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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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kmpitz2

Tennessee

2.78/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. It pours a moderate golden color with a 2-finger ivory head of large bubbles that falls fairly fast to a finger over top. Clarity is good, and there is a steady and strong carbonation in the beer. The aroma is butterscotch, fruity eter, and caramel sweetness from the malt, The butter is dominant in this one and I'm not finding any real hop presence. The flavor is again dominated with butterscotch and caramel sweetness, with a mild bitterness that comes through despite a clear lack of real hop flavor. Moutfeel is on the thin side of moderate with a solid moderate carbonation in there as well. I find the ringwood yeast in this one detracts from the beer by dominating it with buter and butterscotch in both flavor and aroma. I would not have this one again for that reason.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2007 00:53:28 | More by kmpitz2
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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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Noelito76

New York

2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

04-05-2014 13:22:32 | More by Noelito76
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-29-2014 18:01:55 | More by buzzy
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rorjets

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5%

01-12-2014 14:36:08 | More by rorjets
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

11-12-2013 04:40:50 | More by jaydoc
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gshackles

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-29-2013 02:03:06 | More by gshackles
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George2744

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-27-2013 23:01:43 | More by George2744
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bsm80x

New York

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-25-2013 20:41:29 | More by bsm80x
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KTCamm

New Jersey

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

09-02-2013 18:55:02 | More by KTCamm
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -5%

08-29-2013 16:35:50 | More by scxcrunner
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csfcmitchell

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -5%

08-26-2013 19:41:16 | More by csfcmitchell
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59rockabilly

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

08-04-2013 02:58:53 | More by 59rockabilly
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pjkelley82

New York

4/5  rDev +17%

07-01-2013 03:43:52 | More by pjkelley82
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jaxon53

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-23-2013 23:18:27 | More by jaxon53
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dwoolley1

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-31-2013 20:55:57 | More by dwoolley1
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Bustafluff

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

04-13-2013 23:02:08 | More by Bustafluff
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LJWalker

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

03-05-2013 03:26:24 | More by LJWalker
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DmanGTR

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

01-29-2013 02:58:08 | More by DmanGTR
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

10-21-2012 17:11:45 | More by RblWthACoz
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5%

10-13-2012 00:55:06 | More by DrunkinYogi
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halo913

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -5%

09-29-2012 14:26:23 | More by halo913
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leansean88

New York

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

09-03-2012 03:15:07 | More by leansean88
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OriolesFan1008

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

05-31-2012 17:31:55 | More by OriolesFan1008
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rlee1390

Indiana

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

O-The balance ins't there, the dirt and pine are off as well. An IPA not worth seeking out.

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.