Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 5, 2010
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
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 IBU’s. 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 IBU’s. (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 (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2009
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 (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - DEC 18, 2009
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 – which has potential, initially – gets muddy real quick amongst off minerally/vegetable notes. At least the finish seems clean with appropriate hop bitterness.) 2.9. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Date: September 21, 2009
Source: Belmont Station, Portland
Appearance: clear amber, fine beige head, bits of drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and crystal malt aroma, lots of floral hops, touch of citrus
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, drying earthyness, berry like herbal character (yerba mate?), plenty of balancing bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Pours a medium orange with a small white head. Vague but unique floral aroma with berry. Smoky, meaty flavor, with the usual fruity hops. Mouthfeel is dead, watery, low carbonation. Overall, good minus. Oscbert (1319) - Lincoln, California, USA - OCT 21, 2009
~Aroma of resinous and citrus hops with a bit of berry and a sweet maltiness.
~Pours a cloudy orange with diminishing white head.
~Berry citrus hop flavor with hop derived astringency.
~Thin bodied, medium carbonation, bitter hop finish,
~Good aroma, small head, taste is lacking something. Very thin for an IPA. Decent, definitely drinkable. 0o9i (439) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2009
12oz bottle. Dark, dirty honey body topped with an off-white head that lasts but doesn’t lace. Aroma is floral hops dominated by agave or some sort of cactus (prickly pear? yerba mate?...whatever that is), funky-musky-herby sweetness, floral tea. Mouth is medium with light carbonation and a watery finish with some distinct, astringent qualities (like a not-quite-ripe persimmon). Flavor is mildly hoppy, woody, touch of honey, after-taste of apple cider vinegar and the astringent substance mentioned in palate (tea-like), and pine hops. Quince comes to mind, probably for the astringency and strange sweetness. Interesting for sure. Definitely an herb-vegetable. mar (5444) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to travita. Amber with a white head. Nose is spicy with hops fighting to be noticed. Not bad on the palate with a decent hop flavor that finishes spicy. travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 11, 2009
The look is clear, yellow color, and has a white head. The smell is weird, spiced, herbs, hops, and bitter. The taste is hops, bitter, herbs, and cardboard.