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Yonder Cities | DC Brau Brewing Co.

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4.22/5
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84 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
DC Brau Brewing Co.
District of Columbia, United States
dcbrau.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blackie on 03-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,589
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
84
pDev:
9.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
3
Trade:
0
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2.5/5  rDev -40.8%

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2.95/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DonFrap
3.25/5  rDev -23%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of Niebeendend
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of cj8311
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of mflamar
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of stakem
3.78/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to BA Kegatron for splitting this growler with me. Poured into a snifter, it appears a clouded yellow color with a white head that fades leaving spotty lacing on the glass.

The aroma includes a yeasty note of bubblegum with a contrasting herbal citrus hop aspect that gets a little rindy to grassy. As it warms up, more of the focus changes back to that preciously mentioned yeasty spice feel.

The flavor is a bit rindy from the hops. The flavor gets somewhat similar to breakfast fruits/pulp and earth to grassy bitterness. There is a soft amount of grain presence but for the most part, the focus of this brew is on the hops and yeast spice.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The alcohol was integrated well in this. Belgian IPA's are somewhat finicky. I think the yeast profile often clashes with any moderate hopping rate. In this case it wasnt bad and quite frankly I would probably try this again if the opportunity presented itself.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smells fruity and a little spicy. Tastes much the same, plus some dank, sticky hops. Slightly medicinal Belgian yeast notes that remind me of Raging Bitch. Bubblegum and a little booze - drinks a little bigger than 6.5%. Pretty tasty but not quite spectacular.

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3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.97/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Jaded straw color. Big, fluffed head, even for a 2 oz. sample in a plastic cup. The body is hazy but it still manages to glow.

S-Interesting nose. The yeast, in accordance with the chipper malt unique hoppiness makes for a nice scent. The veggies are a mixture of Euro noble hops and intricate, bold U.S. varieties if I were to guess.

T-Hoppy and multifaceted. Yeasty and spicy with a great, airy, sweetened cracker malt. The hops are neat. Pineapple hops, citrus with a certain tangy element, and some grass. Pretty cool.

M-Drinks easy. Maybe a bit too aggressive on the carbonation. Slick feel. A bit resinous and moderately bitter.

O/D-It had some great elements but for some reason I wasn't very enamored with it. There was a ton to enjoy here but I oddly didn't find myself enjoying it as a whole.

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Photo of blackie
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32 oz. growler from the brewery into a goblet

Produces a low white head with the pour, the beer itself a fully hazed golden yellow in color. Lemon and grapefruit hop notes on the nose with peppery saison yeast, both fairly assertive. Crisp, clean malts. Lemongrass. Apricot. Tangerine. Light-medium in body with a lively carbonation. Crisp malt body, lots of lemon, yeasty pepper, and grapefruit on the palate. Finishes fully bitter with yeasty spice, lingering long. A nice blend of spicy saison and american hops, with lemon and yeast playing a big role.

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Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Yonder Cities from DC Brau Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 84 ratings
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