Yards Rye

The last day of end of quarter is always the absolute worst. There’s always one driver who ends up running late, plus it’s crazy busy and I’m usually exhausted from the crazy hours. This last day of end of quarter is no exception. I’m not getting home until at least 9 and I’ve had a snack bar and a bag of chips to eat. I seriously cannot wait to park my behind on the couch. Anyways, I tried this beer from Yards, who seem to be putting out a regular stream of new beers lately. Let’s see how it went.

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ABV: 6.2%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This beautifully complex, boldly hopped, amber-colored IPA uses rye malt to give the beer a subtle spiciness. It’s bittered with Bravo and Nugget hops before heading to the hop back packed with whole flower Chinook. Finally, we bomb it with Centennial, Citra, Simcoe, and Columbus, creating a pungent ale with intense notes of citrus and pine.”

Random: I am so ridiculously tired right now. I think an energy drink is in order…immediately.

This beer poured with a thick two finger, eggshell colored head. It dissipated very slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, amber color with moderate carbonation visible. The nose had some grass, pine resin, rye and brown sugar. So far, this one was pretty interesting. The taste had some more complexity to it. The rye and brown sugar from the nose were present, as was the grass. There was also some bread and caramel as well with a significant hop presence. The body was medium thickness with moderate to high carbonation. It had a relatively quick finish. The finish was surprisingly quick with rye. This was a pretty good beer and one that went down very easily. If you’re a fan of rye, definitely try this one.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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