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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

778 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 778
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 14
Gots: 71 | 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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Photo of Chico1985
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%

The last of my Yards.

Darkish copper orange on the pour, white head retains at about a finger, nice and bubbly with good lace.

The scent brings herbal+earthy hops, toffee, bread, mineral-y malts. Good strength.

Taste I'd say is a slight improvement over the smell, quite hoppy for an English while still maintaining a nice malt presence. Very earthy, herbal with some light fruit. Malt is complex and nice, caramel, toffee, buttery, nutty, with a big bready finish.

Full mouthfeel with highish carbonation. No complaints here.

Distinctly English IPA flavors but with a bit more oomph. A little strong on the earthiness I think but pretty solid overall.

Chico1985, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of mark-herrmann
4.25/5  rDev +13%

mark-herrmann, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of DIPAFAN
2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of rdoggg
4.25/5  rDev +13%

rdoggg, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of rturn2
4/5  rDev +6.4%

rturn2, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of thomscottson
4.25/5  rDev +13%

thomscottson, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of totgolfer
4/5  rDev +6.4%

totgolfer, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of Headgoober
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Headgoober, Feb 06, 2013
Photo of DmanGTR
4/5  rDev +6.4%

DmanGTR, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Act25
2.3/5  rDev -38.8%

Not for me. Perhaps it's this 6 pack, which has a freshness date of < 60 days.

Presentation: 12 oz brown longneck bottle. Why a union jack on the city that started our independence?

Appearance: Orange, cloudy. Weak and failing head and lacing.

Smell: too estery, solvent, spicy alcohol. Also a little stale.

Taste: Full bodied chewy malt mouth feel. stale sweetness.

Notes: Not for me, old, stale, musty, frat- like aftertaste.

I liked this on draft, but I'd not buy this bottled again, due to a stale, edgy, sharp off taste that reminds me of the morning after frat basement.

Act25, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of dan027
4.25/5  rDev +13%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of CraftBeerGuild
4/5  rDev +6.4%

CraftBeerGuild, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of gnikola
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

gnikola, Jan 17, 2013
Photo of Jspriest
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Jspriest, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

outoffocus, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of bammbamm14
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

bammbamm14, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of Boone757
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Boone757, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of Darkapocalyptica
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Darkapocalyptica, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of cbutova
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%

Brought back on my most recent trip to Philly.

A- English-style IPA poured from the bottle and into my pint glass with a slightly hazy orange-amber body. A white head about one-finger in height forms with average retention. A ring with creamy, small bubbles stays around leaving some nice patches of lace.

S- Really not the most aromatic IPA by any means. Some nutty and caramel malts come off the top with some dark fruits. Some herbal, spicy and floral hops but not a whole ton.

T-Yeast seems to offer a bit more here than in the nose. A definite dose dark fruits, spice and some bread notes. Malts are deep and give off some caramel sweets, nutty hints and a slight bit of a toasted feel. Hops round it off with herbal, floral and spicy fruit notes.

MF- Creamy overall feel to the body which is moderately thick. Carbonation has a silky feel and is at a medium level. Slight bitterness in the finish on the palate.

You can certainly taste an influence from the English/Euro yeast strain that must be used here, dark fruits and spices. Full flavored and well-rounded.

cbutova, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of danwho
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

danwho, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%

Poured into a snifter.

A: Clear dark golden yellow with one-and-a-half-finger, white, foamy head that lasted several minutes. Great lacing.

S: Citrus and caramel malt. Nice.

T: Light to moderate sweetness and moderate hop bitterness. Butter and toasted caramel malt and citrus hops. English style.

M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Crisp and slightly warm going down.

O: I feel like this is a pretty good example of the English IPA. Drinkable and refreshing.

SolipsismalCat, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of nosavingsaccount
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

nosavingsaccount, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of ctwinne
3/5  rDev -20.2%

ctwinne, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Sipchue
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Sipchue, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of barczar
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%

Pours a light brown copper color with a half inch cream head that dissipates fairly quickly, leaving spotty lacing.

Bitter orange, grapefruit, and bready caramel malt form the aroma. Floral hop notes emerge as it warms.

Flavor reveals bready, grainy toasted malt, with underpinnings of sour orange and grapefruit. The finish is fairly bitter. More citrus character than expected, which is uncharacteristic of an English ipa.

Body is moderate, with carbonation on the high side, and light astringency and alcohol warmth.

Citrus flavoring hops and bitterness dominate. No real off flavors, but bitterness lingers a but much for my taste. Floral notes and earthiness are present, but are overridden by citrus.

barczar, Dec 29, 2012
India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 778 ratings.