India Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
979 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:
979
Reviews:
341
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
222
For Trade:
0
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Photo of TheMultiYeast
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear sunrise orange with white head and loads of lace. Good bit of head sticks around.

Smell is pine forward with elements of grapefruit and orange peel. Edging on tropical aromas.

Good IPA.. solid malt upfront, citrus flavors and wash over pretty quickly, clean bitterness to finish.

Finish is very clean..dry.

Enjoyed this...Always impressed with Yards.

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of larryi86
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, dated 6/1/12, poured into a snifter

A- A clear amber color with a three finger off-white head.

S- Sweet malts and piney hops, n ot too much going on here.

T- Good balance between hops and malts, finish is fairly bitter, earthy/piney, and fruity sweetness, somewhat apricot like. Also getting some toasted malts.

M- Smooth, light to medium body.

O- A really nice beer that has very nice balance. I am really enjoying this beer and will pick it up again. I have not had many English IPAs and ESBs but the kind of falls some where between the few beers that I have tried in those styles and I really like it!

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4/5  rDev +5%

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.26/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a dark golden/amber color with a thick and billowy just off white head. The head has great retention, but fades slowly over time to give a moderate amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is a mix of hop and malt. There is a lighter sweet malt base of bread and caramel. Mixed with these are hop notes of pine and a lighter citrus (orange and lemon) as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a bready and caramel base mixed with notes of a citrus hop flavor. While the hop starts out mainly of citrus orange and grapefruit in nature notes pine come more to the tongue. The pine gets stronger and begins to bitter the taste as it advances further. Toward the end there is an earthy hop flavor that when mixed with the bready base and the pine leave a more bitter and dry flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and chewier side with the carbonation level being quite average. The body of the beer is quite nice and allows all the bitter hop flavors to soak into the tongue.

Overall –A pretty good more on the bitter side IPA. Good but nothing extraordinary.

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India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 979 ratings.
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