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India Pale Ale - Yards Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

791 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 791
Reviews: 323
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 15
Gots: 78 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

kingmaker, Mar 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

tom91281, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of mooseo
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into tulip.

A - Clear dark amber with a fluffy white head and lots of sticky lacing.

S - Earthy, grassy hops and toasty, biscuit like malts. Balanced and pleasant.

T - Light citrus, sweet toasted malt, caramel, earthy hops. Finish is bready and somewhat bitter with a lingering graininess. I'm getting a pronounced nuttiness as well, which I assume is part of the English IPA style, very nice.

M - Soft, chewy, medium-bodied. Dry finish. A hint of warming alcohol.

O - Very enjoyable, easy going IPA. It's definitely on the sweet side, but the fruity hops come in and lend nice balance, making this a tasty, drinkable beer.

mooseo, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Holland
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Holland, Mar 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Steve_Oldrati, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

anvilx, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

t0rin0, Mar 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

zapahoppa, Mar 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

djw21, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

buzzy, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ssimpson89, Mar 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

doc17325, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 +12.7%

mark-herrmann, Feb 21, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

DIPAFAN, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

rdoggg, Feb 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

rturn2, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

thomscottson, Feb 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

totgolfer, Feb 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Headgoober, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

DmanGTR, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of Act25
2.3/5  rDev -39%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

dan027, Jan 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

CraftBeerGuild, Jan 27, 2013
India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 791 ratings.