Thursday, April 26, 2012

Yards Brewing Company - IPA

If you want some more info on Yards, check out fellow ILTS contributor Brendon's review of their Bawler Ale here.

Philly has a lot going for them alcohol wise, and that's about the only thing going for that city. Phillies, Flyers, and Eagles fans are almost yearly voted as the worst fans in sports, but maybe that because they are always drunk on delicious beers. There are a bunch of good small brewpubs and mediums sized ones too, like Yards and Victory to name a few. A great microbew city if you ever want to dapple. I'll be out there to catch the last 4 days of Philly beer week in June this summer, maybe a ILTS first beer festival review on the way.

Ok, that said, Yards IPA. As spring has arrived and summer approaches my palate seems to drift toward more crisp and bitter beers. Hell, if you don't think they are refreshing on a dewy summer morning, I don't know why you are on this site. This one doesn't break the mold, its crisp and clean, with strong floral notes. The color is amber with a 4 finger head, that spiders down the glass. ILTS Chicago will tell you only superb beers will enter the Boba Fett glass, and thats the way I feel about the Mermaid Seductress Goddess Glass seen above (Will be seen as "The Goddess" from here on out, in future post). When you see that pic, hop on down to your local bottle shop and you wont be disappointed.

Oh by the way, this guy has an ABV of 7%, so drink and few and turn into a raging sports fan in just hours.

Drinkability: 8/10
Taste: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Curb Appeal: 7/10

Overall: 7.25/10

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