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

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RATINGS: 205   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Idiosynkrasie (6404) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 4, 2016
330ml bottle. Slightly cloudy, orangey golden colour with average, frothy to creamy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Citrusy hoppy and floral-leafy aroma, well integrated Earl Grey bergamot notes support citrusy notes of lemon and orange, a touch of lavender and viola; maybe the leafy notes are too smothering in the end. Taste is bitter and slightly citrusy hoppy, leafy, slightly floral, hints of bergamot, a touch of lavender and viola, some orange, disguised caramel malty basis is more supportive than discretely shining through. A tightrope walk permanently at risk to crash into the soapy bath salt abyss.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ngejo (890) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - APR 28, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2016 Tap. Hazy, orange, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheKernOwl (188) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - APR 27, 2016
Nicely drinkable, I think due to the balance. And that’s saying something considering the mild lavender vibe going on! Tea present on nose, as is some fruit (grapefruit)? More tea and hop in the mouth. Dangerously smooth stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SVD (1436) - NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2016
Sample at Servaas Maastricht. orange golden beer. medium head. Aroma is tea and some citrus. Taste is the same with a fairly long bitter aftertaste. nice one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2719) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 10, 2016
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2016 Tap at dB’s. Clear golden little white head. Sweet malts, vegetal notes, sugariness, fruity and yeastie. Medium sweet light bitter. Medium body, soft carbonation, oily texture.
Bottle at home on the balcony in the sun. Slightly hazy very warm yellow golden brew with thin clear white head. Sweet fruitiness, orange, lemon, grapefruit, guanabana, light doughy, floweriness, daisy hearts, flower petals, grassiness. Light sweet, light bitter. Mostly dry and bit bitter finish (tea leaf dry bitterness). Some light gelliness in texture, under medium body. Average carbonation. Nice and refreshing, summer fruity feel. Nice!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23012) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2016
Draft @ Mother Kelly’s, Bethnal Green E2. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity malty spicy citrus hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy bitter citrus finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (4687) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Draft at the Gnarly Barley. Pours opaque orange gold with a creamy bubbly off white head and decent lacing. Tastes like grapefruit, tea leaves, herbs, tart candy, lavender. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like Earl gray tea, grapefruit hops, citrus, and lavender.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Defreni (2997) - Husum, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2016
Flaske. Hotelværelse London. Orange uklar. Duft af earl grey. Smag af sødlig grapefrugt. Fungerer fint og er en ganske udmærket øl.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike_77 (5399) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2016
Golden to orange in colour with thin, quick fading head. Swet citrus in the aroma. Particularly tangerine and some bergamot. Nice balance of sweet, bitter, tart makes it easy to drink. Fresh tasting with a light bitterness lingering on the tongue.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratto (128) - - MAR 11, 2016
Bottle bbe 05/05/17. Golden colour. Aroma mild, floral, roses. Taste intensely floral and rosey, some herbal bitterness. Floral thing a bit overdone, might go with sushi though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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