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Yards Rye | Yards Brewing Co.

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Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This beautifully complex, boldly hopped, amber-colored IPA uses rye malt to give the beer a subtle spiciness. It’s bittered with Bravo and Nugget hops before heading to the hop back packed with whole flower Chinook. Finally, we bomb it with Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, and Columbus, creating a pungent ale with intense notes of citrus and pine.

Added by BARFLYB on 06-04-2012

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Second Rye I've had. Well done.

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice dry rye taste. An easy drinking drop.

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4.62/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle poured into a libbey glass. Bottled on March 16 2015.

L - Dark amber with a red hue. 1.5 finger head. Thick lacing gripping the glass

S - Dry, pine hops with thick caramel malts in the middle.

T - Bitter pine hops with a touch of rye in between. Spicy citrus on the finish

F - Medium-light body. Little to no alcohol taste. Fairly easy to drink

O - This is a good limited release. Whole-cone hopped with some rye is just to die for. If you like beer towards the bitter side, definitely give this a try.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of justintcoons
4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a Yards shaker pint.

Golden amber with 1 finger of bone-white head. Excellent clarity with moderate carbonation.

Caramel, honey, rye, peach, pineapple and tangerine.

Fairly mellow but juicy hop presence consisting of candied orange with hints of passion fruit, peach and bubblegum. Firm honey, caramel and rye backbone well blended with the hops. Low bitterness at the finish with touches of tangerine and honeydew melon.

Medium bodied, juicy, semi-dry and refreshing.

Extremely balanced and easy drinking. Yards knocked this out of the park IMO.

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4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bold finish lingers on the pallet. Nice pine and citrus notes with a malty backbone.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yards enters into 2014 with a nice new addition, rye ipa. I'm not certain, but I bet they did a hop burst technique using the citra, centennial, simcoe, ctz mix. Very nice amber color and good head retention, a good drinking rye ale with plenty of citrus aroma... And that's where my one comment is based.

I would bet that out of the hops listed, they used more citra then the others. Citra is very dominant in the ale and that is where this beer falls down a notch for my palate.

Over the past year, i have tasted lots of beers highlighting citra hops. It seems lots of brewers bought a ton of citra an throwing into all kinds of styles, but rye ? I'm not sure....

I would recommend this beer, no doubt, but it gets me thinking of brewing my own rye but this time with more centennial...

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Photo of DuaneL
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

not sure where we first tasted this, but months later we bought the bottles and still like it!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of hopphead31415
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I first tried Yards at a sampling station at Wholefoods. It wasn't until later this summer that I grabbed some to bring home. Its an IPA brewed with Rye and has 6.2% ABV.

Look-It pours a pleasantly clear amber color with mahogany and copper hues. The head is one finger or less and is doughy and leaves a thin layer of off-white lacing on the glass.

Smell-I smell a lot of rye that is tampered with grapefruit and citrus. The malts are well mixed with this hoppy action.

Taste-The taste follows the nose, but with an immediate buttered rye flavor from the slightly sweet malts. I also get orange and tangerine cobbler that is followed by nutmeg spices and then a bite from the hops and carbonation. The Rye is noticeable throughout the whole experience which is nice.

Mouthfeel-It's smooth and oily with a clean finish. The carbonation fizz shows up towards the end and is released at about the same time as the alcohol.

Overall-It is obvious that the Rye is perfectly integrated and takes center stage, but is pleasantly flanked by citrus and spice. It isn't too bitter for non-IPA drinkers and it isn't too sweet or syrupy at all. I really enjoyed this unique beer and would recommend it to everyone! Cheers!

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Yards Rye from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 211 ratings
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