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

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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdubbrews (1) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 7, 2016 does not count
I love the smell of the beer, the taste doesn’t quite live up to the aroma but it’s definitely a favourite!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SpenPritchard (3) - Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - SEP 6, 2016 does not count
2/3’s keg at The Ship Isis, Sunderland. Aromas of bergamot and black tea coupled with a welcome dry, hoppy taste finished with depths of grapefruit and more tea. Wonderful.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3919) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2016
Tap at dB’s. Clear golden with white head. Caramel, lime, kumquat, what I guess is earl grey, light grassy, peach, light herbs. Under medium sweet and and almost medium bitter. Medium bodied with slick feel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SamVimes21 (261) - - AUG 27, 2016
Keg @ Wildcat tap, Birmingham, amber with a white head and a hoppy grapefruit taste with a tea taste and a grassy, grapefruit aftertaste,like a strange cup of tea .

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ktwse (4051) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2016
Pours cloudy orange with flat head. Aroma of tea, citrus, light tropical fruit. Smells like ice tea actually. Taste is sweet and fruity with a dry tea finish. Light and dry body with soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
obguthr (5648) - 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 (565) - 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 (569) - 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 (16866) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (225) - 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


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