King Of The Yahd
Foolproof Brewing Company

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IPA - Imperial
Ranked #4,184
Ranked #40,248
3.67 | pDev: 11.44%
Foolproof Brewing Company
Rhode Island, United States
King Of The YahdKing Of The Yahd
Notes: Pour a glass, brace yourself, and become King of the Yahd...

Meet the royal big brother of our beloved Backyard India Pale Ale. We've taken our IPA to the next level with this specialty beer. The King's got a big malt backbone - piles of pilsener, marris otter, rye, and spelt - topped off with a mighty crown of hops. King blends a selection of rare and delicious American and New Zealand hoops in 11 individual additions. So take a seat in your lawn chair and enjoy!

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Reviews by BobbyOlson:
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BobbyOlson from Michigan

3.36/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Sep 09, 2019
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WanderingFool from Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Nov 08, 2013
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rockrob from Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Oct 13, 2013
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ppoitras from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Jan 18, 2014
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smcolw from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Nov 07, 2014
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morebeergood from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +2.5%

Aug 16, 2014
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BColton1 from Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +9%

Sep 16, 2013
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scottbrew4u from Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Sep 19, 2015
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chris1919 from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

Jul 19, 2014
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

Dec 21, 2013
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woodchipper from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%
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).

Sep 05, 2015
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Burt from Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Sep 30, 2014
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jaxon53 from Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Apr 04, 2015
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nebula1999 from Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Jan 12, 2014
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paulmcm from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

Feb 02, 2014
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roopy40 from Rhode Island

4.04/5  rDev +10.1%

Aug 13, 2014
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.06/5  rDev -16.6%
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?

Jun 27, 2015
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kaelingirl from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +9%

Sep 12, 2013
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Gambrinus1184 from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

Jan 18, 2014
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

3.4/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

Jun 08, 2014
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +3%
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.

Oct 11, 2013
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Duhast500 from Rhode Island

3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Feb 28, 2014
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PrimScrewhead from Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

May 26, 2014
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nmann08 from Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Nov 30, 2013
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swierczt from Connecticut

4/5  rDev +9%

Aug 05, 2014
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