Backyahd India Pale Ale | Foolproof Brewing Company

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Backyahd India Pale AleBackyahd India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foolproof Brewing Company
Rhode Island, United States
foolproofbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The ultimate suburban brew, Backyahd is an aggressively hopped American IPA with a tantalizing hop aroma. The beer’s bitterness pairs perfectly with spicy foods coming straight off the grill. Enjoy it with friends, family, or whomever you choose. After all, it’s your Backyahd.

Added by ShogoKawada on 01-14-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
291
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
67
For Trade:
1
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1.5/5  rDev -58.3%

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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of HaightAshbury
2.27/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Ok. Nothing great, nothing terrible.

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2.45/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Photo of DonFrap
2.63/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From the can into a tree house snifter. Pours moderately dark orange. Not much head but good retention. Smell is of muted hops and malt. Not great smelling at all. Beer has a slight soapy taste, weird carbonation and almost no bitterness. Mouthfeel is not so good either. The carbonation is prickly.

A bit disappointed in this. Had heard good things about this fairly new fairly local brewery. Will give them another shot, but I don't recommend this at all.

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Photo of WyethBednar
2.71/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pale and golden. A bit on the pale side for an IPA actually, with a nice white head.

Smell: lightly hoppy, not super inviting though.

Taste: not great. Very bitter with a light malt background that doesn't complement the hops very well. All the components of an IPA are there, just not in a good combination.

Feel: light bodied and easy. Very sessionable feeling.

Overall, it seemed like an IPA created by someone who doesn't really understand what people like about IPAs. Overly bitter and unbalanced.

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2.72/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Super fresh, canned on date of 3-23 on 6 pack box. I'm so psyched to get a fresh IPA! Pours clear with about a 1 inch head that quickly dissipates.Nose is weak, grass mostly. Bitterness in front in the middle, and in the back. Zero mall profile. Completely unbalanced IPA, this is a complete disappointment.

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.76/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Nichols33
2.81/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

poured from a can into glass. Poor attempt at an IPA. Bitter

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2.84/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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2.88/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Another beer courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Came gushing out of the can making quite a mess, despite no agitation on my end. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very mild, a bit of hops. Taste is bitter, hoppy, a bit of lemons, kind of unusual for the style, and a touch unpleasant. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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2.9/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zjendrysik
2.92/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Save your money, personally think it taste like acid

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Photo of donkeyrunner
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

My wife says Foolproof was one of her standouts at the ACBF. I thought I'd try.

Straight outta the can! Retro green and black grandad's argyle matte can that is. Canned date handwritten in "Shahpie" on the outside of the 6 pack.

Pine and grapefruit aroma. Tastes like grapefruit, pine and watered down sweet malt. A little thin and a highly carbonated. Very soapy. I understand and appreciate the concept of a lighter IPA for grilling sessions and it did me just fine after a trail ride but it comes across more sloppy, not refined. Or minimized. Or whatever.

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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Backyahd India Pale Ale from Foolproof Brewing Company
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