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Yards Rye - Yards Brewing Co.

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85
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177 Ratings
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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 5
Gots: 39 | 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:
Beer added by: BARFLYB on 06-04-2012

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.
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Ratings: 177 | Reviews: 39
Reviews by ujsplace:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yards Rye
12 oz. brown glass bottle, "BOTTLED 12162014"

I was pleasantly surprised by the hoppy nose on this beer given the "Rye" designation. It's bright, pungent, citrusy, and piney! With that said, I've had many rye ales that over do it in the hops category, particularly in the flavor where the spiciness of the rye combines with spiciness from the hops and it just becomes too much. That is not the case here. There's hop flavor, but the malt is allowed to shine; and in this case that's not overdone either. There's not too much body, and there's not too much rye spiciness. It's gently caramelish on the dark side with a touch of burnt sugar character, and it's bready/toasty, grainy, and spicy from the rye. It's not overly bitter, and it's at a reasonable 6.2% abv where the alcohol doesn't lend to any already present harshness (like spicy hops and spicy rye combined). Overall it's a fairly simple beer, and yet it's got complexity - and that's what leads to drinkability. This has become my new 'everyday' beer.

Photo of Fcip78
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
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...

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +25%

Photo of jtierney89
4/5  rDev +5.3%
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

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of gillagorilla
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a Flying Dog chalice (Bottled One: 12162014 1061 10:42)

A: Great golden copper color with a bit of amber to it. Thickish head with nice lacing and a film of bubbles.
S: Subtle hints of rye and sweet malt, that cut right through those hops.
T: Nice level of hoppiness kind of like an old Nugget Nectar or just a regular hoppy amber. Rye on the finish and intertwined throughout, but not in your face.
M: Foamy but not rough at all.
O: Quite nice and I love the simple name/label. There are better ryes out there, but this is a good one on the east coast, but availability is uncertain.

Photo of philbe311
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
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...

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of fourstringer
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Moderate hand. Bottled 12 16 2014.

A: Classic, copper-colored, amber body. Good clarity. 1.5 fingers of off-white head with good retention. Nice lacing.

S: Nice, citrusy hops with notes of orange, lighter grapefruit. Caramel. Rye spice. Brown sugar. Lighter pine, resin.

T: Pine-foward hop bitterness opens with a bit of rye malt in the background. Moderate hop bite on a mostly dry finish. Light alcohol presence. Linger pine and hop florals in the aftertaste.

M: Moderate carbonation with medium body. Standard APA feel, but nice.

O: Interesting dichotomy between a fruit-forward nose and piney flavors on the palate. Not my cup of tea with regards to the hop choices. Rye is somewhat masked.

Prost!

Photo of opieo
4.62/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dry rye taste. An easy drinking drop.

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Yards Rye from Yards Brewing Co.
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