Crank Yanker IPA | Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery

BA SCORE
82
good
131 Ratings
THE BROS
48
awful
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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
Ratings:
131
Reviews:
33
Avg:
3.57
pDev:
15.69%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 131 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RDW
3.85/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nszuch8
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mastodonj
2.64/5  rDev -26.1%
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 -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harrison8
3.72/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a frosty golden yellow with a medium foamy head. Head retention is modest, with good lines of lacing left behind. Tropical, citrus, and pine hop notes make up a simple, hoppy aroma. The flavor profile features tropical fruits with pineapple and mango. Citrus and pine hop notes come in as well. The pine notes stick around for a while. It remains well balanced, while still being tasty. Mouth feel is medium, filling, and a bit mouth coating. Overall, it's a nice brew. Good hop notes in both the aroma and flavor.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of cfcairns
3.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcbeers
3.06/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of me98
3.49/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.91/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +40.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Mikygoose
4.08/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of habaceeba
3.61/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.94/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of BlackWormCultBrew
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cbcrunch
3.77/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of btbcolo
4.45/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dvmin98
3/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hopsrule
2.55/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy. I ended up pouring it out.

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Photo of sporklift87
4.34/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Salemjeff
3.71/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a tall boy. Hazy yellow color with one finger head. Aroma is citrus with a slight warmth to the nose. Taste is also citrus, grapefruit being front and center. Mouth-feel is medium with average carbonation . I got it in a trade but would buy it with no hesitation.

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Photo of gmoneyproductions
1.67/5  rDev -53.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

bought a 6 pack of tallboy cans a month ago at the suggestion of a "friend"
poured from 16 oz can into a pint glass
poured flat
no head almost no bubbles
minimal taste or hoppiness at all
slight bitter aftertaste
light color bland taste
very disappointed
but tried again the next day with same result
life is too short to drink bad beer but i used the other 4 cans to cook brats with
wouldnt buy again

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Photo of tylerstravis
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pray_For_Mojo
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on draft at Eddyline.

Appearance: As bright as if brewed by AB InBev. This beer is so bright you can literally read through it! The only factor preventing a perfect 5 is that the head fades quickly.

Flavor: Damn good! Pineapple and then come the hops. The malt plays second fiddle. It is in the background, but allows for the hops to headline. Very good. Very well balanced.

Mouthfeel: light-medium.

Aroma: hops (obviously) but little else.

Overall: a great effort and a very good beer - Eddyline's best offering. This beer can rival nearly all of Denver's best IPAs. Balance is the key word of this beer. Everything has its place in this beer, and that place is exactly where everything should be.

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Photo of ilikebeer03
2.87/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Crank Yanker IPA from Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
3.57 out of 5 based on 131 ratings.
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