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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (3436) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2013
11.2oz bottle. Pours a straw yellow color with a huge white head. Aroma of citrus and floral hops up front with piney resin following. Taste is sweet citrus, grapefruit, pine, and bready malts. Pretty straight forward IPA, nothing that stood out for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mattress63 (74) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2013
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2013 330ml bottle in Dunedin. More a malty taste for me than the citrus notes in other IPAs. Very nice, but not as big as Ive heard about or others on here have found. 8 Wired Hop Wired much better for me all round.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 4, 2013
What an amazing ipa. This beer hails from New Zealand, and has super hoppy mouth feel with tons of character to it on the palate. Kept long enough on the palate you'll pick out subtle notes of fruitiness like pears and bananas. On the nose it's hop aroma explodes ,and again, the subtle fruit aromas come out. Great beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beer-yum (1614) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 4, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2015 A very nice IPA with a noticeable difference from the standard US brewed examples. Held up in initial comparison but disappointed with a decidedly alcoholic ending.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky yellow with little else. Aroma is strange yeast vinous, cheese rind, hop vegetal funk, and orange. Flavor is hoppy fruit juice with a grapefruit bitter finish.. Full body but drying biitter. foreign enough not to judge as an American ipa. Good as such.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Westchesterco (1984) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
roasty, grass, earthy, golden, cloudy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium body, creamy, long finish,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6822) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a hazy pale gold with a thick white head. Earthy and vinous aroma. Flavors of grass and mild citrus. Bitter finish. Not your typical American-style IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 3, 2013
massive citrus all over this. very sweet citrus, probably grapefruit. not so bitter for an ipa, which is a good thing here, balances it right up. delicious, and on tap too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DylansDad (635) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
The only problem is that I can only find this in 330ml bottles and its so delicious with its citrus aroma and taste that its gone before it has a chance to really open up. Next time I think Ill decant two bottles into a jug. Or three.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Interesting IPA. Has hops, bitterness, malty backbone, yada yada, but it's the unexpected sweetness that is intriguing. The sweetness is present throughout -- from beginning to end. At first it's the only note, then subsides to the bitterness, and finally reasserts its dominance at the end. A very unique IPA -- can't say I have had anything like it before. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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