As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been trying to get a few more international beers than I have in the past, and this brew is from New Zealand. It also got me the ‘drink like a Kiwi’ on Untappd. Let’s see how it went.
Style: American IPA
Trivia: According to the brewery website, “A new world India Pale Ale inspired more by our traditional forefathers than the modern pretenders, Digital IPA is defined by its heavy use of late kettle hopping and very restrained use of dry hopping – a technique, in contrast to our peers, that goes a long way to proving Yeastie Boys’ philosophy of ‘fresh is not best’. IPA as it was originally intended.”
Random: Our cat has been hogging pillow lately, so I wake up with a mouthful of fur since he wants to snuggle so closely.
This beer poured with a huge, fluffy, slightly off white four finger head. It took a long time to dissipate and left lots of spiderweb lacing on my IPA glass. The body was a dusky orange color with high visible carbonation. The nose had very little aroma to it. It had a bit of citrus and then some sweet malt. The taste was not what I was expecting. It had a lot of lemon and lemon zest and then went into a spice note. Specifically, I picked up white peppercorns. Then, it went into toffee and caramel malt. The body was on the thicker side with high carbonation. The finish was dry with sweet malt. This beer was $8.99 for the bottle, which comes to $.75 per ounce. This beer was definitely expensive and I thought it was way too much for a beer that was fine, but nothing that I would revisit.
Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0