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Yards Rye - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

131 Ratings
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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 2
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of Fcip78
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
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...

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JVStabile64
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of ppoitras
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle received via Growling at the Moon. Thanks for the brew, Dain!

Pours into an imperial pint glass, forming a 3/4" light beige head over the clear orangey amber brew. Head slowly bursts away bubble by bubble, with leggy sticky lace. Aroma is spicy with a citrus hoppy bite.

Taste has spiciness from front to back, citrus comiong on in the middle, and closing with ample bitterness. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is easy. Great new offering.

Photo of JeffTheJuice
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of justintcoons
4.44/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Yards shaker pint.

Appearance
Golden amber with 1 finger of bone-white head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Nose
Caramel, honey, rye, peach, pineapple and tangerine.

Taste
Fairly mellow but juicy hop presence consisting of candied orange with hints of passion fruit, peach and bubblegum. Firm honey, caramel and rye backbone well blended with the hops. Low bitterness at the finish with touches of tangerine and honeydew melon.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, juicy, semi-dry and refreshing.

Overall
Extremely balanced and easy drinking. Yards knocked this out of the park IMO.

Photo of seyton
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TheNightwatchman
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of mmclaughlin38
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of corby112
2.75/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a slightly hazy, dark golden orange color with a two finger, pillowy white head that very slowly settles into a thick, lasting cap/ring. Excellent retention with streaks of soapy lacing coating the glass on the way down. Looks very good.

Slightly spicy sweet malt aroma that's surprisingly lacking in hop character. Slightly floral with subtle earthy pine and hints of fresh cut grass but the rye and sweet malt notes nearly completely overpowers all of the hop character. There's supposedly bravo, nugget, chinook, centennial, Citra, simcoe and Columbus but I'm struggling to pick up much of a hop presence. Lots of rye and caramel along with toffee, roasted nut, toast and caraway seed. Not offensive but the nose is very disappointing.

On the lighter end of medium body with a subtle spicy rye presence along with a delicate earthy hop presence that is almost completely overpowered by the prominent sweet malt bill. Dry with some lingering bitterness complimented by peppery rye before the strong malt backbone takes over. Strong rye and caramel sweetness along with some roasted almond, toffee, hazelnut and a touch of dark fruit. Overall, this beer is somewhat decently balanced and easy to drink but the hop presence is severely muted. Not a bad beer but kind of disappointing offering from a solid brewery. I wouldn't order this beer again.

Photo of mvanaskie13
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass, color is amber, lots of fine bubbles, head is off white with smaller bubbles, dense about 1/2 inch thick and lingers and laces the glass.

Smell is hoppy then blends with earthy rye malt notes, maybe some grass and light pine from the hops.

Taste is very clean, rye comes through nicely, light earthiness and pepperiness, hops are grassy and some pine. Flavor is very nice and focuses the rye well.

Mouthfeel is nicely done, lingering flavors focus on the tongue, lighter on the cheeks, drying qualities are pretty immediate and expected for an ale of this style.

Overall, this is a very well done rye ale - rye flavors are noticeable throughout with solid aroma and nice drying mouthfeel.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Yards Rye from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.