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Yards Rye - Yards Brewing Co.

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102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 10.4%


Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beautifully complex, boldly hopped, amber-colored IPA uses rye malt to give the beer a subtle spiciness. It’s bittered with Bravo and Nugget hops before heading to the hop back packed with whole flower Chinook. Finally, we bomb it with Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, and Columbus, creating a pungent ale with intense notes of citrus and pine.

(Beer added by: BARFLYB on 06-04-2012)
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Reviews by Ozzylizard:
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Ozzylizard

Pennsylvania

3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottled 12/19/13
Bottle at 45 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma nondescript, faint hops
Head average (4 cm), off-white, frothy, mostly lasting
Lacing good – mostly extant lacey rings as the level drops
Body a beautiful medium orange, clear
Flavor begins bitter with no specific hop flavor as well as no distinct rye spiceness; no specific hop presence, no alcohol, no diacetyl, no malt.
Ends with a non-specific astringency
Palate light to medium, watery, lively carbonation

A very nondescript beer; no separate or distinct flavors, just a jumble of ingredients producing an average beer worthy of a BMC production. A shame – good rye beers are hard to find and Yard’s makes some good beers overall – I had high hopes for this one. Although this one has a lovely appearance saying “Drink Me!”, you probably shouldn’t.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 14:27:40 | More by Ozzylizard
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constantine_272

Oregon

3.69/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Nice bright copper. Clear. Okay carbonation, but didn't get much head out of it.

S: A little malt. Light spice. Bright floral hops.

T: Mild to medium caramel and grain flavor here which gives way to a spiciness of caraway and fennel seed. Big bright juicy hops profile takes over. Interesting mix of hops. High in acids but low in dry bittering. The hops are not what I'm used to, instead of huge green chlorophyll and fresh grass notes the flavors are more subdued and floral like cherry blossom and fescue.

M: Good body, not too thin not too light. Could have gone for a touch more carbonation to really drive home and finish on the pallet.

O: This is why I like sampling the local beers when I travel. Being from Oregon, I usually only find one type of pale, and this one is totally different. Clearly attributed to the brewer using different hops then the same three varieties you find out west. Overall, not phenomenal, but I'm apply to branch out and try something new.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 02:49:51 | More by constantine_272
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klesniew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev 0%

04-03-2014 22:35:00 | More by klesniew
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microbrewlover

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This brew pours a brown/copper color with some amber highlights when held up to the light. There is a 1.5 finger off white fluffy head and good carbonation.

The smell is strong with rye citrus and floral hops; no one smell really dominates.

The taste is not as good as the smell. There is the presence of Rye but without the light peppery taste that other rye beers have and the hop tastes all run together in order to produce a bitter brew lacking in subtlety.

The mouthfeel is bready and chewy with little hop oil left on the tongue after swallowing but there is a bitter hop aftertaste.

Overall this is the first beer from Yards that I don't like. This experiment in Rye appears over-hopped, which causes the flavors of the hops to run together destroying the ability to pick out individual hop tastes and smells. Yards needs to go back to the drawing board and clean this up a bit.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 14:05:59 | More by microbrewlover
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.09/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

a: Clear golden amber; poured with a medium sized, sticky head.

s: Pretty subdued; some tea like potpourri, sweet toffee, and spicy rye grains.

t: Again, this is fairly subdued. Hint of rye and some short bread, plus a little tea flavored hop tickle. Pretty formidable hop bill on the label. Couldn't taste it though.

m: Watery and thin.

o: Bland and disappointing.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 00:33:02 | More by DIM
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JamieDuncan

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-30-2014 01:56:23 | More by JamieDuncan
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-29-2014 19:29:58 | More by let8it8grow
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-29-2014 17:51:11 | More by Bdel34
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beans923

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20%

03-27-2014 01:19:02 | More by beans923
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Gww1864

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-25-2014 13:18:35 | More by Gww1864
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tygry

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +20%

03-24-2014 16:51:12 | More by tygry
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BWED

Pennsylvania

3.64/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle into a craft pint.

A- Amber, burnt orange. Off white head, stays dense at a one finger level. Nice lacing.

S- Resin, earth, brown sugar, and a bit of orange zest.

T- Very faint grain/straw flavor. Earthy hop character comes out.

M- Medium light body. Long, subtle spicy finish.

O- I feel like the hop character took away from what the rye could have brought out.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 11:53:58 | More by BWED
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bubseymour

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

03-22-2014 23:48:38 | More by bubseymour
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delta490

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a medium-light clear-ish amber with about a finger of creamy white head. The head has good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fantastic, with a strong floral and citrus hops blend balanced against a hint of rye spice. I wish the taste was just as good. But for me, it's just a little bit less complex and delicious in taste as the aroma made me think. It's certainly not bad, don't get me wrong. But it's not as good as the aroma. The mouthfeel is a little thinner and there's a noticeable bite on the finish. But all in all, this is a very good beer and one I'd have again.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 21:36:45 | More by delta490
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jagada

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-14-2014 01:26:12 | More by jagada
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JerzDevl2000

New Jersey

3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa last week, having never had this before. I've had so many Pale Ales and IPA's that I didn't think that this would stand out amongst them and even though it didn't, this was still an enjoyable beer that was enhanced by the Rye and the easy drinkability that it had, from start to finish. There was just a bit too much going on here but never did I feel that this was too complex or over the top when it came to its attributes.

This had a great pour to it as the light apricot hue, plentiful bubbles and enduring head all combined for a pleasing appearance once I emptied out the bottle into my pint glass. The thick head lasted well into my session and there were lots of thick, sea-foam rings down the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this. Not a strong of an aroma as I would have liked but the rye and strong floral notes were there. Thankfully, that was reinforced by a smooth and slightly oily mouthfeel, full of orange, pine, and metallic notes that faded into a wetness and hint of lemon zest in the back. A bit of peppery spice was here too but never did this feel too potent or strong. It was a bit busy for my taste buds but I enjoyed this and it went down well, to the point where it felt more like a Pale Ale than an IPA.

Was this a session beer? No. Would I drink this like it was one? Absolutely. I only bought one bottle since I ended up grabbing a few other individuals to try out but had I bought more, I would have given them a go in the not-too-distant future. While not as potent, strong, or sharp as more popular examples of this style, hopheads and fans of Yards would be well-advices to give this a go and see how the Rye and vast infusion of various hops combine to make a brew well worth savoring. This is about as easygoing and enjoyable as an IPA gets.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 07:06:18 | More by JerzDevl2000
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ujsplace

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-08-2014 04:20:53 | More by ujsplace
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Jimbodini

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-07-2014 15:48:53 | More by Jimbodini
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BridgieT

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-06-2014 01:39:05 | More by BridgieT
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-03-2014 20:25:22 | More by BigMike
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-02-2014 22:49:53 | More by mpalestino
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev 0%

03-01-2014 22:19:47 | More by JMS1512
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

02-25-2014 22:07:50 | More by bacher468
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wonothesane42

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-25-2014 02:43:24 | More by wonothesane42
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a thick surface covering.

Smell: bread and some spiciness is detectable by the nose.

Taste: bread, caramel, spicy rye, pears, orange, and a floral bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish with a spicy and floral finish.

Overall: an easy to quaff ale that is nicely refreshing. This beer will satisfy your tastebuds.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2014 20:05:11 | More by Gavage
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Yards Rye from Yards Brewing Co.
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