Back Yard India Pale Ale | Cooperstown Brewing Company

BA SCORE
79
okay
162 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cooperstown Brewing Company
New York, United States
cooperstownbrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by OldFrothingSlosh on 09-24-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
162
Reviews:
110
Avg:
3.4
pDev:
15.29%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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3.49/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.03/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Knapp85
3.11/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JeffKowalek
1.75/5  rDev -48.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Dope
3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

No bottling date, just purchased at the brewery though so I assume fresh.

A: Pours a clear reddish-orange. Tall, frothy tan head. Decent head retention and little bits of fluffy lacing.

S: Smells catches me off guard a little. Smells like caramel and...I don't know. Kinda like overripe corn and butter? Is that it?

T: Taste is better than the aroma at least. Nice piney hops up front with a little bit of grass. Still get some of that...butter flavor? Caramel sweetness. Decent wave of bitterness in the finish with more pine and grass.

M: Medium bodied, drying and bitter.

O: Pretty odd IPA. Decent traditional hop flavors but some off flavors too. Not sure if they're intentional or not. Nothing special otherwise but not too offensive at least.

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Photo of devilfluff
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Burkbom23
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dahr85
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of FeloniousDrunk
3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Got a growler at the source in MIlford and poured it into a pint glass. Color is amber brown with a nice sticky 1-finger white head. A bit of lacing on the sides as the beer goes down, and a great clarity lend this beer some pretty good-looking bonafides.

S: A light and sweet nose that is fairly nondescript, with malted barley being the most dominant note. A touch of grassy hops on the end, but mostly it's a sweet malty smell with caramel, bread, and a touch of hay.

T: Pretty much tastes like it smells: malt-forward with a bit of dryness on the swallow. Notes of fresh-cut grass, wet basement, caramel malts are present in-mouth with a dry, hollow taste lingering after the swallow. I would compare it to a much more traditional English IPA than any big, bold American IPA. Akin to Davidson Brothers' offering.

M: Substantial enough without being overbearing in the mouth. The feel is a bit sticky, but fresh, and none-too-syrupy. Bone-dry afterfeel.

O: It's a decent offering from a nice local brewery. For an English-style IPA it's right on the mark, though it may not be what you expect.

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2.75/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of KTCamm
3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Pours light gold, hazy, thick white foam. Heavy at times. Sticks everywhere=. Caramel malty nose with a grassy hint. Light malt taste, tiny hop bitter. Builds as the beer warms. Overall on the lighter side, but still tasty.

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Photo of scxcrunner
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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Back Yard India Pale Ale from Cooperstown Brewing Company
3.4 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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