India Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mjw06:
3.68/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours a golden copper color with a rich, soft head that leaves nice sticky scum on the glass. The smell isn't rich, however it is sharp and clean floral with no imperfections or unpleasant notes. Very mouthwatering.
The taste mimicks the smell with a very clean and mild hoppiness (relative to style). Floral? Kind of, but very indistinct. Malt character plays the background with a sharp but mildly sweet astringent barley. Fairly simple presentation, little to no character which is where it loses with me. I really enjoyed the feel of it though and wish more IPA felt like this. Some great sustenance, but not so much that it left too much residual on the tongue.
I like this. I think their pale ale is much better with a lot more character however.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2011 04:02:08 | More by mjw06
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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.