Queen Of The Yahd
Foolproof Brewing Company

Queen Of The YahdQueen Of The Yahd
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,829
ABV:
6%
Score:
85
Ranked #38,597
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 12.47%
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
50
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Foolproof Brewing Company
 
Rhode Island, United States
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Very Good
Queen Of The YahdQueen Of The Yahd
Notes: Raspberry IPA
Reviews: 17 | Ratings: 50
Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Vermont Tap House, Williston, VT. The appearance was a burnt orange color with a bar pour’s kind slim white head. Somewhat messy lacing running here and there. The smell takes on the normal qualities of a citrus/cascade hopped AIPA, grassy/citrus/grapefruit and then they (Foolproof) aged this on some raspberries????, Uh...yeah, guys, good job, woohoo! I dig it. So some sour/tartness comes out from the raspberries (mmmm...smells authentic). The taste pretty much copies the aroma - bitter to sweet to the dry grassy and then the tart/sour raspberry thing going on. Raspberries do show a light presence in the aftertaste along with the sweetness of the citrus. Subtle dry grassy/raspberry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable quality about it. Carbonation feels good/low. Nice bitterness as an AIPA hitting my tongue. Overall, I’d say Foolproof did this one well. I’d have again.

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Photo of BEERMILER12
3.59/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a decent cap that leaves some good lacing

S: Some fruity hops up front along with light raspberry and some moderately sweet maltiness

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the fruity hops and a light raspberry undertone. Very light bitterness is overtaken by a moderate sweetness from the malt. Finishes with a light lingering fruitiness

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Almost hits a spritzer level

O: A decent IPA that is very easy to drink but doesn't really deliver that full raspberry flavor to kick it up a notch. An interesting fruity PA/IPA hybrid

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Photo of cbutova
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Can into my glass with a clear medium golden copper body and a beyond massive head. The cap makes it up to about four fingers high with great retention and a thick frothy texture.

S- Well, think SNPA with the classic Cascade hop aroma with dominance of floral and citrus tones. Beyond that are hints of sweet freshly mashed pale malts and yeast bread.

T- Full flavored. The grains do not hold themselves back mostly donating a cereal grain and mid-mash wort sweetness without much caramelization or beyond pale tones. The hops play well with this and the spicy Sam Adams yeast tones bringing citrus, floral and herbal notes to the table. Even a touch buttery.

MF- Fluffy and creamy medium body with moderately high carbonation. A clean citrus bitterness rounds it all out.

At this point I truly believe that hops are best off showcased in a mostly clean brew. Sam Adams delivers an underrated full flavored brew but in this case it undermines the greatness of the Cascade hops and you find yourself shifting between the yeast and malt base and the Cascade hops. Thankfully the grains are not egregiously caramelized and play mostly just fine with the hops.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
2.94/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Buckeyeboy picked this up in his Eastern ventures... Thanks Jeremy... Pours pretty much like a standard IPA, but the nose has a nice enough raspberry aroma, but the flavor is sorta a muddy/bitter jammy mess. Only okay at the most average standards.

3.25/3/3/2.75/2.75

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Photo of stevoj
3.09/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Can from Jeremy. Hazy golden body, soft white head. Fruity aroma, berries follow through to taste, dry on the finish. Doesn't come across as a double, too fruity.

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Photo of BonzaiZymurgist
2.49/5  rDev -31%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I am always excited to see a new product from Foolproof, but unfortunately I won't be returning to this one. The look and mouthfeel were pleasant and within range of a fruitfilled offering. If I were to smell this blindfolded, I would have had a hard time finding a raspberry presence. The taste reeled with a predominant dish soap flavor and left a sharp bitterness for the aftertaste.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tall boy can. Pours pale and frothy. Aroma is aggressively driven by sweet, jammy raspberries. Not picking up much to describe the hops that are mum behind the raspberry. I love raspberries; favorite fruit...but I am skeptical. The flavor is drier than I was expecting. Its hoppier. There is also a sneaky bitterness. Raspberry is more natural on the tongue. A bit astringent. I was expecting to not enjoy this beer. However, despite it's shortcomings, its a pretty fun brew. Really rough around the edges. I enjoyed it solely for the fact that it wasn't a flavored sugar bomb...maybe it is; but they hid it well in the flavor.

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Photo of gonzo000
3.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Was excited to see someone try a fruit IPA, as I do not recall ever seeing one. Everything about this beer is just a bit off for me. There is a 'soapy' quality to the taste that I cannot get past. Others are rating this higher, so it might be a pallet thing.

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Photo of smcolw
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This beer was placed in the DIPA category, but at 5.2% abv, I would place it in the fruit or pale ale (borderline IPA) section.

Large starting head which, oddly, develops larger bubbles as it recedes. Chunky top as it does so. The liquid is dirty gold with a solid haze. Good chunky lace along the side that slowly dissipates as the tasting continues.

The heavy hop smell certainly is reminiscent of an IPA. There's a touch of earthiness in the background. I do not get any raspberry to the nose despite the can being covered with said fruit.

Dry beginning with a flat mouthfeel until the swallow which draws forth the solid carbonation. I also get a dry, dirt-like taste in the swallow with a relatively minor hop bite. The aftertaste brings forward the tartness from the raspberry fruit.

It's subtle and adds a nice complexity to the brew. The abv leans PA while the hop kick is definitely IPA.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 5/13/2016 at Doherty’s Ale House in Warwick, RI, served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains floral hops, raspberries, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out bready with a hearty malt character up front that is quickly followed by fruity flavors of raspberries and citrus. The hops presence is strong but not over-powering and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a while if you’re in the mood for the raspberry flavor.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.49/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Golden in color. Fairly clear in appearance. It's ok. Some raspberry. Some ipa. Nothing really good, nothing terrible. Middle of the road. Not the worst thing you could drink on a hot humid night.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.52/5  rDev +25.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The CANQuest (tm) attended the 2016 BCCA Spring Thaw over the weekend & I was pleasantly surprised. I expected to be (mainly) looking at antique CANs & the like, with a smattering of the things that I am interested in - embroidered cloth patches, belt buckles & beanie caps around just for kicks. Imagine my joy, surprise & elation when I found out that they will also bring full CANs of current micros for sale & trade! I bought a load, but upon realizing that I was limited in my carry capacity, I decided to CANduct some field reviews so as not to have to lug the CAN & its CANtents home when the CANcipient was RIGHT there! My utmost thanks to Jeff Lebo for having me as a guest. Also, this was my first bottom-opened CAN & I realized that it is too much work. Further, since it was a field review, I do not have a good picture for submission.

From the CAN: "All hail the Queen! Congratulations, you are about to drink Queen of the Yahd- a truly unique IPA brewed with real raspberry. We dumped a stupid amount of American hops into this beer, giving the Queen a gorgeous bouquet of tropical fruit that is complemented by a subtle tartness from raspberry puree. This is a refreshing delicious, and totally crushable India pale ale. So crack one open and treat yourself like royalty ..."; "Your Life. Your Beer. Experience responsibly".

Following the Crack!-less Glug & an in-glass swirl, I got a finger of dense, tawny head with great retention. Color was Golden-Amber (SRM = > 5, < 7) with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like someone had planted dank in my late-paternal grandmother's raspberry patch! A catty grassiness commingled with the raspberry (puree)! Whoo! Mouthfeel was medium. Taste was heavy with catty hops underlain by the raspberries. It was like using a bowl with a chamber, but filling said chamber with raspberry leaves instead of more dank. Whoo! Finish was semi-dry with the raspberries lending more of a sweetness, vice a tartness, to the equation. Drink, drink, pass to your left.

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Photo of brewandbbq
3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

16oz undated can.

Pours hazy gold with a copper hue. Minor lacing and retention. Mild biscuits with faint raspberry in the nose. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. Bitter with light fruit on the palate. Finishes bitter with some biscuit malt.

If the can didn't say this beer had Raspberries in it I would have never guessed. Also there are no hops in the nose or on the palate. Very dissapointing.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.52/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can from Candia Rd
Slightly hazy deep yellow with a decent white head and lacing. Grassy earthy citrus and pine with hints of raspberry and a touch of pepper. Decent beer.

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Photo of kalosjakar
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Slightly orange color with a light airy head.
You see a slightly red hue when pouring but it doesnt appear that way in the glass.

Unmistakeable raspberry aroma up front. Maybe a bit of citrus and pine but I pretty much only smell raspberry.

Taste is dry, a bit carbonated, zero tartness from the raspberries, faint bitterness at the end but mostly just a crisp drinking, slightly raspberry flavored beer.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.36/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass not sure when it was canned and it says 5.2%. Pours a very attractive slightly hazy orange with a 1 plus finger of white head that leaves solid webs of lace behind.

Smell is raspberry, pine, biscuit, and a hint of grapefruit.

Taste follows a little of everything from the nose, very mild raspberry and that is fine, but how about more grapefruit and pine, a little hint of lemon also.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp, with plenty of life, not dry, and drinks easy enough.

Overall I wish they went bigger and beat up my palate, but it is a easy drink, slightly fruity session IPA.

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Photo of TheElectricOne
3.96/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Ogie's Trailer Park, served in a pint glass:

Appearance: pours a murky, turbid orange in color. Not bright, but a muted orange. Solid off-white head comprised of larger bubbles that dissipates somewhat quickly. It's a unique looking beer. Leaves plenty of sticky lace behind.

Aroma: they definitely got the raspberry right with this one. Lot of raspberry tartness, with a little bit of grapefruit citrus scent, and a touch of biscuity malt. I was surprised at how appetizing the scent was.

Taste: it was solid, though not as good as some other fruit-based IPAs out there, GF Sculpin and Enjoy By being a couple of examples. Fair amount of raspberry character, with a solid biscuit base. Could've used a touch more bitterness in my opinion, to balance out the sweetness of the fruit and malt.

Feel: medium-bodied, with a sour-y finish on the beer.

Overall: I liked this beer quite a bit. It wouldn't be my first selection at the liquor store, but I'd definitely drink it on tap again.

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Queen Of The Yahd from Foolproof Brewing Company
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 50 ratings