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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.2
17Beer (355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 1, 2017
Wheat and bread and hops smells.Pours golden orange and cloudy with an out of control big white head. Frothy lacing. Tastes of apricot, banana and dried raisins with some alcohol flavors. Pretty balanced. Not convinced there is a need for Imperial IPAs.

3.4
jgb9348 (6281) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Hazy copper and bronze coloured body with a nice, three centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, strong bright hops with a floral and very piney scent and a good deal of fruit sweetness near the end. Medium-bodied; Assertive floral and piney hoppiness shows at first then is rounded out by the solid malt backbone and some well-structured and fruity sweet notes that show pears, apples and some apricots. Aftertaste shows the bitterness from the hops at first, but also some nice alcohol warmth and a bit of the fruit as well, which pairs well with all the hop bitterness. Overall, a well balanced and still pungent Imperial IPA with a solid profile and smooth complexity. Not one of the best I’ve had recently, but not awful! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Beverage Warehouse in Winooski, Vermont on 19-September-2016 for US$3,50 sampled at home in Washington on 18-February-2017.

2.8
SudsMcDuff (8429) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2017
12 ounce CaN .. Hazy gold .. Crazy foam, tons of lacing .. Sap, tree, hay, wet hay .. Shoulda had that Murray! .. Not very good honestly, just too muddled .. . . He poked me in the eye

3.7
polo_marco (332) - milton, Vermont, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Smells of malts pineapple bitter rind scent and a bit of floral with hey. Cloudy golden in color with one finger white head with nice lacing. Tasting mango pineapple and grapefruit bitter finish. Medium body that’s quite sticky with quick tingle carbonation. Not bad have had better but like the bite.

3.8
Quick3Beers (1236) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2016
Pours a nice amber from a can. Very nice grapefruity aroma and flavor, very good and well-balanced, not terribly boozy, but I did just mistype a whole bunch of words. Very good beer.

3.5
VastActiv (7134) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Tap at Growler Garage, Burlington. Colour is slightly cloudy light orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, caramel, sweetness, hops and malts.

3.4
mcox90 (2088) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2016
12 oz. can. Pours yellow with a one finger white head and some legs. Pale malt aroma with a sharp hop scent and a good bit of rye. Nice grapefruit bitterness on the flavor, tinged with rye spiciness. Fair amount of malt. Medium bodied wit a drying palate.

3.6
halfonit (1366) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a clear golden color with a white head. Aroma is of fresh hops, citrus, bread, grains, and rye. I think this actually smells great! Heavy palate. Flavor is of citrus hops, wheat, slight booze, pine, earthiness, and rye. Not that much of a carbonation feel, nicely balanced. Leaves a fresh citrus hop finish.

3.6
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - SEP 16, 2015
This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a semi-hazy bronzed orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing speckles the sides nicely. The smell starts off with a sly citrus pulp and rind and slides into a subtle nice malt. The taste was moderately bitter with an ample sweetness of the citrus combining nicely in a sticky fashion. Subtle tobacco rides into the aftertaste and grabs the citrus to slide into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation seems good for the style and for me. Overall, for a DIPA, its a good one, there’ s nothing wrong with it, I could see myself having this again.

1.9
ben4321 (6514) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2015
Location: 12 oz can from Winooski Beverage, 7/10/15

Aroma: Strongly caramel and diacetyl, some spoiled fruit, earthy hops, and a bit of rye/spice
Appearance: It pours a murky orange color, with a small off white head and minimal lace
Flavor: The flavor is just as offensive as the aroma, probably more so with the same components
Palate: The body is medium, with a soft carbonation, slightly off feel, and a little dry
Overall Impression: I have to hope this was a bad can our something, because this one smells and tastes like something went wrong. Lots of off notes make this one closer to a drain pour than a winner unfortunately. I’ve had much better Foolproof beers, so I know they can do much better than this.


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