Cicada Belgian Style IPA | Yards Brewing Co.

Cicada Belgian Style IPACicada Belgian Style IPA
BA SCORE
3.69/5
118 Ratings
Cicada Belgian Style IPACicada Belgian Style IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yards Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
yardsbrewing.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our first dry hopped Belgian-style IPA, we brew Cicada with a classic Belgian yeast strain and local wildflower honey, making it a truly indigenous ale. Subtle bubble gum notes from the yeast balance a smooth, caramel maltiness. Both citrus and earthy flavors round out this full-bodied, complex beer. Our buzzworthy brew will leave quite the impression on you, just like its namesake, which engulfs the mid Atlantic region every 17 years.

Added by NoLeafClover44 on 09-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,780
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
118
pDev:
10.57%
Bros Score:
3.85
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of ChipMurray
3.86/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of madelf66
3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drummerdwzp
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jodybrutal
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WDJersey
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBigBoy
2.32/5  rDev -37.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Photo of gueuzeonhigh
3.34/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear dark straw color and forms a long lived frothy white bubbly head that laced the walls of the glass.
Minor nose. It's hard to believe this is an IPA-- it's a minor IPA or a "lite" IPA. I'm skeptical that it's an IPA.
There's a certain amount of hops flavor and an underpinning of malt, but while the beer has a certain muscular flavor profile it's just not what I'd expect from an IPA.

I'm not certain what "Belgian Style" means-- maybe that's the reason it's a "lite" IPA.
I like Belgian beers but I can't find a connection with "Belgium" and Yards'... maybe I'm just in a frumpy mood..

I'd think I'd serve this IPA to someone newly enamored of craft beer.
Maybe it's also a beer when you want something with a stronger flavor stance but don't want to full one-two punch of a strong IPA.

I'm not disappointed with this beer although I would have loved to have tasted a much more muscular flavor and a much strong mouthfeel than what this beer provided.

What's that old cliche? "Where's the beef?"..

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Photo of That_Turtle
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottbrew4u
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On draft this beer served up a light amber color with a thin white head that stuck around nicely. Aroma of citrus, honey, floral, light cracker and a yeast strain that is ripe with fruity esters. Smooth taste follows aroma and finishes very balanced with honey notes complementing the floral and spicy notes. Overall easy drinker and smooth for the 8.5% abv. I would definitely get this again.

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Photo of hockeyfighter19
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skaboom420
3.6/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of burnstar
3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Vode
4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Apparently much better at the source based on other's reviews. Dank on the nose, delicious in the mouth. Enjoy.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Austin_Cohen
3.62/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AGust82
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rizzy17
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Uniobrew31
3.09/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rolltide8425
3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mthomp081
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jason
3.85/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Fluffy off-white head, a touch of haze. Subtle aromas of guava, bready malt, and orange pith. Super smooth, lots of underling juicy notes. Hint of nutty yeast, fruity Belgian-like tones with ghost-like peppery phenols. Simply packed with flavor, nothing over the top ... more a of true sipper.

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Photo of Boone757
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Cicada Belgian Style IPA from Yards Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 118 ratings
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