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India Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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very good

823 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 823
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 18
Gots: 94 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Standing firmly on the east coast end of American IPAs, our India Pale Ale emphasizes balance. An insistent malt character from traditional floor-malted English barley harmonizes with a generous amount of Chinook and Amarillo hops. Fruity and aromatic, our IPA is perfectly balanced.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-02-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The beer appeared an orange-ish color, slightly hazy, with a nice thick, white head that was decently retained. Citrus hops and slight bready aroma. The beer, for an English IPA is too hoppy, in my opinion. I expected it to be more balanced with the hops more muted. Nonetheless, citrus and earthy hops with some pale malts. The beer had a moderate feel and was easy to drink. Overall, a decent beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

a: Slight haze, light copper color. Served to me with two fingers of long lasting, sticky, latte froth.

s: Biscuity malts, herbal noble hops, and a hint of medicinal alcohol.

t: A little bit of sugar cookie sweetness to go along with the biscuit note. Floral hops with lingering aspirin bitterness.

m: Creamy with spot-on gentle cask carbonation.

o: A very nice beer with definite English character. Very glad to find this on the hand pump.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.31/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured a clear and light amber colour with a nice full lasting and creamy yellow/ tan head that leaves a beautiful and sticky cracked desert pattern on the glass. NOICE!

The aroma comes off to me as a mix of citrusy hops and sweet malts with a hint of white bread to it and a very faint floral note.

The tastes comes off from the beginning as well balanced between sweet pale malts and mild citrus/ earthy hops and as it moves towards the back of the tongue some more of the bittering hops come through in an earthy way and then leaving citrusy and floral once again. The finish is only mildy dry and peppery. This is an excellently balanced beer!

The mouthfeel is lightly sweet and mildly dry with a moderate body being exactly what I would look for in an IPA. The carbonation is once again middle of the road and perfectly done.

I'm an IPA rookie having only tasted a total of 12 to 16 different varieties, but this has to be amoungst one of my favorites. I don't know if I would call it world class as that may be reserved for an imperial IPA like Yards' Cape of Good Hope IPA, but this one is definitely refreshing and not overly hoppy at all. I find it very drinkable and capable of satisfying a hop connoisseur (hop head) as well. I'm giving this a strong 4.4 out of 5! Cheers Yards!

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 823 ratings.