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Mateveza Yerba Mate IPA - Cervecería de MateVeza

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Mateveza Yerba Mate IPAMateveza Yerba Mate IPA

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BA SCORE
77
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66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.3
pDev: 16.97%
Wants: 11
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cervecería de MateVeza visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 05-05-2009)
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hayesjw

California

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

07-04-2014 17:26:37 | More by hayesjw
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bierdeflanders

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

04-28-2014 02:20:23 | More by bierdeflanders
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2GOOFY

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

04-09-2014 01:40:35 | More by 2GOOFY
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Ilovebeer1549

California

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-29-2013 02:35:09 | More by Ilovebeer1549
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jaydoc

Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-14-2013 05:25:28 | More by jaydoc
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-28-2013 22:26:04 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

08-14-2013 15:05:45 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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crobinso

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

07-14-2013 20:18:34 | More by crobinso
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

06-11-2013 12:48:48 | More by t0rin0
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mc4z

California

3.25/5  rDev -1.5%

05-23-2013 01:56:03 | More by mc4z
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elNopalero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pours an orange tinged yellow. The aroma is reminiscent of oranges, candied orange specifically. The flavor comes across with more candied orange and a light maltiness. It’s dry with a chalky finish. The hops are muddled together with a malty roundness and some medicinal notes which emerge, with an offputting finish. I found the beer to be somewhere between “bad” and “good,” but not one I’m likely to revisit.

Serving type: on-tap

03-29-2013 06:13:32 | More by elNopalero
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AgentMunky

California

3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle (though it is hilariously mislabelled as a 12 ounces).

A: Translucent, barely hazy clear. Noticeable effervescence.

S: Smells like piney hops and yerba mate. I like it.

T: A mediocre pale ale with a really great flair. The mate adds an herbal quality to the beer that is not the obvious hops with which such beers are usually laden. The endtaste is complex and bitter, but not drying. Splashes of citrus also appeal, and earthy herbs remind me of chewing on tea or tobacco.

M: Solid but unexceptional.

O: Decent beer, but not great. I'd drink again, but probably not reccomend.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 07:48:17 | More by AgentMunky
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ngeunit1

California

4.33/5  rDev +31.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, citrus, orange, and pine hops with some light spicy hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, and some yerba.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, tropical, orange, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts and lemon zest. Through the middle, the pine and lightly spicy hops come through with some more bitterness alongside some biscuit malts and some yerba. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, orange, and pine hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, and some biscuit and caramel malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice hoppy IPA with a good hop profile and bitterness throughout and good balance.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 06:05:16 | More by ngeunit1
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terence

California

1.75/5  rDev -47%

09-01-2012 12:26:23 | More by terence
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Drinkerofales

California

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A darker coppery orange color, which is very cloudy. A huge light tan foam which dissipated rather quickly, with no memorable lacing.

Smells floral, lavender, jasmine, with some earthy elements. Though floral, it's not a hop floral, but the tea.

Taste is bright, yet restrained. A bit of flowery hops opens the taste and is quickly gone to an even quicker finish, with a light bitter lingering aftertaste.

Texture is lighter, not thing, but smooth. All that being said, not so drinkable.

An experiment for sure. I like to see the innovation, but the results are kind of meh.

DOA

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 10:54:09 | More by Drinkerofales
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm typically weary when someone starts adding things to "classic" styles. I mean, how much better can we make an ipa? Hops don't need help. But this one isn't too bad really. There is a smoky and earthy kind of accent to it that keeps it interesting. I suppose the yerba mate steers it in a different direction than a standard IPA, but it is fairly decent. Overall: it could have been a lot worse. And ends up being not too bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 05:51:57 | More by RblWthACoz
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snaotheus

Washington

3.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours slightly cloudy orangey golden with a big fluffy light tan head that fades about halfway fairly quickly, and then holds. Lots of active carbonation. Smell is fruity and citrus. Smells sweet.

Taste is...odd. Herbal, grassy, mild. Mildly hoppy. Something soapy about it.

Mouthfeel is light, dry. Overall, it's not bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 03:34:22 | More by snaotheus
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JimmyTango

California

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

06-18-2012 20:13:44 | More by JimmyTango
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shelby415

Oregon

3/5  rDev -9.1%

02-27-2012 06:51:13 | More by shelby415
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%

12-24-2011 05:46:48 | More by MsRif
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2neardead

California

3/5  rDev -9.1%

12-11-2011 21:59:01 | More by 2neardead
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -9.1%

11-28-2011 03:49:01 | More by jenray
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev +21.2%

11-14-2011 23:43:13 | More by Adamostella
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MadeInOregon

California

4.1/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I tried Mateveza Brewing Company's pale ale a couple years back, now time to review their IPA...

THE APPEARANCE of the Yerba Mate IPA is decent with a golden/amber body and a nice dense, bubbly near-white head. This beer is extremely filtered for an West Coast IPA given that I saw no yeast or sediment--or yerba mate for that matter--suspended in the body. The body is just a little cloudy but not enough for this style. It does have good lacing though. Overall, it just looks like a light, Belgian ale.

THE SMELL is very enjoyable with strong hop aromas of strawberry and a little grapefruit. However, I could not detect any yerba mate, which seems odd for a beer made with the stuff. That would be a minus in my book. Nonetheless, it smells very nice.

THE TASTE is intensely IPA until a brief spark of nutty yerba mate appears about halfway through each tasting. The yerba mate is mostly present in the aftertaste with its distinct cocoa, nuttiness, but I think you would probably miss it if weren't familiar with how it tastes. The requisite hops are there and provide a solid IPA-backbone for this beer. The bittering seems to be accomplished via both the hops and yerba mate, but I could be imagining that. The low point for the taste is actually the tea, but not that it's too strong. On the contrary, I think it should be much stronger. It blends in so well that the uninitiated probably cannot detect it and probably think there's something wrong with this IPA--read the other reviews and you'll see what I mean. All that aside, this is great tasting IPA, whether on its own or with a hearty meal.

THE FEEL is on the thin side for an IPA. It's very smooth and light. I would like to see this one less filtered.

CONCLUSION: A very good IPA in my book. Exquisite balance of two very similarly bitter ingredients: hops and yerba mate. Execution is excellent on this one, as far as I'm concerned. I would suggest upping the yerba mate for an even more boldly mate quality. I find amusing the negative reviews that rip this beer for tasting like tea or being too herbal since that is EXACTLY what a beer with yerba mate should taste like. That's like knocking an IPA for being bitter. If you're thinking about trying this and have never had yerba mate, I would recommend drinking some yerba mate on its own first. If you don't like the tea, you may not like the beer. However, those of us familiar with the tea will find it to be quite mild in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2011 04:03:14 | More by MadeInOregon
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a pleasant, burnished and slightly hazy deep golden colour, with a filmy and solid head of fine off-white. Lacing is a bit erratic, but pleasantly intricate where it forms. Body has some heft to it, and the carbonation is fine. Overall, it's a good-looking beer.

Aromas of soft fruit come through on the nose, with a touch more of earthiness and a twinge of tart dark berries. It gives it the slightly herbal qualities of an English hop aroma. That could be the Yerba Maté, but who knows. It's certainly not unpleasant, and it has a crispness that's really nice.

Taste is certainly a let-down, however. Absolutely minimal bitterness, and just a slide of almost jammy apricot flavour gives any indication of hops, or any other sort of addition. The body, as well, is thin and rather unappealing, giving a wet grain and slight organic note until it stops dead. Feel is light, but pricked with fine carbonation.

Not a bad drop, all up, but really nothing to get excited about. It's smooth and drinkable enough, but it leaves you wondering what the point is.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 01:14:27 | More by lacqueredmouse
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Mateveza Yerba Mate IPA from Cervecería de MateVeza
77 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.