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:
#35,962
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
136
pDev:
15.56%
Bros Score:
1.91
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 34
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 StonedTrippin
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a good ipa is always the place to start for a new brewery. im not sure how new these guys are, but their beers just started appearing here in Denver, so I thought I should get introduced to them through a nice pint sized can of this ipa. the pour isn't too impressive, caramel amber color with what looks to be a robust white head, but it dies in just seconds, taking on a pretty flat look. the nose is wet sticky dank hops, very bold and aggressively done, with some middle of the road caramalt grain backing. the taste is equally dank, real hoppy, not freakishly bitter though, one of those semi sweet india pale ales that doesn't quite get bitter. quite a bit of malt body on this, its a little thicker than id like it to be, especially given its short lived carbonation. it doesn't go down as easily as it should, and the alcohol is strong here. not well hidden at all. I think this has the right hop profile to be a winner, but could use some revisiting in terms of feel. ill check back at some point...

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Photo of emerge077
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
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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Photo of dbrauneis
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with light to moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and some faint notes of golden yellow highlights. The beer has a three finger tall foamy sudsy off-white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface of the beer with a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, and pine hops with some lighter notes of caramel malts with a touch of sweetness.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of caramel malts with just a light amount of sweetness (which fades pretty quickly). That is followed by moderate flavors of citrus/grapefruit, citrus/orange, and pine hops which impart a moderate amount of pithy bitterness which fades fairly quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with slightly more than moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin/watery and light hints of dryness in the finish.

O: Not the most successful blend of malts and hops in my opinion (a little too malty/sweet and a strange blend of hops). It was a beer my brother-in-law brought back from his trip to Denver and it had a great smell - it was not difficult to drink and hides the alcohol well. I could have a couple but I do not find it overly successful as a brew.

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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 mactrail
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Orangey amber in the wine glass with plenty of head and a persistent carbonation on the tongue. A little barky and browned-biscuit tasting, but plenty of fruit. Some mango and pineapple with a lime peel finish. Moderately sweet and malty. Slight bitterness. Thoroughly drinkable, make that gulpable. Plenty of hop flavors but fruity and friendly. Maybe a little too friendly.

I'm sure that San Diego hop hipsters would scoff, but chomping crispy stuff and cheese and apples with the stars coming out at State Forest State Park in the north central mountains of Colorado, this tastes fine out of the can.

Well, I can't find who actually brews these beers, which always makes me wonder. In any case, it's perfectly drinkable and I would ignore the Bros review which seems to be another and stronger beer. From the 16 oz can purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

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Photo of russpowell
3.89/5  rDev +8.1%
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 Zaphog
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tone
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, amber color. 1/3 inch head of a white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, hint of yeast, hint of grass, and slight piney hops. Fits the style of American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, hint of yeast, and slight piney hops. Overall, good appearance, aroma, and decent body and blend.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Revisit: 24 Oct 15
16oz. Can

Pours a very nice cloudy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice one-finger creamy off-white head, which leaves a very nice medium size island, and some nice thick sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, with some nice malt sweetness, very nice citrus note, slight pine note. The taste is very nice hoppy, very nice malt note, sweet, citrusy, piney. Medium body, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this one is very nice, would be great intro to the style.

Pours a very nice cloudy golden yellow color, nice carbonation, with a one-finger plus creamy off-white head, that leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is mostly hoppy, slight sweet malts, citrusy, slight pine note. The taste is pretty good, hoppy, citrusy, slight malt note. Medium body, nice bitter/dry finish. Overall a tasty brew, really surprised me at the time. Would recommend.

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Photo of beernads
2/5  rDev -44.4%

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.23/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Photo of WDJersey
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of crobinso
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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

Photo of M_chav
3/5  rDev -16.7%

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