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Crank Yanker IPA | Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery

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Crank Yanker IPACrank Yanker IPA

Brewed by:
Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by indiapaleale on 01-11-2012

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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1.91/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #64 (May 2012):

LOOK: Clear pale amber, thin lacing

SMELL: Earthy, musty, peppery, woody, fallen apricots, vegetal

TASTE: Wet, orange pith, chalky, vegetal, earthy, funky, wet pile of dead leaves, astringent finish

You'd expect a 7.8-percent, 75-IBU can of IPA with “go big” and “epic malt, epic hops” on the label to be all that. Not the case here. This is an extremely unbalanced beer with some of the oddest malt and hop flavors in recent years. Nothing works. Our palates are left disappointed, confused and ruined.

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Photo of Beaver13
3.55/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can. Pours slightly hazy copper gold with a medium frothy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet sugary tropical fruits.

The flavor is sweet juicy fruits with some resiny piney hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, very sweet and fruity IPA. A little too sweet for me.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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2.24/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very small off white head quickly dies into a decent lacing above a clear honey copper colored beer.

Citrus hops blends with a light caramel, grainy to bready malt aroma.

Resembles the aroma with citrus hops and a light caramel to grain malts taste.

A light dryish aftertaste with a bit of the sourish citrus hops hanging around on this medium bodied beer.

A good tasting but to light on the hops for a quality IPA,this seems more like a pale ale, but still very drinkable.

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3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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5/5  rDev +41.2%

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3.92/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent amber with 1 finger of cream colored head. Nice lacing and head retention

S: Grapefruit and a little breadyness

T: Follows the nose, plus breadyness & mango. Dryness and grapefruit as this warms. Finishes dry with much grapefruit

MF: Medium body with firm
carbonation. Pretty good balance

Pretty easy to drink. A solid IPA

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4.75/5  rDev +34.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.54/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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2.9/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4.19/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I just saw this in a very well priced liquor store on special and I had to give it a try. A six pack of 16 ouncers for 9 bucks was just too much of a deal to pass up.

-Aroma: was incredibly strong and I could sense that this was from the citrus hop realm and probably pretty malty as well given the sweetness. Last of orange and grapefruit with a touch of pine. The aroma lasted almost the entire beer. Very impressive on this end.

-Appearance: Almost red ale like and its easy to see that there is much malt is in there. Its very well filtered and easy to see through, which is fine, though I prefer cloudier IPAs if its not Firestone. The head was decent enough for my preference, but nothing too impressive or overdone.

-Taste: (Edit) After having it a few more times, it really didn't live up to my first review so I'm changing it for the lack of consistancy. The last few times I've had it, the flavor doesn't live up to its aroma. The Orange was fairly pronounced along with the Grapefruit and lightpine flavors. The flavor seemed too malted at times, but the sweetness seemed to be blended enough with the sourness of the citrus hops not to make it a too malty. At its best, the taste reminds of a somewhat sour and fairly malty version of Firestone IPA, at its worst, its a slightly citris, overly malted IPA that doesn't stand out.

-Mouth Feel: Surprising heavy and syrupy for an IPA, but it made it feel a bit like an imperial which is good if you like imperials, though it might be too much if you're looking for more of a standard IPA. The flavor stayed in the thickness so it worked out pretty well.

-Overall: Very impressive at its best but lacks consistancy.. 16 ounces of this high quality IPA is more than a bargain at low prices.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

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3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought from Morgan's in Denver, CO

Poured into a pint glass and paired with some Indian food.

A&S: Lively transparent copper colored beer. White foamy head with large bubbles speckled throughout. Admittedly my nose is a little stuffy (will make edits if need be in a few days), but the main elements of the aroma are spicy & piney hops with a touch of citrus, with sweet malts. Hints of alcohol.

T&M: Nothing unpredictable about the taste of this beer. Pretty much all of it's characteristics were foreshadowed in the smell. One standout element is a prevailing malty backbone, not dissimilar to a less intense 90 minute. Medium carbonation, on the lower side of medium bodied.

Overall: I think I like this one a tad bit more then their pale. Both beers are quite good (good quanities of hops and very drinkable). I like this company, nothing super special about them but the two beers I have had thus far have been solid for their styles. I like their labels and their 16oz cans also. I would have to respectfully disagree with the bros on this beers rating, found the product to be well-balanced and decent.

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4.26/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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