Cooperstown Back Yard IPA

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Type: English IPA
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  • 3.8/5 
  • 06.10% 
  • 2085/3686 
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Back Yard" is a golden India Pale Ale. Historically, ale shipped to India in the 19th Century was brewed to higher gravities so that it could mature during the long sea voyage. English brewers also hopped these ales heavily to protect them from spoiling. The term "India pale Ale" or "I.P.A." is still used by brewers to denote a super-premium, hoppy pale ale style. Backyard IPA is no exception. English pale barley malt is predominant in this beer with just a small amount of crystal malt. It is well bittered with Cluster and Cascade hops and finished with a mix of local hop and larger amounts of Fuggle hop.

Original Gravity 1.060 / Final Gravity 1.013 / 6.1% abv.
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  • Nov 13, 2009
    generallee (311)Rank: Beer ExplorerGroup: Fall beer lovers
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    Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a pint glass. There appears to be no freshness date on the bottle.

    Appearance: A small one finger thick white head sits on top of a beautiful clear amber liquid. This head settles down to thin cap which make for some spotty slick lace on the glass.

    Smell: It has a modest nose with some hints of sugary sweet lemon aid like citrus notes over pale white bready notes.

    Taste/Palate: The flavor starts with a base of sweet bready malt with hints of caramel/toffee, Butterfinger like, candy mixed in. Hop flavor adds juicy lemony citrus notes that fade into bitter piney hop notes that hang onto the palate and last well into the finish. The body has a good medium feel with nicely balanced carbonation.

    Notes: For me this was a very enjoyable and easy drinking IPA. I like the use of there Ringwood yeast and love that they finish the beer with some locally grown hops.