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Yards Rye - Yards Brewing Co.

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

thufflife, Aug 19, 2014
Photo of droomyster
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%

Pours a clear amber body with soda-like head with decent retention. A wet leafy aroma with toffee and baking bread undertones, plus a bit of orange peel is good but rather subdued. The taste is remarkably well balanced. Starts off with a citrusy bitterness before sweeter orange notes and some dark caramel notes come through on the middle, and then harmonizing together for a rhapsodic finish. Simple flavors but well pronounced and ultimately working well together. I like this beer.

droomyster, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of Will_Rivera
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Will_Rivera, Jul 22, 2014
Photo of MikeWard
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%

12oz bottle into a pint glass over the weekend. Bottled on 12/18/13, so 7 months along. Might be tad older than would be preferred.

Looks good though. Yellow coloring with thin white head and good lacing. not much carbonation.

Getting a faint sweetness and spiciness on the nose.

Upon a hearty gulp, the taste is exactly what you get from the nose, a mild sweetness, with a mixed in spice palate. No hop bite detected, and the rye is very mild, both could be due to age.

The finish however, is a bit of a let down. The mouth itself is medium, but the finish leaves a very sour aftertaste.

Overall, marked it a a bit lower than if the finish would have been clean.

MikeWard, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

bret717, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

dsshuck, Jul 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

pat_usher, Jul 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

little_star, Jul 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

stswl01, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

cheah, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Beer4Baltimore, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

chicagoish, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Durandal_777, May 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +26%

Hobbit, May 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

twenteone, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Boone757, May 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Chinaskifan1, May 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Mikus, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

pep, May 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

jl2414, May 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Triklino, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

domnalbrecc, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of constantine_272
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

constantine_272, Apr 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

klesniew, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of microbrewlover
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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
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Yards Rye from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.