Cicada Indigenous Ale - Yards Brewing Co.
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3.35/5 rDev -6.7%
A coworker recommended this beer to me so I picked it up and decided to give it a try. From what I've heard, this is supposed to be a really tasty ale.
The appearance on this beer gives off a reddish, golden color with a pretty nice head after being poured into a tulip glass.
I don't get any big notes from the aroma. There is a balance of sweet and dry, where the honey brings out the sweetness and the Belgian yeast brings out thy dryness in it.
The taste is very interesting. Very subtle hop notes, nothing too bitter or in your face. Very smooth finish as well, this beer goes down well and doesn't give much of a mouthfeel or aftertaste. The Belgian yeast definitely comes out while drinking this beer while the honey makes up much of the body of the beer, giving it a little sweetness.
Overall, this is a solid beer put out by Yards Brewing Company. They are showing that they can diversify their brews after I have tried their Love Stout earlier this year.
09-23-2013 23:32:08 | More by SeanDonahue
4.15/5 rDev +15.6%
750mL bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Signature goblet. Bottled 8/26/13.
A - Pours a bright amber color with perfect clarity. There is about a finger of soapy, eggshell colored head that recedes pretty quickly. Very nice sticky lacing remains on the walls of the glass as I drink.
S - Sweet aroma full of banana and belgian yeast. Some earthy hops linger on the nose for a while. Honey and caramel malts are prominent, contributing to more of the sweetness. Orange peel rounds out this Belgian DIPA aroma.
T - Starts off with sweet blood orange and caramel malt. Light belgian bubblegum and cloves give way to just enough earthy hops to balance. Clean on the finish. No sign of alcohol here.
M - Medium-thick with a moist, clean finish. Carbonation is light, but works well with the flavors.
O - I grabbed this one because it was new and sounded interesting. Yards is a local brewer that has never really wowed me, probably because of their tendency to brew British styles (none of which are among my favorites). However, this beer was a different animal. A belgian style, brewed with lots of hops (a new strand) and local honey. They were able to capture perfect balance between sweetness and hoppiness, that made it a little bit too easy to drink. Most Belgian IPAs of this high an ABV tend to be either cloyingly sweet, unnecessarily bitter, or astringently alcoholic. This one managed to keep all flavors in check while maintaining delicious flavor and aroma. Definitely worth a try if you like the style.
09-19-2013 01:02:38 | More by NoLeafClover44
Cicada Indigenous Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.