Mateveza Yerba Mate IPA | Cervecería de MateVeza

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Mateveza Yerba Mate IPAMateveza Yerba Mate IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervecería de MateVeza
California, United States
cerveceriasf.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 05-05-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
75
Reviews:
50
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
15.96%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 50
Photo of 22Blue
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.05/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I like the look on this one, hits those orange notes. Aroma didn't give me anything in terms of hops or whatever yerba mate is.

Taste was more tea like, bitter, alcohol. Standard malt package. Hops are all bittering. So they took a normal ipa and dropped something adjunct wise you don't normally see. Cool story bro.

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Photo of Knobs303
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Raziel313
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of abravo52
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Was looking forward to a unique, flavorful IPA - not bad, but felt a bit flat and watery.

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Photo of afsdan
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BabaBeer
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sugarman
3.75/5  rDev +13%

Photo of f_raud
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of hayesjw
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

Photo of bierdeflanders
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Ilovebeer1549
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GraduatedCashew
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mc4z
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of elNopalero
3.52/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This pours an orange tinged yellow. The aroma is reminiscent of oranges, candied orange specifically. The flavor comes across with more candied orange and a light maltiness. It’s dry with a chalky finish. The hops are muddled together with a malty roundness and some medicinal notes which emerge, with an offputting finish. I found the beer to be somewhere between “bad” and “good,” but not one I’m likely to revisit.

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Photo of AgentMunky
3.55/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle (though it is hilariously mislabelled as a 12 ounces).

A: Translucent, barely hazy clear. Noticeable effervescence.

S: Smells like piney hops and yerba mate. I like it.

T: A mediocre pale ale with a really great flair. The mate adds an herbal quality to the beer that is not the obvious hops with which such beers are usually laden. The endtaste is complex and bitter, but not drying. Splashes of citrus also appeal, and earthy herbs remind me of chewing on tea or tobacco.

M: Solid but unexceptional.

O: Decent beer, but not great. I'd drink again, but probably not reccomend.

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Photo of ngeunit1
4.32/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a very hazy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of grapefruit, citrus, orange, and pine hops with some light spicy hops, sweet caramel and biscuit malts, and some yerba.

T - Starts off with a mix of grapefruit, tropical, orange, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some sweet caramel malts and lemon zest. Through the middle, the pine and lightly spicy hops come through with some more bitterness alongside some biscuit malts and some yerba. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, orange, and pine hops, some lightly resiny bitterness, and some biscuit and caramel malts.

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

D - Very drinkable. Really nice hoppy IPA with a good hop profile and bitterness throughout and good balance.

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Photo of terence
1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A darker coppery orange color, which is very cloudy. A huge light tan foam which dissipated rather quickly, with no memorable lacing.

Smells floral, lavender, jasmine, with some earthy elements. Though floral, it's not a hop floral, but the tea.

Taste is bright, yet restrained. A bit of flowery hops opens the taste and is quickly gone to an even quicker finish, with a light bitter lingering aftertaste.

Texture is lighter, not thing, but smooth. All that being said, not so drinkable.

An experiment for sure. I like to see the innovation, but the results are kind of meh.

DOA

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.53/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I'm typically weary when someone starts adding things to "classic" styles. I mean, how much better can we make an ipa? Hops don't need help. But this one isn't too bad really. There is a smoky and earthy kind of accent to it that keeps it interesting. I suppose the yerba mate steers it in a different direction than a standard IPA, but it is fairly decent. Overall: it could have been a lot worse. And ends up being not too bad.

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Mateveza Yerba Mate IPA from Cervecería de MateVeza
3.32 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.
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