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Digital IPA - Yeastie Boys

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Digital IPADigital IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Lukass, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of avalon07
4.43/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a bright orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A fruity aroma - much fruitier than I would have expected - that also had a good deal of hops as well.

T: An extremely hoppy flavor here, with a lot of tropical fruit (mango, apricot) as well. Somewhat resiny and malty. An incredibly light, fruity, complex, and vibrant taste.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a slick finish. Medium- to light-bodied.

O: In some ways this is a classic American IPA, but very different in others. Very easy to drink and very likeable.

avalon07, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of BigCheese
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle

A: Cloudy, orange hue, big head.

S: Citrus, fruity, clementines, papaya, peach

T: Oranges, white bread, belgian yeast, some spicey cloves and biscuity malts. Very sweet citrus flavor from hops, not sour/piney/bitter. Floral and clean finish. Mangos/clemantines throughout.

M: Very rich, chewy, very sessionable, awesome.

O: Interesting take on style, its hoppy sort of, must be hops I'm not familiar with, very sweet fruity, almost tastes like a fruit flavored bear. Yeast is definitely belgian, has a wheaty chararcter to it though not a full fledged witbier. Awesome beer that everyone should try.

BigCheese, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of TheRealBigC
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whoa! This beer is great! A friend of mine recommended this to me after trying it at a bar the other night. He liked it so much that he went to a few different locations the following day to find us each a bottle, which is apparently not easy to find (being from New Zealand, I guess I'm not surprised). I was ready to call it a night, but my friend insisted we pop this open, and he was right to do so. This IPA has a wonderful hop character and a smooth feel with a strong malt backbone. Even, true to the brewer's name, there is a bit of yeast flavor in there to make it interesting. Not a Belgian IPA by any means (thank goodness), but instead just a really great take on a classic style.

TheRealBigC, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.35/5  rDev +16%
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.

lacqueredmouse, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of ADZA
4.28/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright hazy yellow hue which leaves a nice looking two finger head and clingy lacing everywhere,the smell is typical NZ hops with aromas of honeydew,goosberries,lychee,pineapple and boiled candy it really does smell very balanced,the mouthfeel is just under medium bodied and nicely carbonated with tastes of goosberries,lychees,bubblegum,redgum honey,passionfruit,boiled candy and the finish is bittersweet and not overly bitter at all just very drinkable and overall my only regret of this brew is not getting more than the one of as it is one of the better AIPA's(or should i say NZIPA)going around at the moment and i would definately buy this again.

ADZA, Dec 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down fairly slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, tropical, lemon, and pine hops with sweet caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, and tropical hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine and grassy hops come through with some more bitterness and some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, tropical, piney, and lightly spicy hops with some resiny bitterness and some sweet biscuity malts.

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

D - Very drinkable. Nice hoppy IPA with some nice New Zealand hops and good overall balance.

ngeunit1, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of Macca
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Medium bodied.

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.

Macca, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of champ103
4.13/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautifully hazy golden/orange color. A tightly packed head slowly rises to over two fingers with excellent retention. Rings of sticky lace is left behind.
S: a big hoppy aroma here. Grassy, floral, herbal tea like. Lots of tropical fruits. Some toasted breadiness finishes everything off for a nice balance.
T: Much like the nose with very floral and herbal hops up front. Plenty of tropical fruits. Light toasted malts and bread for balance.
M/D: A medium body with good carbonation. Very dry and crisp. So easy and enjoyable to drink.

This is a very nice IPA. Plenty of hop flavors without the over barring lingering bitterness. I will need to grab some more bottles when I see this again. Recommended.

champ103, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of patpbr
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

patpbr, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of tsauce2
4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a tulip glass

A: SRM is pale/straw yellow. Hazy yet no residual sediment. Head is off white, 1 in, dissipates to 1 cm. Medium carbonation. Medium lacing.

S: Big fresh and clean hop notes. Bright and moderately piney with a hint of citrus and dried light fruit. Light malt notes as the beer warms.

T: Very hop forward and extremely well balanced. Hop bitterness hits in the middle of the palate and pine and citrus notes touch the outer palate. Maybe a touch of apricot. Aftertaste is slightly bitter and resinous, with hints of citrus. A little alcohol is noticable. Big fresh hop taste.

M: Medium body. Hops are balanced and blend harmoniously. Overall mf is shaped by the pine notes of the hops. Crisp finish.

O: Very nice IPA. Has a taste of a fresh hop beer. Excellently balanced hop flavors; for 7% ABV I was surprised that some heat from the alcohol came through. A bit pricey, but definitely worth a try. Will not buy again as there are other IPAs of this caliber for considerably less money.

tsauce2, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of jimmah120
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

As soon as I cracked opened this $7 bottle, it exploded all over me. I got maybe 5 ounces into the glass. So I ended up paying around $1.50 an ounce. This shit better be good...

Look is a golden yellow with a faint red hue. sticky head fades to a froth. Great looking brew. Smell is honey, lemon rind, peaches, and sweet tea. Unique for an IPA. Crisp and bitter at first, fades into piney earthy hops. Alcohol warms the tongue, fruity notes ranging from apple to lemon to grape. Alcohol shows through a bit more than it should, and I'll blame the carbonation for the explosion.

Overall it's an interesting take on the IPA. Like a more interesting, flavorful English IPA. The big problem here is the extreme price point. If it wasn't so expensive I'd probably drink it fairly often.

jimmah120, Aug 29, 2012
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Digital IPA from Yeastie Boys
85 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.