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Rail Yard Ale - Wynkoop Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
75
okay

122 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 122
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.26
pDev: 16.26%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wynkoop Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 08-14-2003)
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

indy351, Oct 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

kscaldef, Oct 07, 2014
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2.08/5  rDev -36.2%

jophish17, Sep 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

Why does everyone seem to dislike this beer? This is the one that launched Wynkoop, and it's still good after all these years. This was one of my first microbrews, and I still come back to it from time to time. It's a typical solid and very drinkable amber, and there's nothing wrong with that. I will say that the packaging they use for the canned 6-packs needs some work, but the beer itself is just as good as ever.

dcscientist, Sep 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +22.7%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -38.7%

banger7, Sep 09, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +8%

Dewback4, Sep 08, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev +8%

ktenneydenver, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.12/5  rDev -4.3%

Appearence 4.0
Aroma 3.75
Taste 2.75
Mouthfeel 2.75
Overall 3.25

Pours dark hazy amber color with thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are good. Bready aroma with hints of tropical fruit. There may be a slight funkiness. My brother in law brought this from Colorado, so I am not sure if that has anything to do with it. That malty, bready taste predominates up front but quickly changes to a tropical fruit like taste. There is a slight funk at the end, but it is overall too fruity. There is virtually no hoppy bitterness to this. Not really one I would recommend. Not really my style, though.

jngrizzaffi, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of Summer92
3.32/5  rDev +1.8%

Summer92, Aug 15, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

vobr0002, Aug 14, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -1.5%

Ajmorriso1, Aug 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

zestar, Jul 28, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -54%

hardy008, Jun 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

mrcraft, Jun 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

stewshi, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of SamN
2.78/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Slightly hazy (chill?) rusty orangish hue, lots of active carbonation visible. Head is loose and bubbly, slightly rocky and pitted after a few minutes. Smell is a bit metallic, fruity, sweet and crisp. Not bad, not great. Taste is a a slightly sweet malt upfront, followed by a generic apple fruit taste and ending on a flattened hops bitterness. The flavor profile is somewhat crisp, like in the smell, but somehow the flavors don't really "pop" for me, they remain sort of stagnent and unimpressive. There's also an odd flavor somewhere in there I can't put my finger on; a sort of brief flash of smokey/soapiness? Odd. Mouthfeel is crisp and bit-overcarbonated for my liking.

Eh, not too impressed. I liked their shwarzbier and Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout much better.

SamN, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +7.4%

mverity, May 25, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -54%

atrocity, May 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

BDeibs, Apr 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

Karibourgeois, Mar 09, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -31%

TwoLips, Mar 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -0.3%

buzzy, Feb 12, 2014
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3/5  rDev -8%

bwgassman, Feb 09, 2014
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Rail Yard Ale from Wynkoop Brewing Company
75 out of 100 based on 122 ratings.