel hue with a loose, quarter inch off-white head that quickly dissipates into a soapy slick across the center and coalesces into a frothy band around the shoulders. Nose expresses citrus, rind and caramel notes. Taste consistent with nose; however much more muted and the promise of the nose comes off a bit disappointing in the flavor profile - malt and hop bill don't really dominate; however, more carmel than anything else. Finishes with an earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light), with a carbonation that falls just short of lively and a slight oiliness to the texture. Overall, a bit disappointing at the price point ($12.49 for a 4-pack). I want to support local brewers; however, I have to say that I'm pretty much done with these guys between what they are charging and the overall quality of the beers.

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A-Pours a mostly clear, paler orange. Head is barely there. A lopsided collection of bubbles on one side of my glass. Very light lace.

S-Deep, oily pine and rich candied grapefruit hops.A bit of boozy peach hops too. The wacky malt bill gives off a sweet, doughy and somewhat spicy aroma.

T-The candied citrus and boozy peach hoppy flavors are all there. Lots of pine too. Malt is again a bit spicy. Resinous hop flavor.

M-Very bitter. A bit of booze but its hidden rather well. Oily,resiny feel. Carbonation is nearly flat.

O/D-Big and bitter. Pretty decent. The hop and malt bill are pretty unique. I like my DIPAs to be a bit less bitter and a lot more tropical in flavor.

Photo of HamdenHector
3.27/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: cloudy; burnt orange; less than a 1 finger egg shell heat that receded in seconds; no lacing;

S: grapefruit, ripe pineapple, and a bit of pear:

T: sweet orange up front; grapefruit rind in mid-palate, adding pineapple in the finish; low to moderated bitterness from mid-palate through the finish; alcohol is well hidden;

M: a little syrupy; light carbonation;

O: not very complex; the mouth feel is a little off for me;;

Photo of mostpoetsdo
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Sunshine orange, very thin white head, but sticky lacing grabbing on the the sides of the glass,

S: Grapefruit and citrus hops for sure, not much in the malt department.

T: Holy hop forward. An enamel ripper. Bitterness is the main character, with a nice grapefruit punch. Piney aftertaste, with a spicy finish.

M: Oily, full body, yet crisp. But, oh, the bitterness.

O/D: Rather one dimensional. If you're looking for a hoppy, bitter, lip puckering DIPA, you'll enjoy it. A very nice offering, would definitely have again.

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The new IIPA from Foolproof. Here we go.

22oz into tulip.

Aggressive head, good clarity on an amber body. Sticky, ivory lacing as the head settles. Good staying power, good visual appeal.

Grapefruit, simcoe stank (not sure of the hop bill, but it has that octane/pine resin quality) and more bright citrus.

Very very very bitter! Wow. A tongue - buckler. Grapefruit and pine sap, pretty dry on the finish. Good mouthfeel, crisp, drinks easier than a 9.5% IIPA should.

I like this beer. Wow, is it hoppy! I feel like that's the comment in every DIPA review, but this beer has a shit ton of bops. It tastes like a slightly drier 90-minute with way more hops.

A good effort from foolproof- now put it in tall boys and we'll talk.

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King Of The Yahd from Foolproof Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.