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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

813 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 813
Reviews: 324
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 17
Gots: 89 | 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.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

xnicknj, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of korguy123
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. No freshness date. Thanks to biglobo8971 for this.

A- Hazy dark peach colored pour. Half finger sticky eggshell head that sheets the glass in lace.

S- Faint citrusy hop, mild floral hop with a sweet malt backing and orange rind. Very pleasant and refreshing.

T- Subtle sweet malts up front with floral and bittering hops. Lemon juice taste on the tongue. Not as hoppy as I expected.

M- Thin body with a quick juicy start and a dry finish.

O- Solid English IPA, was expecting a little more bitterness, but an unknown freshness can be more the culprit.

korguy123, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of CowsCanBark
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a three-finger tanish white head. Moderate lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Citrus and hops, mainly lemon and orange. Sweet, mild malts.

Taste: The front is very grapefruit-hoppy, with a bit of mild malts and a bitter finish that doesn't linger very long, no alcohol taste, it's good.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body and carbonation, it's crisp, but a sipper to me.

Overall: A nice beer that I would definitely try again, it reminds me of a more malty version of their Philadelphia Pale Ale.

CowsCanBark, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of PaBeerLover
4/5  rDev +6.1%

PaBeerLover, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of jtierney89
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear as day golden straw color with a huge white headed foamy pour. Big soapy and grassy hop aroma. Head is slowly but surely snailing away. Very sticky lace. Flavor has some semi-sweet grainy malt on the front end with a big herbal and grassy presence. Pretty well balanced. Sweetness is subtle and so is the hop bitterness. Pretty nice yet subdued for an IPA.

jtierney89, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of tobelerone
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid take on an English IPA, this beer pours a clear, golden color with an inch-high cap of white foam that sinks ever-so-slowly and leaves clingy lace in its wake. The aroma and flavor were both extremely balanced, falling right down the center between biscuity maltiness and bitter, grassy hops. As you sip, the malt, with its sweet, toasty character, emerges first, finishing with the hops, which linger in the mouth bitterly for a good while. Not a lot of hop nuance here; the bitter aspect somewhat conceals the simple grass and floral taste.

Carbonation is on the medium-low side; body is kind of average, but there is an appealing creaminess here. Very much in the British mold; this is an anti-West Coast IPA. The brewery's Philadelphia Pale Ale is markedly hoppier and more contemporary in both style and taste.

tobelerone, Dec 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

brokentee, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of dwaz
4/5  rDev +6.1%

dwaz, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Sammy
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle. Pours fruity, hazy orange with immense retained head, in my Sam Adams glass. Easy drinking, medium bodied, orange hoppy flavoured, with a pinch of fruit. Pretty good for the style, something I would recommend people try. Something I would keep regular in the fridge if available locally.

Sammy, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

JohneHoodlum, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of ROGUE16
4/5  rDev +6.1%

ROGUE16, Dec 05, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

deapokid, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of dwoolley1
4/5  rDev +6.1%

dwoolley1, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of balzern
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light copper appearance - pretty clear.
Moderate head retention, great lacing down the glass
Strong citrus scent
Taste - doesn't really taste like an IPA but I guess if it is going for a traditional English IPA type it hits the mark. Good beer nonetheless.

balzern, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of anyhoodle
4/5  rDev +6.1%

anyhoodle, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of JunkYardJake
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle to pint glass.
At 7% and hopped up with citrus flavors, I'm not sure what makes this IPA English rather than American. Maybe English malts? Regardless of classification, this is a delicious and well crafted ale. The big, sticky head and full, fluid body complement the balanced palate and hoppy nose perfectly. A worthy IPA.

JunkYardJake, Nov 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

mdillon86, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +6.1%

nh2032, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of DreaminBeer
4/5  rDev +6.1%

DreaminBeer, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of corby112
4/5  rDev +6.1%

corby112, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

RoryOMoore, Nov 22, 2011
Photo of smakawhat
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A very large off white head is produced, very foamy but seems to have a lot of staying power and retention. Body color is a very dark orange/brown amber. Clear body, with next to no visible rising carbonation. Head make a nice big thick cap and some small scattered clumpy lacing is left as well.

Nose is a very mushy citrus hop angle with lots of toasty bread and malts. Fruit sense is very over ripe smelling, almost marmalade and jam.

On the palate and nice small fruit chew, the citrus angle comes out first. It seems a little unexpected as it seems to hint of an American style ipa. However on the swallow is a great tannic lingering herbal tea like sensation. Sweet rosehip tea comes through with a good black oolong tea like finish. Nice sweet malt tastes come out with more sips.

Overall, really great tasting beer, rather liking this one and a nice take on the style. Very enjoyable would have again no problem.

smakawhat, Nov 21, 2011
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3.15/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an orange color and a hazy consistency. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: Smelled of mild hops, citrus, other light fruits and malt.

T: Tasted of malt (more than I expected), some hops, citrus, and tropical fruits. Maybe it was just me, but the flavor here seemed a little on the thin side, especially in the finish.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a dry, somewhat thin finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this beer does have some good qualities, it falls short in some key areas.

avalon07, Nov 19, 2011
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

touchmeimsac, Nov 18, 2011
India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 813 ratings.