India Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
977 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
Ratings:
977
Reviews:
341
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
221
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 977 |  Reviews: 341
Photo of kflorence
3.41/5  rDev -10.5%
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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Photo of colbster92
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of HermitDan
3.67/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ppvora
3.19/5  rDev -16.3%
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 -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beermerica
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Urk1127
2.63/5  rDev -31%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of duvel1979
2.75/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mjbrandt18
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Vetbidder
4.56/5  rDev +19.7%
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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Photo of mikr
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of I3eer
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AmitC
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Selinsgrove2015
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of udfan07
4.17/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very easy drinking IPA and I'm not a big fan of that particular beer style. Very smooth IPA with malty flavor and a citrusy smell. Flavor is really good. Would get this again and I don't like IPA style

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Photo of RandyLahey70
4.88/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

There are so many good IPA's out there today I typically find myself wondering around the beer distributor trying to figure out which one I want to buy. After about a half hour or so of scoping things out I find myself carrying a case of yards IPA to the counter more often than not. I'm in love with this beer is so easy to drink so perfectly balanced and smooth. By far my favorite year-round IPA

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.57/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rmank
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Sabtos
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Red-copper with a fluffy, off-white head dying to a thick film leaving spongy lace.

Smell is grapefruit pine, slight cannabis, rug, apple cider vinegar and toast.

Taste is pine, toast, caramel and grapefruit.

Semi-dry, crisp and chewy with a lot of bitter elements.

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Photo of WolfStOner
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 977 ratings.
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