Digital IPA - Yeastie Boys
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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
4.35/5 rDev +14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a very clear and bright golden colour, with masses of effervescent carbonation feeding a frothy and full white head. Body looks surprisingly light for 7% ABV—indeed, overall, the appearance could quite easily be mistaken for a pale lager of the almost-macro variety.
Nose is not, however. Big redolent hoppy goodness, with crisp New Zealand grassiness and cut zesty fresh citrus. There's a pleasant little swoop of grain in there as well, which is an interesting addition and deepens the aroma overall. It's perhaps not as insane, robust and potent as some of the best IPAs I've had, but it might just be that I've had them fresher. This is still damn good.
Taste is wonderfully clean and crisp, with a supple balance of honeyed malt and spritzy, cleansing hops. Light body helps here, lending a clear palate on which to stack the subtle layers of sweetness and bitterness. Slight lemon pith on the entry, with smooth clean malt through the centre and a soothing, slightly medicinal hop bite on the finish. Wonderful flavour for an IPA, while remaining clear and refreshing.
This is a lovely brew, clear and light, but bursting with flavour. Supremely drinkable for 7%, and with interest and complexity to keep you interested for a long time.
I also love that the "source code" for the beer is available, through a link given on the bottle (http://yeastieboys.posterous.com/private/yCmgJxeHrs). Adds another level of appreciation to the brew.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2011 03:42:01 | More by lacqueredmouse
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4.1/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a amber and orange with a small sturdy head.
S - Citrus and pine hops. Earthy character.
T - Hoppy with a grapefruit and sweet flavor. Slight bitterness and tropical fruit.
M - Medium body and moderate carbination. creamy finish.
O - Not as hoppy as expected from many American IPAs but well balanced and easy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2013 03:53:50 | More by patpbr
Digital IPA from Yeastie Boys
85 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.