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Yards Rye - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

165 Ratings
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Ratings: 165
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 5
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of jjd315
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of reebtaerG
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had pint at Lures

A-Clear, light copper appearance with a large, off white head and nice lacing.

S-Multi grain aroma with a hint of resinous hops.

T-Very unique rye flavors play well with the spicy hops to add depth and balance as the aftertaste developes.

M-Nice mouthfeel with a medium bodied, well carbonated with a dry, bitter, long lasting finish.

O-Overall a nice rye IPA with room for improvement.

Photo of jrfehon33
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of larryi86
4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- A clear copper/amber color with three finger white head.

S- Citrus hops, slightly dank, some pine, nice rye spice, very nice.

T- Follow the nose with citrus hops and a piney finish, nice rye spice, toasted malts, very well balanced.

M- Smooth, nice carbonation, light to medium body.

O- Another solid beer from Yards, Very easy to drink and very enjoyable.

Photo of Slatetank
4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this up at Wegmans, poured chilled from the 12oz brown bottle into a glass mug.

The color is light amber with great clarity and thick rocky off white cream with average sized bead and lots of lace, retention is very good. The smell is great, lots of citrus and tropical fruit aromas from the hops with slight tangelo or orange with mild rye malt toastiness in the nose. The feel is excellent, lots of citrus tanginess with moderate bitterness with slight sweetness and medium carbonation with low alcohol in the feel.

The taste is better than average actually it is great - hop dominance with slight tangelo and grapefruit flavor with a slight hint of pineapple and mild rye backs up the hops with a light toasted but not really sweet flavor. There is a subtle alcohol tinge in the background when you take larger gulps, but as a sipper it is mild. The flavor is high quality and I enjoyed drinking this ..it could be a new contender for my go-to rye IPA. Whatever the case is I recommend trying this if you like the combination of rye malt and IPA!

Photo of cmq103
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of Aewachiw
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of Tucquan
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of thecheapies
3.91/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bronze-colored brew, or maybe lighter. Nice head formed with some curly lace strands.

Spicy rye with some restraint and a hefty hop bill loaded with volatile aromas of spice, dank citrus, bitter leafiness, herbal hop, and pith. Slight toast, but diffused by hop presence and hearty grains.

Very tasty. Citrus peel, herbal hoppiness, strong spicy rye, earthiness, hearty cereal, and a kiss of lemon. Great character and very quaffable. More than approachable mouthfeel. Inviting carbonation with some chunky head to bite through. The body is slick and medium to medium-light.

Great rye ale. I recommend grabbing more than one. It has the character of an IPA, but not quite the intensity. I can buy it.

Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bright orange with a yellowish hue in color with perfect clarity. Poured with a thick off-white foam that left thick sheets of sticky lacings on the glass. Citrus orange and earthy, minty hop aromas with caramel and rye malt in tow. Medium bodied with rich, lush carbonation and a clean, semi-dry finish. Citrus and herbal, minty flavors up front with light caramel malt beneath. Spicy, tangy rye flavors follow through the middle to the end. Finishes with a flash of fresh citrus followed by spicy rye and lingering pine hop bitterness. Easy drinking, great feel, and a plethora of pleasant flavors. This was very good.

Photo of whatname
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of cistercian12
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of AWB3
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of touchmeimsac
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bvlaminck
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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...

Photo of chrishensley
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of patm185
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jmdrpi
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of jjboesen
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer is served an orange amber color with one finger of white head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is lighter overall but has hints of rye bread mixed with some aromas of toffee and caramel. Along with these aromas are some lighter hoppier smells of grapefruit and pine as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter rye bread taste as a smooth rye is mixed with some caramel sweetness. As the flavor advances the caramel fades and is replaced by some sweeter orange citrus flavors. The hops start out very light in the taste, but gains intensity as it moves along. Initially one is met with a grapefruit hop flavor midway through the taste with a pine shortly following. Both grow stronger to the end, with the grapefruit edging out the pine in terms of intensity. The rye kicks it up a bit right at the end taking away from the smoothness of the beer, but mixing with the rest to leave a nicely hopped rye flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that is average. For the rye flavors of the brew and the nice blend of grapefruit and pine hop, the feel is quite nice, accentuating both these flavors rather well.

Overall – A rather tasty rye with a good blend of hop, rye, and sweet.

Photo of Profchaos20
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Photo of Omnium
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Mason Pint

A - Nice clear orange with a two finger fluffy white head, some good medium amount of lacing.
S - Excellent aroma, spicy rye, hop resin, ripe pineapple, peach, caramel.
T - Flavor falls really short on this one, spicy rye bite up front, lots of bready malt, some toasted caramel, a little bit of apple juice and thats all for the fruit, none of the nice fruit flavors from the aroma come through here.
M - Dry, floury and kinda watery.
O - Just ok, the aroma is really nice here, its a shame they couldnt coax more into the flavor though.

Yards Rye from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 165 ratings.