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: 190   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 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

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Ibrew2or3 (8743) - 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.

BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Grapefruit, oranges and apricots. Sweet malty flavors in the background. Smooth drinking. Lingering bitter finish.

jeremytoni (3082) - 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,

daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Hazy gold. Doughy malts and herbal hops, grass. Bitter finish with some honey and fruity flavors.

beerledgend (1196) - 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.

odinstyr (817) - 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.

Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, 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.

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.

petergaynor (137) - NEW ZEALAND - SEP 12, 2012
330ml bottle. Cloudy gold, with a copper tint, thin white head dissapearing quickly. Super fruity aroma, particularly citrus, oranges, lemons, some stonefruit, slight cheesy tinge. Herby spices coming through, dough, some bitter bread.

boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2012
Pours cloudy golden brown... White head... Lemon honey aroma... some pine... Good smooth taste.. Like alot

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