Signature IPA
Yards Brewing Co.

Signature IPASignature IPA
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Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
IPA - American
Ranked #3,212
Ranked #21,916
3.77 | pDev: 11.67%
Feb 18, 2022
Dec 02, 2001
Very Good
Signature IPASignature IPA
Notes: Formerly "India Pale Ale".

Standing firmly on the east coast end of American IPAs, our India Pale Ale emphasizes balance. An insistent malt character from traditional floor-malted English barley harmonizes with a generous amount of Chinook and Amarillo hops. Fruity and aromatic, our IPA is perfectly balanced.
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3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by jlindros from Massachusetts

Draft at Philly Airport
Light foamy head, mostly clear honey blonde color

Nose citrus, little pine, fresh hop with a little resin, dank Marijuana notes, little malt

Taste good balanced ipa, med bitterness with a bit of citrus orange peel, pine, mild dank resin, touch of pith, fair sweet malt, getting a bit more bitter on the sweet finish, more dank musty resin

Mouth is med bod, med frothy carb

Feb 18, 2022
4.11 by apareed from California on Aug 10, 2021
3.73 by NastyNorseman from New York on Apr 24, 2021
3.75 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania on Dec 31, 2020
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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Clear amber appearance with an average size off white head and good lacing. Muted resinous hop aroma backed by toasted malt. Hop profile is a little more assertive in the taste although the balance is evident. Aftertaste is dry and bitter with a lingering finish.

The problem, for me, when rating a style that is as prolific as an IPA is that everyone has a local favorite. This one is rightfully revered in the Philly area. And it IS good. It's that sometimes it gets less respect than everyone else's local favorite IPA.

Sep 02, 2020
3.6 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Aug 02, 2020
3.94 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Jul 23, 2020
3.71 by Ernald_Elbertson from Delaware on May 13, 2020
3.98 by Barleycorn from Pennsylvania on Apr 11, 2020
4.01 by irs from New Jersey on Mar 31, 2020
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3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by JRed from New Jersey

Bubbly burnt orange in body with white head. Aroma of citrus, rind, grass, pine, light lemon. Tastes of citrus with rind, grass, pine, lemon is a bit more pronounced on the palate, with mild booze and malt in the aftertaste. Light bodied with medium carbonation.

Mar 26, 2020
3.88 by jakej654 from Pennsylvania on Mar 08, 2020
3.68 by M4CDO from Massachusetts on Mar 04, 2020
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3.39/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by stevoj from Idaho

Draft at Yards-PHL. Plastic cup. Burnished copper colored body with a cap of lasting creamy head. Light caramel malts in the aroma. Taste features more of the malt profile, toffee, sweet with a hoppy bite at the finish.

Feb 18, 2020
3.75 by hockeypuck from Maine on Jan 14, 2020
3.46 by jimpyle48 from Virginia on Dec 27, 2019
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3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by DeuilEtoiles from Pennsylvania

If one is going to brew an IPA (a dubious enterprise in my opinion), this should be the model.
Nice hop smell and, sure, like other disgusting examples of the style, there is some bitterness. It’s well tempered by the malts, however, giving this an overall sweet, fruity taste that’s quite pleasant.
Probably the best IPA I have ever had.

Nov 29, 2019
4.85 by amszzz from New Jersey on Oct 30, 2019
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2.92/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by Tweezerjam from Pennsylvania

This might be the maltiest IPA I’ve ever had. I like it. I’m not a big fan of real hoppy ales but this is nicely balanced.

Oct 24, 2019
3.92 by TripelMark from North Carolina on Oct 02, 2019
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3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L---Crystal clear rich amber color. One finger white head with not much retention, but very good lacing.

S---Nice balance of hops and sweet malts. Some floral notes.

T---A bunch of citrus, orange & grapefruit. Rich maltiness as well.

F---Medium to full bodied. Well carbonated. ABV is not apparent. An easy drinker.

O---A nice piece of work by Yards. I'd get this one again.

Sep 22, 2019
3.89 by Nunya from Ohio on Sep 08, 2019
3.53 by TrojanRB from Texas on Sep 05, 2019
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4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by HattedClassic from Virginia

The beer pours a nice looking slightly off-white head that dissipates quickly but still leaves a good cover across the surface of the beer. The beer itself is a clear metallic amber that looks pretty good. It looks really really appealing.

The smell is delicious. It isn't insanely hoped or with some exotic fruit, just hops and malt to it. The hop notes have alight citrus and with a dominant dry hopped pine note to it. The malt note is simple with a light roasted chocolate note and a bit of charred toffee as well.

The taste delicious. It has a slightly more maltier note than it is bitter. The malt note is a roasted wood and toffee while the hop note has a nice mix of orange and pine.

The feel is good. It has a nice medium body and goes down fairly smoothly.

Overall, this is a very good IPA and one that stands out in quality.

Aug 31, 2019
4.17 by Rubezahl from Pennsylvania on Aug 30, 2019
2.37 by deg from New Hampshire on Aug 18, 2019
4.93 by T66tah from Pennsylvania on Aug 13, 2019
3.75 by evostudios12 from Florida on Jul 24, 2019
3.85 by Mikemcgrath4 from North Carolina on Jul 21, 2019
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3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by tigg924 from Massachusetts

Pours clear, amber in color with one inch head. Taste is sap, lemongrass, and caramel. Medium bodied and carbonation, bitter. Above average bitter sipper.

Jun 23, 2019
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by tjbaretta from Pennsylvania

Good amount of maltiness blended with the hops. Well balanced.

Jun 09, 2019
3.74 by generalraider from New Jersey on Jun 06, 2019
5 by x8ein8x from New York on Apr 14, 2019
3.75 by paulish from New York on Mar 06, 2019
3.78 by ben741 from Canada (ON) on Feb 24, 2019
4 by msondel from Massachusetts on Feb 23, 2019
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3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by HardCider from Pennsylvania

Large head that dissipated slowly with moderate lacing. Clear amber color. The aroma was mildly hoppy: somewhat subtle. Very bitter taste and hoppy, as expected in an IPA. Bitter aftertaste that left a sticky mouth feel.

Dec 31, 2018
3.83 by DavetotheB from Pennsylvania on Dec 22, 2018
3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania on Dec 21, 2018
Signature IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 1055 ratings