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Brewed by Yeastie Boys
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

Brewed at Invercargill Brewery, New Zealand or Brewdog, Scotland. Labels clearly state where.


Beersiveknown's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beersiveknown (5001) - - 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!


3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5580) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2016
Rich honey, thistle, caramel, marigold nose and hints of juniper. Cloudy ochre, medium yellow head. Lemon, pineapple, caramel. Full body, moderate carbonation. Rich and chewy, really nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maracuja05 (113) - Mainz, GERMANY - AUG 16, 2016
[backlog] 06-04-15 / 330ml bottle bought at South Melbourne Market. My first beer after 2015 spring fasting. Nice bitterness, tea leaves in the finish. I started rating my beers with Untappd and a few basic notes. Now I want to rate them on ratebeer. So my rating sometimes lack some information. Just ignore it, it is for my personal statistics. Untappd-Rating 3/5

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LazyPyro (524) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2016
Rating #500
330ml bottle (BrewDog brewed). Clear golden orange colour with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and Earl Grey tea, orange, grapefruit. Taste follows the aroma, tea-infused IPA hoppiness, herbal, citrus. Soft carbonation, medium body, oily mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16640) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2016
Bottle at home, thanks to James, 28/07/16. Golden orange with a decent off White head. Nose is Earl Grey tea, spice, papaya, herbal notes, grain, bread dough. Taste comprises floral notes, herb, bitter orange, spice, more Earl Grey twang. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, leafy hop bitterness in the close. Decent enough Earl Grey numero, fuck spice herb veg, more eye-pee-aye for me !

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skarecrow (160) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2016
330ml bottle. An aroma of Earl Grey tea with sweet toffee notes. Pours pale amber with sudsy head. Mild bitterness with a strange smooth tannin finish. Interesting beer

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (930) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2016
330ml bottle into shaker. Distant aroma of sweet tea and bergamot. Cloudy orange/copper beer with creamy white head. Taste is subtly tea-like but the finish is much more assertive. It’s long, tannic and dry. Occasional sweetness balances it nicely. Drinking this on a sunny Sydney winter Sunday listening to Paul Kelly. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ysok02 (905) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2016
Robe blonde, reflets ambrés, mousse peu abondante. Nez marqué par le coté bergamotte, earl grey sur un fond de houblon et d’écorces d’orange. Bouche tout en fruit, en fraîcheur et en élégance, fine bulle et finale amère sur les agrumes. Belle bière parfaitement maîtrisée.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nj_lee (26) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2016
This is a great favourite of mine. The ipa hoppiness is beautifully in my view balanced by the tea flavour. A superb drink ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (3896) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clear golden beer with a thin white head on top. Aroma has loads of Earl Grey tea in there, a bit musty and dusty, light fruity yeast and cardboard. Flavor has the dry herbalness from the Earl Grey for sure, but lacks anything else. Gets a bit one-dimensional after a while though. Sweeter citrus in the backend. Light carbonation, dry bittersweet aftertaste. Okay beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6306) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy hoppy and floral-leafy aroma, well integrated Earl Grey bergamot notes support citrusy notes of lemon and orange, a touch of lavender and viola; maybe the leafy notes are too smothering in the end. Taste is bitter and slightly citrusy hoppy, leafy, slightly floral, hints of bergamot, a touch of lavender and viola, some orange, disguised caramel malty basis is more supportive than discretely shining through. A tightrope walk permanently at risk to crash into the soapy bath salt abyss.


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