Yippee IPA - Picaroons Brewing Co.
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3.88/5 rDev +9.3%
500ml bottle. Cool name for an IPA, and the corresponding label imagery does it justice, to boot.
This beer pours a hazy, medium copper amber hue, with a teeming tower of puffy, bubbly, and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a whole lot of stellar layered, jagged, and just plain thorough webbed lace around the glass as it genially subsides.
It smells of semi-sweet, pastry-like pale and caramel malt, a touch of hard toffee candy, sharp leafy, floral hops, a sort of metallic stoniness, hollow citrus rind, and a further bit of herbal, dank bitterness. The taste is quite consistent - strong caramel/toffee malt, candied fruit (orange, lemon, and grapefruit, all), bitter leafy, herbal, and weedy hops - though more metallic than flora in nature - general dank forest, black tea tannin, and more hard water flinty notes.
The bubbles are fairly understated, just a softly edgy zing, for the most part, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and kind of too tight with the stony/metallic character to be deemed particularly smooth. It finishes off-dry, barely, the leafy, increasingly citrusy, and herbal bitterness taking it to the meekly lingering bready caramel malt.
A decent EIPA, where the hoppening (like the 'quickening', but, y'know) is kept within the parameters of the style - i.e. no obvious west coast American big Cs or the like, and good on 'em for it. This is astringent, in a wholly different way - herbal and leafy, with a barely contending maltiness, by the end. Yup, yippee - this is an IPA, all right!
07-25-2014 01:20:35 | More by biboergosum
3.96/5 rDev +11.5%
Appearance - Pours a deep copper with three fingers of off-white head.
Smell - leafy hops, toffee, caramalts, and hint of dark fruits.
Taste - Similar to the aromas with a nice punch from the leafy hops followed by the toffee, caramalts, and hint of dark fruits.
Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finishes with a pleasant bitterness from the leafy hops and the dark fruits linger in the aftertaste.
Overall - A well crafted English IPA that has bold flavours which are just shy of an American IPA.
07-20-2014 03:47:17 | More by leaddog
2.55/5 rDev -28.2%
Tap sample at the source.
Slightly hazy medium golden color with a smallish off white head that persists for a good long time. Aromas of butterscotch are front and center and kind of ruin this one for me. Moderate earthy pine and citrus with a bit of caramel to back it up. The flavor follows the aroma quite well. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a bitter burnt sugary mouthfeel. Too much diacetyl for my palette.
07-17-2014 01:28:38 | More by johnnnniee
3.74/5 rDev +5.4%
Yippee IPA has every reason to be cheerful - what more can one ask for than good looks and good health? The beer pours with a brassy shine, perfect clarity, virile bubbles and a strong, sustaining head (enough of which sticks to the glass to make the dishes seem a daunting task).
Yippee IPA definitely makes me want to dance and celebrate - aromas of candied grapefruit and caramelized malts tend to do that. It smells like it were 'wet-hopped' - the bouquet is very dank and has a very stinky, almost ganja-like herbalness. Imagine cutting the grass in the rain.
Just beneath this giant pile of damp leaves lies a mildly toasty maltiness that tastes lightly like toffee and tea biscuits. It has an almost spongy mouthfeel and gives the beer a little heft without weighing it down too much. I might entertain flavours of dried papaya and maybe a shot of grapefruit juice but, by and large, it's earthy hop and malty qualities running this show.
The beer is enlivened by a notably 'hard' water profile; though reminiscent of the infamously stiff, mineral-rich Burton water, it is even more suggestive of the sea brine of the cold Canadian East Coast. It gives the leafy hop bitterness more of an edge. Even at a relatively mellow 6.5%, make no mistake, this is not a beer for those who don't already have hair on their chest.
I've never really been able to make the distinction between 2 Pac and Biggie but this self-acclaimed "East Coast-style" IPA definitely doesn't have the bright, tropical notes of Californian renditions of the style. Nonetheless, it has its own groove - and I dig it. A balanced IPA certainly doesn't mean a weak or neutral IPA; this has some seriously dank hops and solid malts. This ale has all the character and pride you'd expect from Atlantic Canada.
09-26-2013 02:40:02 | More by biegaman
New Brunswick (Canada)
2.94/5 rDev -17.2%
dark gold on the pour, darkens up in the glass. to a nice orange.
thick creamy head. disipates some what slow, to a lacey froth ripple.
grapefruit. very citrus. sweet and complex. almost clove. malts are slight in nose.
bitter and fresh, like orange peel, grapefruit again also. heavy on hops.
obvious bitterness makes it drinkable, although its sharp..its not over done.
feels very sharp on the drink, levels out quickly, goes down nicely to a bitter end.
leaves a definate citrus grapefruit funk in my mouth. bitter and sour.
maybe its because ive never really been a big fan of the style of IPA,
at least from what ive had, but this is just a bit ..much.. i really love picaroons
and all the beer they offer, but with its 6.5 abv..and the overpowering grapefruit tones..it seems like its a slightly heavy handed attempt at something which im not quite sure theyve accomplished. once again picaroons are an amazing brewer,
I just dont personally enjoy this ale like i do the remainder of the offerings.
08-31-2013 22:49:13 | More by ghisty
Yippee IPA from Picaroons Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.