Foxbush (2039) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2005
This was another beer that I had difficult time pouring. The head frothed over the glass. The IPA was a cloudy light amber. The IPA was fully hopped and nicely bitter. This is a very drinkable IPA . I found that I enjoyed it more when I took smaller drinks. This is not a beer that you throw down. It should be enjoyed one sip at a time. Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2005
Amber color with a small head. Bright hoppy aroma with some tangy tangerine. Taste is lightly hopped with some english malts that bring out a peach flavor. I’d love to try this on cask. Smooth bodied with a medium carbonation. Arayaga2 (2199) - portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2006 A fantastic, spicy, floral brew with a zesty citrus aftertaste. Far and away Yards’ best brew (whereas their Philadelphia Pale Ale is barely worth drinking..YMMV). Excellent on draft, but often mediocre from a bottle Flanny (24) - Severn, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2006 Rerating. I have a serious gripe with the bottled version. I just finished a 6-pack in which 5 out of 6 bottles had runaway, out of control heads. This is a recurring problem and hinders my enjoyment of this otherwise excellent brew. Pours a clear copper color with a thick beige head. Floral hop aroma precedes a really full flavor experience, with spicy aromatic hops above, and liight caramel sweet malts below. Finishes with a lingering bitterness in the back of the throat, which gives time to savor and reflect on this fine tasting IPA. axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2005
This is a fine ipa. Sweet citrus hop aroma. Bursting with floral and citrus hop flavors. My definate favorite from Yards
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 4, 2005
You would never know this IPA is 8%. It tastes like it is around 6%. Pours a nice light amber almost orange color with a tightly laced moderate head. Aroma is loaded with hops. Floral/earthy/ and citrus hops blend together nicely in the aroma and flavor. Nice strong malt backbone with a fair amount of crystal malt to give it an additional sweetness. The best beer brewed by Yards. NDM84 (20) - Street, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Bottled less then a week ago. Pours a nice amber copper, sustaining silky head, constant carbonation and fizzing. Citrus and floral aroma. Great finish. Alcohol is so well hidden I forgot I was drinking an 8% beer. Great IPA, will definetly purchase again. DarkElf (3062) - La Jolla, California, USA - DEC 21, 2004
(12 oz bottle, obtained in trade with jasonp, thanks Jason!) Whoa, watch out! A huge foamy off-white head nearly blew out of my glass and required a save to prevent a mess on my counter. Smells sweet, floral and citrusy. Yup, tasting the beer matches the nose, as these same aromas are by far the main components in the flavor. The head has died down, and trying to pour the remainder of the beer into the glass requires yet another save of the rising, rising, rising head. Dammit, STOP! It’s almost like helplessly watching your toilet overflow, except that I don’t slurp the toilet water to save the overflow. Hehehe. Okay, so the flavor is hoppy and quite citrusy and floral, but not really all that bitter. It’s more flavorful in a grapefruit way than bitter. The moderately sweet maltiness provides decent backbone but stays in the background. Orange amber in color and somewhat hazy. Large chunks of head cling to the glass, with one especially large glob of head protruding. Pretty nice IPA, balanced, enjoyable, very drinkable, and certainly less bitter than the West Coast IPAs. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Over-carbonated, huge fizz, leaving me with a head that dominates 3/4 of the pint glass, very slow to settle down to size...despite that, the appearance is of a hazy orange color, enormous, yet delicate gossamer white head. I’m still waiting for it to diminish a tad...
Bright, floral, citric nose, grapefruit, but also tangerine, orange, lime...vibrant, yet a bit on the dry side.
Overwhelming fizz on the palate,too! This is a sparkler, and just a little bit sour. Not sure what I think of it, yet, but I’m not that crazy for it, so far...
Light-ish body to medium, very minor texture, beyond that bothersome sourness that floats under the extra-huge fizz. Big hops, yeah, but missing some meatiness in the body, a little malt, a little flavor, beyond the bare blitz of these soapy hops.
Decent, I guess, but wholly forgettable, a very blase’ affair.
8%? For an English IPA? Something’s a bit awry here.
tasty to a degree, but too strong, and too carbonated. hershiser2 (3410) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2004
Pretty peach-colored with a large frothy head. Aroma is undoubtedly grapefruit & other citrusy hops. Flavos is slightly sweet hoppiness- nice... very nice actually- not overwhelming, not trying to outdo anyone, but instead, offering up a nice, almost simple (yet extremely tasty) IPA. At 8% ABV, this son-of-a-bitch hides its alcohol almost too well.