King Of The Yahd | Foolproof Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ShogoKawada on 09-02-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.64
pDev:
11.54%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 160 |  Reviews: 23
Reviews by jlindros:
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3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchipper
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
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 alienlifeforcecube
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of brother_rebus
3.17/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of mjstacker
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of roopy40
4.04/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a semi-hazy bronzed orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing speckles the sides nicely. The smell starts off with a sly citrus pulp and rind and slides into a subtle nice malt. The taste was moderately bitter with an ample sweetness of the citrus combining nicely in a sticky fashion. Subtle tobacco rides into the aftertaste and grabs the citrus to slide into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation seems good for the style and for me. Overall, for a DIPA, its a good one, there’ s nothing wrong with it, I could see myself having this again.

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Photo of RobDB
3.62/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Csylvia14
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Treyliff
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
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 Uconnelmo
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
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 Peter1977
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Psychmusic
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Supergenou
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nebula1999
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Dhamma73
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of OnryAndMean
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peterbythesea
5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of BColton1
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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King Of The Yahd from Foolproof Brewing Company
3.64 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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