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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A new world India Pale Ale with subtle grapefruit and lemon hop flavours intermingling amongst the explosive bergamot orange and leafy aromatics of the ‘Earl Grey Blue Flower’ English tea.

Inspired by the instrumental surf rock opening track of Paul Kelly’s 2004 album ‘Ways and Means’. as Paul Kelly says himself: "Deeper water, leading me on..."

People’s Choice Winner at Great Australasian Beer SpecTAPular 2012.


Beersiveknown's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (3077) - - JAN 26, 2013
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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shaynsawchuk (509) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
355 mL bottle. Pours lightly hazed amber with a thick white head. Big Earl Grey nose with mildly citric hops. Nice malt backbone, caramel, toffee. Slightly sweet with a well bittered finish. Well past it’s best before, but still quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maxbier (320) - Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Very hazy opaque copper color with tan head. Aroma of tea leaves. Up front flavor of green tea and piney floral hops. Subtle sweet malt flavor. Slight bitter piney hop finish. Unusual and good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4464) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Pours clear mahogany into a snifter. White head with little retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet tea aromas. Sweet orange citrus and dry earl gray mustiness front to back.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bootlegger007 (44) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2014
Golden orange with a small head, aromas of licorice and toffee, an unusual flavour aroma mix but I enjoyed the fresh herbs and licorice with a mild bitter aftertaste. Different but very nice

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaril (28) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2014
My two favorite drinks combined. Love the bergamot aroma. Pours a dark amber with thin white head. Tropical fruit at the front of the palate giving way to the tea/hop bitterness which has a moderately long finish. I’d imagine this would be quite dangerous on a hot night

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1463) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
With Z, pours a honey tea color with a nice cream colored head. Nose is deep citrus, predominately lemon and tea. Taste is all in the label truly a tea inspired ale, with a strong lemony tea taste. Have had these tea inspired ales before, unfortunately not " my cup of tea " . Different, and worth a try at best. Quaff Score 7 / 10

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1414) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber orange with a beige head and aroma of lemon and tea that really comes through. Taste is lemony and fruity, tons tea notes throughout with citrus and grapefruit leading to a bitter finish. Interesting brew

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8610) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours dirty orange gold with off white head. Nose/taste of tea, earth, orange spice, lemon, light toasty caramel malt and florals. Lighter medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (2651) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
16 July 2014, bottle. Yellow, clear, no bubbles. Nose is light grapefruit hops with an added sweet floral note. Med body and mildly fizzy. Hops aren't as bold and floral aroma really comes out as green tea. Fun and enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3815) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Bottle: Pours slightly hazy, iced-tea brown with a short, off-white head. Aroma is definitely chock-full of tea leaves....mild fruity hops, potpourri. Taste is floral, peach, tea...leafy, herbal, earthy... Different....very good.


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