India Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

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982 Ratings
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.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in March 2012. Dark copper orange in color with a yellow hue and good clarity. Poured with a short, rocky, off-white foam with good staying power. The foam slowly reduced to a thick cap that left sheets of sticky lacings on the glass. Pungent citrus hop aroma with orange, ripe pineapple and grapefruit. A light caramel and biscuit maltiness manages to show through as well. Medium-bodied with lazy, but rich, full carbonation. Pungent mix of ripe citrus and floral hop flavors right up front and through the middle. Hop flavors abruptly drop away leaving only bitterness through the middle to the end, although the citrusy aromas linger throughout. Finishes dry with a lightly sweet caramel maltiness and tapering hop bitterness. Lots of character and very drinkable.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew pours a solid copper color with a 2.5 finger head which lasts until near the end and lacing which is pretty thick on the glass until the end.

The smell is of floral hops, orange, grapefruit, pears and maybe honey.

The taste starts with bitter hops, moves to malt then various fruit tastes, (mostly orange and grapefruit,) then floral hops on the back end. There might be a little honey in there as well. There is also a slight pine taste. Floral hop oils remain on the tongue after swallowing.

The mouthfeel is think and bready.

Overall this beer is mostly hops and the associated floral hop taste. There is a good mix of bitter and floral hops as well as a few malts as well.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yards Brewing Company India Pale Ale

A: Medium pour yields a massive, off-white, textured head. A solid heap of rocky fluff sticks around the whole time, pretty nice. Plenty of sticky lacing. The beer itself is very clear, light amber, and with lively carbonation. 4.5

S: Earthy, floral hops and a touch of citrus in the nose. Pretty mellow, on point for an English IPA. As it warms and/or gets deeper in the glass the tropical fruits are more apparent. 3.5

T: Citrusy, juicy, and a little floral. Maybe some fuggles? Like grapefruits, pine, even some mango. Nice. 4

M: From the looks of it I thought it’d be a bit more carbonated, but what’s there is nice. The mouthfeel is rich but you couldn't say this ale is thick. The finish is refreshing and clean. I could put down a few of these. 4

O: Another good one from Yards (their pale, at least on tap, is amazing); it’s hoppy but not over the top. Don’t get me wrong, these taste buds enjoy a good walloping, but at 7% abv, this is a very sessionable beer if you want a good buzz for the sweet-sixteen... 4

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

clear amber gold with a big off white head. big citrusy hop aroma with some floral notes as well. Floral and citrus hops dominate the flavor at first before giving way to a sweet pale malt base. Some piney notes are present in the finish. medium bodied, slightly sticky with a good amount of carbonation. Pretty easy drinking. A nice take on the style but nothing extraordinary. I'm glad to have tried this and would drink more but wouldn't seek it out.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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A: Hazy bronze color with a nice head. Lots of bubbles in this one.

S: Hoppy. Big citrus notes with some pine in the background. Aroma is fading fast. Can't understand that one.

T: A hoppy punch that trails off leave a dry, thick finish. A bit malty.

M: Medium to heavy body that coats the mouth. A bit displeasing.

O: Smells nice but doesn't last long. Flavor doesn't match aroma. Doesn't compare well to other IPAs like Stone or Avery.

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India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 982 ratings.
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