Foolproof King of the Yahd
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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King of the Yahd is the royal big brother of our beloved Backyahd IPA. We’re taking our IPA to the next level with this specialty beer. The King’s got a big malt backbone – piles of pilsner, maris otter, rye, and spelt – topped off with a mighty crown of hops. We blend Topaz, Zythos, Columbus, and a new experimental hop in six additions.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrhopsbeertalk (152) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 8, 2014
I think this needs some tweeking, but shows potential. First I found the aroma has strong notes of green apple, concerning, but luckily none noticed in the flavor. The flavor is a bit too malty and the hops don’t really mesh well into a pronounced flavor. Suprisingly good clean bitter finish that leads to further sampling and a quickly consumed 9.5 ABV beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3427) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 18, 2014
22 oz. bottle purchased at Learys Fine Wine. Orange clear color with mild head and plenty of carbonation in the snifter. Grapefruit, lemons and light oranges in the aroma.

The flavor shows the above mentioned fruits flavors with a moderate amount of sweet bread and caramel malt, almost to sweet. The ABV isn’t real noticeable which is a good thing. Bitterness lingers slightly with a grain finish. Overall nothing wrong here at all but... Nothing that stands out amount 100 other DIPA that I sampled. No bottle dating anywhere, so really hard to know how long it has sat of the shelf. Best sampled on draft or directly from the brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsandman (362) - New York, USA - OCT 15, 2014
At Twenty by Nine, Oak Bluffs. Pours a dark clear gold, very small white head. Faint pine, pineapple and citrus in the nose but very faint. Flavor is subdued dank citrus, faint dank hop.. Everything is faint. Certainly a clean brew. Good carbonation and body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Poured from a 750ml. bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass. The color is a orange/amber with some yellowish highlights. There is a big head on this beer with about three fingers of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass. The smell is pretty earthy with some of the Columbus hop aroma being present. The malts have presence here with as well adding to the earthy damp aroma. The taste has a big push of juicy fruit flavor that seems to hinge on the bitterness that frames this beer throughout. This a touch of grapefruit but it gives into some melon flavor and some bready flavor that leads into the bitterness that comes in at the end to slap this beer down with a loud period. The feel of this beer is a bit big. There is no denying the alcohol that weights here but does not take away from the drinkability of this beer. It’s a pleasure going down.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (9992) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap at Doherty’s. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, earthy, citrus and pine hops with pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness, crisp and lightly sweet malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (1207) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle poured darker copper with huge white head. Nose mostly dank hop with some underlying floral and sweetness. Tatse moderate bitterness up front, followed by dank hop. Mid palate dominated by sweet malt. Late palate through finish moderate bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerathon (1249) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2014
Deep golden orange color with slight head. Aroma was hoppier than the flavor. Malts took over most of the palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (980) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Pours copper with an off white lacing. The aroma is somewhat earthy with notes of dirt, pine and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (830) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Pours light gold, like apple juice, but with a cm of fine light-tan head. Aroma is toasted grain, a bit like raisin bran and toasted pie crust, with lemon, pine, bit of lavender notes. Medium body with substantial carbonation of moderate to large coarseness, not terribly prickly, like a new felt blanket. Flavor is more hops up front: a slightly astringent sap and evergreen flavor, less floral notes, a bit of lemon with toasted wheat malt backbone. Hop flavor is diminished possibly not fresh or not dry hopped. Bitterness lingers a bit; but the astringency is up front, not in the aftertaste. As it warms, the astringency is also found in the aroma. Pleasant, especially the malt-hops balance and aroma, but the astringency and the lack of fresh hop flavor pull it down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1672) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAY 17, 2014
Thanks to big Steve for sharing! Pours a clear golden child with a light tan head. The smell is grapefruit, citrus, mild caramel. The taste follows the nose with a touch of alcohol on the end. Medium with fine carbonation structure.. Smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11590) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2014
22oz bottle. Medium off-white head atop amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange, light pine. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some orange, pine. Medium body, light resin.

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