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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Organic India Pale Ale Brewed with Yerba Mate.


1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
fear025 (213) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2010
Aroma:Honey, and tea. Appearance:Honey, tons of head with big bubbles. In fact, when left too long half full, the bottle foamed over. Taste:There is some sweet flavors in the foretaste, but that fades quickly into oversteeped tea leaves. Palate:This beer kind of dries out my mouth. Overall:I was not a fan of this beer, it dried out my mouth and didnít really taste very good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4947) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2010
Iíve had some homebrewed tea-infused ipas that have been pretty good, so I decided to give this a try - hazy gold with a frothy lace - the tea is fairly strong in the aroma, but balanced fairly well against the earthy hops, crackery malts, and a mild funky and phenolic character that makes this smell more like a belgian ale than anything else - medium bodied, with low carbonation - the tea is also fairly strong in the flavor - some malt sweetness and moderate spicy hops try to balance this, but they both taste a bit stale - again, a lightly belgian-ish phenolic character, which makes things more interesting, and distracts a bit from the stale hoppiness - semi-dry, some mild citrus - an interesting but somewhat flawed beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nikiel (878) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 3, 2010
I really enjoyed this beer, in part because I am partial to yerba mate on its own, but also because of the interesting play it has with the malts and the hops. Iíve been thinking about brewing a beer with tea, and this beer proves that tea can be very worthwhile addition to a beer. It has a sweet and bitter flavor of an IPA with the distinct flavor of the yerba mate.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Light gold with a decent white head. Aroma is of cooked vegetables, grain, and leaves. Taste is of hop water and leaves.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
19Ei8hty (1171) - Washington, USA - MAY 14, 2010
Lots of musty basement notes. Grainy and wet with stange medicnal character. Hard to pinpoint what was wrong with this but it did nothing to impress.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GG (2319) - NorCal, California, USA - MAY 7, 2010
SJ BevMo

Aroma - standard piney angle, but very low keyed...floral without much character. Not horrible.

Appearance - crystal clear body, golden orange...nearly lifeless pour

Taste - very herbal, not sure what Yerba Mate tastes like, but thereís nothing out of the ordinary here. Light caramel, snappy hop bite, light apple juice too.

Palate - thin, seemed a bit undercarbonated...watery

Overall - Picked up a bomber of this and their Golden ale. $4 a pop, not really worth it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2010
Bottle shared at a hotel tasting at RBWG 2010. Pours a hazy golden with a thinning head. Aroma is herbal, minty, spicy tea, flowery, grass, and some earthy horse funk,. Flavor is herbs, old stale cheesy hops, mineral, old leather, spice, tea, grass, and very astringent and bitter finish. meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
yobdoog (1888) - Woodridge NY, New York, USA - APR 20, 2010
Cloudy yellow orange color. Aroma is light, faint citrus and grass. Flavor has some citrus and mossy aspect. Light body.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 9, 2010
Pours opaque and amber with a frothy crown. Fresh citrus fruit and floral hop aroma, herbal notes, cereal malt. Taste is clean, spicy-bitter, tea and pampelmousse. Crisp mineral finish and medium viscosity with late warming alcohol. I think this herbal IPA is refreshing, uncomplicated and underrated.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2010
bottle pours light yellow with a thin white head. Sweet floral nose. Sweet hay and pale malts with a light orange and thin hop bitterness.


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