India Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American 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.

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Ratings: 1,018 |  Reviews: 347
Reviews by Janderson91:
Photo of Janderson91
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Crabbicuss for another one! No freshness info. Enjoyed on 08/21/11.

A - Pours a clear, good looking copper color with a one finger white head. Leaves decent lacing.

S - Citrusy hops and pale caramel malts. Classic English IPA, not overly bitter. Well done.

A - Similar to the nose. Caramel sweetness is present throughout. Toward the back, a nice citrusy bitterness comes through. Finishes very clean with a good mild sweetness.

M - Medium bodied with pretty high carbonation. Very drinkable.

O - Overall, this is a well done EIPA. Very balanced, drinkable, and enjoyable.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of utopiajane
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark orange amber and clear with a few lazy bubbles coming up to the top. Sported a scant off white head that fell fast to a thin ring and a film o'er top. Not too much lace but good enough.

Nose is strong hops character. Earthy, herbal and scented with ripe fruit and fruit musk. Have you ever smelled a bushel of ripe fruit? That's where you can observe fruit musk. It's clean and has some pine on the nose. The malt smells caramel sweet and breaddy. Buttery rich and full even on the nose. The fruits are orange and a little tart grapefruit, and some peach and mango for tropical notes. There is some fresh grass & earthy spice that I find really pleasant as usually spice is lost to heavy pine scents in a lot of ipa's.

Taste is terrific hops character. This beer has an assertive hop bitter that starts at the mid palate and realizes itself fully at the back of the throat with all the earth and herbal from the nose plus that spice, making a wonderful combination. The malt is full and flows easily and effortlessly and is a tad chewy. The ripe fruit carries a subtle sweetness that isn't a blast of this or that fruit but a sweetly pleasing quality. Toasted grain and biscuit.

This is a very pleasant blend of english and american ipa styles that is easy to drink and has plenty of hop character without an excessive bitter. Friendly yet firm, this is a beer I could go for again and again. I am going to go out on the limb and call it sessionable because it doesn't wreck the palate and because it has a very casual flavor that I really like.

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Photo of oberon
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured a deep copper/orange color with medium head that left some decent lacing,smell was pretty balanced nutty malt with a herbal hp note.taste is pretty rough around the edges there is some zesty grapefruit-like hop hit ya first with a nice malty lingering taste.Pretty thick I think for the style,with a few tune ups this could become a really good brew.

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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 DavyJones
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of igotmilk
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Nice pale orange color. Has a transparent look with a small head. Very little brussels lace. Contant carbonation from bottom of pint glass.

Smell - Very nice aroma with hints of citrus flavor. Do I smell apricots?

Taste - Initial tasting contains earthy hops followed by a slight bitterness towards the end. Very smooth aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The higher alcohol isn't too noticable for an IPA. Definitely want the beer to rest for for a few minutes to let the carbonation settle down a bit.

Drinkability - Very tasty beer and a somewhat milder IPA. Definetely work picking up a six pack.

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Photo of GameOfBeers
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%

Photo of shapudding
3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Semi cloudy, orangey golden. Creamy white head that left quickly leaving only a little thick creamy ring and slight cloudy spray in the center. I pointed out to my beerbud how the light foam had a strange circular ring cracking about 1/2 inch inward, the Blitheringidiot let me know that it is because the hops get so sticky... so I learned a bit during this one....
Not much aroma until it warms... hoppy, honey and lemon...
Great hoppy bite, peppery and flavorful, grapefruity and rindy. Such great flavor and feel with the perfect amount of carbination and body. Easy drinking good IA. Yummers.

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Photo of nstroup
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Fcip78
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yards IPA is a tremendous IPA and one of my favorites for a long time now. It pours a nice rich amber in a pint with a great off-white head. This is a very English IPA and that is what I love. Plenty of malt and rich citrusy hops with each sip. I consider a thinking man's IPA with plenty of zip but enough to contemplate and enjoy. A great beer.

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Photo of petewheeler
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of megamass
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Jason
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown longneck bottle, layer of sediment is noticeable and seems tightly packed. On the label it states that this beer is bottle conditioned.

Appearance: Cloudy sunset orange with a semi aggressive carbonation to bring forth a multi-bubbled off white lace.

Smell: Rounded toasted malt, quite estery with a softening fruitiness of mango an pears. Faint solvent with a sweet and spicy alcohol to boot. Yeast is in the aroma also.

Taste: Full bodied with a complex and creamy lightly chewy malt mouth feel. Level carbonation is just enough to hold the malt together. Fruity and estery blushing flavours of peaches and mango. Hop bitterness flushes middle to end with a earthy, citric and subdued floral flavour. Fumes from the alcohol escapes from the nose and mouth and the alcohol leaves a warming feeling throughout. Touch of yeast towards the end, a relatively sweet brew with some drying in the finish.

Notes: A really really good replica of the lost style, alcohol is quite noticeable from both warmth and ester. An IPA in the raw.

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Photo of merlin48
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear, copper amber body with a tightknit, offwhite, head that retains well at two centimeters before leaving some attractive, patchy lace.
Orange and grapefruit lead the aroma profile, with pine resin and biscuity malt in the background. Surprising, based on the 70 IBUs stated on the label.
Mouthfeel is smooth, with even carbonation and a medium body.
Taste mirrors the nose, with bittersweet orange and grapefruit in the lead. Hops are rarely bitter, in spite of the IBU rating. Malt profile seems understated for an English style IPA, but this is a tasty brew from start to finish. The finish has a slight bitterness, that is more citrusrind than pine, and contributes to a good drinkability.

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Photo of Billolick
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, no freshness dating, English flag on label, so we know what kind of IPA this is supposed to be. pours orange light amber, cloudy, excellent head retention, extensive lacing. Soft, creamy mouthfeel. Soft malty nose. Balance in the British style is what we have going on here. Malt/Hops in balance. Well done, British style IPA. Hop cravers will feel slighted, but balanced beer lovers will rejoice. Tasty stuff, well worth a try.

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Photo of warriorsoul
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to froggyfrog and Money3 for dropping off some random PA brews...this was one of them...thanks boys.
Light copper in color...lighter than I was anticipating with a full finger of off-white head. Disappears quickly with very little lacing behind.
Sweet caramel malt hits the nose first, with some floral hop to back it alcohol detected.
The taste is very good...a true session IPA except for that whole abv thing...not tasting any alcohol either. Biscuit maltiness with even more hops bittering this one up...bitter thru the finish and even lingers on the pallet at room temperature.
Mouthfeel is where I expect to see it and the carbonation is spot on.
Maybe my first Yard's brew...the perfect style to try for this hop freak.
Quite good...I'll snag a case of this one the next time I visit Shangy's for sure.

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Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Jammyman
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jakester
4.32/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this in the Yards sampler case. I drank it in a goblet. Born on date on the case.

Pours a slightly hazy light copper with a one finger head of just off-white foam. Carbonation looks medium. The head falls to islands, with good lacing.

Aroma is citrus/grassy hops, with a great caramel candy from malt. Light fruits, like pears and dates, and a touch of vanilla thrown in. This has a very nice aroma, which lingers for the duration.

Flavor is really clean, big pale malt, followed by lemony citrus hops. Hop bitterness is pretty damn high. I'm surprised to read this is an English IPA. Fruits like above, well balanced and yummy. Aftertaste is bitter, citrusy, and dries out at the end.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a tongue puckering bitterness. Medium level of carbonation, and a nice cleansing dryness.

This is a damn fine IPA, although it might be big for an English. Delicious and very well made. Hoppy, fruity, bitter, malty, and alcohol well hidden. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jcdiflorio
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

poured into a flaired tulip from a 12oz long neck brown bottle with a crimped on cap.

Mirky,reddish/orange color with a 1"creamy white head dissapating quickly to a slight coating,sparse amount of bubbles rising

Clean aroma,citrusy with some grapefruit notes on the faint side for an IPA. Some fruittyness with some light carmell malt aromas in the background.

Grassy/dried hay like tastes with citrusy/grapefruity hop notes. Light malt tastes a pleasing sugaryness throughout. Clean mid-tastes,finishes with a clean,crisp citrus rind/grapefruit bite.

Light mouthfeel,tangy with a juicy feel. Easy drinking would be a good summer IPA with the light feel. Good English IPA not outstanding,but enjoyable and worth a try.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of far333
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Apricot-honey colored, with an off-white weak head that settles unevenly. Aroma is low, and about equally malty as it is hoppy. Flavor is big hops, right upfront. Not big like a double IPA, but a good size serving of citrus hops right on the front of the tongue, and then it rolls nicely down the back and sides of the tongue, leaving a nice tingle at the back corners. Some malt rides beneath it, and an orange peel bitter lingers. The best I've had from Yards so far.

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India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,018 ratings