Digital IPA - Yeastie Boys
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3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
Digital IPA looks the part, a dark yellow, transulcent beer that keeps up just less than a finger of foamy off-white head on top. Lacing clings to the glass in some nice patching that eventually leads to heavy spotting.
The imperial pils and green tea IPA has more hops presence than I expected; this beer I did expect a bit more hops from. What it has is good, no doubt, just not in the strength or with the depth that would make it great. It's got an underlying mineral element along with lots of leaf, a bit of pepper, some fruits, and citrus zest, balanced by somewhat bready and dry malt.
The light body flows very smoothly but with a nice supporting bite of crispness on the tongue. It's well carbonated, and the creaminess supporting the pepper that bites a bit in the feel as well as the flavor is a nice combination.
05-17-2014 21:29:11 | More by Brenden
3.15/5 rDev -16.2%
Reviewing this one so that it can have reviews sufficent for a grade.
7.0% abv. Pours a hazy medium orange amber with a nice white head that fades fast.
Nose is pleasant but does not have the fresh pineapple one might expect or want. Esters are assertive and almost Belgian in character.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with some creaminess "half and half" character.
Flavor profile is the highlight of this one and is big and assertive pine with underlying burnt orange toast. Not bad but not what one expects with an IPA. Sour long orange marmalade tones but of a "burned" nature and not really pleasant.
Finish is very long dull pine bitter. The lack of bright character in this really detracts from a beer that may otherwise be appealing. Pine finish is a long and lasting final word.
12-26-2011 19:35:14 | More by GRG1313
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
A: Tangerine orange has a dense clarity, brightly colored in nature, with an impressive 2 finger bone colored head that was foamy, lustrious and sturdy on the keep. Random isolated instances of patchy foam work.
S: Pale tangerines with a yeasty musky nature, along with some pale wheat. Decent level of hops, tart and velvet oranges, grapefruit peel with a bit of golding spice hop.
T: The flavor is hoppy and yeasty, citrusy and grapefruity with a bit of dry sour tropical fruitiness. Grassy and smooth like wine alcohol notes come with some yeasty starfruit and a nice wallop of hops which are not shy about their presence. Gentle pale and wheat malts are dry and complimentary.
M: Mouthful is light bodied, creamy and smooth with a spicy, funky, yeasty bite upon the swallow. A warmth of pine hops and alcohol warm the inner cheeks.
O: Overall it brings the hops, Nelson with an aggressive nature, and has a bit of funky belgian yeastiness to it, tart, dry with a pale grain base that is all tied together nicely. Shows some complexity and thought, tasty and a second helping is warranted.
10-10-2012 01:43:50 | More by beerthulhu
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
Pours pale amber with a large head.
Nose shows honey, passionfruit and lychee along with some biscuity malt and very soft caramel.
Flavours don't show so much fruit, more focussed on the sweet clean malt with faint biscuity characters followed by a bold, sharp, almost harsh bitterness.
Could use a little less carbonation.
01-03-2012 23:35:01 | More by CrazyDavros
3.65/5 rDev -2.9%
Pours a hazy copper with a 1 inch white head that dissipates quickly.
The nose is a very interesting mix of grapefruit, flowers, herbs, bready malts, and black pepper.
I find this ipa to be very well balanced. Bready malt is married well to some spicy/herbal hops that stick to the cheeks long into the dry finish.
As the beer warms up, a bit more tropical fruit comes through. Very soft mouth with tight, quenching carbonation. It's 95 in Boston and i would be hard pressed to find a beer that doesn't taste good.
The only thing keeping me from revisiting this one is the price tag. Yummy stuff from NZ!
06-22-2012 20:50:22 | More by Richard33
3.86/5 rDev +2.7%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a creamy one finger white head with excellent retention and thick lacing. Aroma of orange family and lighter mixed citrus, piney and citrus hops, light bready malt. Flavor is distinct citrus hops, light lemon, mild grapefruit rind, faintly floral. The flavor seems thin at first, but develops slowly and finishes with several nicely balanced citrus, fruit and hop flavors.Medium bodied with good carbonation. Although the flavor seems subdued at first, the finish and aftertaste and surprisingly complex. A nice change from the standard American West Coast hop bill; not quite as challenging or rewarding, but pleasant and lemon citrusy. A nice off-beat IPA.
03-13-2014 04:14:52 | More by LiquidAmber
3.8/5 rDev +1.1%
I picked up this bottle at Max's on my way out. I must admit that I bought it because of the name of the brewery. Poured into a Sam Adams perfect pint.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber with some orange and yellow hue to it. There is a half finger of white head that fades to a ring around the edge of the glass.
Smell: Fruity, sweet malt right off the bat. The fruity notes are citrusy, but not overly hoppy. Some mild citrus peel in the finish.
Taste: Unlike the smell, the taste is incredibly hoppy and bitter. Grapefruit peel up front. There are some fruity apricot like notes in the background. The finish is really hoppy, but a bit different than anything else I've run into. A bit soapy and fruity, but still incredibly bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive yet fluffy carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
Overall: I'm really glad I got to try this, but I don't know that I'll have another. Could have used a little bit more balance.
12-15-2011 00:41:49 | More by oline73
3.58/5 rDev -4.8%
This arrived in Indianapolis a couple weeks ago. I really liked their Black Ale.
This beer pours a light bodied honey gold in color with a very slight cloudiness and a creamy one finger head. The nose consists of slight citrusy hops with a clean grilled onion finish. The flavors are very clean and inviting. It begins with a touch of orange, citrusy hops and finishes light with more of the onion with a pronounced bitterness and is equally dry. Nice flavors, even with the onion. It drinks light bodied and is fresh and crisp, quite refreshing. Overall this is a light and easy to drink IPA. The hop profile doesn't thrill me but I may be in the minority.
02-14-2012 23:23:10 | More by aasher
4.13/5 rDev +9.8%
Pours a bright golden colour with a generous dense white head. looks good.
On the nose I get resinous hoppiness upfront. Followed by some apricot and maybe mango. A bit of maltiness hiding at the back.
Maltiness comes more to the fore on the palate. The hoppiness is there with the pine resin flavours dominating. A bit of tropical fruit. Nice balance with just enough bitterness.
Very nice. My only complaint is that the palate is a bit broad for me if that makes sense. I was hoping for something a bit sharper and punchier. Will drink again though.
12-21-2011 07:50:41 | More by Macca
Digital IPA from Yeastie Boys
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