Back Yard India Pale Ale
Cooperstown Brewing Company

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Cooperstown Brewing Company
New York, United States
IPA - English
Ranked #116
Ranked #28,282
3.4 | pDev: 15.59%
Jan 09, 2022
Sep 24, 2001
Notes: None
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3.46/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Hazy, amber/gold appearance with a large, cream colored, fine bubbled head and good lacing. Subdued flowery aroma, some mild fruitiness and faint spice. Hops were more citrusy in the taste, with a modest malt profile providing a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied, moderately carbonated mouthfeel with a smooth, short lived finish.

Jan 09, 2022
3.02 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Aug 30, 2021
3.67 by philbe311 from Pennsylvania on Aug 15, 2019
3.25 by JdubsNY from New York on Jan 26, 2019
2.51 by stella77artois from New York on Aug 26, 2018
4.93 by entenduintransit from Tennessee on Feb 18, 2018
3.45 by ffshore545 from Illinois on Oct 25, 2017
3.03 by mthomp081 from Delaware on Oct 12, 2017
3.36 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania on Sep 17, 2017
3.5 by EatonHops from Massachusetts on Jul 14, 2017
3.5 by rdub from Pennsylvania on Jul 08, 2017
3.49 by edthehead from New York on Jan 22, 2017
3.03 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2016
3.11 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2016
3.28 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Sep 03, 2016
1.75 by JeffKowalek from Tennessee on Mar 02, 2016
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3.04/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
by Dope from Massachusetts

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.

Oct 24, 2015
3.5 by devilfluff from New Jersey on Oct 03, 2015
3.5 by Burkbom23 from Connecticut on Aug 10, 2015
3.48 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania on Jul 29, 2015
2.25 by BlackHawk89 from New York on Dec 10, 2014
2.75 by mountainzen from New York on Nov 22, 2014
3.25 by SouthSider14 from Illinois on Aug 04, 2014
3.5 by Griffith from Connecticut on Aug 04, 2014
3.75 by RichIron883 from New York on Jul 28, 2014
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3.02/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by FeloniousDrunk from New York

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.

Jul 06, 2014
2.75 by Noelito76 from New York on Apr 05, 2014
3.5 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Jan 29, 2014
3.25 by rorjets from Connecticut on Jan 12, 2014
3.25 by jaydoc from Kansas on Nov 12, 2013
3.5 by gshackles from New York on Oct 29, 2013
3.5 by George2744 from Pennsylvania on Oct 27, 2013
3.75 by bsm80x from New York on Sep 25, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by KTCamm from New Jersey

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.

Sep 02, 2013
3.25 by scxcrunner from Massachusetts on Aug 29, 2013
3.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Aug 26, 2013
3.75 by 59rockabilly from Kansas on Aug 04, 2013
4 by pjkelley82 from New York on Jul 01, 2013
3.25 by jaxon53 from Connecticut on Jun 24, 2013
Back Yard India Pale Ale from Cooperstown Brewing Company
Beer rating: 78 out of 100 with 173 ratings