rejtable (1048) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really nice and juicy beer. Pours light ruby with lots of initial foamy head and tons of lacing. Nose is fruit juicy with some yeast. Note of fruit punch, some peach or apricot some light English breakfast tea and some citrusy bitterness. Tastes are med sweet and light bitter. Full juicy body with lively carbonation. Nice beer and a nice change of pace for the style.
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours amber-orange with a thick white head. Aroma is a mingling of citrusy hops and bergamot. Taste is Earl Grey upfront with hoppy citrus following. Some pleasant lingering bitterness and bergamot. Body is on the lighter side with a decent amount of carbonation. You have to like Earl Grey to get into this beer but if you do, the combination with citrusy hops works very well. I love Earl Grey and I love this beer.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 16, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
some amazing beers tonight. this had two predominant flavours - black tea and apricots. thankfully the tea took the back seat to provide a base to the citrus and other malty goodness. utterly fantastic.
bob_w (291) - new york, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
the earl grey tea attributes are incredible. normally, if find earl grey too perfumey and don’t drink that kind of tea. but the way it’s integrated in this IPA is really intriguing.
Rangi (497) - NEW ZEALAND - MAY 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow interesting. Not a subtle difference from normal ipa flavours but a nice sharp one.
No significant head with very little carbonation. Subtle aroma of tea and fruit. Flavour is a big smack of herbal tea! Sharp taste. Took me a minute to adjust and come around to this but I’m enjoying it. Certainly delivers what it intends!
Mattress63 (48) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Fresh Choice in Nelson whilst holidaying. Interesting beer to say the least, I like Earl Grey so I’ll give it a fair rating. Nothing quite like it, and I reckon a good ladies beer (as my missus liked it and she’s not a big beer drinker) I think this could still be a reasonable session beer, but not really my type of IPA. Nice all the same and I did enjoy. Liked the different flavours.
beer-yum (239) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A love/hate sort of beer that I happen to like. Makes a nice change from the lingering bitterness of most of the other beers I enjoy drinking. A great way to start (and finish) a session.
ALLOVATE (2221) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 26, 2013
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Cap exploded off with gusto; the beer quick to follow so into the glass it went without muckin’ about. 4 inches of foam and an inch of beer is not what I’d call a good ratio. Took half an hour to settle so I snuck a few pints of Bitter in while I was waiting. Muddy, chestnut tinged orange with a bad case of the floaties. Aroma is dominated by a strange note of chocolate coated marzipan and chocolate coated fruit chews with just a little apple, cinnamon, pine nut and sulphur (Me thinks this bottle is not quite in the best shape!). Sharp, astringent, burnt candi sugar, smoke, medicinal phenols, things going through my head that are stopping me from having another sip. Ugh, here we go again. Bitter, overbrewed tea, butter, way too much yeast funk. Herrrrp, it is starting to repeat on me and there goes my taste buds as I wave them goodbye. The body medium light with a creaminess coming from that massive persistent foam. This is what happens when yeast runs amok on your beer. Sulphury, burnt matchsticks, lasting fermenting fruit esters in the way too long linger. I need an Alka-Saltzer, stat. Mummy, I want this ride to stop..........!
A bottle for watering the garden with, a re-rate to follow. (33cL, no date stamp, The Beer Store, Morley)
allanbowers (93) - melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear dark burnt orange colour with a fairly big thin head.
Fairly lively with tastes of tea.
This isnt the hoppiest ipa I have ever drank.
I still havent had a yeastie boys beer that I dont like. keep them coming.
alectron (30) - - APR 20, 2013
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The tea in here is too over the top for me. Tasted very soapy and gave me headaches. Simple not a pleasant experience for me. Friends of mine love it though...