Beersiveknown (3505) - - JAN 26, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle@home from Regional Wines, wellington
Dark amberwith fluffy off-white head. Rich bergamot and tea notes on the nose. strong passion fruit and tannic tea flavours with a long bergamot finish. Really well balanced fantastic T-IPA!
jamestulloch (1718) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 24, 2015
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle from Cornelius. Hazy golden body with a thin white head. No visible carbonation. Faint lacing. Powerful aroma - shower gel, green tea and lavendar. Unusual. Flavour of... deodorant sprayed straight in the gob. Medium body with an oily texture. Soft fizz. I like strongly flavoured beers, but this is far too intense. As a subtle addition, bergamot and Earl Grey Blue Flower tea could work really nicely, but in this it is incredibly cloying. I could only drink about a quarter of the bottle.
pricey290483 (582) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at craft beer rising. Nice pale in colour slight bitter aroma with lots of fruity hops coming through you get the tea slightly but not over bearing bitter finish a good beer
KapitiCritique (367) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - FEB 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hoppy, slightly spicy but not hugely aromatic,, mediocre head, good orangish murky colour, the early grey is noticeable and a nice touch, clean finish
Florya (517) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
How: Bottle Appearance: Cloudy light red, small white head. Aroma: fresh yeast, citrus, black tea, herbs, grass. Palate: medium body, average carbonation.
ClubGonzo (4361) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy deep golden body with a small white head. Nose is bergamot oil, black tea, wet leaves, straw and hints of caramel, herbs, hay and citrus. Taste is wet leaves, caramel, black tea, bergamot oil and hints of citric peel, grapefruit and hay. Medium body and carbonation. Quite a nice little surprise from Yeastie Boys; this one blends the flavorful Earl Grey tea with a down under hop beer. Complex and intriguing, yet rather drinkable. Smooth.
nezzapunk (16) - - JAN 28, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle, pretty dull beery nose didnt really get any ’tea’ notes that i was expecting, good cloudy colour with soft rolling carbonation, tastes a bit weird a bit hoppy and bitter then quite minty and burnt hoppy notes , palate weight is really good and theyve managed to balance the beer really well considering the flavours are a bit different!
SinH4 (472) - SWITZERLAND - JAN 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle, thanks Jonathan! Dark orange color with small head. Bready malts, floral hops, also a bit of citrus fruitiness, a bit of spiciness. Taste is bready malts and tea. Smooth mouthfeel, tea finish, bitterness. A nice tea aftertaste. Spiciness, floral. This is very different, and nice!
Theapathyparty (9) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost non existent head on pouring. Tea is subtle in the aroma, hoppy with "something" a bit different. A lot more tea in the taste, with an almost astringent bitterness. Caramel, tea, citrus, spices and honey flavours. Lingering bitterness.
Garrold (2007) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Friends of Ham, Leeds. Hazy amber. Thin, persistent, white head. Floral, herby hop. Bready malts. Light funk. Taste is dry, with a lemon sharpness. Lots of body. Finishes dry, funky, and soft bitter.
Zjef (1) - BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Looks and smells great, tastes like soap. Judging by the comments, something must have been wrong with the batch.