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Digital IPA - Yeastie Boys

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Digital IPADigital IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

107 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 107
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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Twig2848

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

09-14-2012 14:37:52 | More by Twig2848
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 03:37:25 | More by ngeunit1
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ahbaggins

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

09-03-2012 17:55:39 | More by ahbaggins
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a pretty one dimensional, but well made IPA. Lots of earthy malts with a fairly strong spiced hop thing going on as well. The odd thing about this one is that it strikes me as more of a double ipa than a regular ipa. Which kind of detracts a little bit in the grand scheme of things. But overall, this is pretty decent.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2012 02:15:37 | More by RblWthACoz
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 02:57:59 | More by jimmah120
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morebeersforgeorgia

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-25-2012 01:59:49 | More by morebeersforgeorgia
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ryanpj

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-24-2012 01:49:31 | More by ryanpj
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

08-08-2012 19:59:38 | More by JohnK17
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2012 19:07:14 | More by TheRealBigC
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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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jsurfs82

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

07-09-2012 03:07:49 | More by polishkaz
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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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raythealeman

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

06-26-2012 01:57:30 | More by raythealeman
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 01:35:17 | More by BigCheese
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Richard33

Massachusetts

3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
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!

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 20:50:22 | More by Richard33
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drleomarvin


4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-02-2012 16:30:35 | More by drleomarvin
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a lightly hazy, golden body. The head settles fairly quickly but leaves decent lace.

S - Bready malt notes and a very spicy, herbal hop nose with notes of lemongrass and pepper.

T - Soft malt and grassy hops up front. Some herbal notes of pepper, coriander, and pear in the middle. Finishes sweet malt, pepper, and herbal hop flavors with mild bitterness.

M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Very drinkable and interesting, but it is definitely an atypical IPA. The hop character is not American, or even British, but very herbal with some spicy notes that remind me of Sorachi Ace hops or certain Saison yeasts. It is kind of hard to judge this beer in the end since it is so different and while it is lacking in what I normally think of as IPA character it is quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 03:06:48 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: half finger head on a cloudy pale golden body. scattered lacing.

S: mild on the nose overall with mostly pungent and musty hops. Some honey with floral and herbal hops with a mild citrus sweetness.

T: pine, floral, slight sour lemon citrus. Mild pale malts. pretty simple overall.

M: lighter side of medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: The flavor and aroma are a touch mild and the flavor a little simple.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 03:01:26 | More by kylehay2004
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fuzzcherry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-12-2012 05:21:58 | More by fuzzcherry
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JackieTH

Minnesota

3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden with a persistent creamy foam head. Smell is citrus pith, crackers, buttery. Taste is front loaded with orange and grapefruit pith, spicy hop, backbone if earthy elements, buttery crackers. Body is medium, holds together well, moderately carbonated and mildly creamy. Finish is clean with a lingering pithy bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2012 04:35:52 | More by JackieTH
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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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zahara15

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

04-24-2012 22:57:36 | More by zahara15
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is VERY hoppy and has a strong note of grapefruit plus a hint of sweet orange. It pours a nice clear amber with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled ivory head. Hoppy flavor has woody and grapefruit notes and a hint of orange. Lively texture has good body and leaves a nice hoppy tingle.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2012 01:58:26 | More by Cyberkedi
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jlove5

Georgia

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-17-2012 00:40:09 | More by jlove5
Digital IPA from Yeastie Boys
85 out of 100 based on 107 ratings.