Foolproof King of the Yahd
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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 (102) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drsordr (998) - 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 (1103) - 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 (915) - 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 (806) - 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 (1480) - 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 (11349) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mdindy (34) - Attleboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 31, 2014
poured from pint glass, cloudy orange with yellow tint. floral aroma, very sweet fruity. flavour very smooth fruits/citrus with complex hoppy notes, very sweet yet has strong alcohol undertone. taste like an imperial IPA with some more fruity/bitter flavours added to make it unique and stand out. I think this beer has been pretty under rated so far in reviews I would recommend, so far pretty impressed with this brewery. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
annunz123 (852) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2013
Flowery hop aroma, with fruit and a little grass. Bitter, fruity flavor, with a little lingering malt sweetness and some alcohol in the finish. I liked this better than I expected given the other ratings I saw. Not the best double IPA out there, but tasty and good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
NX520 (7) - - NOV 7, 2013 does not count
Poors dark amber, nice lacing, smells of citrus, taste has a malting backbone with hints of orange and toffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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