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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 36   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Ypsi Gypsy contains mostly pale malts for a light body and lower alcohol beer. Hop bitterness is balanced by several late additions of Cascade and Centennial hops which give this beer a fruity citrusy hop flavor and a beautiful hop aroma.
Seasonality: August to March

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2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jgb9348 (5988) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2017
Clear golden and copper coloured body with a large, four centimetre tall off-white head that fades very quickly. Aroma of fresh grassy and herbal hops with a light grainy and malt note. Light-bodied; Strong grassy and herbal flavour with a light malt flavour, some subdued hay and assertive bitter flavours and ending with a dry flavour without much complexity. Aftertaste shows a touch of bright hops, some subdued malt and yeast flavours and a dry grassy and hay flavour that doesnt add much to the finish. Overall, a decent beer at best with not much flavour and a subdued taste that has some noticeable hops and dryness, but thats about it - fairly pale and bland. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Merchants in Dearborn, Michigan on 24-July-2015 for US$1,99 sampled at home on the Eastern Shore of Virginia on 15-January-2017; Sampling this in honor of both of my parents, who were students in Ypsilanti (Eastern Michigan) once upon a time.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
rondphoto (4286) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2016
bottle @ Chief Market / Lima OH --- Slightly hazy medium amber with lots of ascending bubbles, fluffy off-white 4" head that doesnt settle, fluffs of lace. Taste is past-date beer. Odd malt taste, light hops, funky finish that leaves a bad metallic taste in the mouth. Nope.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Msdrbeat (618) - East Lansing, USA - SEP 21, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Fruity and juicy aroma. A crisp IPA with not over bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Drake (13172) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Whole Foods Ann Arbor Eisenhower, 3/23/16. Hazy brown, large foamy white head, good retention. Aroma of tart citrus and wet cat. Weird. The taste is earth, citrus, lime, caramel malt. Mild bandaid. High carbonation. I do not think this is what they envisioned.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (4670) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2015
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania: cloudy copper pour with big frothy white head. aroma of grapefruit, toasty malts, floral. tastes are along those lines with grass, biscuit. thin to medium palate. clean finish - bitter with citrus peel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niko100 (2796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Rich amber color; Medium body; Aroma of sweet malt, caramel, & herbal hops; Flavor of malt/biscuit, caramel, hops, and some fruit/citrus; Decent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
markas101 (2384) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Tap, Arbor Brewing, Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Hazy gold. Bright hop aroma, lime and ginger. Medium carbonation, sweet with up front hops. Long finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (5119) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, light pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of juicy citrus hops and moderate malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice pale ale style. All around good complexity and balance of juicy citrus hops and moderate malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rocbyter (2103) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Fresh hop aroma with light malt. Clear golden color with a large white head. Moderately bitter throughout

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
weihenweizen (3432) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into an English pint glass. Hazy golden with huge white head. Aroma is herbal hops, medium body, medium carbonation, and thick medium-bubble lacing. Taste is citrus hops, herbal hops, and pale malts. Quite good pale ale.


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