Yeastie Boys Digital IPA (pre-2015, 7% version)

Yeastie Boys
Formerly brewed at Invercargill Brewery

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


on tap


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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   IBU: 77   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 dont 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

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (10124) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Bottle. Hazy yellow-orange pour with a monster pure white head. Awesome aroma of citrus and pine hops. Huge carbonation. Taste is solid but the aroma is better. Good brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle from mane liquor. Pours a light golden with a large white head. Lots of carbonation. Nose has melon, pine and citrus fruit. A caramel malt backing comes through in the taste along with a sharp bitterness. Huge carbonation distorts the balance a bit for me. Could be way better but solid brew ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sailracer (486) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Bottle. A light gold color with medium head. A bit of hop bitterness, but lacking in aroma and flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 24, 2013
Cask in Pomeroys, Christchurch
Hazy pale amber with soft carbonation. Melon and custard creams in nose becoming pineapple cheesecake on warming. Think thats the yeastie boys yeast coming through as I got similar flavours in pot kettle black too. with plenty of Motueka flavour and perhaps a touch of NS grapeiness. Sweet with medium body, finishes fairly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drsordr (2579) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Pours hazy golden. Nose of pine with hint of citrus. Hop forward flavor with pine, then orange fruit. Mild spiciness. Really nice finish with aromatic hop and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (5845) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with average, fizzy white head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is tangerines, bread and cookie malts, floral hops, and light funk. Flavor is citrus and pine hops forward with supporting sweet malts and light fruit esters; dry, lightly bitter finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is orange and grapefruit hops, light apricot and pear esters with straw malt. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness with light hops and malt, and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (6898) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle last year, hazy orange pour with medium head and lacing. Had some nice light tropical resins from the Motueka, good bit of malt, and some other piney citrus notes. Medium body. Very bitter ipa.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bbbeer (800) - 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.

   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.

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