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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

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Added by indiapaleale on 01-11-2012

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

Straight from the can to my mouth, so lets just give it a 3 for appearance.resious pine needle bomb. A little husky grain and caramel sweetness action in the nose, but for the most part the beer’s character is dominated by sticky sappy pine needle hop oils, etc. Typical resin bomb. Meh, not my thing, but better than most of the ’nano’ canned ipas of recent. Certainly better than that rye diacytal bullshit Renegade canned. At least this is fairly clean, no low fill, and properly carbonated. Overall, crank yanker isn’t bad just boring, not my kinda hop action.

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Photo of LXIXME
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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Photo of tylerprince
3.83/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap at Eddyline in BV after a failed attempt at Mt. Harvard and Columbia. As a sidenote, the food there is really very good too.

A: Pours a clear copper with minimal bubbling. One-finger off white head subsides over 2-3 mins and leaves behind a sparse lacing.

S: Sweet and bready malts hit first, followed by a smooth grapefruit citrus throughout. Nice and balanced, but a tad weak and lacking in complexity.

T: Hits the palata with a strong citrus. Bready malts follow shortly thereafter. Finishes with the citrus, but with hardly any lingering bitterness. Alcohol is exceptionally well-hidden, especially for something with an ABV this high. Not a heck of a lot of character, however.

M: Smooth and slightly syrupy, but cut with just the right amount of carbonation. No alcohol sensation.

O: Solid, well balanced IPA. Could stand for a slightly fresher malt or perhaps a little more hop character outside of the powerfully-citrus taste. For a place in bumblef&^% Colorado, very, very solid.

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Photo of Deadfellow
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours A One To Two Finger Head,Crisp Golden Amber Color.

Smell Is A Hoppy Pine(Cascade)With A Very Clean Malt Profile. Very Natural. Hops Become More Prevelent As Warms.

Taste Up Front Is A Mellow Malt, With A Medium Hop Flavor On The Back Of The Tounge In The Finish.A Twinge Of Alcohol As Warms.

A Medium Bodied Beer That Pairs With The Style Very Well.

Overall This Is A Very Good Strong Pale Ale, As Opposed A True IPA.

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

Pour - dark amber color with a soft appearance and a loose rather foamy head that clings tightly to the glass. Darker than some other IPAs but certainly just as appealing.

Aroma - orange, caramel, honey, brown sugar, some light floral hop notes. Faint hints of pine and fresh cut grass. The aroma comes and goes. I'd love to get a lot more of that fresh hop smell and as this warms a bit it does come out but you may need to be patient.

Taste - oranges and lemons with some flavors that come aross as apricot and peaches. Plenty of malty, caramel flavors without any sort of hop astringency. Not a super hoppy or bitter IPA with a lot more going on with the malt side of things. Perhaps the honey that this is brewed with plays a part in all of this?

Overall - an IPA that may come across as more on the malty side than being overly bitter and super hoppy. Not a bad brew by any means but it can come across more like a strong amber ale with a solid hop profile. Some floral and citrus flavors are there and as it warms there is a bit of spiciness from the hops.

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Crank Yanker IPA from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
3.54 out of 5 based on 121 ratings.
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