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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Wellington, New Zealand
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 166   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed initially for export to USA.
A lmited amount of kegs were released in NZ as Motueka Warrior (as a part of the annual Motueka/Yakima collaboration with Liberty Brewing)

The beer was then brewed for NZ, Aus and Italy under the Digital IPA label. It will be available throughout the southern hemisphere summer of 2011.

NZ Bottle:
This limited-release India Pale Ale (IPA) is an aggressive wee beast that is dedicated to our friend Joseph Wood of Liberty Brewing and to all those hopheads who love drinking IPA day in, day out.
Just as the term digital is all about zeroes and ones, the concept of IPA is all about malts and hops. Enjoy the rich golden malt backbone of Digital while you can... then feel it closing in as the fruity Motueka-grown hops dominate your palate and don’t ever fade away.

IPA as it should be.

This ale is open source - you may not be able to download the beer itself but feel free to grab the recipe at www.yeastieboys.co.nz.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbeer (592) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Pale orange yellow with small white head. Aroma is more malty than hoppy, there is some citrus and also background of skunkiness. Medium body, fair amount of carbonation. Flavor has some nice piney bitterness and solid background of malt but not as crisp as it should be. Some nice flavors here but I feel like the bottle I had was maybe not so fresh.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerGeekconz (22) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 1, 2012
resiny hops, citrus with sweet orange and caramel on the nose. Motueka dominates as promised. slight haze with nice white head. Colour suits the aroma of oranges: bright golden with an orange hue. Big malt up front, followed by a creeping bitterness and lots of hops and a dry lingering finish. Like been sconed in the face with an overripe orange, in a good way. Nice medium body with the malt helping boost the body before the long dry finish. A really nice NZIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7077) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Pours gold with a bit of haze and an off white head of foam. The aroma offers up yeasty notes, a bit of resiny hops and then sweet orange and apricot. The taste has a mix of yeast, orange wedges, sugar coated apricot and then a mild hoppy bitterness. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BK7 (748) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Grapefruit, oranges and apricots. Sweet malty flavors in the background. Smooth drinking. Lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Bitter hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste,

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Hazy gold. Doughy malts and herbal hops, grass. Bitter finish with some honey and fruity flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerledgend (1197) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 27, 2012
Hazey golden straw colour with thick white head. Floral hop aroma, smooth hop mouthfeel. Not too out there for a Yeastie Boy brew. Very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (563) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Pours a clear amber-orange with a 2-finger white head. Smells of resin, floral, dough, citrus. Taste is bitter and mildly sweet, citrus & spruce dominate with a milder bready-malt follow-up. Slight yeasty spiciness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lukaduke (2362) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Pours a orange golden color with a two finger eggshell foam hat that settles quickly leaving some lacing trails.... great citrus aromas of grapefruit, navel oranges and a touch of earthy honey malts. On the palate there is a big slightly earthy sweet malt backbone that carries the the fruity driven hop flavors to the front with a well balanced finish.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crizzle_jizzle (1) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 21, 2012 does not count
I love the concept of Digital IPA as much for its taste, as for the open source philospophy of its brewers. Digital retains a strong, hoppy body whilst wholeheartedly reminding me of lollies (in the southern hemisphere) or penny chews and possibly candyfloss (in the northern hemisphere). The malty palate exudes grassy, tarmac and gravel tones. Maybe seaweed pops up, but this could also be the environment in which these brewers are emersed. A wild, pure environment that enables them to spring forth original brews on which they will continue to build their name. RIP MCA.


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