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Yippee IPA - Picaroons Brewing Co.

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Yippee IPAYippee IPA

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29 Reviews
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Reviews: 29
Hads: 63
Avg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 1
Gots: 8 | 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:
Beer added by: RunawayJim on 07-01-2008

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Reviews: 29 | Hads: 63
Reviews by ghisty:
Photo of ghisty
2.97/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

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Photo of cam477
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of JohnnyBarman
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
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 -3.8%

Photo of biboergosum
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
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!

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Photo of juliendesrochers
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
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 +9.9%

Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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)


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Photo of Vold
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dolphsexton
4.8/5  rDev +31.9%

Photo of ZorPrime
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
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 Lukecook
3.53/5  rDev -3%
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 -3.8%

Photo of hef
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of spinrsx
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
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 +30.5%

Photo of mattsander
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of TylerD420
1/5  rDev -72.5%

Photo of TravitoJones45
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of cfalovo97
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of nighthawk
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle with no freshness date, poured into pint glass.

Pours amber, quite clear, with a couple fingers of fluffy head that dissipates to a thin ring, leaving plenty of lacing as I work my way down the beer.

Nose is a burst of fragrent, citrus and pine hops, with undertones of bready malts.

Taste follows the nose; lots of pine and earthy, oily hop flavour throughout, with a burst of citrus on the finish. This is countered by a malt profile that walks a line between caramel and fresh bread sweetness. The bitterness definitely wins out, but doesn't over power or knock the balance out of whack.

Mouthfeel is somewhat thin, with very mild carbonation. Seems to get slightly thicker and stickier on the finish, with lingering bitterness.

Overall, this is a very tasty beer. Doesn't try to knock you out with IBUs, and has a decent balance to it. The bottle says the recipe is sometimes altered as the brewmaster experiments, so it will be interesting to check back with this one and see where it's going.

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Photo of bumchilly25
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of crusian
3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

bottle from awesome girlfriend... again.
bottled 7-16-11, so a little more than a week old, maybe pushing two.
pours a dark ruby color that is beautiful, but MUCH darker than i expect from an IPA. It is way closer to an amber. Large bubbles that fade quickly...
nose is interesting, a TON of caramel malt which I would expect from the coloring, but I actually get a lot of citrus and apple on the nose. no surprise this is the same brewery that makes "feels good" imperial IPA, as it has the same hop presence on the nose. My expectations from canadian IPA is VERY low... but this smells nice, for the country. Not amazing for the style but much better than my past experiences.
the taste is very caramel... A lot of apple... this reminds me of the Maharajah this year... almost a rotten apple flavor to it. i think the listing as an English IPA is wrong... I think they are going for an American style here. just need to choose some different hops. I do like that they put on the label that batches will vary because they are consistently trying to dial in a recipe... thats a good brewery. But guys, you need different hops. try some simcoe, citra, centennial, columbus, etc. The apple is interesting, for sure... and you should pursue that, but pursue it differently.
mouthfeel is spot on, not complaints. but yeah, this is intersting, but it actually tastes like them testing recipes...

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Yippee IPA from Picaroons Brewing Co.
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