Yippee IPA | Picaroons Traditional Ales

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Yippee IPAYippee IPA

Brewed by:
Picaroons Traditional Ales
New Brunswick, Canada

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RunawayJim on 07-01-2008

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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of ewpass
3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Proper head with lacing. Slight citrus nose not present in taste. Great balance between malt and hops. No overly bitter finish. Smooth drinking.

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Photo of D-HopSupreme
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slightly hazy, light copper body with some soapy head rising up about a quarter inch above the body of the beer. The aroma has some citrus rind, some more earthy, vegetable notes, caramel, and some toasty malts. The nature of the citrus becomes present on the palate, with mostly lemon rind edging out the path for more earthy, dry hop flavour and a certain metallic component, rounding into a prickly, but still a good finish. This is a nice IPA, not something I would search the world over to find again, but I'd be perfectly fine drinking it again.

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Photo of RHF711
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Powers30
3.06/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of chinchill
3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From a 500 ml bottle purchased and consumed in Nova Scotia.

Looks good, having a particularly fine head, but the aroma and the flavor are not appealing. I believe this is mostly due tot he particular mix of earthy hops used, but the bottle may be a bad sample.


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Photo of mikebu
3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mousel
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mlkluther
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Vold
3.43/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ramjet62
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like this beer

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Photo of Exeter
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jfreeze
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of souvenirs
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pale amber.
S/T: Lots of floral hops. Quite bitter. Sweet malts to back it up.
F: Good full body - just what I'd expect from the style.
O: I can't say I enjoy English style IPAs as much as a West Coast American IPA, but this one's certainly not bad.

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Photo of RandyFlameThrower
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden amber color. Creamy beige 1 finger head lasting around 4 minutes. Strong legs and some nice activity.

Strong aromas and flavors of herbal and floral hops, clove, citrus and caramel . Super sharp and crisp bitter taste but very flavorful and pleasant.

Medium slick body with perfect carbonation. Strong and long bitter finish, slightly mouthcoating and chalky, ending with a powerful smoky clove like feel on the tongue.

Overall : Well crafted with some nice freshness and packed with flavors, but slightly too sour and spicy for my taste.

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Photo of Slongie
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mcormier79
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of wordemupg
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into tulip 24/11/14

A murky dark orange liquid, lots of tiny particles being moved around by tiny slow bubbles, a loose finger of foam slowly falls to a thick film leaving plenty of random lace deep down the glass

S herbal tea, orange peel, wet leaves, hard toffee, more herbal notes, sweet malt

T some spruce, tea bag, not grassy but some plant matter I can't place, lots of rind, not exactly what I was expecting after the smell

M has some body to it, very gritty on the palate, creams up nicely form the bubbles, no complaints in this department

O lots of what I assume are English hops, fairly well rounded, respectable beer but nothings going to blow you away

East Coast IPA? I'd believe East Coast of England maybe, then again what do I know? I picked this up for 3.49$ for a half liter, not a bad buy for the $$$

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Photo of TravitoJones45
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of PorterPro125
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Serving Type: 500 mL bottle

I enjoyed Picaroons Selection Double IPA so much that I had to hunt down a four pack of their standard IPA. Here's my review of Picaroons Yippee IPA:

A- Pours a red-orange hue that's topped by a 1 1/2 finger white head that quickly dissipates to a thin layer of foam. A little more red than any IPA i've ever had. Quite beautiful actually!

S- Much like their double IPA, this brew has a dominate floral hop note that is quite refreshing. Classic East Coat IPA smell. What's not typical of this brew's smell is the spicy back note that almost reminds me of a ginger beer. Interesting to say the least (in a good way)!

T- Tastes much like the smell. Floral hops are the main feature and I must say that I really enjoyed it. Slightly citrusy with a nice zing that I've found in a lot of other great East Coast IPA's. Maybe it's just my palate tonight but I find Yippee to be a touch bitter than the Selection IPA (that could be the high alcohol percentage of the double :p).

M- Medium carbonation with a medium body. Well balanced beer. Slightly dry in the mouth.

O- Picaroon's Yippee IPA is a great example of an East Coast IPA. It's got everything that you would ever want: beautiful floral hops in the aroma and taste and a unique slight spiciness that I really enjoyed. Great brew, Picaroons!

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
4.04/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into an English pub glass. A nice reddish orange amber with nearly four fingers of frothy rugged beige head. Unique aroma, certainly some classic floral/fruity English hops but augmented by a spicy citric tang (lemon? ginger?), resinous herbs, nuts, toast, burnt toffee. Rather noteworthy for its freshness and complexity. Palate is ginger snap cookies (!), green leafy hops that nearly stray into pine/menthol territory, light orange marmalade, rather herbal and grassy yet with a sturdy malt backbone. The overarching impression of ginger spice and nutty malts cannot be escaped. Medium bodied, maybe just on the light side of medium. Smooth and drinkable. Tea-like tannins asserting themselves late. Gentle carbonation. Finish is dry, bitter, and metallic perhaps with some further citrus rind and spice accents. Overall I am impressed. Falls firmly within style guidelines but more potent than some of the old world examples, with a courageous English hop bitterness and aromatic malts every which way. One of the only open fermentation breweries in the great white north and I think I will be scouting out some more offerings.

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Photo of dolphsexton
4.8/5  rDev +33.7%

Photo of DaveBar
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Got in a trade with Curtis. Good 'ol Curtis. Served at 4deg C in a draught glass.

A- 4.25- Opens well and pours a generous head that lasts. Dark and gold.

S- 4.0- Weird sour smell. Must be an obscure hop. A bit of malt.

T- 3.5- A bit of a let down but still a good beer. Touch bitter than expected.

M- 3.75- Pretty good. Dry and tart.

O- 3.91 is my rating if I could give it. Nice refreshing beer but not meant for full day of drinking in the sun!

Food Pairing

This nice IPA went well with..... Caramel cake (or anything caramel)


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Photo of fostachild
2.25/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of mick303
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Yippee IPA from Picaroons Traditional Ales
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