Backyahd

Rhode Island
United States
Foolproof Beer Backyahd IPA
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
79
Aroma:
18 / 24
Flavor:
32 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20
Description 

Guaranteed to deliver an unspoken zen with a spatula in your other hand...

The ultimate suburban brew, Backyahd is an aggressively hopped American IPA with a tantalizing hop aroma. The beer’s bitterness pairs perfectly with spicy foods coming straight off the grill. Enjoy it with friends, family, or whomever you choose. After all, it’s your Backyahd.

Profile

ABV: 
6.0%
Judges Review 
Josh Weikert's picture
Judges Rating:
79
Aroma:
18 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
32 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
15 / 20

A so-so IPA doesn't cut it in the marketplace today, and this beer comes across as very one-note -- and not a great note at that.

The beer pours a hazy gold with scant white head, and the initial aromas are not promised: low levels of pine and orange, with a low background mustiness and a hint of lemon peel.  

The flavor is aggressively bitter, even for an IPA. There are few flavors to balance it: a low grainy note, a low citrus hop flavor, and that's about it. The finish is bone dry, and the bittering lingers for quite a while, adding a touch of astringency.  

If you love bitter beers, you'll love this -- so long as you don't want much else to get in the way of it.