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King Of The YahdKing Of The Yahd

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Foolproof Brewing Company
Rhode Island, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of SawDog505
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass bottled on 12/7/15 and says 8.5% ABV. Pours a dark yellow with a 2 inch sticky white head that leaves webs of lace behind.

Smell is papaya, peach, hard candy, pine, and grapefruit, I wish it wasn't over 100 old, but solid.

Taste follows tropical upfront papaya, peach, tangerine and some pine, lemon rind, and grapefruit in the finish.

Mouthfeel is almost medium, with lite carbonation, juicy not dry, and very drinkable.

Overall I will review this again if I ever find it fresher. I will say this actually pretty darn good even out of its prime.

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Photo of Johnct
4.41/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I actually thought this was a really good imperial IPA. Very hoppy, very bitter, but not too much of either. Best Foolproof offering I've tried so far.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
3.42/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First off, I can't believe this is a DIPA, or 9.5%. It pours yellow with a white head. It has very subtle grainy and light tropical fruit notes. Tastes like butter. It may have a very slight hint of pineapple, or some mild fruit, but I can hardly pick it out. Very buttery, not bitter or hoppy at all. It taste sweet if anything. DIPA? hmm.. Goes down pretty easy, moderate high carbonation, light-medium body. Overall not a bad beer, just not sure if it's a double/ imperial india pale ale.

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Photo of scottbrew4u
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Spicy, herbal and dank hops from a golden to amber beer with a bubbly white head that settles quickly. Taste has a formidable sweet caramel and cracker malt base with the bittering hops giving a strong showing on the dank and peppery spice side. Some herbal and tannic flavors too. Solid IPA overall.

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Photo of woodchipper
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There is something off in the smell on this one. Maybe malty charcoal, if that makes sense.
Slightly cloudy amber with medium head. Head fades rather soon.
Taste is a little to malty for my liking, but nothing bad. As with some double IPA's you can sense the alcohol in this one.
Poured to a pint glass from a can without date (too lazy to get up an look at the box).

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into pint glass

Golden yellow, white foam cap

Aroma of citrus and pine

Pine and citrus hop taste over malts. Sharp bitter bite. Feel the alcohol

Good beer

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Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the captain of the canship, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a hazy, dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, light malts. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, tropical fruits, hints of pine, alcohol is well hidden. Feels medium/full in the mouth and overall, while not the hop bomb expected from this style, it is a smooth and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.06/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Can from the Lazy Dog
Lightly hazy golden color. This has got to be the maltiest double IPA I've had in a long time. Not sure how old this can is but wow, where are the hops?

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Photo of smcolw
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 12 oz can

Large, white, foamy head. It leaves a couple of spots on the glass. The liquid is amber with the slightest of hazes.

Clean aroma of mild, but floral, hop and baseline pale malt. Attractive but unremarkable.

A bit earthy up front which leads to a dryness on the palate (and in the aftertaste). The hop comes across as peppery. The swallow and aftertaste are simply bitter. Good body with a decent level of carbonation. No warming alcohol despite the 9.5% abv.

If I were blindfolded, I would predict a darker color because of the earthiness to the taste.

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Photo of tobelerone
3.83/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Gave this one a quick tick after the first can but after eight thought it was appropriate to give a short review.

Visually there isn't much to distinguish this beer and the aroma is pretty middle of the road too; you get your standard pine and citrus hop profile on top of a caramel malt base. The flavor really grows on me though; the hops have nice flavor and not simple bitterness, citrusy grapefruit and pine, propped up by a nicely rounded caramel and brown sugar malt base. There's a hint of alcohol but it's very much at appropriate levels for the style and adds to the flavor subtly, without detracting.

Body and carbonation are also mid level for a dipa. There's a slight stickiness to the feel that is very much on par with earlier renditions of this style.

Ultimately if you're looking for a clean, dry, elegant imperial ipa this beer will leave you wanting. It's notably better than most shelf dipas and if you aren't a fan of high bitterness this one may do the trick. Balanced. That is not code for "not hoppy enough." A solid all around effort.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: cloudy; burnt orange; less than a 1 finger egg shell heat that receded in seconds; no lacing;

S: grapefruit, ripe pineapple, and a bit of pear:

T: sweet orange up front; grapefruit rind in mid-palate, adding pineapple in the finish; low to moderated bitterness from mid-palate through the finish; alcohol is well hidden;

M: a little syrupy; light carbonation;

O: not very complex; the mouth feel is a little off for me;;

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Photo of Jwale73
3.4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can served in my Maudite tulip. Pours a hazy burnt orange/carmel hue with a loose, quarter inch off-white head that quickly dissipates into a soapy slick across the center and coalesces into a frothy band around the shoulders. Nose expresses citrus, rind and caramel notes. Taste consistent with nose; however much more muted and the promise of the nose comes off a bit disappointing in the flavor profile - malt and hop bill don't really dominate; however, more carmel than anything else. Finishes with an earthy bitterness. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body (but closer to light), with a carbonation that falls just short of lively and a slight oiliness to the texture. Overall, a bit disappointing at the price point ($12.49 for a 4-pack). I want to support local brewers; however, I have to say that I'm pretty much done with these guys between what they are charging and the overall quality of the beers.

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Photo of Duhast500
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 750ml. bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass. 

The color is a orange/amber with some yellowish highlights. There is a big head on this beer with about three fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is pretty earthy with some of the Columbus hop aroma being present. The malts have presence here with as well adding to the earthy damp aroma.

The taste has a big push of juicy fruit flavor that seems to hinge on the bitterness that frames this beer throughout.  This a touch of grapefruit but it gives into some melon flavor and some bready flavor that leads into the bitterness that comes in at the end to slap this beer down with a loud period.

The feel of this beer is a bit big. There is no denying the alcohol that weights here but does not take away from the drinkability of this beer. It's a pleasure going down.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.02/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a 3/4" beige head over the cloudy golden amber brew. Head keeps on keeping on, and sweet and citrus fills the aroma.

Taste starts sweet, quickly to the citrus middle, and more of the same through the close, with building bitterness near the swallow. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is good. Nice one.

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Photo of BeeryMcbeerenstein
3.19/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at Wines and More in Cranston, RI.
Bottle was about a month old from bottling date.

A-Golden, orange and amber. A little bit of a slight murkiness on pour with a couple finger head in a belgian style 12.7oz tulip glass.

S-A bit restrained for a typical Imperial/double IPA. Good notes of the usual suspects; some citrus, touch of pine, slight grassy nose.

T-decent bitterness on the backend, but I don't get the amount of hop flavor/punch in the face that I am looking for. Seems to be a bit muddled with some of the specialty malts or something that is constructing the beer. Just muddled.

M-Decent mouthfeel, sort of standard. Middle of the road.

Paid $8.50 for this bomber and had high hopes to have an RI brewery making an actual Imperial IPA that would great to get fresh, but this sadly missed the mark for me. Was really hoping for the best. Finished it, but wouldn't purchase again at that price point.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/21/2013 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a tulip glass.

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

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

T: The taste starts out sweet with a strong floral hops bitterness followed by a mild citrus and caramel sweetness. The malt character is thin for the style but brings a decent balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy.

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

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid 2IPA to drink for a while.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- pours clear and golden color with a small fizzy white head that reduces to a small layer skimming the top no lacing left behind

S- very intriguing nose, lots of fruity esters with some pear, orange peel, candied citrus fruit, some sweet sugary malt. Picking up some underlying hop aroma, flowery and citrusy. Also strangely picking up some lactose, dairy like sourness as well. Unique to say the least

T- the fruitiness follows the aroma with notes of fresh berries and stone fruit. Big malty backbone mid-palate, but it still underlies the fruity aspect of flavors. The bitterness is actually hidden until the finish, and some floral hops linger on the palate

M- medium body with low carbonation lead to a creamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish, just a hint of alcohol warmth at the end

O- this tastes unlike any IIPA I've tried, but I dig it. Good fruity notes with enough hops to keep it bitter

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Photo of jlindros
3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

So glad to be drinking Damase's beers, and now to try his Imperial IPA, and a nice little homage to the Gonzo BBQ cookoffs (hopefully) with the little grill on the bottle.

Pours a decent foamy bubbly slightly creamy 1/4 finger head, not bad for the abv though, fades semi slowly too with a high water mark of lacing and some legs too, a quite hazy candy honey orange colored beer.

Nose is interesting and kinda unique. I get a decent malt character, a mild honey malt even, with a touch of a toasty grainy and even a little crackery malt, hint of candy too, and a little estery booze warmth with touch of papery yeast aroma. HOps are tehre, but not crazy, some mild citrus in there with touch of candied orange peel, a mild juicy fruit almost apricot like stone fruit, hint of what seems to be a big bitter hop base.

Taste has the same base flavors as the aroma but much more pronounced. The malts are still on the mild side, a little honey malt again, mild blond malt with little toasty and more candy like flavors, sweet juicy like malt, but not too sweet either. Booze comes in a bit with some mild warmth and hint of ester character, no yeast flavor at first, but then a touch of a papery yeast flavor later. Hops are decent, a hint of citrus and candied orange peel again, also more of that stone fruit, a juicy apricot, a bit of a fruit smoothie, hint of a tangerine like citrus but very mild, and hint of a spicy hop character. Bitterness is fair and plateaus quickly, no real ramping character. Finish however, dries a bit as it wasn't really sweet to start, but the drying really brings out the bitterness as it really ramps now, a nice spicy hop character with more citrus and a bit of a orange marmalade with orange peel chunks, little grainy cracker malt and strange honey like character lingering, hint of warming booze too.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bod, mild warming booze, decent carb.

Overall not bad, the hop characters could have been a bit more but the bitterness is right on, malts add a decent balance and not too sweet, nice malt character esp that honey malt flavor, the only real issue I found was that light paper like yeast flavor that is mostly background but often pops up to ruin the overall flavor a bit.

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Photo of mostpoetsdo
3.53/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Sunshine orange, very thin white head, but sticky lacing grabbing on the the sides of the glass,

S: Grapefruit and citrus hops for sure, not much in the malt department.

T: Holy hop forward. An enamel ripper. Bitterness is the main character, with a nice grapefruit punch. Piney aftertaste, with a spicy finish.

M: Oily, full body, yet crisp. But, oh, the bitterness.

O/D: Rather one dimensional. If you're looking for a hoppy, bitter, lip puckering DIPA, you'll enjoy it. A very nice offering, would definitely have again.

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Photo of Mikecap
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Poured a medium orange with very little head despite an aggressive pour. Solid traces of off-white lacing on my tulip.

Smell: Citrus, with some lemon, orange and grapefruit. Then a good amount of hops with some pine and earth, not overly malty in the aroma.

Taste: Pine, earth, and much less citrus than in the nose. I get a bit of lemon and orange but not overpowering. A moderate amount of bitter hoppiness in there. The taste is nice but there is a bit of an off taste in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, crisp with solid carbonation and some creaminess. Easy drinking for the size and no alcohol burn. Bitter, but not overly so.

Overall: A decent DIPA, would call it slightly above average for the style but not amazing. Good for this young brewery but not as good as their Imperial Stout.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a mostly clear, paler orange. Head is barely there. A lopsided collection of bubbles on one side of my glass. Very light lace.

S-Deep, oily pine and rich candied grapefruit hops.A bit of boozy peach hops too. The wacky malt bill gives off a sweet, doughy and somewhat spicy aroma.

T-The candied citrus and boozy peach hoppy flavors are all there. Lots of pine too. Malt is again a bit spicy. Resinous hop flavor.

M-Very bitter. A bit of booze but its hidden rather well. Oily,resiny feel. Carbonation is nearly flat.

O/D-Big and bitter. Pretty decent. The hop and malt bill are pretty unique. I like my DIPAs to be a bit less bitter and a lot more tropical in flavor.

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Photo of ShogoKawada
3.62/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The new IIPA from Foolproof. Here we go.

22oz into tulip.

Aggressive head, good clarity on an amber body. Sticky, ivory lacing as the head settles. Good staying power, good visual appeal.

Grapefruit, simcoe stank (not sure of the hop bill, but it has that octane/pine resin quality) and more bright citrus.

Very very very bitter! Wow. A tongue - buckler. Grapefruit and pine sap, pretty dry on the finish. Good mouthfeel, crisp, drinks easier than a 9.5% IIPA should.

I like this beer. Wow, is it hoppy! I feel like that's the comment in every DIPA review, but this beer has a shit ton of bops. It tastes like a slightly drier 90-minute with way more hops.

A good effort from foolproof- now put it in tall boys and we'll talk.

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King Of The Yahd from Foolproof Brewing Company
3.65 out of 5 based on 159 ratings.
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