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Back Yard India Pale Ale - Cooperstown Brewing Company

Back Yard India Pale AleBack Yard India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
79
okay

146 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.43
pDev: 15.45%


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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Todd

Colorado

3.43/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Somewhat cloudy golden / amber colored beer topped with a smooth, thick and creamy head. Retention is excellent as is the stick to the glass.

Smell: Ever so light diacetyl / caramel, soft apples, grass (phenolic) and notes of a broken green tree in the nose.

Taste: Rough mouthfeel, with apple-skin and a prickly carbonation. Palate creams up from the carbonation, smoothing things out a bit. Dusty malts, with a slightly fruity sweetness and underlying maltiness and some diacetyl way back in the end. Sharp-ish citric twang, light oils on the edges of the palate and a leafy roughness. Dry finish with more apple-skin in the feel, to the point of being a bit annoying.

Notes: Not a bad beer for a Ringwood brewed IPA. Oddly tasty with and old-world feel about it -- don't ask me why.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2004 22:31:06 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Very fine bubbly lace sticks all over the place. Clear and pale tawny color.

Smell: Faint citrus and grassy hop with hints of tobacco. Dusty diacetyl with some honey like sweetness from the malt.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Expressively smooth with a layered medium body. Pungent hops within the pale malt base, which gets lost though the diacetyl does as well. Hop bitterness lingers for a good while with mild citric and earthy tones.

Drinkability & Notes: An above par English style IPA. Middle of the pack from what I have experienced but good none the less.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2004 21:17:35 | More by Jason
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Back Yard India Pale Ale from Cooperstown Brewing Company
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