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Organic India Pale Ale Brewed with Yerba Mate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
elihapa (1525) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 18, 2009
Mateveza Yerba Mate IPA 12/17/09 (bottle. Pours clear dark orange with a fast-receding head. I felt like I had to race to drink the beer before the head completely disappeared! Nose is root vegetables, pine needles, and a touch of grapefruit pith. Flavor is just wrong. Leafy hops peak through amongst a muck of medicinal, ashy, astringent herbs. The flavor – which has potential, initially – gets muddy real quick amongst off minerally/vegetable notes. At least the finish seems clean with appropriate hop bitterness.) 2.9.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 21, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and crystal malt aroma, lots of floral hops, touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, drying earthyness, berry like herbal character (yerba mate?), plenty of balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Pours a medium orange with a small white head. Vague but unique floral aroma with berry. Smoky, meaty flavor, with the usual fruity hops. Mouthfeel is dead, watery, low carbonation. Overall, good minus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oscbert (974) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 21, 2009
~Aroma of resinous and citrus hops with a bit of berry and a sweet maltiness. ~Pours a cloudy orange with diminishing white head. ~Berry citrus hop flavor with hop derived astringency. ~Thin bodied, medium carbonation, bitter hop finish, ~Good aroma, small head, taste is lacking something. Very thin for an IPA. Decent, definitely drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
0o9i (438) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2009
12oz bottle. Dark, dirty honey body topped with an off-white head that lasts but doesn’t lace. Aroma is floral hops dominated by agave or some sort of cactus (prickly pear? yerba mate?...whatever that is), funky-musky-herby sweetness, floral tea. Mouth is medium with light carbonation and a watery finish with some distinct, astringent qualities (like a not-quite-ripe persimmon). Flavor is mildly hoppy, woody, touch of honey, after-taste of apple cider vinegar and the astringent substance mentioned in palate (tea-like), and pine hops. Quince comes to mind, probably for the astringency and strange sweetness. Interesting for sure. Definitely an herb-vegetable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4664) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to travita. Amber with a white head. Nose is spicy with hops fighting to be noticed. Not bad on the palate with a decent hop flavor that finishes spicy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
travita (3720) - Frisco, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
The look is clear, yellow color, and has a white head. The smell is weird, spiced, herbs, hops, and bitter. The taste is hops, bitter, herbs, and cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
bottle, thanks to travita, golden color with a woody oine aroma, flavor of sour pines and malty caramel

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cavie (3672) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Bottle courtesy of travita. Clear golden pour. Smells of hops but nasty hops. Sweaty underarms. Taste is quite spicy. Some sweet but gets bowled over by the hop nasty. Bleh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
BMan1113VR (7789) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
Bottle thanks to travita. Pours with a white head and a clear golden body. Aroma of tea and hops, very herbal. Taste is odd...let me rephrase...horrible. Exotic tea leaf (yerba) and bitterness with some vegetable notes. Why put Yerba Mate in a beer?

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