Crank Yanker IPA
Eddyline Brewery

Crank Yanker IPACrank Yanker IPA
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From:
Eddyline Brewery
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #3,747
ABV:
7%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,014
Avg:
3.61 | pDev: 14.68%
Ratings:
155
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 04, 2022
Added:
Jan 11, 2012
Wants:
  7
Gots:
  33
SCORE
82
Good
Crank Yanker IPACrank Yanker IPA
Notes: Like your favorite single track, this IPA has it all! An insanely drinkable IPA, with enough maltiness to balance the incredible citrus aromoa and hop finish. You’ll be racing back for another! 2014 World Beer Championship Silver Medal.
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by barneyrubble from Colorado

L- Beer is light amber colored and about 90% transparent with a low creamy white head that has good lacing.

N-Light barley notes and a bit of yeast

T-Nice lightly tangy malty creaminess with a pine hop note for this IPA. The bitterness is moderate and is only a bit sharp on the finish. I tastes a bit like Two Hearted or Odell IPA. A bit of sweetness on the finish and balanced overall.

M-Creamy, slick, super fine low carbonation. Finish is lightly dry and sweet with just a touch of thickness on the back of the throat.

O- I am impressed. A rather delicate IPA that does not go too strong on hop bitterness.

Mar 04, 2022
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by KT3418 from Colorado

This is good and definitely not bad or anything i just dont think it's necessarily the best thing to my taste buds, the feel is good and sticky but the specific hop flavor isn't as tasty to me as some things

Jun 19, 2021
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by LiquidAmber from Washington

From recent notes on a trip to Boulder, Colorado. Poured into a medium sized, shaker style kitchen glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium golden amber with a one finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuit and lightly caramel malt, citrus and mild pine hops, grapefruit and light pine. Flavor is caramel and biscuit malt, citrus hops, grapefruit, lemon, mild pine and a bit of dankness. Finishes with light to moderate citrus bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. A citrusy IPA with a little dankness and pine to make it interesting. Somewhat subdued bitterness; nice and easy going, but not memorable.

Aug 22, 2019
 
3.64 by jera1350 from Minnesota on Aug 16, 2019
 
3.54 by StArnoldFan from Texas on Jan 06, 2019
 
4.04 by saymike32 from New Jersey on Dec 15, 2018
 
3.5 by VaporDome from New York on Nov 19, 2018
 
3.93 by Colorado-Velocat from Colorado on Nov 05, 2018
 
3.76 by Heymecalvy from Massachusetts on Sep 01, 2018
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2.65/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

C / AVERAGE

***
12/28/20 16 fl oz can courtesy of Max n Steve - thanks!

"India Pale Ale." 70 IBU 7% ABV. Eldorado, Mosaic, Cascade.

A: Pours a nontransparent copper body an an off-white frothy head. ~6 minute head retention. Looks decent, though it lacks vibrance and brightness for an ostensibly filtered IPA.

Sm: Mango/tropical fruit, pineapple, floral hop aromatics, fresh orange, pale malt/2-row.

Suggests a shallow simple IPA with a decent hop profile.

Aromatic intensity is average.

T: Matches the aroma. Appallingly mediocre...

Mf: Smooth, wet, medium-bodied, well-carbonated. Unrefreshing.

O: A forgettable IPA with a mediocre hop profile. It's affordable, I guess, but really - why brew this?

C- / BELOW AVERAGE

Jul 28, 2018
 
3.75 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Jul 23, 2018
 
3.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Jul 19, 2018
 
3.54 by kell50 from North Carolina on Jun 09, 2018
Photo of Buck89
3.97/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Buck89 from Tennessee

Poured into a snifter. Fairly hazy but not turbid. Golden-amber color with a thick and long-lasting off-white head. Citrus aroma - mainly lemon/lime and orange. Slight bready malt as well. The citrus was up front on the taste was well. Bright and bitter, balanced with some subtle earthy notes and a slightly sweet bready malt.Crisp, dry finish.

May 12, 2018
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3.72/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by brewandbbq from New Hampshire

16oz can.

Pours clear copper with a moderate head and retention. Pine and grapefruit in the nose with a hint of coriander. Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. West coast hops on the palate, grapefruit and pine with some sweet malt to balance and a firm bitterness. Finishes with fading earthy pine and some crystal malt.

A pretty mainstream but sub-par by today's standards IPA.

May 10, 2018
Photo of BWED
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by BWED from Colorado

16 oz. can poured into willibecher.

A- Hazy and dark gold in color. Head is bubbly and towering. Off-white, good lacing. Decent retention.

S- A bit resinous and piney. Faint sweet citrus, and the malt background is lightly bready.

T- Well balanced flavor, bready with a bittersweet citrus and pine hop character.

M- Body is medium. Carbonation is a bit low. Bittersweet throughout, with a lingering bitterness.

O- Not a bad beer. It doesn't stand out, though it's fairly well balanced and drinkable.

Apr 14, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

Canned January 23rd 2018. Thanks go to Wasatch!

P
Pours a lightly hazed straw gold with 2 finger head of foam, fairly vigorous pour.

Smells hoppy, both pine and grapefruit involved. Little bit of toasted/cracker malt.

Taste comes through with pine and grapefruit, cracker and bready malt give some balance.

Nice mouthfeel, nice IPA that's easy drinking.

Thanks John!

Mar 16, 2018
 
3.81 by benloho from Utah on Nov 27, 2017
 
3.75 by YalovaIA from Iowa on Nov 01, 2017
 
3.59 by oilcan01 from Arizona on Sep 24, 2017
 
3.59 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Sep 14, 2017
Photo of ICTguy21
4.01/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by ICTguy21 from Kansas

Look: golden amber with an off white head that fades away and leaves decent lacing

Smell: Wow, impressive smell, loads of tropical fruit, citrus, and underlying hops, definitely this beers strongest characteristic.

Taste: definitely sweet, maltiness is noticeable, touch of hops, touch of citrus.

Feel: could stand to be a bit more crisp but it works

Overall: A bit sweet and there's a lot going on here but there's just enough balance to make it work. Reminded me of a scaled back version of Evil Twin's Molotov Cocktail. Not a great beer but not bad either and definitely better than it's rated here in my opinion.

Sep 06, 2017
 
3.31 by Justinprintz from New Jersey on Aug 24, 2017
 
3.82 by TheHopsman from Nebraska on Aug 23, 2017
 
3.58 by afinepilsner from Iowa on Aug 15, 2017
 
3.59 by ffshore545 from Illinois on Aug 03, 2017
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3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

Acquired via trade from Wasatch so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 16oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep golden brown color with a thin off-white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a grassy hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while.

Jul 23, 2017
 
3.62 by denver10 from New Mexico on Jul 06, 2017
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3.57/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by beergoot from Colorado

Light honey colored body with a thick, creamy, white head. Floral and fruity hop aroma. Mild malt sweetness infused with a complementary hop bitterness adding balance. Medium-heavy body; crisp and mostly dry yet with a low-key malt sweetness, too.

I was expecting a so-so IPA based on past experiences with Eddyline beers, yet this IPA comes across as solid if a bit unremarkable. There was no dating information on the can and the aroma, while distinct, was pretty subdued. The looks were killer. The taste was good but falls into the middle-of-the-pack with most high IBU beers on the market now. And who knows what the Bros tasted back in 2013 (although the current offering is 70 IBUs and the ABV comes in at 7.0% vs the 75 IBU and 7.8 ABV in the 2013 BA review). Regardless, the current version does the job...

Jun 11, 2017
Photo of thebeers
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Clear honey gold color with two fat fingers of off-white head that leaves thick rings of lacing.

Melon, light pepper and orange in both the aroma and taste. Light caramel malts and a touch of flavor as wells, with moderate hop bitterness lingering in the aftertaste.

Medium bodied with very slight prickliness in the feel. This is a solid, well-balanced, easy-drinking IPA. Canned on 1/19/17.

Apr 29, 2017
 
3.54 by SlightlyGrey from Minnesota on Apr 23, 2017
 
4.25 by Lagerquestrian from Texas on Apr 09, 2017
 
4.02 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Mar 15, 2017
 
4 by Zaphog from Michigan on Mar 15, 2017
 
3.1 by msumike89 from Colorado on Oct 22, 2016
 
4 by fredmugs from Indiana on Sep 16, 2016
 
2.24 by jeschaefer from Texas on Sep 14, 2016
 
3.94 by Eddiehop from Texas on Sep 04, 2016
Photo of CO-Bloom
3.87/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by CO-Bloom from Colorado

L-Bright burnt orange and slightly opaque.
S- Kind of muted but enjoyable fruity hops (peach? and citrus) and sweet malt. I get a little bit of astringency as it warms, but its not too distracting.
T- Cleaner than I remembered which allows the hops to shine. Starts sweet, then you get a sharp bite of hop bitterness and then the two blend together into a balanced deal, where you can pick up the citrus, sweet bready malt and bit of pine bite.
F- Medium carbonation. It's higher ABV lends a somewhat sticky finish.
O- I have not been impressed with Eddyline at all (except for River Runner, which is awesome!) However with that said after coming back to this beer a second time this is a solid IPA, for sure. I think the low rating for this guy is two fold. I think their new large and expensive facility has contributed to better execution and quality for their beer. Second, I think that El Dorado hops seem to be polarizing, it seems you dig them or you don't. (look at Odd 13 Hop Troll). It isn't my go to hop profile but I enjoy this beer quite a bit.

Sep 02, 2016
 
4.17 by InfragilisBrew from Illinois on Aug 16, 2016
Crank Yanker IPA from Eddyline Brewery
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 155 ratings