India Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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India Pale AleIndia Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

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

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1.25/5  rDev -66.8%

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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2.13/5  rDev -43.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This beer pours a cloudy, brownish-orange color with no head or lace. The aroma has hints of licorice, molasses, and pine. It's flavor is mainly molasses with plum and toasted malt notes. It leaves a mildly bitter aftertaste that lingers. It's got a medium mouthfeel. Yards India Pale Ale is an average beer that could be rated higher if not for the lasting bitter aftertaste. Slightly recommended.

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2.24/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2


Hazy peach color with a full pillowy beige head from sewrious overcarbonation and possible infection. Took 10 minutes to pour. Fairly decent fruity citrusy hop aroma considering the condition of the beer. Infected aroma and taste.... Like the Revolutionary Ales just plain bad ! Light and airy due to overcarbonation/infection.

Label States: 70 IBU & "Bottle Conditioned"

Best Before: 04/29/06 (lasered on neck)
Tasted: 01/20/04

($1.43 / 12 oz.)

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.31/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Not for me. Perhaps it's this 6 pack, which has a freshness date of < 60 days.

Presentation: 12 oz brown longneck bottle. Why a union jack on the city that started our independence?

Appearance: Orange, cloudy. Weak and failing head and lacing.

Smell: too estery, solvent, spicy alcohol. Also a little stale.

Taste: Full bodied chewy malt mouth feel. stale sweetness.

Notes: Not for me, old, stale, musty, frat- like aftertaste.

I liked this on draft, but I'd not buy this bottled again, due to a stale, edgy, sharp off taste that reminds me of the morning after frat basement.

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2.35/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Left a bad taste in my mouth

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Clear as day golden straw color with a huge white headed foamy pour. Big soapy and grassy hop aroma. Head is slowly but surely snailing away. Very sticky lace. Flavor has some semi-sweet grainy malt on the front end with a big herbal and grassy presence. Pretty well balanced. Sweetness is subtle and so is the hop bitterness. Pretty nice yet subdued for an IPA.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.57/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.6/5  rDev -31%

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

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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

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2.76/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Acquired via TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him.
Poured in to a pint glass.

A: This beer pours a rather clear light copper color with a 2 finger of off white creamy head. Head recedes somewhat quickly and leaves spotted chunks of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is spicy, peppery hop scent, plus a good deal of floral hops, and a caramel malt presence.

Taste: At first, an extremely bold, overpowering floral, almost soapy flavoring (glass was already used once and rinsed). AS it warms, the soapy taste lightens slightly, and a more peppery, spiciness comes out. Extreme caramel malt hop presence comes through. Malt really holds through the finish with a hint of citrus hop flavoring.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly creamy at first with a dry finish.

Drinkability: Goes down ok, sorta tasty, not too filling, well hidden kick, but not a very good representation of style. Oddly balanced and the hop was just... off. I would pass on this in the future.

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2.76/5  rDev -26.8%

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2.8/5  rDev -25.7%

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2.83/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

A: Amber hue, clear, coppery, white head that quickly fades with no lacing left down the glass.
S: Mostly malt sweetness, caramel and not much else. A fairly assertive estery alcohol note stings the nostrils. A formidable scent.
T: Sweet malt, loads of sharp bitterness on the back of the palate that lingers.
M: Solid, but everything else leaves me pretty disinterested. It does finish drier, which is nice for a more malt-forward beer.
O:No real complexities that I could detect. Mostly crystal malt and aggressive bitterness that lingers.

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India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 991 ratings
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