India Pale Ale | Yards Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
86
very good
976 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:
976
Reviews:
340
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
11.55%
 
 
Wants:
28
Gots:
221
For Trade:
0
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

6 pack given to me for Xmas from baby sis. Pours a translucent tan capped by a off white head with good retention. Light bubbling carbonation rounds the picture. Nose is full of flower and light caramel. Taste is balanced, almost malt centric with cracker sweetness, add caramel, dash of flower hops. Add undertones of peach. medium bodied. Thanks sis.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.45/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. No freshness date. Thanks to biglobo8971 for this.

A- Hazy dark peach colored pour. Half finger sticky eggshell head that sheets the glass in lace.

S- Faint citrusy hop, mild floral hop with a sweet malt backing and orange rind. Very pleasant and refreshing.

T- Subtle sweet malts up front with floral and bittering hops. Lemon juice taste on the tongue. Not as hoppy as I expected.

M- Thin body with a quick juicy start and a dry finish.

O- Solid English IPA, was expecting a little more bitterness, but an unknown freshness can be more the culprit.

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3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a three-finger tanish white head. Moderate lacing left on the glass.

Smell: Citrus and hops, mainly lemon and orange. Sweet, mild malts.

Taste: The front is very grapefruit-hoppy, with a bit of mild malts and a bitter finish that doesn't linger very long, no alcohol taste, it's good.

Mouthfeel: Moderate body and carbonation, it's crisp, but a sipper to me.

Overall: A nice beer that I would definitely try again, it reminds me of a more malty version of their Philadelphia Pale Ale.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.4%
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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3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A solid take on an English IPA, this beer pours a clear, golden color with an inch-high cap of white foam that sinks ever-so-slowly and leaves clingy lace in its wake. The aroma and flavor were both extremely balanced, falling right down the center between biscuity maltiness and bitter, grassy hops. As you sip, the malt, with its sweet, toasty character, emerges first, finishing with the hops, which linger in the mouth bitterly for a good while. Not a lot of hop nuance here; the bitter aspect somewhat conceals the simple grass and floral taste.

Carbonation is on the medium-low side; body is kind of average, but there is an appealing creaminess here. Very much in the British mold; this is an anti-West Coast IPA. The brewery's Philadelphia Pale Ale is markedly hoppier and more contemporary in both style and taste.

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3.83/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh bottle. Pours fruity, hazy orange with immense retained head, in my Sam Adams glass. Easy drinking, medium bodied, orange hoppy flavoured, with a pinch of fruit. Pretty good for the style, something I would recommend people try. Something I would keep regular in the fridge if available locally.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

India Pale Ale from Yards Brewing Co.
3.81 out of 5 based on 976 ratings.
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