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Digital IPA - Yeastie Boys

Not Rated.
Digital IPADigital IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 12-02-2011)
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Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by SmashPants:
Photo of SmashPants
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle: a standard 330mL brown bottle with a pretty average label.

Appearance: a slightly hazy light amber colour with smell amounts of fine carbonation across the profile. A small, half-finger white head drops fairly quickly to a thin cap, leaving good lacing.

Aroma: not much aroma, fairly demure. Light citrus, and what appears to be some sweet honey.

Taste: predominantly citrus with a touch of pine and earth, a lot more sweet honey. A nice ale, I certainly wouldn't call it a Pale Ale, let alone an IPA.

Aftertaste: some bitterness comes through, and I am sure it is a honey flavour. A bit tart on the finish.

Mouth feel: fairly heavy in the mouth for an IPA, with moderate but sharp carbonation.

Overall: I'm not quite sure why this is classed as an IPA - the flavours are pleasant but seem more of a sweet honey ale, rather than hop-orientated. Definitely, definitely not worth the AU$150 a case price. I have to admit I am yet to have a mind-blowing Yeastie Boys brew.

SmashPants, Apr 18, 2014
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

1Adam12, Feb 03, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20%

virinow, Nov 15, 2012
Photo of Brenden
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Brenden, May 17, 2014
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3.4/5  rDev -9.3%

Iparedman, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of Vanz
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Vanz, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.15/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

GRG1313, Dec 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Sailracer, Feb 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

trevorpost, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +6.7%

dvmin98, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

beerthulhu, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of wesley14
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

wesley14, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

CrazyDavros, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Richard33
3.65/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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!

Richard33, Jun 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

jaydoc, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.86/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

LiquidAmber, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Dhamma73
3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Dhamma73, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

jlove5, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of oline73
3.8/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

oline73, Dec 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

raythealeman, Jun 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

drleomarvin, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of aasher
3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

aasher, Feb 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20%

Mrose78, Jan 26, 2014
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Digital IPA from Yeastie Boys
85 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.