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Back Yard India Pale Ale - Cooperstown Brewing Company

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Back Yard India Pale AleBack Yard India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
78
okay

147 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 15.5%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cooperstown Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OldFrothingSlosh on 09-24-2001)
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BeerLover48Fan

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is another Cooperstown productis a golden India Pale Ale. Historically, ale shipped to India in the 19th Century was brewed to higher gravities so that it could mature during the long sea voyage. English brewers also hopped these ales heavily to protect them from spoiling. The term "India pale Ale" or "I.P.A." is still used by brewers to denote a super-premium, hoppy pale ale style. Backyard IPA is no exception. English pale barley malt is predominant in this beer with just a small amount of crystal malt. It is well bittered with Cluster and Cascade hops and finished with a mix of local hop and larger amounts of Fuggle hop. Its crisp but not as clean as I was hoping, still a nice beer from a great town

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2007 10:48:15 | More by BeerLover48Fan
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TangTKE402

New York

3.03/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Got a growler at the source in MIlford and poured it into a pint glass. Color is amber brown with a nice sticky 1-finger white head. A bit of lacing on the sides as the beer goes down, and a great clarity lend this beer some pretty good-looking bonafides.

S: A light and sweet nose that is fairly nondescript, with malted barley being the most dominant note. A touch of grassy hops on the end, but mostly it's a sweet malty smell with caramel, bread, and a touch of hay.

T: Pretty much tastes like it smells: malt-forward with a bit of dryness on the swallow. Notes of fresh-cut grass, wet basement, caramel malts are present in-mouth with a dry, hollow taste lingering after the swallow. I would compare it to a much more traditional English IPA than any big, bold American IPA. Akin to Davidson Brothers' offering.

M: Substantial enough without being overbearing in the mouth. The feel is a bit sticky, but fresh, and none-too-syrupy. Bone-dry afterfeel.

O: It's a decent offering from a nice local brewery. For an English-style IPA it's right on the mark, though it may not be what you expect.

Serving type: growler

07-06-2014 22:50:26 | More by TangTKE402
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3.88/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light gold, hazy, thick white foam. Heavy at times. Sticks everywhere=. Caramel malty nose with a grassy hint. Light malt taste, tiny hop bitter. Builds as the beer warms. Overall on the lighter side, but still tasty.

Serving type: bottle

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3.2/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Cloudy orange, two finger head, some carbonation.

S-Dirt, pine but not in a good way.

T-Same dirt, pine and grass notes but there is something off putting in there. A tad bit of bitterness. Malt is there, some caramel, not balanced. Possibly metallic?

M-Medium bodied, some carbonation

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Serving type: bottle

05-26-2012 01:43:13 | More by rlee1390
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Back Yard India Pale Ale from Cooperstown Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.