India Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Presentation: 12 oz brown longneck bottle, layer of sediment is noticeable and seems tightly packed. On the label it states that this beer is bottle conditioned.
Appearance: Cloudy sunset orange with a semi aggressive carbonation to bring forth a multi-bubbled off white lace.
Smell: Rounded toasted malt, quite estery with a softening fruitiness of mango an pears. Faint solvent with a sweet and spicy alcohol to boot. Yeast is in the aroma also.
Taste: Full bodied with a complex and creamy lightly chewy malt mouth feel. Level carbonation is just enough to hold the malt together. Fruity and estery blushing flavours of peaches and mango. Hop bitterness flushes middle to end with a earthy, citric and subdued floral flavour. Fumes from the alcohol escapes from the nose and mouth and the alcohol leaves a warming feeling throughout. Touch of yeast towards the end, a relatively sweet brew with some drying in the finish.
Notes: A really really good replica of the lost style, alcohol is quite noticeable from both warmth and ester. An IPA in the raw.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2002 22:18:02 | More by Jason
More User Reviews:
3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Notes are from 5/26
It's a dark one, almost a brown-orange-red with a fiery flare in the recesses and a brighter amber gleam outside. The head is an off-white cap just shorter than half a finger, but it keeps up well and leaves behind pretty good lace.
It has a sort of hybrid tone to it, seeming to incorporate the earthy, spicy, woody/leafy bitterness with brighter citrus and not-quite-dank notes along with lots of yeasty esters giving off dark fruits as well as almost tropical under the danker/earthier stuff. There's also just a twinge of alcohol noted with every sniff and sip, but nothing too heavily ethanolic to enjoy the overall very much.
There's a sort of earthy dankness that even translates to the feel, though it doesn't weigh down the medium body or take away from the brightness that also translates. Crispness comes out strong on the palate from front to back, as does smoothness in the semi-dry feel.
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2014 15:52:34 | More by Brenden
India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 722 ratings.