Crank Yanker IPA | Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery

Crank Yanker IPACrank Yanker IPA
BA SCORE
3.6/5
136 Ratings
Crank Yanker IPACrank Yanker IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
Colorado, United States
eddylinepub.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Like your favorite single track, this IPA has it all! An insanely drinkable IPA, with enough maltiness to balance the incredible citrus aromoa and hop finish. You’ll be racing back for another! 2014 World Beer Championship Silver Medal.


Added by indiapaleale on 01-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,990
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
136
pDev:
15.56%
Bros Score:
1.91
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of oilcan01
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Curt3
3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ICTguy21
4.01/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: golden amber with an off white head that fades away and leaves decent lacing

Smell: Wow, impressive smell, loads of tropical fruit, citrus, and underlying hops, definitely this beers strongest characteristic.

Taste: definitely sweet, maltiness is noticeable, touch of hops, touch of citrus.

Feel: could stand to be a bit more crisp but it works

Overall: A bit sweet and there's a lot going on here but there's just enough balance to make it work. Reminded me of a scaled back version of Evil Twin's Molotov Cocktail. Not a great beer but not bad either and definitely better than it's rated here in my opinion.

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Photo of Justinprintz
3.31/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheHopsman
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of afinepilsner
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ffshore545
3.59/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired via trade from Wasatch so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of denver10
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergoot
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Light honey colored body with a thick, creamy, white head. Floral and fruity hop aroma. Mild malt sweetness infused with a complementary hop bitterness adding balance. Medium-heavy body; crisp and mostly dry yet with a low-key malt sweetness, too.

I was expecting a so-so IPA based on past experiences with Eddyline beers, yet this IPA comes across as solid if a bit unremarkable. There was no dating information on the can and the aroma, while distinct, was pretty subdued. The looks were killer. The taste was good but falls into the middle-of-the-pack with most high IBU beers on the market now. And who knows what the Bros tasted back in 2013 (although the current offering is 70 IBUs and the ABV comes in at 7.0% vs the 75 IBU and 7.8 ABV in the 2013 BA review). Regardless, the current version does the job...

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Photo of thebeers
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear honey gold color with two fat fingers of off-white head that leaves thick rings of lacing.

Melon, light pepper and orange in both the aroma and taste. Light caramel malts and a touch of flavor as wells, with moderate hop bitterness lingering in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with very slight prickliness in the feel. This is a solid, well-balanced, easy-drinking IPA. Canned on 1/19/17.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.1/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
2.24/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Eddiehop
3.94/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CO-Bloom
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L-Bright burnt orange and slightly opaque.
S- Kind of muted but enjoyable fruity hops (peach? and citrus) and sweet malt. I get a little bit of astringency as it warms, but its not too distracting.
T- Cleaner than I remembered which allows the hops to shine. Starts sweet, then you get a sharp bite of hop bitterness and then the two blend together into a balanced deal, where you can pick up the citrus, sweet bready malt and bit of pine bite.
F- Medium carbonation. It's higher ABV lends a somewhat sticky finish.
O- I have not been impressed with Eddyline at all (except for River Runner, which is awesome!) However with that said after coming back to this beer a second time this is a solid IPA, for sure. I think the low rating for this guy is two fold. I think their new large and expensive facility has contributed to better execution and quality for their beer. Second, I think that El Dorado hops seem to be polarizing, it seems you dig them or you don't. (look at Odd 13 Hop Troll). It isn't my go to hop profile but I enjoy this beer quite a bit.

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Photo of InfragilisBrew
4.17/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blazer22
3.62/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnyFriday
3.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Crank Yanker IPA from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.6 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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