India Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
981 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:
981
Reviews:
342
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
222
For Trade:
0
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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a generous head and even lacing. Clear copper color. Aroma is whole leaf noble and PNW hops and crystal malt. Flavor is strong and balanced, a more British interpretation of IPA. Mouthfeel is medium to light. Overall a fine brew that satisfies without extremes.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A clear dark gold/ copper. A thick off white frothy head that laces all the way down.

Smell: A great hoppy smell, citrus.

Taste: A nice bitter hoppy taste, but not overpowering.

Mouthfeel: Smooth with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I was impressed with this IPA. Very good taste. Definitely can tell it is an IPA. Glad I bought the 6 pack.

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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz. bottle poured into imperial pint glass.

A: Pristine copper hue with excellent clarity. A moderately large cream-colored head forms upon pouring and shows signs of wonderful retention and lacing. Not the most breathtakingly aesthetic brew, but is a great example of what an IPA should look like.

S: A toasted malt character with some slight citrus from the hops. Unfortunately, in the nose here the hops seem to balance the malt and that's not what I look for at all.

T: Luckily for this, the taste doesn't follow suit with the nose. A lot of orange-pineapple citrus up front, touch of grapefruit. Malts provide a bit of a toastiness to the flavor and a hint of caramel. A bit of yeast in the finish. Aftertaste is some lightly bitter hops.

M: A bit on the lighter side, medium-bodied at most. Carbonation is a bit exaggerated, but after sitting in my glass for a few minutes it calms down a bit, and a few swirls in my glass helps to tone it down a bit as well. Feels way lighter than a brew that sits at 7%, almost more like a session brew.

O: Yards is local, so I absolutely love picking up their offerings. I've had this brew on-tap before and that seemed to be eons better than the bottle. For what it is, Yards IPA is a solid brew that feels quite sessionable. Might recommend this to those that prefer their IPAs on the less bitter side.

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India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 981 ratings.
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