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Yippee IPA | Picaroons Traditional Ales

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3.61
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Yippee IPAYippee IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Picaroons Traditional Ales
New Brunswick, Canada | website

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RunawayJim on 07-01-2008

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Reviews by RunawayJim:
Photo of RunawayJim
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a pint glass. Pours a nice amber color with a nice white head that held on for a while and left a nice lacing on the glass.

Smells of some light hops and some nice sweeter malts.

The taste is pretty complex. There's definitely a nice hops flavor and a good malt profile, but there's something else in there that I can't quite put my finger on. It's almost a slight whisky barrel flavor, but I just can't figure it out.

The beer has a great mouthfeel. It's nice and drinkable. The reason I gave a hit to the taste and drinkability is that flavor that I couldn't quite put my finger on. It's a flavor that doesn't seem to belong in IPA's, but it adds a new dimension. It's a great beer and definitely worth trying.

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Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Second bottle from a little Picaroon's sampler. Gotta give'm props for the name - kind of makes me want to take down Hans Gruber on top of the Nakatomi Plaza.

Poured into a nonic glass. The caramel malt has really shone through here, giving the brew a deep toffee colour. The pour brought forth about an inch of frothy white head, which survived as a thick ring with loads of sticky lace.

Nose is sweet crystal malt, citrus hops, caramel, toffee.

Very sweet brew - the caramel flavors from the malt tend to dominate the first moments of each sip, with even a bit of chocolate lingering in the background. The scene shifts to a citrussy hop/earth blast that playfully fights with the malt in a battle royale to dictate which flavor ends the show.

Carbonation is a bit sharp, and the body isn't quite right - too thin and a touch of oil.

Not bad, certainly flavorful enough, but far too sweet for my tastes. The balance just isn't there.

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Photo of skellock
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of chinchill
3.04/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a 500 ml bottle purchased and consumed in Nova Scotia.

Looks good, having a particularly fine head, but the aroma and the flavor are not appealing. I believe this is mostly due tot he particular mix of earthy hops used, but the bottle may be a bad sample.

Disappointing.

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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!

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Photo of Powers30
3.06/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of juliendesrochers
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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 souvenirs
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale amber.
S/T: Lots of floral hops. Quite bitter. Sweet malts to back it up.
F: Good full body - just what I'd expect from the style.
O: I can't say I enjoy English style IPAs as much as a West Coast American IPA, but this one's certainly not bad.

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Photo of Wrhino
4/5  rDev +10.8%

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)

Enjoy!!

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Photo of Vold
3.43/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dolphsexton
4.8/5  rDev +33%

Photo of ZorPrime
3.71/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Moniker for this one.

The appearance is quite stunning... Cloudy copper color. This is definitely not filtered. The head is creamy and so good looking. Sticks well to the glass too. The smell gives citrus notes, a little sugar. On the taste, it is mainly hoppy... citrus hops. The bitterness is not present except on the aftertaste. I get some grapefruit in the taste and smell. The beer is not dry... but smooth. The taste lingers in the mouth for a long time. The carbonation makes its presence in the mouth.

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Photo of mikebu
3.7/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.03/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lukecook
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass

A-Amber in color with a nice fluffy head, great head retention, good amount of lacing

S-Roasted malts and slight amount of hops.

T-roasted malts seem to dominate the taste, but the hops are definetly there as the mild bitterness lingers.

M-Medium body, with a good amount of caronation.

D-Good local brew, worth the purchase if in the area

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Photo of CurtisD
3.5/5  rDev -3%

Photo of hef
3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle - thanks to frenchy for this one

Appearance - Clear copper colour with a large size fizzy light beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, toffee, hops, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is a lower than average amount of carbonation and most of the taste is made up of toffee/caramel, hops, and malts. There is also some grapefruit flavours mixed with a bit of resin. It ends with a toffee sweet aftertaste with a good dose of hop bitterness.

Overall - I really enjoyed this one, it is probably one of the better English IPA's I've had so far. It had a lot of taste/sweetness going on, but it wasn't getting into cloying territory. I'd drink it again anytime.

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Photo of DreamDeath
4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of mattsander
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of TylerD420
1/5  rDev -72.3%

Photo of TravitoJones45
3.5/5  rDev -3%

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