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Digital IPA - Yeastie Boys

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Digital IPADigital IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

111 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 5
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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Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +6.4%

dvmin98, Nov 02, 2012
Photo of Brad007
3.93/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a mild blonde color with amber highlights and a one-finger head. I was drawn in because I'm craving hops tonight.

Citrus notes dominate the nose with a touch of pine for good measure. Make no mistake, hops are front and center.

Grapefruit comes to mind at first. It dominates the mouthfeel, suppressing the malt bill to where only a touch of buttery, toasted malt is able to get through. Hop-forward.

Ditto on mouthfeel. Lingering grapefruit and a warm essence are the trademarks of this IPA. Both are highly desirable to me.

Check it out! They're like BrewDog..but without the mindless hype!

Brad007, Oct 12, 2012
Photo of beerthulhu
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
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 andrewinski1
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...

andrewinski1, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of Twig2848
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

Twig2848, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
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.

ngeunit1, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of ahbaggins
4.75/5  rDev +26.3%

ahbaggins, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of RblWthACoz
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.

RblWthACoz, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of jimmah120
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.

jimmah120, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of ryanpj
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

ryanpj, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

JohnK17, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of TheRealBigC
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.

TheRealBigC, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of CGMLS3
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

CGMLS3, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of jsurfs82
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

jsurfs82, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

polishkaz, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of wesley14
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

wesley14, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of raythealeman
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

raythealeman, Jun 26, 2012
Photo of BigCheese
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.

BigCheese, Jun 23, 2012
Photo of Richard33
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!

Richard33, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of drleomarvin
4/5  rDev +6.4%

drleomarvin, Jun 02, 2012
Photo of nickfl
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.

nickfl, May 17, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
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.

kylehay2004, May 17, 2012
Photo of fuzzcherry
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

fuzzcherry, May 12, 2012
Photo of JackieTH
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.

JackieTH, May 10, 2012
Digital IPA from Yeastie Boys
85 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.