KansaiBeerLvrs (1340) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sake no Taniguchi. It pours a deep honey amber with a fizzy off-white head. The aroma’s quite nice, a nice balance between fruity hop & tea aromas. The mouthfeel is smooth before finishing on a palate cleansing bitterness. The taste matches the aroma, an interesting blend of fruity hops & tea with the addition of a certain amount of maltiness. Complex & well balanced, I like it - think an IPA iced tea now if only it was summer for me to enjoy it out on my balcony!
ddemmingjr (667) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle - pours clear pale golden, light off white head. Nose is loads of citrus lemon, hay, almost a flowery, green tea punch, pungent. Thin palate. Didn’t find this to be much of an ale but the citrus tea notes work enough if it was a hot summer day
skoisirius (1466) - Earth, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really now. Who would’ve thunk that you could mix Earl Grey with an IPA. Somehow it actually worked out! It’s all IPA on the nose and up front on the palate, but the Earl Grey works it’s magic in the mid-palate and finish as it’s blending with the hop profile. Tasty.
KyotoLefty (5903) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Glowing orange-red, clear. Low head. Lovely herbal, floral, fruity nose. You do get Earl Grey tea, plus grasses and herbs and citrus. Very original and lovely nose. Caramel malts, light chocolate, Earl Grey, grassy. Rich malts. Rather light. Good original beer.
marom92 (47) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. A rich orange tinted amber, with a thin off white head. Strong aromas of herbs and spices, with strong notes of citrus, early great tea and straw. Hints of apricots and a floral character. Initial taste is a relatively sweet, floral flavour with a strong notes of pale malts and citrus. Spiced black tea flavour finish with a rising bitterness.
bgb1991 (92) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Extremely aromatic beer, sweet lemon curd, flowers, butter and wafts of white tea with one. Small head but nice hazy copper colour. A little on the sweet side, some spicy hops at the end, hits of tea and malty richness. Creamy and savoury palate, suprisingly thick. The sweetness detracts from an other wise creative IPA.
Stew41 (1663) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
There’s fair dinkum tea flavour coming through here so fantastic that Yeastie Boys have absolutely delivered on this front. Otherwise quite a straightforward and modern IPA albeit modestly hopped. Probably a good thing as an aggressive approach would have killed the tea.
Ratman197 (9036) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured a clear amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of straw, floral notes, earl grey tea, light citrus and a hint of earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of bread, floral notes, earl grey tea and light citrus with a smooth dry lingering floral finish.
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Ei8ht Ball. Pours a cloudy, murky dirty orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet fruits, jam, strawberry, perfume, faint tea. Smells like a fruit roll-up. Flavor of sweet fruits, strawberry, pale malts, grapefruit, lemon iced-tea, more tea in the finish. Tastes like fruit roll-ups too, but plenty of other complexity. I’m not a tea drinker and I thought the tea was fairly subtle here. Interesting and unique beer, lots of fruits here for sure. I didn’t think the tea was as prominent as other raters did.
b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks good for the style; a hazy golden orange with white lacing. Smells solid; a fairly citrusy hop profile with a big pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A good example of the style.