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Yippee IPA - Picaroons Brewing Co.

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Yippee IPAYippee IPA

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BA SCORE
81
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 17.18%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Picaroons Brewing Co. visit their website
New Brunswick, Canada

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RunawayJim on 07-01-2008)
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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

fostachild, Aug 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

mick303, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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 floral 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!

biboergosum, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of leaddog
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

leaddog, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of mattsander
3/5  rDev -15.5%

mattsander, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
2.55/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

johnnnniee, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

DreamDeath, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

cmorrisse, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

bumchilly25, Dec 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

lgmol, Dec 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

sdm9465, Dec 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

Wrhino, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

cam477, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of biegaman
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

biegaman, Sep 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

TT--Cashout, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of ghisty
2.94/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

appearance:
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.

smell:
grapefruit. very citrus. sweet and complex. almost clove. malts are slight in nose.

taste:
bitter and fresh, like orange peel, grapefruit again also. heavy on hops.
obvious bitterness makes it drinkable, although its sharp..its not over done.

mouthfeel:
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.

overall:
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.

ghisty, Aug 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

hef, Aug 13, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

juliendesrochers, Jul 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

TheBeeraholic, Jun 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +40.8%

StomachUlcers, Mar 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

polloenfuego, Feb 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

randylangford, Feb 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

CurtisD, Nov 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

cfalovo97, Nov 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

spiderwebb70, Aug 18, 2012
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Yippee IPA from Picaroons Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.