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


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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarcoDL (3387) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2015
Bottle. Golden color. Aroma of yeast, flowers and a little citrus. Taste of sweet buttery yeast, flowers, honey and grass. No earl grey unfortunately.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2667) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Bottle from Wholefoods, Kensington, London. A hazy golden coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Floral, citrus, earl grey tea aroma. Taste is the same, floral, citrus, earl grey tea. Quite pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 24, 2015
I had this beer on tap in New Zealand a while back and liked it a lot, but this review is based on a 330 ml bottle purchased and consumed in the U.S. The beer pours with a slightly hazy, copper colored body. The white head is semi-durable and leaves patterned lacing. Aroma: surprised to find a detectable note of tea in the largely floral aroma. Flavor: surprised to find some tea flavors that blended nicely with the base IPA. I think both the tea nd the hops contribute the very floral flavoring. The aftertaste carries a long-lasting. distinctive note of Earl Grey tea with subtle, floral hops. The hop load and, more so, the bitterness, are low for a purportedly American style IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjsint (1803) - Stuntney, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
Keg at the Cambridge Blue, Cambridge. Dark gold with a huge white head. Tea, vanilla, light citrus, potpourri, cotton. Slightly musty. Full spicy taste with sweetness leading the initial sip. Bitterness follows for a long balanced finish which is simultaneously floral, savoury and spiced. More sourness and musty flavours in the aftertaste, like the last teabag in the box. Incredible bordering on magical.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goozen (3581) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy orange colored brew with an dry bitter taste, hints of grapefruit and tea. Till now the best beer i drunked from New Zealand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johndoughty (4619) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 13, 2015
Bottle. Orange with a medium head. Slightly hoppy with citrus and some bitterness lingering around. Dry finish and another interesting beer from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
leaparsons (9271) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2015
Bottle. Hazy golden with an off white head. Hazy golden with an off white foam. Brewed at Brewdog. Floral with jasmine and herbal green tea. Lemon with yeast and cheap orange squash. Quite oily on the palate. Quite botanical in a gin sense Peppery finish. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
asheft (2825) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 27, 2015
Bottle at Gnarly Barley, Orlando. Interesting aroma of sweet orange marmalade and faint black tea. Hazy bronze under patchy white and a bubbly white collar. Flavour is dry bitterness, almost woody as in a Belgian IPA, followed by earl grey tea-orange and apricot accents. Medium body, medium carbonation, crisp.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dutchbeerpages (2012) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2015
Tea, apricot. Wryness of the tea mostly in the finish. Could have been a lot worse for my first NZ beer. Enjoyable. Tap at DeRat in Utrecht

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fwldennis (8) - - OCT 21, 2015 does not count
Has a bitter hoppy taste with tinges of floral Flavours and a slight scent of earl grey taste. Great for people who loves hops as it is the predominate taste ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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