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Digital IPA - Yeastie Boys

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Digital IPADigital IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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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andrewinski1

New Hampshire

2.2/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

I bought this as soon as I saw it to give myself the best chance at freshness. There is no date on the bottle that I could find. The color is murky (hazy) orange. There is a tiny white head, but barely.

The aroma is melony with some butterscotch and bubblegum. Not much hoppiness in the aroma.

The taste starts out mildly sweet with some melon and honey malt sweetness. There is a touch of grassy hops added, but the hop flavor is minimal. The finish is bitter.

This is medium bodied with mellow carbonation.

This is bitter without great flavor. That's a recipe for bad. Maybe if I could get it fresh...

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2012 03:35:48 | More by andrewinski1
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rderedin

Maine

2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

04-19-2014 00:37:38 | More by rderedin
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buyBinboaVodka

New Jersey

2.9/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Poured a straw yellow color with huge white head and spider web lacing around the whole glass. The lacing sticks around for the whole time.

S - Hops up front with piney resin following. Some floral and citrus notes but nothing that stands out.

T - The taste is a little straight foward with hops throughut the sip. Bitterness comes through at the front and the back. Some floral citrus taste, but mostly one dimensional.

M - Medium bodies with mild carbonation, the bitterness lingers for a while and its really not that pleasant.

O - This was a better than average beer, but nothing I would go to on a regular basis. I feel it lacks complexity and depth. It feels straight foward on the hop presence and thats it.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 14:17:40 | More by buyBinboaVodka
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virinow

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

11-15-2012 02:27:08 | More by virinow
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Mrose78

Arizona

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-26-2014 19:26:06 | More by Mrose78
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chefduff2

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-06-2013 15:26:35 | More by chefduff2
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sirsteve42

New York

3/5  rDev -20.2%

04-19-2014 01:35:41 | More by sirsteve42
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-21-2011 17:07:20 | More by jenray
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kevo237

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-16-2011 21:22:10 | More by kevo237
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FlyingYeti

Alabama

3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-08-2013 23:14:33 | More by FlyingYeti
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TGS

California

3/5  rDev -20.2%

12-26-2011 19:35:47 | More by TGS
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DeanMoriarty

California

3.08/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a 11.2 FL OZ capped bottle in a trade with Dawson's Liquor in Severna Park, MD and poured it into a Odell branded tulip glass - thanks fellas!

A: Pours a hazy straw-like hue with virtually no head but decent lace.

S: Crackery, sweet carmel malt, faint hop - WTF???

T: Too much malt and sweet fruity esters...where's the hop to balance - hop is there but not in equal in comparison - truly lacking in overall balance.

M: Medium-bodied, good carbonation for the style, a bit sticky and overwhelming, but enjoyable and easy to drink.

Overall somewhat of a weak IPA - more of a Pale Ale - hop strain is interesting and unique, but gets washed out and overwhelmed by the massive amount of malt. No balance what so ever, just an overwhelming amount of sweet malt.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2012 06:11:57 | More by DeanMoriarty
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GRG1313

California

3.15/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 19:35:14 | More by GRG1313
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wesley14

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-26-2012 03:43:24 | More by wesley14
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Dhamma73

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-04-2014 18:32:08 | More by Dhamma73
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

05-05-2014 14:27:36 | More by discharmingly
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CGMLS3

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

08-06-2012 15:57:27 | More by CGMLS3
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Ant4711

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

06-06-2013 15:50:52 | More by Ant4711
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jsurfs82

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-30-2012 02:59:22 | More by jsurfs82
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argock

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. No freshness date. Received as a gift.

A: Very clear very light amber-golden with 1-finger of off-white big-bubbled head with a few incomplete lines of lace.

S: There is a buttery caramel malt quality with an earthy-herbal hoppy aroma with hints of citrus. There is an unpleasant dankness of the aroma.

T: The flavor is much livelier with more citrus and floral hops qualities. THe butteriness of the caramel malting detracts and prevents a clean flavor. There is a fairly deep-seated bitterness which is striking.

M: Smooth and the carbonation is higher-than-average but provides a more even drinking experience.

O: Not exactly a favorite and unsure how old this bottle is. Doubt I would try again.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 02:36:05 | More by argock
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SmashPants

Australia

3.4/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 12:59:45 | More by SmashPants
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mulder1010

Australia

3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330 ML bottle poured into a tulip

A-- Poured a hazy honey orange color. Fluffy bright white head, one finger, that slowly faded to film. Good retention on swirling and leaves a good amount of film on the sides of the glass for lacing.

S-- Tropical fruits, lychee, guava, passion fruit, lemon and orange peel, grapefruit, and a light carmel malt backbone. Nice nose on this.

T-- Pine and grapefruit bitterness. Slightly sweet taste and some lemon, lime and and orange acidity. Not the strange flower tasting bitterness that I have gotten used to with NZ beers.

M-- Clean, crisp, and finishes quite dry. Good lingering hop bitterness finish. In the mouth the lack of malt is apparent and in a way the beer needs more malt but it is well balanced for what it is.

O-- Easy drinking, well balanced IPA. Well hidden ABV. One of the better Kiwi IPA's I have had with the Kiwi hops being used. Lacking in the feel a bit but rest is pretty good.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2012 13:12:41 | More by mulder1010
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1Adam12

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-03-2012 21:43:37 | More by 1Adam12
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Vanz

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

01-28-2014 00:22:32 | More by Vanz
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Sailracer


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

02-10-2013 20:56:50 | More by Sailracer
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Digital IPA from Yeastie Boys
85 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.