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Yippee IPA - Picaroons Brewing Co.

Yippee IPAYippee IPA

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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 15.97%


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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Reviews by spinrsx:
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 21:06:48 | More by spinrsx
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cmorrisse

New Brunswick (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

03-12-2014 18:09:45 | More by cmorrisse
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

12-11-2013 02:48:51 | More by lgmol
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sdm9465

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-03-2013 17:36:20 | More by sdm9465
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Wrhino

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +12%

10-20-2013 18:22:07 | More by Wrhino
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cam477

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

10-12-2013 21:18:50 | More by cam477
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 02:40:02 | More by biegaman
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TT--Cashout

Newfoundland (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9%

09-07-2013 13:43:23 | More by TT--Cashout
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ghisty

New Brunswick (Canada)

2.94/5  rDev -17.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2013 22:49:13 | More by ghisty
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Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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New Brunswick (Canada)

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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

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randylangford

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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CurtisD

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2%

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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -16%

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spiderwebb70

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +5%

08-18-2012 20:09:59 | More by spiderwebb70
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boyermi206

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- A little darker than I expected, clear copper color with hop particles floating.

S- Smells great, very fruity, tangerine, lemon some malt but citrus overpowers.

T- pretty plain, not bad not good. Mild malt and hops combined to be ok but weird.

M- pretty decent full mouthfeel, thick but not viscious

O- not outstanding but if you see it, I think it's worth a try

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2012 22:55:38 | More by boyermi206
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1/5  rDev -72%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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Ivanhoes_Backpack

New Brunswick (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -9%

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JohnnyBarman

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 04:03:20 | More by JohnnyBarman
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Skizem

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

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Yippee IPA from Picaroons Brewing Co.
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