Crank Yanker IPA | Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery

BA SCORE
81
good
126 Ratings
THE BROS
48
awful
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by indiapaleale on 01-11-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
126
Reviews:
31
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
16.34%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
22
For Trade:
0
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Photo of thebeers
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
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 -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.1/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jeschaefer
2.24/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Eddiehop
3.94/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CO-Bloom
3.87/5  rDev +9%
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 +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Blazer22
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucoli
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnyFriday
3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of russpowell
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
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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Photo of BrewNoob1
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Golfer3Aces
4.35/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RDW
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nszuch8
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mastodonj
2.64/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

I really enjoyed this beer a few years ago but apparently didn't rate it at that time. I thought I had.
So, I just logged in to see what my rating was. I had intended to modify it downward quite a lot.
Note that, at one time, I had been drinking this fairly regularly at both tap rooms in Buena Vista where
Eddyline is located as well as in cans from my local Front Range retailer.
Then, I noticed that the Alstrom Bros also gave it a poor review, so anyhow here it is:

Look, smell: They're fine although aroma is not hop forward at all nor floral.

But, taste & feel? Nope. Something's amiss, folks. Comes across "industrial" and with a harsh aftertaste. I think
the Alstrom Bros called it "unbalanced" which is probably generous.

Personally, it's a shame because I live near their brewery for a good portion of the year.

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Photo of Kevin67
3.55/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Crank Yanker IPA from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
3.55 out of 5 based on 126 ratings.
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