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Yeastie Boys
Brewed at Invercargill Brewery

Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Wellington, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 93   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
osu97gp (649) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2014
Pours a clear orange brown with a medium sized white head. Aroma of froot loops and tea. Flavor of tea, oranges, lemon and fruit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (4014) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 14, 2014
Slightly hazy copper with a fast fading head. Amazing nose that is at once full of tea but also reminds me of the beach. Wonderful tones of earl grey tea and mango and light piney resins with some light grapefruit, and sunshine. Smooth earthy flavor with some leafy floral bitterness, loads of earl grey, a smack of bittersweet grapefruit rind, finishing on pine and earl grey. Wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vinhol (265) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2014
330 mil bottle from Low buy Lilydale big hoppy resin aroma amber in colour taste is hoppy but you can taste the tea on the back end

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeoHippie2 (978) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Hazy copper pour with an off-white head. Aromas of herbs, tea, citrus peel, and malt. Very complex. Flavor is a unique fusion of citrus hops with tea. Well executed so that no one flavor dominates another, perfectly balanced. Interesting concept and tasty brew.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beer0clock (121) - Canterbury, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2014
pale, golden, amber, creamy, I was very happy with this beer at the recent wetherspoons festival. I had 2 pints of this which is quite a lot for me. I like earl grey tea too so combining tea and beer was quite ingenious. Best one that I tried at the festival this time.

1.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 3/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2014
33cl bottle. Slight gusher. Red amber pour, uncontrollable head. Smells liek some artificial citrus juice drink, maybe some raspberry thrown in there too. The flavor is medicinal and very leafy, very strong, some citrus, cleaning fluid, sour. Weird ass brew. If you are looking for an ipa with tea i woudl suggest Milwaukee Hop Freak, it is a 4 pk of pints for nearly the price of this single 11.2 oz.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sm89walt (1754) - Northern Beaches, Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 29, 2014
Keg - Bin 44. Poured a hazy copper-amber with a small but lasting, lacing creamy white head. Ginger, tea leaf, orange and a pithy marmalade-toned bitterness. Definite Earl Grey/bergamot on both nose and palate. Firm citrus tang on the mid-palate. Medium body and carbonation with a dry, lingering herbal and hop balanced finish. Odd. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ianwelby (468) - SCOTLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Slightly hazy golden beer with a creamy head. Aroma is light, grassy and almost limey. Flavour has a hint of lime to it along with a hoppy sweetness. It?s quite creamy in the mouth too and has a sort of gassy finish. Goes down worryingly easily given it?s strength.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2014
From the brewer... Golden amber... Golden amber... Thin white head.... Soft fruits... Massive bergomot.. Light lemon nose... Dry fruits... Huge huge bergamot.. Light sweet toffee.. Juicy fruits... I love how much of the bergomot im getting

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevencon (438) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle to bulb glass. Very cloudy burnt orange with strong foam white head. Very inviting aroma of lemon citrus floral tea, definitely complex. Sweet malt balanced with black tea bitterness herbal bitterness and hints of citrus especially lemon zest. Good stuff.


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