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Gunnamatta - Yeastie Boys

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BA SCORE
83
good

52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lacqueredmouse on 05-26-2012)
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Ratings: 52 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by joecast:
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

joecast, Feb 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

tbryan5, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

chinchill, Dec 21, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A soft, bubbly medium yellow brew with lots of brightness and an equally bubbly clean white head rests in my glass, the head developing to one finger's height and dropping down some pretty good stick.
There's actually a good hoppiness to this beer, certainly more than I've heard it get credit for from some. It's floral and perfumey, mostly, with a mild note of earth to the bittterness. Otherwise, this beer is strong on the tea. I think it's supposed to be black, but it comes together very much like green tea, dry, more herbal and leafy, and a bit brighter. Ultimately, it's like a crisp, hoppy green tea with lavender.
The feel is bright and crisp as well, keeping the bite all the way but dropping smoothness just a touch in the finish. The body is light but always verges medium.

Brenden, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Vanz, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

KMcG, Jun 26, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

GRG1313, Sep 20, 2013
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark amber with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows overt floral notes along with some tropical fruit (lychee, papaya). Nice herbal chamomile-like notes too. Underneath is a fair bit of clean malt.
Herbal tea notes are very pronounced as flavours too, almost becoming a bit astringent. Some soft fruit is noticeable underneath as well as pleasing clean malt.
A bit too much tea but pretty solid.

CrazyDavros, Oct 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

LJWalker, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.13/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Head pint glass. Pours a lightly hazy dull copper amber with a massive half glass head with decent retention and lots of lacing. Healthy aroma of tea, light fruit and sweet malt and very floral hops. Whoa, this is quite different tasting! A definite sweet, lemon tea with light stone fruit, sweet malt and other interesting, but unidentifiable fruit flavors. There's a lot going on here. Finishes with a hop and herbal bitterness with residual tea and pleasant floral character. Light to medium bodied. A very idiosynchratic take on an IPA, I have to say that trying to analyse the individual flavors comes up with a flavor combination that should not work that well, but this seems to meld these odd tea and floral elements into something well integrated and very pleasing to drink. I'm both impressed and glad I got to try this interesting beer. I will absolutely try their other styles. My only complaint is that this is very much overcarbonated and impossible to get more than a half glass from a careful pour. But it was worth the effort.

LiquidAmber, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Rwalford74, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

BigPapaMolar, Sep 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

HeadyTheElder, Aug 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

discharmingly, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

ygtbsm94, Jun 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

WanderingFool, Dec 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had an amber color and a clear consistency. There was an inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. OK lacing.

S: The tea dominates the aroma, but there is a hint of hops in it as well.

T: Like the smell, the taste is overpowered by tea, along with a little hops, and some citrus (orange, grapefruit). The flavor here seems a little one-dimensional to me, and not being the biggest fan of tea, it's a bit much.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth, clean finish. Light-bodied.

O: This is definitely a quirky idea for a beer. It's also wildly uneven.

avalon07, Aug 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Pours a light copper color with a soapy two finger head. The aroma is of black tea along with a hint of citrus hops. The taste follows suit, the beginning of the beer is a black tea flavor, in the middle it gets a little thin, and the end brings out a big citrus flavor. The mouthfeel is crisp and smooth. Overall a solid beer, nice flavor profile and an easy drink.

goblue3509, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

djtomain, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

kaelingirl, Aug 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

polishkaz, Jul 09, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

BDeibs, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Nice golden colour with hues of orange, nice looking 1 finger head, looks good.

S - Orange, marmalade, citrus, lemony, floral aromatics, berries, really does smell like earl grey tea.

T - Same as the nose, orange, citrus, mint, the Earl Grey flavours mix well with the hops, not getting much malt flavour, just a general sweetness. Bittering is good, doesn't linger too long, there is an astringency and light solvent alcohol, pretty tasty overall.

M - Good start and finish, leaves me wanting to drink more.

O - I love Earl Grey tea and IPA so this combo makes sense to me, probably not something I could drink a lot of but it's definitely a tasty beer.

Rambu, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

JSOBB, Feb 22, 2014
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Gunnamatta from Yeastie Boys
83 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.