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Yards Rye - Yards Brewing Co.

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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 microbrewlover:
Photo of microbrewlover
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
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.

microbrewlover, Apr 03, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Fcip78
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yards enters into 2014 with a nice new addition, rye ipa. I'm not certain, but I bet they did a hop burst technique using the citra, centennial, simcoe, ctz mix. Very nice amber color and good head retention, a good drinking rye ale with plenty of citrus aroma... And that's where my one comment is based.

I would bet that out of the hops listed, they used more citra then the others. Citra is very dominant in the ale and that is where this beer falls down a notch for my palate.

Over the past year, i have tasted lots of beers highlighting citra hops. It seems lots of brewers bought a ton of citra an throwing into all kinds of styles, but rye ? I'm not sure....

I would recommend this beer, no doubt, but it gets me thinking of brewing my own rye but this time with more centennial...

Fcip78, Jan 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

WVbeergeek, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

acurtis, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JMS1512, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Triklino, May 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

whatname, Jan 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

let8it8grow, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Bdel34, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Kegatron, Feb 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Hobbit, May 29, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear copper hue super sticky bright white head. Some herbal and floral hop notes with a touch of spicy rye.

Flavor is amazing clean in classic yards fashion. Rye is nice and subtle . Toasty grainy body, medium and slightly creamy body yet crisp and dry on the finish. Floral hops, spicey rye and toasty grain all balanced extremely well with faint lingering bitterness

jtierney89, Feb 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

pat_usher, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of philbe311
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - A standard pour yields a fingers worth of crisp slightly fizzy bone white colored froth with a bit of an uneven and rock top... Decent retention... The head turns a slight bit creamier as it settles leaving a full rich layer of thick lacing... The color is an inviting medium caramelly copper... A moderate bit of moderate-to-quick paced carbonation rises within... Some lacing clings to the sides of the glass...

S - The rye is subtle, but the spiciness is present... There are some light floral notes as well... There are light caramel sweet notes... Nothing dominates... There are sots of layers and nice complexity...

T - No single flavor dominates and all the characters ebb and flow nicely throughout... There is a light caramel and toffee sweetness... There are some light floral hops... A very minor rye spice kick... The hop bitterness rises in intensity on the finish...

M - Medium bodied... Sturdy... Light yet brisk carbonation... And a very nice light airy quality about it... Quite smooth...

D - A very average beer - I mean that as a compliment... Solid, satisfying and no complaints... Not my favorite Yards offering by any means, but it's pleasant enough and I'll have no trouble polishing off a six pack, but 'm not sure it's a seasonal that I'll need to revisit given it's January / February counterparts...

philbe311, Jan 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

buzzy, Feb 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BridgieT, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

bret717, Jul 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

cistercian12, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

IdrinkGas, Jan 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

DougGilley, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

dsshuck, Jul 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jjd315, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of mooseo
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into pint glass.

A - Clear deep amber with a frothy white head.

S - Sweet caramel, spicy rye, floral hops.

T - Caramel malt, earthy bitter hops, spicy rye.

M - Smooth, medium bodied, high carbonation.

O - Easy to drink, flavorful, good balance. A really nice offering from Yards.

mooseo, Feb 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mpalestino, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

bubseymour, Mar 22, 2014
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Yards Rye from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.