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American IPA | Yellowhammer Brewing

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American IPAAmerican IPA
Very Good
24 Ratings
American IPAAmerican IPA

Brewed by:
Yellowhammer Brewing
Alabama, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a big American IPA, made with Britsh Marris Otter malt and a unique blend of six hops, including Columbus, Amarillo, Simcoe and French Strisselspalt. It’s clean and crisp, a bit of sweetnees balanced by a dry take on what has become the style of choice for many American beer lovers. This version employs more hops than the vast majority of east coast American IPAs.

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Ratings: 24 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of TheBeard89
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of markjarema11
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Irishace9
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of timontheroad
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy dark Amber color, big fluffy head, good retention and lacing. Nice aroma of flowers, citrus and pine, with some sweet malty undertones. Lots of grapefruit and sweet bread you malt in the flavor, nice balance though. Mouthfeel was fairly thick, but quite nice, and nicely carbonated. Overall, pretty tasty, wouldn't mind having this one available more often

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JLoper
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of jplopez21
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of rworkman
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of dabakemon
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Mojo
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bomber -> World Market Tulip

A - Wow, maybe this bottle got shook up violently somewhere before it come into my possession, but it was just a big bottle of unrelenting foam. When it finally did settle down (three innings later watching Braves game) it was a clear amber.

S - very earthy, bready, pine, resin, floral, etc.

T - very nice, more hops on the finish than I expected.

M - too carbonated, but fine otherwise.

O - I need to get a new bottle of this to see if the bottle I had was an anomaly. I'll change my review if need be, but for now, even though the taste was great, the eternal foam was a major downer.

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Photo of STKPICR0720
4.56/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great brew. Glad they were able to have the Simcoe back in house to brew this beer. The Columbus and Simcoe really bring this IPA forward and in your face. Very smooth IPA that smells like a IIPA. Balanced and smooth IPA. I love the dank aroma. Well worth seeking out. Bottle or tap

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Photo of GratefulEdd
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Jacurdy60
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a burn orange/brown color with a towering, 3 finger white head with good retention. Effervescent bubbles continue to work their way up top. Foam coats the glass as I drink but leaves no lacing. A very pretty brew, indeed.

S-Overpowering presence of astringent alcohol, almost smells like rubbing alcohol. Bitter hops. Doesn't smell pleasant at all.

T-Bitter hops, astringent alcohol. The alcohol is overpowering and not warming like most would prefer. Very simple, which is not a bad thing, but when the simplicity is between astringent alcohol and bitter hops, it doesn't make for the best combination. As it warms, there is a very slight touch of malted sweetness in the background which is redeeming

MF- This brew has a nice, thick body and is not too carbonated. Finish is sticky and very satisfying

O-A simple, decent IPA. Not the best AL has to offer. I prefer Back40s Freckle Belly, Good People's IPA and Snakehandler, and Avondale IPA over this.

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Photo of allenc85
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of GPHarris
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a three-fingers thick rocky off-white and creamy head into a tumbler that left great lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a bright amber color.
s - orange citrus peel with a hint of pine.
t - caramel malts with piney hops. very balanced.
m - creamy and smooth.
o - brewer said this would be overcarbonated and it was. lots of potential here for a really good AIPA.

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Photo of NegligancE
4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured, a beautiful light golden amber with generous off white head. Nose lead with a floral citrus aroma and a slightly soapy back note. Initial tasting brought an understated sweetness backed by a piney hop characteristic. Overall experience was clean and crisp. A very refreshing IPA with great hopping and an adequate level of malt. I'm from AL, and this is my favoring offering of the genre, thus far.

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Photo of JSeabrookeFox
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BattleRoadBrewer
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served draft at the Nook in Huntsville. Had a flight of four local beers and picked Yellowhammer American IPA for a full serving.

Pours a deep amber with a hint of orange color. Moderate fluffy head dropped quickly leaving modest lace.

Nose is crisp citrus and pine mix, with light toasty and fresh malt back.

Caramel and grapefruit taste, with a lingering bitterness.

Body is a little light for the distinctive flavor. Fluffy carbonation flows gracefully over the tongue, that lingering bitterness feels a bit minty.

Overall a very fine example of an IPA. Reminds me of SNPA but with a fluffier mouthfeel and without the grassiness. A great choice if you're looking to grab an IPA in northern 'bama, competes favorably with nationally distributed IPAs. First class beer that doesn't need local beer charity to justify it. Would be happy to have it on tap back home.

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Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.28/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Poured a burnt orange color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap and some bubbles

S: Citrus, cramel and perhaps toasted bread

T: Followed the nose. Simple, some citrus, hint at grass and flowers, caramel

M: Pretty balanced across the board, easy to drink, some or more dry hopping would do this beer great. Could not really get the Columbus off of this beer but the Amarillo was much more present. The beer was dry, medium body and light booze sting.

O: Not bad

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American IPA from Yellowhammer Brewing
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 24 ratings