Digital IPA | Yeastie Boys

Digital IPADigital IPA
BA SCORE
57.3%
Liked This Beer
3.73 w/ 143 ratings
Digital IPADigital IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Yeastie Boys
New Zealand (Aotearoa)
yeastieboys.co.nz

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TMoney2591 on 12-02-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,032
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
143
Liked:
82
Avg:
3.73/5
pDev:
13.4%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
13
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 45
Photo of BigCheese
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

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Photo of Richard33
3.67/5  rDev -1.6%
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!

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Photo of drleomarvin
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

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Photo of fuzzcherry
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JackieTH
3.88/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of argock
3.21/5  rDev -13.9%
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.

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Photo of zahara15
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.57/5  rDev -4.3%
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.

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Photo of jlove5
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of ryan1788a5
3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours cloudy yellow/orange with a creamy looking eggshell-white head. Head retention is good, lacing is thin, delicate, and spotty.

S: Pungent hop scents. Very green, oily, leafy, and vaguely spicy in an herbal way. Earthy. Wet leaves. Pithy, fleshy aromas of exotic fruit: smashed melon, hint of mango, and a semi-sweet gourd-like scent. Hint of a grainy malt base underneath.

T: Oily, herbal, and spicy hop tastes register briefly before being overcome by a bitter resiny taste of respectable intensity. The bitterness backs off a bit, and the hops go leafy and herbal (sage and thyme?) with an oily plant flavor. Tobacco. Kind of a zucchini sort of taste going on too. Passion fruit in the background. Malt base is a touch doughy and biscuity with a hint of grain. Finishes with spicy garden herb tastes and lingering oily, resiny bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, very creamy and smooth with a somewhat silky texture. Low carbonation; just enough to get the job done.

O: This is a very good beer. The hop profile has a very rough and exotic feel to it. Not really what American hop-heads are used to; it isn't bursting with pine and citrus flavors. But hey, viva la difference. Part of what being a beer enthusiast is all about is trying new and exciting things, and this beer certainly fits the bill. Still, I can't help but think what a beer like this must taste like at the source. I imagine it loses a lot during shipping.

Notes: American brewers always love to add new ingredients to their arsenal, and some are starting to play around with these New Zealand hop varieties. I took my time and dissected this beer pretty well in in effort to familiarize myself. From what I've had so far they seem to be earthy, leafy, and herbal in the way of English hops, but more intensely bitter and more fruity too.

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Photo of Archimedes
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, darkish golden body with a slim, whitish head.

Smell: Fresh-ground white pepper over a light maltiness rounded out with tasteful notes of grape juice, honey, and shining citrus fruits.

Taste: Pale malted barley with some touches of untoasted bread and a short-lived, honeyed sweetness. Hint of green grapes. Citric burst of zested lemon and lime marked by white peppercorns. Moderate bitterness. Closes out dry, lightly spicy, lightly citric.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: It's good, not great, but it's different, so it's got that going for it.

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Photo of cjdoerr
4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

Photo of DeanMoriarty
3.08/5  rDev -17.4%
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.

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Photo of aasher
3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This arrived in Indianapolis a couple weeks ago. I really liked their Black Ale.

This beer pours a light bodied honey gold in color with a very slight cloudiness and a creamy one finger head. The nose consists of slight citrusy hops with a clean grilled onion finish. The flavors are very clean and inviting. It begins with a touch of orange, citrusy hops and finishes light with more of the onion with a pronounced bitterness and is equally dry. Nice flavors, even with the onion. It drinks light bodied and is fresh and crisp, quite refreshing. Overall this is a light and easy to drink IPA. The hop profile doesn't thrill me but I may be in the minority.

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Photo of ChugginOil
3.53/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to wesside89 for the pour.

Pours a slightly hazed yellow with a couple fingers worth of white head. There is a tad bit of lacing.

The nose has some grassy hops that smell pretty bitter. There is a bit of sweet malt.

The taste has a bit of faded Nelson hops that are still bitter. There is some bready malt that backs it along with some wheat or grain.

The mouthfeel is light and has a good amount of carbonation.

Overall, decent brew but i wish the hops were a bit fresher and assertive.

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Photo of buyBinboaVodka
2.94/5  rDev -21.2%
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.

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Photo of 1Adam12
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of danieelol
4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Chris @ Slowbeer

Pours mango syrup colour with good head/lacing.

Smell is passionfruit, mango in background, and lactic malt.

Taste is more passionfruit integrated with some malt. Sweetness with some nice bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light-medium with medium or slightly higher carb.

Overall a nice use of Kiwi hops.

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Photo of mulder1010
3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

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Photo of kaelingirl
4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of brahdeel
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Pamola
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Digital IPA from Yeastie Boys
Beer rating: 57.3% out of 100 with 143 ratings
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