Fatehunter (1076) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a tulip glass. Golden, cloudy with 1/4 inch head that quickly dissipated.
Smell: Citrus, strong grapefruit.
Taste: Slight hops, followed by light bitterness, little sweetness and ends with the taste of mate. The mate does not linger. All the tastes quickly move from one to the next without any standing out or being overpowering.
Very drinkable. However, I would quickly get bored with it. The inclusion of mate is the draw for this beer since it drinks as a very ordinary IPA or Pale Ale (both are listed on the bottle). The brewery’s website states that 12 oz. of this beer is equal to 1/2 cup of coffee in caffeine. I would have to drink quite a few though to get enough caffeine for a night out... coffee wins there. But it is still an interesting drink and worth trying.
brokensail (9918) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ MateVeza. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Floral and grassy aromas up front. Some peach, tea, and bread. A very herbal character. The flavor is big on the bready malt sweetness. Lots of tea and herbs, too. Floral hops, a fair amount of grass, and mild orange peel. Light bitterness on the finish.
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy, fruity, not the most hoppy of IPA’s which is nice with the hop bombs you can get out there. So also not that bitter, long and dry on the finish. The tea really does add a little extra something to the beer, nice
allmyvinyl (2145) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours clear golden yellow with a thin white head. Aromas are caramel and hay, with a sweet sherbet note. Taste has tea, lemon, more caramel. Creamy texture. Light bitter finish, nice.
BenH (2012) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden with white head. Spicy peppery yeast aroma with caramel and hay, lemon and honey. Taste has clear tea flavour, lemon and honey, caramel. Thought it was a bit weird at first but the tea is actually quite nice
cgarvieuk (13110) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home ... copper ... thin white head ... soft soapy .. zezty sweet peachy nose ... soft fruits ... juicy fruits ... soft zezty hop ... juicy fruits ... peach pine .. light sweet toffee fruits...
jflopsu (437) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a rusty orange. Has a sweet floral hop aroma. Taste is unique with a floral hops, herbs, and some malt. Not too bitter.
Geokkjer (5237) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 21, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with am off white head. Aroma of spices, malt, some floral notes and some herbal notes. Flavor is sweet and herbal with some bitterness, malt , metallic notes and spices. Medium body, average carbonation.
joeneugs (2932) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at MateVeza in SF. It pours orange with a white head. The aroma is crystal malt heavy with some tropical notes of peach and mango along with some herbaceous tea leaves in balance. The flavor is the same. More caramel heavy than I like, but the yerba mate character is interesting.
gmb5127 (228) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a slid aroma but minimal. Taste is bitter pine with a hint of citrus (little watery) , solid beer, definitely underrated.
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange body, large white head. Aroma has eucalyptus, tobacco and some herbs like cannabis. Flavour adds coffee and more herbs. Bitter. Like Vernet-Branca.