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Yippee IPA - Picaroons Brewing Co.

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Yippee IPAYippee IPA

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.07%
Wants: 1
Gots: 6 | 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

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Beer added by: RunawayJim on 07-01-2008

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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 28
Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden amber color. Creamy beige 1 finger head lasting around 4 minutes. Strong legs and some nice activity.

Strong aromas and flavors of herbal and floral hops, clove, citrus and caramel . Super sharp and crisp bitter taste but very flavorful and pleasant.

Medium slick body with perfect carbonation. Strong and long bitter finish, slightly mouthcoating and chalky, ending with a powerful smoky clove like feel on the tongue.

Overall : Well crafted with some nice freshness and packed with flavors, but slightly too sour and spicy for my taste.

Photo of Slongie
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mcormier79
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%

Photo of wordemupg
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into tulip 24/11/14

A murky dark orange liquid, lots of tiny particles being moved around by tiny slow bubbles, a loose finger of foam slowly falls to a thick film leaving plenty of random lace deep down the glass

S herbal tea, orange peel, wet leaves, hard toffee, more herbal notes, sweet malt

T some spruce, tea bag, not grassy but some plant matter I can't place, lots of rind, not exactly what I was expecting after the smell

M has some body to it, very gritty on the palate, creams up nicely form the bubbles, no complaints in this department

O lots of what I assume are English hops, fairly well rounded, respectable beer but nothings going to blow you away

East Coast IPA? I'd believe East Coast of England maybe, then again what do I know? I picked this up for 3.49$ for a half liter, not a bad buy for the $$$

Photo of TravitoJones45
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of PorterPro125
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Serving Type: 500 mL bottle

I enjoyed Picaroons Selection Double IPA so much that I had to hunt down a four pack of their standard IPA. Here's my review of Picaroons Yippee IPA:

A- Pours a red-orange hue that's topped by a 1 1/2 finger white head that quickly dissipates to a thin layer of foam. A little more red than any IPA i've ever had. Quite beautiful actually!

S- Much like their double IPA, this brew has a dominate floral hop note that is quite refreshing. Classic East Coat IPA smell. What's not typical of this brew's smell is the spicy back note that almost reminds me of a ginger beer. Interesting to say the least (in a good way)!

T- Tastes much like the smell. Floral hops are the main feature and I must say that I really enjoyed it. Slightly citrusy with a nice zing that I've found in a lot of other great East Coast IPA's. Maybe it's just my palate tonight but I find Yippee to be a touch bitter than the Selection IPA (that could be the high alcohol percentage of the double :p).

M- Medium carbonation with a medium body. Well balanced beer. Slightly dry in the mouth.

O- Picaroon's Yippee IPA is a great example of an East Coast IPA. It's got everything that you would ever want: beautiful floral hops in the aroma and taste and a unique slight spiciness that I really enjoyed. Great brew, Picaroons!

Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.04/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into an English pub glass. A nice reddish orange amber with nearly four fingers of frothy rugged beige head. Unique aroma, certainly some classic floral/fruity English hops but augmented by a spicy citric tang (lemon? ginger?), resinous herbs, nuts, toast, burnt toffee. Rather noteworthy for its freshness and complexity. Palate is ginger snap cookies (!), green leafy hops that nearly stray into pine/menthol territory, light orange marmalade, rather herbal and grassy yet with a sturdy malt backbone. The overarching impression of ginger spice and nutty malts cannot be escaped. Medium bodied, maybe just on the light side of medium. Smooth and drinkable. Tea-like tannins asserting themselves late. Gentle carbonation. Finish is dry, bitter, and metallic perhaps with some further citrus rind and spice accents. Overall I am impressed. Falls firmly within style guidelines but more potent than some of the old world examples, with a courageous English hop bitterness and aromatic malts every which way. One of the only open fermentation breweries in the great white north and I think I will be scouting out some more offerings.

Photo of dolphsexton
4.8/5  rDev +33%

Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Got in a trade with Curtis. Good 'ol Curtis. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- 4.25- Opens well and pours a generous head that lasts. Dark and gold.

S- 4.0- Weird sour smell. Must be an obscure hop. A bit of malt.

T- 3.5- A bit of a let down but still a good beer. Touch bitter than expected.

M- 3.75- Pretty good. Dry and tart.

O- 3.91 is my rating if I could give it. Nice refreshing beer but not meant for full day of drinking in the sun!

Food Pairing

This nice IPA went well with..... Caramel cake (or anything caramel)


Photo of fostachild
2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of mick303
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
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!

Photo of leaddog
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Photo of mattsander
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of johnnnniee
2.56/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

Photo of DreamDeath
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of cmorrisse
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of lgmol
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sdm9465
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of Wrhino
4/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of biegaman
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

Photo of TT--Cashout
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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Yippee IPA from Picaroons Brewing Co.
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