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Yards Rye - Yards Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

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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Photo of DIM
3.09/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

a: Clear golden amber; poured with a medium sized, sticky head.

s: Pretty subdued; some tea like potpourri, sweet toffee, and spicy rye grains.

t: Again, this is fairly subdued. Hint of rye and some short bread, plus a little tea flavored hop tickle. Pretty formidable hop bill on the label. Couldn't taste it though.

m: Watery and thin.

o: Bland and disappointing.

DIM, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of JamieDuncan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

JamieDuncan, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of let8it8grow
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

let8it8grow, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Bdel34
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Bdel34, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of beans923
3/5  rDev -20.4%

beans923, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Gww1864
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Gww1864, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of tygry
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

tygry, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of BWED
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle into a craft pint.

A- Amber, burnt orange. Off white head, stays dense at a one finger level. Nice lacing.

S- Resin, earth, brown sugar, and a bit of orange zest.

T- Very faint grain/straw flavor. Earthy hop character comes out.

M- Medium light body. Long, subtle spicy finish.

O- I feel like the hop character took away from what the rye could have brought out.

BWED, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of bubseymour
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

bubseymour, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of delta490
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out a medium-light clear-ish amber with about a finger of creamy white head. The head has good retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fantastic, with a strong floral and citrus hops blend balanced against a hint of rye spice. I wish the taste was just as good. But for me, it's just a little bit less complex and delicious in taste as the aroma made me think. It's certainly not bad, don't get me wrong. But it's not as good as the aroma. The mouthfeel is a little thinner and there's a noticeable bite on the finish. But all in all, this is a very good beer and one I'd have again.

delta490, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of jagada
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jagada, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in Totowa last week, having never had this before. I've had so many Pale Ales and IPA's that I didn't think that this would stand out amongst them and even though it didn't, this was still an enjoyable beer that was enhanced by the Rye and the easy drinkability that it had, from start to finish. There was just a bit too much going on here but never did I feel that this was too complex or over the top when it came to its attributes.

This had a great pour to it as the light apricot hue, plentiful bubbles and enduring head all combined for a pleasing appearance once I emptied out the bottle into my pint glass. The thick head lasted well into my session and there were lots of thick, sea-foam rings down the side of my pint glass as I worked my way through this. Not a strong of an aroma as I would have liked but the rye and strong floral notes were there. Thankfully, that was reinforced by a smooth and slightly oily mouthfeel, full of orange, pine, and metallic notes that faded into a wetness and hint of lemon zest in the back. A bit of peppery spice was here too but never did this feel too potent or strong. It was a bit busy for my taste buds but I enjoyed this and it went down well, to the point where it felt more like a Pale Ale than an IPA.

Was this a session beer? No. Would I drink this like it was one? Absolutely. I only bought one bottle since I ended up grabbing a few other individuals to try out but had I bought more, I would have given them a go in the not-too-distant future. While not as potent, strong, or sharp as more popular examples of this style, hopheads and fans of Yards would be well-advices to give this a go and see how the Rye and vast infusion of various hops combine to make a brew well worth savoring. This is about as easygoing and enjoyable as an IPA gets.

JerzDevl2000, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of ujsplace
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ujsplace, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of Jimbodini
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Jimbodini, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of BridgieT
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

BridgieT, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of BigMike
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

BigMike, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of mpalestino
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

mpalestino, Mar 02, 2014
Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JMS1512, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

bacher468, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of wonothesane42
4/5  rDev +6.1%

wonothesane42, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of Gavage
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours an orange color with a 1" head that slowly falls to a thick surface covering.

Smell: bread and some spiciness is detectable by the nose.

Taste: bread, caramel, spicy rye, pears, orange, and a floral bitterness are the main flavors.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp from start to finish with a spicy and floral finish.

Overall: an easy to quaff ale that is nicely refreshing. This beer will satisfy your tastebuds.

Gavage, Feb 22, 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
Photo of Weavee
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Weavee, Feb 15, 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
Photo of mquinn919
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

mquinn919, Feb 15, 2014
Yards Rye from Yards Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.