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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: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   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 donít 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.


mullet's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mullet (849) - Melbourne, - JAN 12, 2012
Great NZ hop aroma - mango, guava, lychee, sesame seeds. All the good NZ stuff with none of the weirdness - are the hops themselves improving or are brewers learning to use them better? Or both? Clean, lean maltiness does the job and gets out of the way without being particularly remarkable. Very clean, with a looong fine bitterness that really only becomes apparent after finishing the bottle. An IPA thatís different enough from the usual to be worthwhile. Classy beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (391) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 25, 2014
01110110011001010111001001111001001000000110100001 - or in English very hoppy, almost dry, not bad. For a beer that they give you the recepie for this would be a cracking try at home home brew. I thought it lacked a finish is all. Nice though light florals, nice bitterness, sweet enough without being cloying and very drinkable.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (3635) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
"english style leaning with the malt balance. not really my thing. i dog the hops used, spicy and floral, but the beer is too malty for what i like in the style.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (5829) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Slightly hazy deep golden-orange. Aroma of stale fruity hops. Flavor has light malt sweetness, a bit of honey and somewhat stale fruity hops. Medium-bodied. Might be good when fresher, hope to try again.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Capa (2030) - Manama, BAHRAIN - AUG 24, 2014
Very hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is quite hoppy. Citrus, caramel malts, grapefruit, wood, a bit floral. Thiner than expected but a decent medium body. Flavor is floral, citrus, orange, light candied malt. A decent IPA but I donít see the big draw with this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (331) - USA - AUG 22, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass a light yellow with a nice white head. Aroma is hoppy citrus sweetness. Flavor is juicy sweet with some mild bitterness. Less hoppy than the average IPA yet quite doable. Very smooth & palatable. Would like a second bottle. Please.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (990) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
From a 330ml bottle on 10/8/2014. Pours a murky golden with a mall head. Has a pleasant aroma featuring lots of caramel malt and fruity hops. Taste wise, itís quite malt forward, with lots a caramel and a touch of toffee. Thereís a fair bit of sweet tropical and stone fruit in there, leading to a firm, satisfying hop bitterness at the back. Has a fullish body and lively carbonation. Not typically US in style, but still very flavoursome, All up, another goodín from Yeastie Boys.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Tea grain bread fruity nz hops. Golden pour thin head. Flavors of grain butter. Fruity nz hops. Tea and grain. Lingering fruity Flavors but with weird tea.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
CacheManyHose (187) - HONG KONG - JUL 30, 2014
From Sips. Translucent dark orange-copper with creamy looking off-white head. Smells of overripe pineapple, bubblegum/slightly artificial sweetness, hop. Tastes of crisp malt, hop, some soap and the same bubblegum, a little spice in the finish. Body is a little light, almost frothy. Sweetness is not cloying but quite odd; other flavours not big enough to be that interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HKdIPA (243) - HONG KONG - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from Sips at home. Hazy dark orange amber pour with dense head and lasting lacing. Aroma is surprisingly candy sweet. Like hops and donuts - like a pineapple that's been sitting out. Interesting. Taste is pleasantly fruity hops but with some underlying tanginess that's not that good - again an overripe fruit flavor. Probably the best Yeastie Boys I've had but have been a bit let down overall by the 3 offerings available in HK at the moment.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jado (533) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2014
From 330 ml bottle. Pours a clear honey-amber with a small white head and vigorous carbonation. Aromas of toffee, baking bread, peaches, white wine and flowers. Taste starts out with some sweet caramel and peach before a zesty grapefruit bitterness in the mid-palate. Falls away a bit after that but thereís a touch of fresh white grapes at the back end. Clean finish with a lightly spicy aftertaste. Not bad but a little out of whack.


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