AmEricanbrew (4868) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color/ no head. Floral hop aroma with mild earthy mate dirt. medium body. Caramel malt flavor with dry mate, bitter grapefruit. mild no doze buzz. different.
hayduke (2926) - Eureka, California, USA - FEB 3, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This 22 oz bottle poured a slightly cloudy amber color with a good sized off-white head. Nose of citrus and floral hops. Medium body with a smooth creamy mouthfeel. The floral floral hops are dominate, and the herbal flavors are subdued. The finish is bitter and the herbs and spices show up more at the end.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 23, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of travita) Pours a yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of yerba mate, pine, eucalyptus, pineapple, cinnamon, and banana. Flavor of tea leaves, florals, grass, and toasted sesame.
acblue (91) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light citrus hops with an earthy scent from the mate. Cloudy orange with a small head. Flavor is light hops, some malt and more of that mate earthiness. Not something I would want to drink all the time, but a really interesting experiment, the sort Iíd love to see more of.
thirdeye11 (4977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
( 22oz bottle thanks to travita) Pours very clear yellow. Nose of juniper, citrus hops. Taste of unsweetened malt/grains, and citrus hops.
Sledutah (3172) - Utah, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Hazy golden/straw with very little head and no lacing
Aroma: Citrus, pine, flowers
Taste: Sweet malts, citrus and bittering/sour at the finish
A different IPA, but good. The Yerba Mate gives it a different taste than I was expecting from the aroma.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber copper bodied NW IPA with moderate white lasting head. Spicy hops and mildly smoky yerba aroma. Acidic and bitter, moderately slick on tongue. A substantial malt backbone, but mostly driven by the herbal character of both the hops and the yerba mate. Good level of CO2, clean and overall refreshing. I love yerba mate, so I may be rather partial to this one.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2010 Mateveza Brewing Company--Custom Brewed By Mendocino Brewing Company, Ukiah, California--Mate Veza Yerba Mate IPA--Organic India Pale Ale Brewed with Yerba Mate--naturally caffeinated from organic yerba mate--USDA Organic. 2009 Release. 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 60 IBUís. 3.9 / 5.0. IPA--Yerba Mate. No sediment. Thin lace light white head. Cloudy bright orange gold color.Floral Yerba Mate fruit hop herbal aromatic front. Sweet tea caramel fruit ester smooth fresh crisp flavorful thin body. Mild hot hop spice Yerba Mate stimulating end.Refreshing odd IPA. 12/30/2009. $5.50 Each.
2009-10 12 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 60 IBUís. (3.5 / 5.0) IPA--Yerba Mate. Thin white mild lace head. Clear thin bright amber gold color. Sediment dusting. Floral Yerba Mate mild hop front. Crisp mild sweet dry crusty light caramel Mate infused body. Tangy slightly hot hop spice end. Spicy & Tasty. Sampled 4/30/2010. 6- Pack $9.99.
after4ever (5279) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Well, it is organic. 22. Pours a crystal clear medium gold. Towering, fluffy platinum blond head. Grassy, earthy, slightly piney nose. Creamy medium body. Slight carb. Pretty much wretched mid-palate...fusel, vegetal, scorched, toasty, nutty mess. Long scorchy ultra-bitter tannic finish. Evidently the mate is only for the early mornings and needs to be managed carefully. Not working as a beer ingredient. Might be fun to get wired on.
elihapa (1487) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 18, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
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 Ė which has potential, initially Ė gets muddy real quick amongst off minerally/vegetable notes. At least the finish seems clean with appropriate hop bitterness.) 2.9.