India Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.77/5
988 Ratings
India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 12-02-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#18,361
Reviews:
342
Ratings:
988
pDev:
11.67%
Bros Score:
3.87
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
224
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 988 |  Reviews: 342
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3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mojohawk21
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChuckTom
4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattyrubes
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chackman151
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gmartin75
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a fairly hazy dark red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light speckled lacing clinging here and there around the glass. The smell had a bittersweet citrus to piney hops with a nice balance of caramel malts here and there. The taste was the blend of the previously mentioned flavors but actually showed a weaker strength than I expected. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed somewhat subdued and not as sharp as I expected for an AIPA. Overall, this was not a bad beer, just okay.

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Photo of luke12345
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cambabeer
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kflorence
3.41/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep, amber copper in color with almost no head and little lacing as you drink. Carbonation seems a little on the lighter side. Pretty tame on the nose with sweet, toasty malts, spicy, floral hops and some alcohol astringency. Taste follows the nose well; toasted caramel malts crescendoing into spicy hops and alcohol and subsiding back into a bitter, grapefruit rind flavor on the tongue which lingers. Body is medium with a bit of chewiness and vibrant, zesty carbonation on the tongue. Perhaps a bit thin on the swallow. Overall this is a drinkable English style IPA with some hop bite. At 7% ABV, it is fairly drinkable, although the alcohol is definitely detectable, especially as the beer warms. This is my first beer from Yards. It's solid for the style, but not my preferred style of IPA and is a bit astringent for my tastes. Cheers!

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HermitDan
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ppvora
3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a chilled 12 oz. bottle into an ale glass.
Looks: Light brown with copper tones, 1 finger of head, virtually no aeration.
Aroma: Strawberries, mangoes, some malt.
Taste: HOPS, barley in the background, no fruit, no complexity.
Mouthfeel: Some sticky bitterness at the end, not necessarily bad.
Overall: A decent IPA, but in a crowded field of IPAs, nothing to stand out.

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Photo of asuburbanman
3.43/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beermerica
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Urk1127
2.63/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjbrandt18
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
4.56/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Look, all these beers (IPA's) look good to me. This certainly doesn't have the citrus smell of an American IPA in fact it's more beery/malty with some floral/light citrus notes in the background but hey, were rating beer here, I'm giving it a 4.5 here. I love the taste of this beer , for me it's the right mix of piney hops and malt, wonderful balance and drinkability. Starts out slightly sweet then goes into the hop/malt blend with some bitter elements lingering...gotta admit this is one of my go to beers. At 7% this seems like a session beer to me. Dangerous...great !

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India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 988 ratings
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