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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

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RATINGS: 163   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


potbeerjob's rating

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2011
Bottle. Pours hazy straw gold, whispy white head. Aroma is pungent citrus and bright fruity hops - perhaps nelson sauvin - behind light caramel backbone. Taste follows. Nice bitter finish that lingers on tongue. A damn fine IPA in the mold of Norwegian/nogne o-type hop and malt bill.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nomadnicol (2) - NEW ZEALAND - OCT 12, 2014 does not count
Great beer, very strong and packing in punch. Not sure I could drink it all night, couldn’t afford to anyway. But a couple of these when sitting in a comfy chair after a hard days slog is no bad thing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1130) - sacramento, California, USA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle shared by Chris in Tahoe. Pours copper with with head. Big hop bitterness wig a clean dry finish

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pdubyah (404) - 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 (5986) - 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 (6162) - 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 (2031) - 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 don’t 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 (355) - 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 (1000) - 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, it’s quite malt forward, with lots a caramel and a touch of toffee. There’s 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 good’n 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 (205) - 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.


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